Wheat Ears Potholder – Free Tapestry Crochet Pattern

My June hot pad for A Year of Potholders collection is the tapestry crochet Wheat Ears Potholder.

Tapestry Crochet Wheat Ears Potholder - Raffamusa Designs

For me, the month of June will always mean never-ending fields of golden wheat under a light blue sky on my way to school.

That’s why I knew that wheat ears would be a theme in my calendar made with tapestry crochet potholders.

Wheat Ears Potholder - Free Tapestry Crochet Pattern - Raffamusa Designs

A YEAR OF POTHOLDERS

Throughout this year (2022), I’ll be releasing one (or two!) potholder patterns with a different theme for the current month.

If you don’t want to wait for all the potholders to come on the blog, you can already look at the entire collection HERE.

A Year of Tapestry Crochet Potholders - Free Patterns - Raffamusa Designs

Keep in mind that the free patterns here on the blog will only have the written instructions, while the PDF and ebook have both written instructions and color charts!

Find more crochet potholders here on the blog…

Add this pattern to your Ravelry queue HERE and favorite it (– thank you!). Or save it for later by pinning it to your favorite crochet board on Pinterest using this pin!

Tapestry Crochet Wheat Ears Potholder - Free Pattern - Raffamusa Designs

Note: this post contains affiliate links. This means that if you purchase something through the links on my blog, I might earn a commission. This will not have any effect on the price you pay. For more info, please, see my Privacy Policy.

AD-FREE PRINTABLE PATTERN

The ad-free, printable PDF pattern of the Wheat Ears Potholder including the pattern color chart is available in all my online shops. Get your copy of the pattern on Ravelry, LoveCrafts, or Etsy!

Ravelry Download Button
Purchase this pattern on LoveCrafts.com
Purchase this pattern on Etsy
Tapestry Crochet Wheat Ears Potholder - Raffamusa Designs

MATERIALS

  • 3.5-mm (E/4 USA, 9 UK) Hook
  • Aran (4, Medium) Weight Cotton Yarn
  • Tapestry Needle

YARN & YARDAGE

I used GB Wolle Schulgarn, 100% Cotton (50 g, ~95 yds / 87 m) in the following colors and amounts:

  • – Light Brown (1141) – 47.2 yds / 43.2 m
  • – Natural (1440) – 20.3 yds / 18.6 m

YARN SUBSTITUTIONS

ABBREVIATIONS (US TERMS)

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

TAPESTRY CROCHET & INVISIBLE COLOR CHANGES

Or watch the video tutorial on my YouTube channel HERE.

Just keep in mind that while in the video I do consider the initial ch-1 as my first st, for this pattern, the first chain does NOT count as a stitch!

SIZE

6.2” (15.7 cm) by 6.3” (16 cm).

GAUGE

22.5 sc for 21 rows in 4” (10 cm) worked in tapestry crochet.

PATTERN NOTES

  • The pattern is written in 2 sections. The Potholder is worked in rows, the Border in rounds.
  • The potholder is worked entirely in sc.
  • If the pattern says “(A) 5”, it means that you need to sc 1 in each of the next 5 sts using color A.
  • At the end of each row, ch 1 and turn.
  • The initial ch 1 does NOT count as a st.
  • All odd-numbered rows are crocheted on the right side. All even-numbered rows are crocheted on the wrong side.
  • (…) – Repeat the instructions within brackets for the indicated number of times.
  • With the exception of the border, the stitch count is always 34 sts.
  • The color chart of the potholder can be found in the PDF pattern.

Wheat Ears Hot Pad – FREE TAPESTRY CROCHET PATTERN

POTHOLDER

(A) Ch 35.

← Row 1 (RS). (A) 34 (crochet from second ch from your hook). (34 sts)

→ Row 2 (WS). (A) 34.

← Row 3 (RS). (A) 34.

→ Row 4 (WS). (A) 27, (B) 1, (A) 1, (B) 2, (A) 3.

← Row 5 (RS). (A) 3, (B) 1, (A) 2, (B) 2, (A) 26.

→ Row 6 (WS). (A) 26, (B) 1, (A) 2, (B) 1, (A) 4.

← Row 7 (RS). (A) 3, (B) 2, (A) 1, (B) 1, (A) 27.

→ Row 8 (WS). (A) 26, (B) 2, (A) 2, (B) 1, (A) 3.

← Row 9 (RS). (A) 4, (B) 1, (A) 2, (B) 1, (A) 19, (B) 1, (A) 1, (B) 2, (A) 3.

→ Row 10 (WS). (A) 3, (B) 1, (A) 2, (B) 2, (A) 12, (B) 3, (A) 4, (B) 1, (A) 1, (B) 2, (A) 3.

← Row 11 (RS). (A) 3, (B) 2, (A) 1, (B) 2, (A) 2, (B) 3, (A) 1, (B) 1, (A) 11, (B) 1, (A) 2, (B) 1, (A) 4.

