Nana’s Kitchen Potholder – Free Tapestry Crochet Pattern

The Nana’s Kitchen Potholder is one of my latest additions to my Farmhouse Collection of tapestry crochet potholders.

Nana's Kitchen Tapestry Crochet Potholder - Raffamusa Designs

This tapestry crochet potholder was initially featured in Issue 79 of Happily Hooked Magazine, and I am now happy to share the free pattern here on the blog as well!

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TAPESTRY CROCHET

This potholder, like all the Farmhouse Potholders, is worked using the tapestry crochet technique.

I really like tapestry crochet for making potholders because the resulting fabric is solid and thick.

If you are new to tapestry crochet, I suggest you check these two blog posts:

if you’re a more visual learner, I also have a video tutorial on how to crochet one of my Farmhouse potholders!

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MATERIALS

  • 3.0-mm (C/2 USA, 11 UK) Crochet Hook
  • DK (3, Light) Cotton Yarn in 2 contrasting colors: color A (A) and color B (B)
  • Tapestry Needle

Yarn Suggestion

I used Paintbox Yarns Cotton DK in Red Wine (416) and Champagne White (403).

YARDAGE

  • A – 61.7 yds (56.25 m)
  • B – 38.4 yds (35 m)

SIZE

6.7” (17 cm) by 7.3” (18.5 cm)

GAUGE

28 sc for 26 rows in 4” (10 cm) worked in tapestry crochet.

CROCHET ABBREVIATIONS (US TERMS)

Ch – Chain
RS – Right Side
Sc – Single Crochet
Sk – Skip
Sl St – Slip Stitch
St – Stitch
WS – Wrong Side
Yo – Yarn Over

SPECIAL STITCHES

Backstitch (Embroidery)
Pull the needle and yarn up, make one straight st forward. From the WS, space your needle out the length of one st and pull the needle up to the RS. Insert the needle back into the end of the first st.

Lazy Daisy Stitch (Lazy daisy st or detached chain st) (Embroidery)
Pull the needle and yarn up in one point and reinsert it right next to it. Before pulling the needle all the way to the WS, form a loop. Draw the needle through the loop and form a little st over the top of the loop.

Nana's Kitchen Tapestry Crochet Potholder - Free Crochet Pattern - Raffamusa Designs

PATTERN NOTES

  • The pattern is written in 3 sections. The Potholder is worked in rows, the Border in rounds, the Finishing is done in embroidery.
  • The potholder is worked entirely in sc.
  • If the pattern says “(A) 5”, it means that with color A, you need to make one single crochet in each of the next 5 stitches.
  • At the end of each row, ch 1 and turn.
  • The starting ch 1 counts as your first stitch and is always made with A.
  • (…) – Repeat the instruction within brackets for the indicated number of times.
  • All odd rows are crocheted on the right side (RS), while the even-numbered rows are crocheted on the wrong side (WS).
  • With the exception of the border, the stitch count is always 45 sts.

POTHOLDER

(A) Ch 46.

← Row 1 [RS]. (A) 45. (45 sts)

→ Row 2 [WS]. (A) 45.

← Row 3 [RS]. (A) 2, (B) 1, ((A) 4, (B) 1) 8 times, (A) 2.

→ Row 4 [WS]. (A) 45.

← Row 5 [RS]. (A) 45.

→ Row 6-7 [WS]. Repeat rows 4-5.

→ Row 8 [WS]. (A) 2, (B) 1, (A) 31, (B) 3, (A) 5, (B) 1, (A) 2.

← Row 9 [RS]. (A) 8, (B) 3, (A) 4, (B) 5, (A) 8, ((B) 1, (A) 1) twice, (B) 1, (A) 2, (B) 3, (A) 7.

→ Row 10 [WS]. (A) 6, (B) 5, ((A) 1, (B) 1) 3 times, (A) 7, (B) 7, (A) 4, (B) 1, (A) 9.

