Tapestry Crochet Sheep Potholder

The tapestry crochet Sheep Potholder is one of the potholders of my Farmhouse Collection.

Tapestry Crochet Sheep Potholder - Free Pattern - Raffamusa Designs

I designed it back in 2019 I believe and included it in the Farmhouse e-book.

However, for some reason (call it laziness, call it being busy with moving all the time…), I never got around to sharing it here on the blog.

But better later than never… So, here it is. My tapestry crochet sheep potholder!


Before jumping into the pattern of the sheep hot pad, just a quick reminder to take a look at the Farmhouse Collection. It includes several farm animals and other cute designs for a farm-style kitchen!

And when you get the bundle, you can save quite a lot than buying the individual files šŸ™‚

Take a look at all the potholders included in the Farmhouse Collection by visiting this blog post HERE!

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


I used Paintbox Yarns Cotton DK in two contrasting colors. I will refer to them as color A (A) and color B (B).

  • A ā€“ Slate Grey (406) ā€“ 50-55 yds / 45-50 m
  • B ā€“ Champ. White (403) ā€“ 30-35 yds / 27-32 m


6.7ā€ (17 cm) by 7.3ā€ (18.5 cm)


28 sc for 26 rows in 4ā€ (10 cm) worked in tapestry crochet.


  • Ch ā€“ Chain
  • RS ā€“ Right Side
  • Sc ā€“ Single Crochet
  • Sk ā€“ Skip
  • Sl St ā€“ Slip Stitch
  • St ā€“ Stitch
  • WS ā€“ Wrong Side
  • Yo ā€“ Yarn Over


Or watch the video tutorial on my YouTube channel HERE.


  • The pattern is written in two sections. The Potholder is worked in rows, then the Border is worked in rounds.
  • The potholder is worked entirely in sc.
  • If the pattern says ā€œ(A) 5ā€, it means that with color A, you need to make one single crochet in each of the next 5 stitches.
  • Turn your work at the end of each row.
  • The starting ch 1 counts as your first stitch and is always made with A.
  • All uneven-numbered rows are crocheted on the right side. All even-numbered rows are crocheted on the wrong side.
  • (ā€¦) ā€“ Repeat the instructions within brackets for the indicated number of times.
  • With the exception of the border, the stitch count is always 45 sts.
  • The color chart of the potholder is in the PDF file.


(A) Ch 46.

ā† Row 1 [RS]. (A) Sc in the second ch from your hook and in each ch across. (45 sts)

ā†’ Row 2 [WS]. (A) 45.

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

ā†’ Row 4 [WS]. (A) 45.

ā† Row 5 [RS]. (A) 45.

Row 6-7. Repeat rows 4-5.

ā†’ Row 8 [WS]. (A) 2, (B) 1, (A) 12, (B) 2, (A) 16, (B) 2, (A) 7, (B) 1, (A) 2.

ā† Row 9 [RS]. (A) 9, (B) 2, (A) 16, (B) 2, (A) 16.

ā†’ Row 10 [WS]. (A) 17, (B) 1, (A) 17, (B) 1, (A) 9.

ā† Row 11 [RS]. (A) 9, (B) 1, (A) 16, (B) 2, (A) 17.

ā†’ Row 12 [WS]. (A) 17, (B) 2, (A) 16, (B) 2, (A) 8.

ā† Row 13 [RS]. (A) 2, (B) 1, (A) 5, (B) 3, (A) 15, (B) 3, (A) 13, (B) 1, (A) 2.

ā†’ Row 14 [WS]. (A) 16, (B) 4, (A) 12, (B) 6, (A) 7.

ā† Row 15 [RS]. (A) 7, (B) 7, (A) 6, (B) 10, (A) 15.

ā†’ Row 16 [WS]. (A) 15, (B) 24, (A) 6.

ā† Row 17 [RS]. (A) 6, (B) 24, (A) 15.

ā†’ Row 18 [WS]. (A) 2, (B) 1, (A) 11, (B) 26, (A) 2, (B) 1, (A) 2.

ā† Row 19 [RS]. (A) 5, (B) 26, (A) 14.

ā†’ Row 20 [WS]. (A) 13, (B) 28, (A) 4.

ā† Row 21 [RS]. (A) 4, (B) 28, (A) 13.

ā†’ Row 22 [WS]. (A) 12, (B) 29, (A) 4.

ā† Row 23 [RS]. (A) 2, (B) 1, (A) 1, (B) 29, (A) 9, (B) 1, (A) 2.

ā†’ Row 24 [WS]. (A) 12, (B) 29, (A) 4.

ā† Row 25 [RS]. (A) 4, (B) 30, (A) 11.

ā†’ Row 26 [WS]. (A) 10, (B) 30, (A) 5.

ā† Row 27 [RS]. (A) 5, (B) 34, (A) 6.

ā†’ Row 28 [WS]. (A) 2, (B) 1, (A) 2, (B) 34, (A) 3, (B) 1, (A) 2.

ā† Row 29 [RS]. (A) 6, (B) 34, (A) 5.

ā†’ Row 30 [WS]. (A) 6, (B) 32, (A) 7.

ā† Row 31 [RS]. (A) 8, (B) 31, (A) 6.

ā†’ Row 32 [WS]. (A) 7, (B) 10, (A) 9, (B) 10, (A) 9.

ā† Row 33 [RS]. (A) 2, (B) 1, (A) 26, (B) 8, (A) 5, (B) 1, (A) 2.

ā†’ Row 34 [WS]. (A) 9, (B) 8, (A) 28.

ā† Row 35 [RS]. (A) 27, (B) 8, (A) 10.

ā†’ Row 36 [WS]. (A) 15, (B) 3, (A) 27.

ā† Row 37 [RS]. (A) 45.

ā†’ Row 38 [WS]. (A) 2, (B) 1, (A) 39, (B) 1, (A) 2.

ā† Row 39 [RS]. (A) 45.

ā†’ Row 40 [WS]. (A) 45.

Row 41-42. Repeat rows 39-40.

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

ā†’ Row 44 [WS]. (A) 45.

ā† Row 45 [RS]. (A) 45.

Do not fasten off but move directly to the 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 of the current side, ch 1, and sc 1 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 A, sc in each st around. At the corners, [sc 1, ch 1, sc 1] in the ch-1 space.

Hanging Loop. Once you are back at the top, left corner, sc 1 in the ch-1 space, ch 20, sc 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.

Fasten off and weave in ends.


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2 thoughts on “Tapestry Crochet Sheep Potholder”

  1. Will this be thick enough to protect my hands pulling something hot out of the oven? I’m curious if with DK weight, I would need to crochet a plain back to attached to the tapestry side. I don’t have much experience with tapestry crochet so I wasn’t sure if it creates a solid enough fabric that it would protect from heat by itself without a second piece attached like so many potholder designs seem to have.


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