Tapestry Crochet Pumpkin Potholder

Pumpkin season has officially started and I couldn’t resist adding one more potholder to my Farmhouse Collection. I am happy to share with you my Tapestry Crochet Pumpkin Potholder!

There is definitely something between pumpkins and crocheters.

Somehow, as Fall arrives, we all start crafting pumpkins as if we forgot that we might actually need a new scarf, for real! It’s is getting cold… But pumpkins, they’re so cute!

The neck will wait for when we have a full pumpkin patch in our craft room and maybe a cold! Lol

How do you like crochet pumpkins? Would you like to try out my tapestry crochet one?

Sure, that scarf is still waiting, but a tapestry crochet pumpkin potholder will sure upgrade your kitchen decor and bring some cozy autumn vibes into your home!

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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)

Crochet Abbreviations (US Terms)

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

Special Stitches

Backstitch
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.

Drop Stitch (Drop St)
Insert your hook into the st just below your next st, yo, and draw up a loop. Bring the loop up to the level of your work, yo, and draw yarn through both loops on your hook.

The drop st is just like a sc but worked two rows below!

Color Change in Tapestry Crochet

For a nice result with tapestry crochet projects, it is important to change the colors smoothly. To do so, it is necessary that each final stitch in a specific color is closed using the yarn in the next color.

In other words, when crocheting the last st of one given color, insert your hook in the indicated st, yo, pull up a loop, drop the currently used color, yo using the yarn in the new color and pull through both loops on your hook.

Check out my step-by-step tutorial on how to change color in tapestry crochet here!

Gauge

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

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.
  • The right side (RS) is determined after row 3, which is crocheted on the right side.
  • All uneven rows are crocheted with the right side up, while the even-numbered rows are crocheted on the wrong side.
  • Throughout the pattern with the exception of the border, the stitch count is always 45 sts.
  • The pattern is written in three sections. The Potholder is worked in rows, then the Border is worked in rounds. The Finishing details are embroidered.
Tapestry Crochet Pumpkin Potholders, the perfect kitchen and home decor for the Fall season

Potholder

(CC1) Ch 46.

Row 1 (RS). Sc in the second st from your hook and in each st 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.

Row 4. Repeat Row 2.

Row 5. Ch 1, (CC1) sc 36, (CC2) sc 2, (CC1) sc 6, turn.

Row 6. Ch 1, (CC1) sc 3, (CC2) sc 2, (CC1) sc 2, (CC2) sc 1, (CC1) sc 5, (CC2) sc 6, (CC1) sc 6, (CC2) sc 5, (CC1) sc 5, (CC2) sc 2, (CC1) sc 7, turn.

Row 7. Ch 1, (CC1) sc 5, (CC2) sc 1, (CC1) sc 2, (CC2) sc 1, (CC1) sc 3, (CC2) sc 1, (CC1) sc 4, (CC2) sc 3, (CC1) sc 3, (CC2) sc 1, (CC1) sc 5, (CC2) sc 3, (CC1) sc 3, (CC2) sc 2, (CC1) sc 2, (CC2) sc 1, (CC1) sc 4, turn.

Row 8. Ch 1, [(CC1) sc 1, (CC2) sc 1] twice, (CC1) sc 2, (CC2) sc 2, (CC1) sc 1, (CC2) sc 2, (CC1) sc 8, (CC2) sc 1, (CC1) sc 2, (CC2) sc 1, (CC1) sc 8, (CC2) sc 3, (CC1) sc 4, [(CC2) sc 1, (CC1) sc 2] twice, turn.

Row 9. Ch 1, (CC1) sc 4, (CC2) sc 1, (CC1) sc 14, (CC2) sc 2, (CC1) sc 3, (CC2) sc 1, (CC1) sc 8, (CC2) sc 2, (CC1) sc 3, (CC2) sc 1, (CC1) sc 5, turn.

Row 10. Ch 1, (CC1) sc 5, (CC2) sc 3, (CC1) sc 4, (CC2) sc 3, (CC1) sc 1, (CC2) sc 3, (CC1) sc 6, (CC2) sc 3, (CC1) sc 1, (CC2) sc 3, (CC1) sc 4, (CC2) sc 2, (CC1) sc 6, turn.

Row 11. Ch 1, (CC1) sc 5, (CC2) sc 2, (CC1) sc 3, (CC2) sc 3, (CC1) sc 1, (CC2) sc 5, (CC1) sc 1, (CC2) sc 2, (CC1) sc 1, (CC2) sc 5, (CC1) sc 1, (CC2) sc 4, (CC1) sc 11, turn.

Row 12. Ch 1, (CC1) sc 9, (CC2) sc 5, [(CC1) sc 1, (CC2) sc 4] twice, (CC1) sc 1, (CC2) sc 5, (CC1) sc 1, (CC2) sc 4, (CC1) sc 9, turn.

