Farmhouse Potholders – Free Tapestry Crochet Patterns

As I keep coming up with new tapestry crochet Farmhouse potholders patterns, the Farmhouse Collection of potholders is coming along together.

Tapestry Crochet Potholders - Farmhouse Collection - Raffamusa Designs

The Farmhouse Potholder Collection includes 13 tapestry crochet potholder patterns all inspired by farmhouse animals or more in general by life on a farm!

Since I published the single potholders at very different times, it might be difficult to find them all on the blog.

That’s why I decided to make a single post to talk about the farmhouse collection in general and list all the Farmhouse potholders that I created and published so far.

The inspiration behind the Farmhouse pot holders

When I first designed the Rooster Potholder, I did not exactly have an entire collection in mind.

However, after the rooster, I thought of adding a goose. I guess that the inspiration for these first two farmhouse animals came from my mum’s chicken coop since she always has chickens, roosters, geese, ducks, and turkeys.

Then, after the goose, it was time for a cow hot pad… And after the cow, I just kept adding more and more designs.

Currently, these are the patterns included in the collection:

  • Rooster
  • Goose
  • Cow
  • Pig
  • Sheep
  • Goat
  • Bee
  • Horse
  • Farm Life
  • Pumpkin
  • Squirrel
  • Nana’s Kitchen
  • Christmas Tree
  • Mushroom

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Farmhouse Potholders Pattern E-Book

Get all the patterns of the Farmhouse Collection at once by purchasing the PDF e-book on Ravelry, LoveCrafts, or Etsy!

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The potholders of the Farmhouse Collection measure about 6.7” (17 cm) by 7.3” (18.5 cm).


  • 3.0-mm (C/2 USA, 11 UK) Crochet Hook
  • DK (3, Light) Cotton Weight Yarn
  • Tapestry Needle

Yarn Recommendations

In general, I recommend you use cotton for your potholders, and absolutely avoid synthetic yarns as they might actually melt with the high temperatures.

Among my favorite cotton DK yarns, Paintbox Yarns Cotton DK is the one I used for all of my Farmhouse potholders, so I know that it’s awesome for tapestry crochet.

And when I say “awesome”, I mean that it’s very easy to crochet with, gives great stitch definition, and it makes it easier to keep a constant tension because it’s cotton and doesn’t stretch much! Moreover, the color choice is huge. Check it out for yourself here!

Another great yarn that I often use for my potholders is Schachenmayr Catania. This is actually a sport-weight yarn, so when I use it I also go down in hook size to a 2.5-mm or 2.75-mm crochet hook.

Crochet Technique & Skill Level

To crochet the potholders of the farmhouse collection, you’ll only need to know how to single crochet. Easy peasy.

However, there is a little colorwork involved because, for each pattern, you’ll be working with two strands of yarn using a technique called tapestry crochet.

If you’re new to tapestry crochet and color changes, I also prepared a video tutorial for you, and you can find it HERE.

Tapestry Crochet Farmhouse Potholders

1. Rooster Potholder

Let’s start meeting all the farmhouse animal potholders from the king of the coop, the Rooster Potholder.

Get the pattern on the blog HERE.

Tapestry Crochet Rooster Potholder - Free Pattern - Raffamusa Designs

2. Goose Potholder

This Goose Potholder is just so chic with the hearts at the four corners and the little bow around the goose’s neck!

Get the free pattern on the blog HERE.

Crochet Goose Potholder

3. Cow Potholder

Of all farmhouse animals, the cow is one of my favorites. After all, cows produce milk. Isn’t that enough of a reason to love them?!

Get the free pattern of the Cow Potholder HERE.

Tapestry Crochet Cow Potholder - Free Crochet Pattern - Raffamusa Designs

4. Pig Potholder

It wouldn’t be a farm without some fat pigs. So, here is the tapestry crochet Pig Potholder.

Find the free crochet pattern on the blog HERE.

Tapestry Crochet Pig Potholder - Free Pattern - Raffamusa Designs

5. Bee Potholder

Bees are just amazing. They make honey, pollinate flowers, and just make sure that the world as we know it continues! Show your appreciation for the bees with this Bee Potholder.

Find the free pattern HERE.

Tapestry Crochet Bee Potholder - Raffamusa Designs

6. Horse Potholder

For all horse lovers, here is the tapestry crochet Horse Potholder!

Get the free pattern HERE.

Tapestry Crochet Horse Potholder - Free Crochet Pattern - Raffamusa Designs

7. Farm Life Potholder

Life on the farm can be hard, but full of love and satisfaction! Show it to the world with this Farm Life Potholder.

The free pattern is on Itchin’ for Some Stitchin’ HERE.

8. Nana’s Kitchen Potholder

The Nana’s Kitchen Potholder is dedicated to my grandma who was the best cook and best grandma in the world.

This pattern was featured in Happily Hooked Magazine, and you can now find it on the blog HERE.