← Row 11 [RS]. (A) 8, (B) 3, (A) 2, (B) 3, (A) 1, (B) 1, (A) 1, (B) 3, (A) 6, ((B) 1, (A) 1) 3 times, (B) 3, (A) 1, (B) 1, (A) 6.

→ Row 12 [WS]. (A) 6, (B) 1, (A) 1, (B) 3, (A) 1, (B) 5, (A) 6, (B) 2, ((A) 1, (B) 1) twice, (A) 1, (B) 2, (A) 2, (B) 3, (A) 8.

← Row 13 [RS]. (A) 2, (B) 1, (A) 5, (B) 3, (A) 2, (B) 3, (A) 1, (B) 1, (A) 1, (B) 3, (A) 6, (B) 5, (A) 1, (B) 3, (A) 1, (B) 1, (A) 3, (B) 1, (A) 2.

→ Row 14 [WS]. (A) 6, (B) 1, (A) 1, (B) 3, (A) 1, (B) 5, (A) 6, (B) 2, ((A) 1, (B) 1) twice, (A) 1, (B) 2, (A) 2, (B) 3, (A) 8.

← Row 15 [RS]. (A) 8, (B) 3, (A) 3, (B) 7, (A) 7, (B) 5, (A) 1, (B) 2, (A) 1, (B) 2, (A) 6.

→ Row 16 [WS]. (A) 7, (B) 3, (A) 3, (B) 3, (A) 9, (B) 5, (A) 4, (B) 3, (A) 8.

← Row 17 [RS]. (A) 8, (B) 3, (A) 6, (B) 1, (A) 12, (B) 1, (A) 5, (B) 1, (A) 8.

→ Row 18 [WS]. (A) 2, (B) 1, ((A) 5, (B) 1) twice, (A) 12, (B) 1, (A) 6, (B) 3, (A) 5, (B) 1, (A) 2.

← Row 19 [RS]. (A) 8, (B) 3, (A) 6, (B) 1, (A) 12, (B) 1, (A) 5, (B) 1, (A) 8.

→ Row 20 [WS]. (A) 8, (B) 1, (A) 5, (B) 1, (A) 12, (B) 1, (A) 6, (B) 3, (A) 8.

← Row 21 [RS]. (A) 8, (B) 3, (A) 6, (B) 1, (A) 4, (B) 4, (A) 4, (B) 1, (A) 5, (B) 1, (A) 8.

→ Row 22 [WS]. (A) 8, (B) 1, (A) 5, (B) 1, (A) 3, (B) 6, (A) 3, (B) 1, (A) 6, (B) 3, (A) 8.

← Row 23 [RS]. (A) 2, (B) 1, (A) 5, (B) 3, (A) 6, (B) 1, (A) 3, (B) 7, (A) 2, ((B) 1, (A) 5) twice, (B) 1, (A) 2.

→ Row 24 [WS]. (A) 8, (B) 1, (A) 5, (B) 1, (A) 1, (B) 8, (A) 3, (B) 1, (A) 6, (B) 3, (A) 8.

← Row 25 [RS]. (A) 8, (B) 3, (A) 6, (B) 1, (A) 3, (B) 5, (A) 2, (B) 1, (A) 1, (B) 1, (A) 5, (B) 1, (A) 8.

→ Row 26 [WS]. (A) 8, (B) 1, (A) 5, (B) 1, (A) 2, (B) 1, (A) 2, (B) 4, (A) 3, (B) 1, (A) 7, (B) 1, (A) 9.

← Row 27 [RS]. (A) 8, (B) 3, (A) 6, (B) 1, (A) 3, (B) 1, (A) 1, (B) 2, (A) 1, (B) 1, (A) 3, (B) 1, (A) 5, (B) 1, (A) 8.

→ Row 28 [WS]. (A) 2, (B) 1, ((A) 5, (B) 1) twice, (A) 4, (B) 2, (A) 2, (B) 1, (A) 3, (B) 1, (A) 6, (B) 3, (A) 5, (B) 1, (A) 2.