Row 13. Ch 1, (CC1) sc 1, (CC2) sc 1, (CC1) sc 5, (CC2) sc 4, (CC1) sc 1, (CC2) sc 5, (CC1) sc 1, (CC2) sc 6, (CC1) sc 1, (CC2) sc 4, (CC1) sc 1, (CC2) sc 5, (CC1) sc 6, (CC2) sc 1, (CC1) sc 2, turn.

Row 14. Ch 1, (CC1) sc 8, [(CC2) sc 4, (CC1) sc 1] twice, (CC2) sc 8, [(CC1) sc 1, (CC2) sc 4] twice, (CC1) sc 8, turn.

Row 15. Ch 1, (CC1) sc 6, (CC2) sc 5, (CC1) sc 1, (CC2) sc 4, (CC1) sc 1, (CC2) sc 8, (CC1) sc 1, (CC2) sc 4, (CC1) sc 1, (CC2) sc 5, (CC1) sc 8, turn.

Row 16. Ch 1, (CC1) sc 7, (CC2) sc 4, (CC1) sc 1, (CC2) sc 5, (CC1) sc 1, (CC2) sc 8, (CC1) sc 1, (CC2) sc 5, (CC1) sc 1, (CC2) sc 4, (CC1) sc 7, turn.

Row 17. Ch 1, (CC1) sc 5, [(CC2) sc 5, (CC1) sc 1] twice, (CC2) sc 8, [(CC1) sc 1, (CC2) sc 5] twice, (CC1) sc 7, turn.

Row 18. Ch 1, (CC1) sc 1, (CC2) sc 1, (CC1) sc 4, [(CC2) sc 5, (CC1) sc 1] twice, (CC2) sc 8, [(CC1) sc 1, (CC2) sc 5] twice, (CC1) sc 3, (CC2) sc 1, (CC1) sc 2, turn.

Row 19. Repeat Row 17.

Row 20. Ch 1, (CC1) sc 6, [(CC2) sc 5, (CC1) sc 1] twice, (CC2) sc 8, [(CC1) sc 1, (CC2) sc 5] twice, (CC1) sc 6, turn.

Row 21. Ch 1, (CC1) sc 5, (CC2) sc 6, (CC1) sc 1, (CC2) sc 4, (CC1) sc 1, (CC2) sc 8, (CC1) sc 1, (CC2) sc 4, (CC1) sc 1, (CC2) sc 6, (CC1) sc 7, turn.

Row 22. Ch 1, (CC1) sc 6, [(CC2) sc 6, (CC1) sc 1, (CC2) sc 5, (CC1) sc 1] twice, (CC2) sc 6, (CC1) sc 6, turn.

Row 23. Ch 1, (CC1) sc 1, (CC2) sc 1, (CC1) sc 4, [(CC2) sc 6, (CC1) sc 1, (CC2) sc 4, (CC1) sc 1] twice, (CC2) sc 6, (CC1) sc 5, (CC2) sc 1, (CC1) sc 2, turn.

Row 24. Ch 1, (CC1) sc 7, (CC2) sc 6, (CC1) sc 1, (CC2) sc 5, (CC1) sc 1, (CC2) sc 4, (CC1) sc 1, (CC2) sc 5, (CC1) sc 1, (CC2) sc 6, (CC1) sc 7, turn.

Row 25. Ch 1, (CC1) sc 7, [(CC2) sc 5, (CC1) sc 1] twice, (CC2) sc 4, [(CC1) sc 1, (CC2) sc 5] twice, (CC1) sc 9, turn.

Row 26. Ch 1, (CC1) sc 9, (CC2) sc 5, (CC1) sc 2, (CC2) sc 4, (CC1) sc 1, (CC2) sc 3, (CC1) sc 1, (CC2) sc 4, (CC1) sc 1, (CC2) sc 5, (CC1) sc 9, turn.

Row 27. Ch 1, (CC1) sc 9, (CC2) sc 5, (CC1) sc 1, (CC2) sc 4, (CC1) sc 1, (CC2) sc 1, (CC1) sc 1, (CC2) sc 4, (CC1) sc 1, (CC2) sc 6, (CC1) sc 11, turn.

Row 28. Ch 1, (CC1) sc 1, (CC2) sc 1, (CC1) sc 10, (CC2) sc 5, (CC1) sc 4, (CC2) sc 1, (CC1) sc 1, (CC2) sc 1, (CC1) sc 2, (CC2) sc 1, (CC1) sc 1, (CC2) sc 5, (CC1) sc 8, (CC2) sc 1, (CC1) sc 2, turn.

Row 29. Ch 1, (CC1) sc 12, (CC2) sc 4, (CC1) sc 1, (CC2) sc 7, (CC1) sc 1, (CC2) sc 4, (CC1) sc 15, turn.

Row 30. Ch 1, (CC1) sc 11, (CC2) sc 1, (CC1) sc 9, (CC2) sc 4, (CC1) sc 19, turn.

Row 31. Ch 1, (CC1) sc 6, (CC2) sc 1, (CC1) sc 12, (CC2) sc 2, (CC1) sc 10, (CC2) sc 3, (CC1) sc 10, turn.