Nana's Kitchen Tapestry Crochet Potholder - Raffamusa Designs

9. Pumpkin Potholder

The Pumpkin Potholder is the perfect Fall hot pad for a cozy home. Pick your favorite autumn colors and make a couple of these elegant pumpkins.

Find the free crochet pattern HERE.

Tapestry Crochet Pumpkin Potholder - Free Crochet Pattern

10. Squirrel Potholder

This squirrel just found an acorn to eat. Isn’t it the cutest?! Crochet a Squirrel Potholder and bring the adventures of the woods into your kitchen.

Get the pattern on the blog HERE.

Tapestry Crochet Squirrel Potholder - Free Crochet Pattern - Raffamusa Designs

11. Christmas Tree Potholder

A proper farmhouse kitchen needs some proper decor for Christmas! So, how about this Christmas Tree Potholder? Have fun adding some finishing touches with a few embroidered stars.

Find the pattern of the Christmas tree potholder HERE.

Tapestry Crochet Christmas Tree Potholder

12. Mushroom Potholder

The Mushroom Potholder is the latest addition to the collection. I had wanted to make a mushroom accessory for the kitchen for a long time.

Finally, after moving to our new home, which is really close to the woods and real mushrooms, I got the right inspiration and made one!

Get the pattern on the blog HERE.

Crochet Mushroom Potholder - Raffamusa Designs

13. Sheep Potholder

A Sheep Potholder is an absolute must, especially considering that they are the source of our beautiful wool yarn!

Get the free pattern HERE.

Sheep Potholder - Free Tapestry Crochet Pattern - Raffamusa Designs

Get the Farmhouse Collection E-Book

Don’t forget that you can get all the patterns of the Farmhouse Collection at once by purchasing the PDF e-book on Ravelry, LoveCrafts, or Etsy!

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I hope that you enjoyed these tapestry crochet Farmhouse Potholders!

I’m looking forward to seeing your crochet hot pads on Facebook and Instagram. Make sure to use the hashtag #raffamusadesigns so that I don’t miss your creations!

Find more free crochet patterns for home decor here on the blog…

16 thoughts on “Farmhouse Potholders – Free Tapestry Crochet Patterns”

  1. Hi! I love your tapestry designs! I was looking for the horse and the truck patterns are they also available here ? I would love to try them!

    • Hi Carol,
      Thank you so much 🙂
      I am currently working on uploading the horse potholder to the blog, so it should be available later today, finger crossed!
      While for the truck one there will be a bit more waiting because I will share it as a guest design on a friend’s blog. This should be around the beginning of June. If you are in my mailing list, I will send out out an email when the guest post goes live so you’ll not miss it 🙂
      Have a lovely Sunday,

  2. HI Raffaella,
    I love this farmhouse design! I was wondering if by chance you had considered adding a lamb or sheep to this collection at some point? My dad mentioned a few months ago he always thought a farmhouse was complete when there was a lamb or sheep picture hanging on the wall. 🙂 I can’t wait to make some of these for my family.
    Thanks, Tracy

    • Hi Tracy,
      Thank you so much for appreciating my Farmhouse collection.
      I totally agree with your father, a farmhouse collection should have a sheep or lamb, and I’ve been wanting make one since the very beginning. However, I am still trying to make one that is good enough.
      Hopefully, I’ll get it done soon!

    • Hi Sharon,
      For these potholders, I really like Paintbox Yarns Cotton DK which you can purchase on
      But any equivalent cotton yarn should work well. The important thing is that it’s not too stretchy, so it is easier to keep the shape of the potholder while working in tapestry crochet!
      I hope this helped 🙂

  3. I think of a barn, farmhouse and a tractor. I grew up on a farm. What about the family dog and cat?
    Love your designs. I am working on the whole set now. They are turning out beautiful.
    Thank you so much, Melany

  4. Hello,
    Could you please design a cat and a dog tapestry pot holder? I am sure you have been asked before.
    also a monkey and an elephant would be great!!
    Every body loved the bunny tapestry but I changed it to a pillow instead of pot holder.

    Thanks so much

    • Hi Angela, thank you 🙂

      To make the potholders, I drew the charts on squared paper.

      You basically draw on the paper and fill in the squares. Each square corresponds to a single crochet. Of course, the charts need some adjustments based on how they turn out once crocheted.
      But when you’re happy with everything, you can make the chart digital by drawing it in Excel or on websites such as Stitch Fiddle.

      I hope this answers your question.

    • Hi Sandy,
      I personally use tapestry crochet potholders as a single layer. The thing is that tapestry single crochet creates a very solid and sturdy fabric even when you crochet with some fine, Sport-weight yarn. So there’s no need to double these potholders.
      Of course, I recommend you use cotton yarn…
      One thing that could be though is to add a layer of fabric to the back to cover the “ugly side” (i.e. the wrong side) of tapestry crochet. You can find an example of what I mean here:


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