← Row 29 [RS]. (A) 9, (B) 1, (A) 7, (B) 1, (A) 4, (B) 3, ((A) 5, (B) 1) twice, (A) 8.

→ Row 30 [WS]. (A) 6, (B) 1, (A) 1, (B) 1, (A) 5, (B) 1, (A) 6, (B) 1, (A) 5, (B) 1, (A) 7, (B) 1, (A) 2, (B) 1, (A) 6.

← Row 31 [RS]. (A) 5, (B) 1, (A) 1, (B) 31, (A) 1, (B) 1, (A) 5.

→ Row 32 [WS]. (A) 6, (B) 1, (A) 1, (B) 2, ((A) 4, (B) 2, (A) 5, (B) 2) twice, (A) 2, (B) 1, (A) 6.

← Row 33 [RS]. (A) 2, (B) 1, (A) 39, (B) 1, (A) 2.

→ Row 34 [WS]. (A) 22, (B) 1, (A) 22.

← Row 35 [RS]. (A) 21, (B) 3, (A) 21.

→ Row 36 [WS]. (A) 20, (B) 5, (A) 20.

← Row 37 [RS]. (A) 19, (B) 7, (A) 19.

→ Row 38 [WS]. (A) 2, (B) 1, (A) 16, (B) 7, (A) 16, (B) 1, (A) 2.

← Row 39 [RS]. (A) 19, (B) 3, (A) 1, (B) 3, (A) 19.

→ Row 40 [WS]. (A) 20, (B) 1, (A) 3, (B) 1, (A) 20.

← Row 41 [RS]. (A) 45.

→ Row 42 [WS]. (A) 45.

← Row 43 [RS]. (A) 2, (B) 1, ((A) 4, (B) 1) 8 times, (A) 2.

Rows 44-45. (A) 45.

Border

After row 45, both A and B are at the left, top corner of your potholder (if you are right-handed, or the right corner if you are left-handed).

Round 1 (RS). With B, sc 45 on each side of the potholder. At the corners, sc 1 in the last st on the current side, ch 1, and sc 1 in the first st on the next side. Join the round with a sl st into the first st. (45 sts on each side and 1 ch at the corners).

Round 2 (RS). With A, sc in each st of the two sides and the bottom of the potholder. At the corners, [sc 1, ch 1, sc 1] in the ch-1 space.

Hanging Loop. After working the top, right corner, sc 22, sl st into next st, ch 20 and sl st back into the same st, sc 25 inside the loop, sl st back into the same st. To complete the side, sc 22.

Fasten off, weave in ends.

Finishing

Using the backstitch and the lazy daisy st (or detached chain st), embroider a branch with leaves in the space comprised between rows 34 and 41, and sts 6-20 (on the right of the heart) and 26-40 (on the left of the heart).

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8 thoughts on “Nana’s Kitchen Potholder – Free Tapestry Crochet Pattern”

    • Hi Pat,
      The pattern is going to work fine. If you follow text instructions, you will get a mirror image of the one I made. Otherwise, you can try from the color chart, but that’s only available in the PDF pattern only.
      Let me know if you need any help 🙂
      Raffaella

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  1. I am on row three and the chain and sc are coming out to measure 12 3/4 inches wide does the pattern fold in half at some point? Im using the D3 and cotton yarn and stitches are pretty tight together

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    • Hi Brenda,
      The pattern doesn’t fold, so what you get is the final size (minus the border!). So, you could try using a C hook. However, if your cotton yarn is kind of thick, then the potholder will still be pretty large. What kind/brand of yarn are you using?

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    • Hi Rhonda, thank you so much 🙂 In the beginning, I was also not entirely sure I actually wanted to use them. But then, they were there, hanging around the kitchen, so I did put them in use! The worst that can happen is that they get a bit ruined, but that would be a good excuse to crochet some new potholders!

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