Tapestry Crochet Pig Potholder – Free Pattern

The Tapestry Crochet Pig Potholder is the fourth potholder of my Farmhouse Collection.

Farmhouse Collection

The Farmhouse Collection started with the design of the Rooster Potholder, and it was not really meant to be a collection. However, after the rooster, I went on and designed a goose, and then a cow.

After the cow, I knew I wanted to make a pig but I was thinking and thinking about how I was going to make it. And in all that thinking I ended not doing much. A lot of thoughts with little action, which was kind of bothering me.

That’s why I am so happy – and proud of myself – that in these past two weeks I sat down and got some work done. The result is that I designed not one, but five more potholders for my Farmhouse Collection. Most of them are currently being tested, and one is still in the paper/not-done world, but I’m looking forward to crocheting that one too.

For now, I hope you’ll enjoy my new free pattern for this tapestry crochet pig potholder and I hope I’ll see you here on the blog for the next farmhouse animals!

Plus, make sure to check the other patterns of the collection!

All the potholders in the Farmhouse Collection share the same size, technique, and yarn. I made an article here on the blog so that you can read all about the Farmhouse Collection. But here are some points in short.

What Kind of Yarn Should You Use for Potholders?

The best choices of yarn for potholders are with no doubt natural fibers such as cotton or wool, best if felted. On the other hand, synthetic yarns are a definite NO as they might actually melt with the high temperatures.

No Holes in My Potholders

In the case of my Farmhouse Collection, I chose to crochet my potholders using tapestry crochet. Tapestry Crochet creates a very compact texture that allows you to use your potholder without having to fold it a thousand times just not get burned. Moreover, the thickness of the potholder is not such to make you feel like a dodo trying to hold a hot pot.

Smooth Color Changes in Tapestry Crochet

For a nice result with tapestry crochet projects, it is important to change the colors smoothly.

If you would like to read more about how to change color in tapestry crochet, you can take a look at this free tutorial on the blog. The tutorial also includes a little trick for a better color change when working on the wrong side!

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MATERIALS

– 3.0-mm (D-3 USA, 11 UK) Crochet Hook
– Paintbox Yarns Cotton DK in two contrasting colors. I will refer to them as color 1 (CC1) and color 2 (CC2).
– Tapestry Needle

YARDAGE

  • CC1: 56.25 m/61.7 yds
  • CC2: 35m/38.4 yds

SIZE

The finished potholder measures 6.7” (17 cm) by 7.3” (18.5 cm)

GAUGE

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

Tapestry Crochet Pig Potholder - Free Pattern - Raffamusa Designs

Crochet abbreviations (US Terms)

Ch – Chain
Sc – Single Crochet
Sk – Skip
Sl St – Slip Stitch
St – Stitch
Yo – Yarn Over

Special Stitches

Crab Stitch (Crab St)
Insert your hook into the previous st and crochet a sc.

PATTERN NOTES

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

Thank you, Jorie!

Before moving on to the pattern, I would really like to thank Jorie who helped me a great deal with testing this pattern and making sure that the instructions are correct!

Tap on the image and give some love to Jorie’s Pig Potholder!

Tapestry Crochet Pig Potholder tested by Jorie - Raffamusa Designs

Tapestry Crochet Pig Potholder – Pattern

(CC1) Ch 46.

Row 1 (RS). Sc in the second ch from your hook and in each ch across, turn.

Row 2 (WS). Ch 1 (counts as a st here and in the rest of the pattern), sc in each st across, turn.

Row 3. Ch 1 and start carrying your contrasting color (CC2) yarn inside your sts. (CC1) sc 1, [(CC2) sc 1, (CC1) sc 4] eight times, (CC2) sc 1, (CC1) sc 2, turn.

Let’s Start with the Pig!

Row 4-7. Ch 1, (CC1) sc 44, turn.

Row 8. Ch 1, (CC1) sc 1, (CC2) sc 1, (CC1) sc 39, (CC2) sc 1, (CC1) sc 2, turn.

Row 9-10. Ch 1, (CC1) sc 44, turn.

Row 11. Ch 1, (CC1) sc 11, (CC2) sc 2, (CC1) sc 2, (CC2) sc 2, (CC1) sc 7, ((CC2) sc 1, (CC1) sc 1) twice, (CC2) sc 2, (CC1) sc 14, turn.

Row 12. Ch 1, (CC1) sc 13, (CC2) sc 2, (CC1) sc 2, (CC2) sc 2, (CC1) sc 7, (CC2) sc 3, (CC1) sc 2, (CC2) sc 2, (CC1) sc 11, turn.

Row 13. Ch 1, (CC1) sc 1, (CC2) sc 1, (CC1) sc 8, (CC2) sc 2, (CC1) sc 2, (CC2) sc 2, (CC1) sc 8, (CC2) sc 2, (CC1) sc 1, (CC2) sc 2, (CC1) sc 12, (CC2) sc 1, (CC1) sc 2, turn.

Row 14. Ch 1, (CC1) sc 14, (CC2) sc 2, (CC1) sc 1, (CC2) sc 2, (CC1) sc 9, (CC2) sc 2, (CC1) sc 1, (CC2) sc 2, (CC1) sc 11, turn.