Row 32. Ch 1, (CC1) sc 7, (CC2) sc 6, (CC1) sc 9, (CC2) sc 3, (CC1) sc 19, turn.

Row 33. Ch 1, (CC1) sc 1, (CC2) sc 1, (CC1) sc 5, (CC2) sc 2, (CC1) sc 6, (CC2) sc 1, (CC1) sc 2, (CC2) sc 2, (CC1) sc 8, (CC2) sc 3, (CC1) sc 3, (CC2) sc 1, (CC1) sc 1, (CC2) sc 1, (CC1) sc 4, (CC2) sc 1, (CC1) sc 2, turn.

Row 34. Ch 1, (CC1) sc 5, [(CC2) sc 3, (CC1) sc 1] twice, (CC2) sc 4, (CC1) sc 6, (CC2) sc 5, (CC1) sc 9, (CC2) sc 1, (CC1) sc 6, turn.

Row 35. Ch 1, (CC1) sc 4, (CC2) sc 2, [(CC1) sc 1, (CC2) sc 1] twice, (CC1) sc 6, (CC2) sc 3, (CC1) sc 5, (CC2) sc 5, (CC1) sc 1, (CC2) sc 1, (CC1) sc 1, (CC2) sc 4, (CC1) sc 8, turn.

Row 36. Ch 1, (CC1) sc 7, [(CC2) sc 1, (CC1) sc 1] twice, (CC2) sc 3, (CC1) sc 1, (CC2) sc 3, (CC1) sc 26, turn.

Row 37. Ch 1, (CC1) sc 7, (CC2) sc 2, (CC1) sc 2, (CC2) sc 1, (CC1) sc 14, [(CC2) sc 1, (CC1) sc 1] twice, (CC2) sc 3, (CC1) sc 1, (CC2) sc 3, (CC1) sc 7, turn.

Row 38. Ch 1, (CC1) sc 1, (CC2) sc 1, (CC1) sc 4, (CC2) sc 2, (CC1) sc 1, (CC2) sc 1, (CC1) sc 1, (CC2) sc 4, (CC1) sc 1, (CC2) sc 1, (CC1) sc 20, (CC2) sc 2, (CC1) sc 2, (CC2) sc 1, (CC1) sc 2, turn.

Row 39. Ch 1, (CC1) sc 7, (CC2) sc 1, (CC1) sc 2, (CC2) sc 1, (CC1) sc 15, (CC2) sc 4, (CC1) sc 1, (CC2) sc 3, (CC1) sc 2, (CC2) sc 2, (CC1) sc 6, turn.

Row 40. Ch 1, (CC1) sc 4, (CC2) sc 6, (CC1) sc 4, (CC2) sc 2, (CC1) sc 17, (CC2) sc 1, (CC1) sc 10, turn.

Row 41. Ch 1, (CC1) sc 28, (CC2) sc 1, (CC1) sc 15, turn.

Row 42. Repeat Row 2.

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

Row 44-45. Repeat Row 2.

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. With (CC1) (RS facing), 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 1 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. With CC2, work the sl st/drop st border as follows: sl st 1, drop st 1, [sl st 2, drop st 1] 14 times, sl st 1. At the corner, [sc 1, ch 1, sc 1] in the ch-1 space. Repeat from the beginning on the bottom side of the potholder. Repeat the sl st/drop st border on the right side. At the top, right corner, sl st into the ch-1 space, ch 20 and sl st back into the same ch. Turn your work and sc 25 inside the loop you just created. Sl st back into the same ch-1 space, and turn your work. Repeat the sl st/drop st border on the top side of your potholder. At the corner, [sc 1, ch 1, sc 1] in the ch-1 space. Join the round with a sl st into the first sl st.

Fasten off, weave in ends.

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Finishing

With a length of CC2, embroider the stem of the leaf and flowers by using the backstitch.

Your Tapestry Crochet Pumpkin Potholder is ready!

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14 thoughts on “Tapestry Crochet Pumpkin Potholder”

    • Hi Gregory,
      Sorry that it took me a while to get back to you.
      In single crochet, if you count the initial ch-1 as a st, it means that on that row, you need to skip the very first st, and on the next row, you’ll have to remember to place a sc in that 1 ch!
      So, in the case of this potholder, the stitch count is 45 sts. On each row, you’ll ch 1, skip the first st, and crochet in the next 44 sts. Then, on the next row, you do the same: ch 1, skip first st, crochet in next 43 sc, and make one last sc in the ch-1 from the previous row.
      Doing this will give you smoother edges than not counting the first ch as a st.
      I hope this makes sense 🙂
      Best,
      Raffaella

      Reply
  1. Just finished mine. I LOVE it. Thank you for sharing. Although, your stitches were miscounted the first few rows. I adjusted to make it work. Again, thank you.

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    • Hi Kathy,
      I’m glad you loved the pattern 🙂 I just double-checked the stitch count of the first 10 rows or so and everything seems fine to me. If you remember which rows you had problems with, could you, please, let me know so that I can correct them? Thank you so much in advance.

      Raffaella

      Reply

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