Crochet Scrappy Dots Potholder – (Free Pattern)

The crochet Scrappy Dots Potholder is a colorful pattern that will bring so much color into your kitchen decor!

This potholder is the perfect project to mix and match all your leftover cotton and create your own unique confetti color scheme.

And the result is a super colorful potholder, which is fun to make and to use in the kitchen!

Crochet Scrappy Dots Potholder - Free Pattern - Raffamusa Designs

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Scrappy Dots Potholder - Free Crochet Pattern - Raffamusa Designs

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Scrap Busting Blog Hop

The pattern of the Scrappy Dots Potholder is featured in the Scrap Busting Blog Hop that I’m hosting this month together with Agat of Made by Gootie.

The Scrap Busting Blog Hop is all about giving you ideas (and free patterns!) for things that you can crochet using all that leftover yarn in your stash.

The blog hop will run from January 3rd to February 2nd, 2022, and each day, you’ll have a new free crochet pattern to add to your Ravelry library.

scrap Busting Bundle

If you don’t want to wait each day for a new pattern, you can get all the patterns at once by getting a copy of the Scrap Busting Bundle!

The bundle includes all 31 patterns featured in the blog hop plus 2 extra patterns, one from me and one from Agat!

Take a look HERE at all the patterns included in the bundle and see if it is something for you!

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How to Join the Blog Hop

To join the blog hop, all you need to do is to visit this blog post HERE (from Jan 3rd to Jan 17th, 2022) or HERE (from Jan 18th to Feb 2nd, 2022).

Once you’re there, look for the special coupon code that you’ll need for the free pattern on Ravelry.

Then, follow the link to the designer’s blog and look for the download button.

The one below will bring you to the Ravelry listing of the Scrappy Dots Potholder, where you’ll be able to claim your free pattern on January 18th, 2022.

To get your free copy, don’t forget to log in on Ravelry and apply the coupon code at checkout!

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This promotion will only be active on January 18th, 2022 starting at 8:00 am EST.

AD-FREE PRINTABLE PATTERN

The ad-free, printable PDF pattern of the Scrappy Dots Potholder is available in all my online shops. Get your copy on Ravelry, LoveCrafts, or Etsy!

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MATERIALS

  • 3.0-mm (C USA, 11 UK) Hook
  • DK (3, Light) Weight Cotton Yarn
  • Tapestry Needle

YARN & YARDAGE

I used Paintbox Yarns Cotton DK in the following colors:

  • Champagne White (403)
  • Peach Orange (455)
  • Blush Pink (454)
  • Bubblegum Pink (451)
  • Washed Teal (433)
  • Marine Blue (434)
  • Dolphin Blue (437)
  • Kingfisher Blue (435)
  • Lime Green (429)
  • Grass Green (430)
  • Slate Green (427)
  • Buttercup Yellow (423)
  • Mustard Yellow (424)
  • Blood Orange (420)
  • Rose Red (414)
  • Red Wine (416)

Abbreviations (US Terms)

Ch – Chain
Hdc – Half Double Crochet
Inc – Increase
Dc – Double Crochet
MCMagic Circle
Sc – Single Crochet
RS – Right Side
Sk – Skip
Sl St – Slip Stitch
St – Stitch
WS – Wrong Side
Yo – Yarn Over

Special Stitches

Increase (Inc)
One increase consists of 2 sts made into the same indicated st.

Magic Circle (MC)
Learn how to make a magic circle or adjustable ring with this step-by-step photo tutorial HERE.

Size

6.2” (16 cm).

Gauge

1 scrappy dot mini square in 1.2″ (3 cm).

Pattern Notes

  • If the pattern says “dc 2”, it means that you have to crochet 1 dc into each of the next 2 sts.
  • (…) – Repeat the instruction within brackets for the indicated number of times.
  • […] – Crochet the instructions within brackets all into the same indicated st.
  • *… – Repeat the instruction from * for the indicated number of times.
Crochet Scrappy Dots Potholder - Free Pattern - Raffamusa Designs

Scrappy Dots Potholder – Free Crochet Pattern

Scrappy Dot Mini-Square

(Make 25)

With a color of choice, make a MC.

Round 1. Ch 2 (does NOT count as a st), dc 12 in MC, join with a sl st into first st. (12 sts)

Fasten off.
Join Champagne White (403) in any st of round 1.

Round 2. Ch 1 (does NOT count as a st), hdc 1 in same st as joining. ([Hdc 1, dc 2, hdc 1] in next st, hdc 2) 3 times, [hdc 1, dc 2, hdc 1] in next st, hdc 1, join with a sl st into first st. (24 sts)

Fasten off and weave in ends.

Assembly

Following the color chart below, join the scrappy dot mini squares. First, join all the squares row after row in one direction, and then, join the squares in the opposite direction.

Color Scheme used for the Scrappy Dots Potholder - Raffamusa Designs
This chart shows the color codes of Paintbox Yarns Cotton DK used to crochet the center (round 1) of each scrappy dot mini-square of the potholder as shown in the pictures.

To join:

  • Step 1. Attach Champagne White (403) with a sl st in the most external dc of the bottom, right corner of square 1 (or bottom left corner if you are left-handed).
  • Step 2. Insert hook into inner dc of top, right corner of square 2 (or top left corner if you are left-handed), yo, draw yarn through both loops on hook.
  • Step 3. Insert hook into next st on square 2, yo, pull up a loop (2 loops on hook).
  • Step 4. Insert hook into next st on square 1, yo, pull yarn through both loops on hook.
  • Step 5. Repeat steps 3-4 until you joined the most external dc at the top left corner of square 2 and the inner dc at the bottom left corner of square 1.
  • Step 6. Join next 2 squares starting from the inner dc at the top, right corner of square 3, and the most external dc at the bottom, right corner of square 4.

Border

Join Champagne White (403) in any st.

Round 1. Sc in each st all around (7 sts per square: from inner dc at starting corner to external dc at ending corner). At the corners, sc inc in each dc. (37 sts per side)

Fasten off and weave in your ends.

Join color of choice in the first sc of the second inc at any corner.

Round 2. *Sc inc 1, sc 35, sc inc 1. Close the last st with a new color of choice, and repeat from * all around.

Fasten off and weave in all your ends.

Hanging Loop

WS facing, join Champagne White (403) in last st in one given color.

Ch 20, sl st into first st in next color (photo D). Ch 1, turn to RS.

Row 1. Sc inside the loop you just created until you fill it completely (photos E-F).
Note. You need to crochet inside the loop and not into the chains!

Fasten off and weave in your ends.

Your crochet Scrappy Dots Potholder is ready!

I hope you enjoyed this free crochet pattern. I would love to see your Christmas ornaments on Facebook or Instagram. Make sure to use the hashtag #raffamusadesigns so that I don’t miss your pics!

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