Rustic Pot Holder - Free Crochet Pattern

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So, it was Thanksgiving Day 2018 (which was only last month but we’re being a bit dramatic here) I was taking my famous green bean casserole over to my brothers house. We were running late so naturally I needed to use my MIL oven mitts to carry the AMAZING casserole to the car, we don’t need any burnt hands over here. The night was long, the stuffing was…well stuffing, the Turkey was too die for. We left in a rush with our small children as we were beyond ready to go to bed for the night. As I was laying in bed it hit me “I forgot my Mother In Law’s oven mitts at my brothers house!” How could I!? Now I had two choices, drive back to his house, grab the ragged pot holders and return them safely to my MIL, or maker her NEW ONES. Ok so that’s just a little dramatic and yes I totally went back so I couldn’t return them to their rightful owner but I still ended up making her new pot holders, because like I said these oven mitts had seen better days.

Born were the Rustic Pot Holders.

After the intense (and rather pointless) story I bet you guy’s are ready to get into the pattern, so let’s do it!


-5.00mm Crochet Hook

- 1 Ball Peaches & Creme Cotton Yarn (Approx. 120 yards Medium 4 weight yarn)

- Scissors

- Yarn Needle


Using 5.00mm Crochet Hook

18 Single Crochet BLO Crochet Stitches = 4”

12 Single Crochet BLO Crochet Rows = 4”

Finished Measurement:

7.5” Wide

7.5” Long

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Note - We will be working around the entire chain continually.

R1 - Turn, SC into the 2nd Ch from the hook and across, begin working into the opposite side of the chain, SC across (88)

Note - We will now be working continually. Place a marker to mark where each row begins.

R2 - SC BLO around (88)

Repeat Round 2 for a total of 20 rounds.

Fasten off leaving a 10” tail.


Looking at your work from the top down (imagine you are trying to look inside of the pouch) squish your work down making two points at each side. Each edge should be close to meeting in the center.

Using a yarn needle, whip stitch both sides together. Fasten off, weave in all ends.