→ Row 12 (WS). (A) 3, (B) 2, (A) 1, (B) 1, (A) 11, (B) 2, (A) 6, [(B) 1, (A) 1] twice, (B) 1, (A) 3.

← Row 13 (RS). (A) 5, (B) 2, (A) 3, (B) 3, (A) 1, (B) 2, (A) 10, (B) 2, (A) 2, (B) 1, (A) 3.

→ Row 14 (WS). (A) 4, (B) 1, (A) 2, (B) 1, (A) 10, (B) 1, (A) 3, (B) 3, (A) 2, (B) 1, (A) 6.

← Row 15 (RS). (A) 14, (B) 1, (A) 4, (B) 3, (A) 5, (B) 1, (A) 1, (B) 2, (A) 3.

→ Row 16 (WS). (A) 3, (B) 1, (A) 2, (B) 2, (A) 3, (B) 3, (A) 1, (B) 1, (A) 2, (B) 2, (A) 1, (B) 3, (A) 10.

← Row 17 (RS). (A) 9, (B) 3, (A) 2, (B) 2, (A) 1, (B) 2, (A) 7, (B) 1, (A) 1, (B) 1, (A) 5.

→ Row 18 (WS). (A) 5, (B) 2, (A) 4, (B) 3, (A) 1, (B) 2, [(A) 1, (B) 1] twice, (A) 13.

← Row 19 (RS). (A) 9, (B) 3, (A) 1, (B) 2, (A) 2, (B) 1, (A) 3, (B) 3, (A) 3, (B) 1, (A) 6.

→ Row 20 (WS). (A) 15, (B) 1, (A) 3, (B) 2, (A) 2, (B) 3, (A) 8.

← Row 21 (RS). (A) 12, (B) 1, (A) 1, (B) 1, (A) 2, (B) 2, (A) 1, (B) 3, (A) 11.

→ Row 22 (WS). (A) 10, (B) 3, (A) 2, (B) 2, (A) 3, (B) 2, (A) 1, (B) 3, (A) 8.

← Row 23 (RS). (A) 7, (B) 3, (A) 2, (B) 2, (A) 3, (B) 1, (A) 1, (B) 1, (A) 14.

→ Row 24 (WS). (A) 10, (B) 3, (A) 1, (B) 2, (A) 4, (B) 1, (A) 2, (B) 1, (A) 10.

← Row 25 (RS). (A) 8, (B) 3, (A) 1, (B) 1, (A) 5, (B) 2, (A) 2, (B) 3, (A) 9.

→ Row 26 (WS). (A) 13, (B) 1, (A) 1, (B) 1, (A) 5, (B) 2, (A) 1, (B) 3, (A) 7.

← Row 27 (RS). (A) 7, (B) 2, (A) 2, (B) 2, (A) 6, (B) 2, (A) 1, (B) 2, (A) 10.

→ Row 28 (WS). (A) 9, (B) 3, (A) 1, (B) 2, (A) 7, (B) 1, (A) 11.

← Row 29 (RS). (A) 19, (B) 1, (A) 3, (B) 2, (A) 9.

Row 30-32. (A) 34.

Border

After row 32, you are still facing the WS and both A and B are at the left, top corner (if you are right-handed, or the right corner if you are left-handed).

Fasten off B.

With A, ch 1, and turn (RS). Now, the yarn is at the right, top corner on the RS (or left, top corner if you are left-handed)!

Round 1 (RS). Sc 34 on the top side of the potholder. At the corner, ch 1, and start working on the next side. Sc 32 on the left side, ch 1, sc 34 on the bottom, ch 1, sc 32 on the right side of the potholder. Ch 1, and join the round with a sl st into the first st. (32 sts on top and bottom, 34 sts on left and right sides, 1 ch at each corner).

Hanging Loop. Ch 1, turn (WS). Ch 14 (15 chs in total). Sl st into next st of the border to form a loop. Ch 1, turn (RS). Sc 18 inside the loop you just created.

Fasten off, and weave in all your ends.

Finishing

After the border, add the final embroidery details.

Using your embroidery needle and 3 strands of your thread, embroider the stems of the wheat using the stem stitch.

You can find many tutorials online by googling “stem stitch”, or you can watch this video tutorial HERE which I found particularly clear.

Fasten off and weave in your ends.

YOUR TAPESTRY CROCHET Wheat Ears POTHOLDER IS READY!

Plants with Yarn Blog Hop

Today, I’m so honored to have my Wheat Eras Potholder featured in the Plants with Yarn Blog Hop & Bundle hosted by Erin of Junipers & Oaks!

Plants with Yarn Blog Hop and Bundle

To get your free pattern, first, check the main round-up post on Erin’s blog HERE, and look for the special coupon code.

Plants with Yarn Round Up Post

Then, go to the Ravelry listing of the Wheat Ears Potholder HERE, and apply the code at checkout!

Plants with Yarn - Download Button

Or get all 30 patterns at once by purchasing the bundle HERE!

Plants with Yarn Bundle

Get more inspiration with these tapestry crochet patterns

Leave a Comment