Tapestry Crochet Farmhouse Potholders

As I keep adding new Tapestry Crochet Farmhouse Potholders to the blog, the Farmhouse Collection of potholders is coming along together.

When I first designed the Rooster Potholder, I did not exactly have an entire collection in mind. However, I really liked the rooster and thought of adding a goose. I guess that I first thought of a rooster and a goose because my mum has always had chickens, roosters, geese, ducks, turkeys. Well, basically anything you can keep in a chicken coop.

However, after the goose, I also thought of a cow. And with the cow, the Farmhouse Collection took actual shape in my mind.

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.

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Get the Bundle with all the potholders!

With 10 Farmhouse Potholders published on my blog, RaeLynn’s blog, Happily Hooked Magazine, one still unpublished…

I thought it was time to bundle all the potholders in one single PDF book, which you can now purchase on Annie’s Catalog!

Download the ad-free PDF pattern on Annie's Catalog

The e-book includes all the potholders that I designed so far with the exception of the very last one, the one that was published on Happily Hooked Magazine.

If you would like to purchase the single PDF files, you can shop them in my Ravelry, LoveCrafts, or Etsy stores!

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Tapestry Crochet Farmhouse Potholders

Rooster Potholder

Available on Ravelry, LoveCrafts, Etsy as a printable PDF including a chart, or here on the Blog (without chart)!

Tapestry Crochet Rooster Potholder - Free Crochet Pattern - Raffamusa Designs
Rooster Potholder

Goose Potholder

Find the free pattern at this blog post, or get an ad-free PDF pattern on Ravelry, LoveCrafts, and Etsy!

Cow Potholder

The free pattern of the Cow Potholder is here. If you prefer to purchase an ad-free version of the pattern, you can get it on Ravelry, LoveCrafts, and Etsy!

Tapestry Crochet Cow Potholder - Free Crochet Pattern - Raffamusa Designs
Cow Potholder

Pig Potholder

The free pattern of the Pig Potholder is available on the blog, while the PDF is in both my Ravelry, LoveCrafts, and Etsy stores.

Tapestry Crochet Pig Potholder - Free Pattern - Raffamusa Designs
Pig Potholder

Bee Potholder

Find the free pattern in this blog post, or get the PDF pattern on Ravelry, LoveCrafts, and Etsy!

Horse Potholder

Get the free pattern of the Horse Potholder on the blog, or purchase the ad-free PDF on Ravelry, LoveCrafts, or Etsy!

Tapestry Crochet Horse Potholder - Free Crochet Pattern - Raffamusa Designs
Horse Potholder

Farm Life Potholder

The 7th pattern in the Farmhouse Collection went on a little tour around the web and is live on Itchin’ for Some Stitchin’.

But you can find the PDF pattern in my Ravelry, LoveCrafts, and Etsy stores!

Nana’s Kitchen Potholder

My Nana’s Kitchen Potholder was featured on happily Hooked Magazine and it is now living here on the blog too.

The crochet pattern of the Nana’s Kitchen Potholder is available as an ad-free PDF in my Ravelry, LoveCrafts, and Etsy stores!

Pumpkin Potholder

The free pattern of the Pumpkin Potholder is here, while the ad-free PDF pattern in my Ravelry, LoveCrafts, and Etsy stores.

Squirrel Potholder

The crochet pattern of the Squirrel Potholder is available as an ad-free PDF in my RavelryLoveCrafts, and Etsy stores!

Christmas Tree Potholder

You can find the free pattern of the Christmas Tree Potholder here. If you would like to purchase the PDF pattern, find it on Ravelry, LoveCrafts, and Etsy.

Best Yarn for Potholders

If you are wondering what kind of yarn to choose for your crochet potholder, the answer is easy. Cotton! But also wool, even though wool would be even better if it is felted. Moreover, felted wool is also flame-retardant.

The idea is that your potholder will have to withstand quite high temperatures in the kitchen, so you don’t want to use some material that will kind of melt in contact with a hot pan or pot. This is why you absolutely want to avoid synthetic yarns as they might actually melt with the high temperatures.

My number one yarn recommendation for my Farmhouse Collection is Paintbox Yarns Cotton DK.

The reason why I recommend Paintbox Yarns Cotton DK is that I use it for most of my potholders and I know that it gives awesome results when working tapestry crochet, and when using the potholder!

Moreover, the color choice is huge. Check it out for yourself here!

A Compact Potholder, No Holes!

When I think of a crochet potholder, I often think of something very cute and colorful but also not so handy to use. You know, something that you hang on your kitchen wall and never actually use.

Well, I did not want my potholders to be just for display, I actually want to use them. In other words, I wanted them to be cute but above all functional.

This is why I designed all the potholders in my Farmhouse Collection using tapestry crochet. In other words, I created a very compact texture. This way, you can use the 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.

What is Tapestry Crochet?

Tapestry crochet is a fairly simple technique that allows you to create beautiful crochet color works. The basic idea is to work with at least two colors and carry the unused color inside your stitches. Once you need the new color, you just switch the working yarn with the yarn that you were carrying in your stitches, and keep crocheting!

Tapestry crochet is usually done in single crochet, but half double and double crochet are also often used. Because of the use of very simple stitches, tapestry crochet is an accessible technique also for crochet beginners.

With this technique, you can ideally draw and crochet whatever picture you want as long as your work dimensions allow you. A bit like the screen of a computer or television, a tapestry crochet work will be something like a pixelated canvas that you can color your own way. Each stitch will be one of your pixels!

For my Tapestry Crochet Farmhouse Potholders, I set my pixels at 45 by 45 and worked all of them in single crochet.

Color Changes in Tapestry Crochet

For a nice result in tapestry crochet, it is important to change colors in the proper way.

To help you figure out what is the best way to change colors in tapestry crochet, I created 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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9 thoughts on “Tapestry Crochet Farmhouse Potholders”

  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!

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    • 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,
      Raffaella

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  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

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    • 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!

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    • Hi Sharon,
      For these potholders, I really like Paintbox Yarns Cotton DK which you can purchase on LoveCrafts.com.
      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 🙂
      Raffaella

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  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

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