Row 15. Ch 1, (CC1) sc 10, (CC2) sc 5, (CC1) sc 1, (CC2) sc 7, (CC1) sc 1, (CC2) sc 5, (CC1) sc 15, turn.

Row 16. Ch 1, (CC1) sc 13, (CC2) sc 20, (CC1) sc 11, turn.

Row 17. Ch 1, (CC1) sc 10, (CC2) sc 20, (CC1) sc 14, turn.

Row 18. Ch 1, (CC1) sc 1, (CC2) sc 1, (CC1) sc 11, (CC2) sc 21, (CC1) sc 7, (CC2) sc 1, (CC1) sc 2, turn.

Row 19. Ch 1, (CC1) sc 8, (CC2) sc 24, (CC1) sc 12, turn.

Adding Some Love to our Pig Potholder

Row 20. Ch 1, (CC1) sc 10, (CC2) sc 12, (CC1) sc 1, (CC2) sc 13, (CC1) sc 3, (CC2) sc 1, (CC1) sc 4, turn.

Row 21. Ch 1, (CC1) sc 4, (CC2) sc 2, (CC1) sc 1, (CC2) sc 12, (CC1) sc 3, (CC2) sc 11, (CC1) sc 11, turn.

Row 22. Ch 1, (CC1) sc 8, (CC2) sc 12, (CC1) sc 5, (CC2) sc 12, (CC1) sc 1, (CC2) sc 2, (CC1) sc 4, turn.

Row 23. Ch 1, [(CC1) sc 1, (CC2) sc 1] three times, (CC1) sc 1, (CC2) sc 10, (CC1) sc 7, (CC2) sc 12, (CC1) sc 5, (CC2) sc 1, (CC1) sc 2, turn.

Row 24. Ch 1, (CC1) sc 6, (CC2) sc 12, (CC1) sc 9, (CC2) sc 9, (CC1) sc 2, (CC2) sc 1, (CC1) sc 5, turn.

Row 25. Ch 1, (CC1) sc 7, (CC2) sc 9, (CC1) sc 4, (CC2) sc 1, (CC1) sc 4, (CC2) sc 13, (CC1) sc 6, turn.

Row 26. Ch 1, (CC1) sc 4, (CC2) sc 15, (CC1) sc 2, (CC2) sc 3, (CC1) sc 2, (CC2) sc 9, (CC1) sc 9, turn.

Tapestry Crochet Pig Potholder - Raffamusa Designs

Finishing Our Little Pig

Row 27. Ch 1, (CC1) sc 8, (CC2) sc 31, (CC1) sc 5, turn.

Row 28. Ch 1, (CC1) sc 1, (CC2) sc 1, (CC1) sc 5, (CC2) sc 27, (CC1) sc 7, (CC2) sc 1, (CC1) sc 2, turn.

Row 29. Ch 1, (CC1) sc 10, (CC2) sc 25, (CC1) sc 9, turn.

Row 30. Ch 1, (CC1) sc 9, (CC2) sc 5, (CC1) sc 1, (CC2) sc 16, (CC1) sc 13, turn.

Row 31. Ch 1, (CC1) sc 15, (CC2) sc 8, (CC1) sc 6, (CC2) sc 4, (CC1) sc 11, turn.

Row 32. Ch 1, (CC1) sc 10, (CC2) sc 4, (CC1) sc 30, turn.

Row 33. Ch 1, (CC1) sc 1, (CC2) sc 1, (CC1) sc 28, (CC2) sc 3, (CC1) sc 8, (CC2) sc 1, (CC1) sc 2, turn.

Row 34. Ch 1, (CC1) sc 9, (CC2) sc 2, (CC1) sc 33, turn.

Final Rows

Row 35-37. Ch 1, (CC1) sc 44, turn.

Row 38. Ch 1, (CC1) sc 1, (CC2) sc 1, (CC1) sc 39, (CC2) sc 1, (CC1) sc 2, turn.

Row 39-42. Ch 1, (CC1) sc 44, turn.

Row 43. Ch 1, (CC1) sc 1, [(CC2) sc 1, (CC1) sc 4] eight times, (CC2) sc 1, (CC1) sc 2.

Row 44-45. Ch 1, (CC1) sc 44, turn.

Do not tie off.

Tapestry Crochet Pig Potholder - Free Pattern - Raffamusa Designs

Border

After row 45, both CC1 and CC2 are at the left, top corner of your potholder. To crochet the edging, you are going to work two rounds starting on the left side of the potholder.

Remember to keep the RS facing.

Round 1 (RS). With CC1, place 45 sc on each side of the potholder starting from the left side, then the bottom, right side, and top. At the corners, sc one in the last st of the side, ch 1 and sc in the first st of 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 CC1, crab st in each st from Round 1. At the corners, make one crab st in the ch-1 space.

Once you are back at the top, left corner, make the hanging loop: ch 20 and sl st back into the same corner. Without chaining, turn your work and sc 25 inside the loop. Sl st back into the same corner st. (45 sts on each side and 1 st at the corners)

Fasten off, weave in ends.

Your Tapestry Crochet Pig Potholder is ready!

I hope you enjoyed crocheting this pattern. Please, do not hesitate to contact me if you need any help or support. I am looking forward to seeing all your beautiful makes on Facebook and Instagram!

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