Free Checkerboard Panholders Pattern
Easy Crochet Pattern for a Potholder

Crochet these easy and quick to make checkerboard panholders in your spare time. They make wonderful bazaar items and nice gifts too. You will want to make several to have on hand for an emergency.

Follow the easy step-by-step instructions of this crochet pattern to make this potholders with a checkerboard design. There is absolutely no charge for personal use of this easy crochet pattern for a potholder.

Free Crochet Panholder Pattern:
How to Crochet a Potholder

Checkerboard Panholders


REQUIRED MATERIALS

These potholders can be made in cream with red or green string weight crochet thread using a size 7 or 8 crochet hook. One pan holder requires approximately 15 yards of cream and 10 yards of color and measures about 6 inches square. You may choose to make them in colors to harmonize with your color scheme or from odds and ends of thread.

NOTE(s)

Abbreviations: Rnd (round); sp (space); sl st (slip stitch); ch (chain); st (stitch); p (picot); sc (single crochet); dc (double crochet); r (ring).

STEP-BY-STEP INSTRUCTIONS

In cream, ch 7, sl st in first st to form a r.

Rnd 1: Ch 3 (for first dc), 3 dc in r, (ch 5, 4 dc in r-one corner made) three times, ch 5, sl st in top of first ch 3 made.

Rnd 2: Ch 5, * 4 dc in next ch-5 sp of previous rnd, ch 5, 4 dc in same sp, ch 2, repeat from * twice, 4 dc in next sp, ch 5, 3 dc in same sp, sl st in third ch of first ch-5 made.

Rnd 3: Ch 3 (for first dc), 3 dc in ch-2 sp, * ch 2, 4 dc in corner sp, ch 5, 4 dc in same corner sp, ch 2, 4 dc in sp below, repeat from * twice, (ch 2, 4 dc in sp below, ch 5, 4 dc in same sp, ch 2, sl st in top of first ch-3 made.

Rnd 4: Ch 5, 4 dc in sp below, * ch 2, 4 dc in corner sp, ch 5, 4 dc in same corner sp, (ch 2, 4 dc in sp below) twice, repeat from * twice, ch 2, (4 dc, ch 5, 4 dc) in corner sp, ch 2, 3 dc in next sp., sl st in top of third st of ch 5.

Rnd 5: Ch 3, 3 dc in sp, ch 2, 4 dc in sp, * ch 2, (4 dc, ch 5, 4 dc) in corner sp, (ch 2, 4 dc in sp) three times, repeat from * twice, ch 2, (4 dc, ch 5, 4 dc) in corner sp, ch 2, 4 dc in sp below, ch 2, join with sl st in top of first ch-3 made.

Rnd 6: Ch 5, (4 dc in sp below, ch 2) twice, * (4 dc, ch 5, 4 dc) in corner sp, (ch 2, 4 dc in sp below) 4 times, ch 2, repeat from * twice, (4 dc, ch 5, 4 dc) in corner sp, ch 2, 4 dc in sp below, ch 2, 3 dc in next sp, join with sl st in third ch of first ch 5 made; cut and fasten off.

Rnd 7: Join color and ch 3, 3 dc in sp, (ch 2, 4 dc in next sp) twice, * ch 2, (4 dc, ch 5, 4 dc) in corner sp, (ch 2, 4 dc in next sp) 5 times, repeat from * twice, ch 2, (4 dc, ch 5, 4 dc) in corner sp, (ch 2, 4 dc in next sp) twice, ch 2, join with sl st in top of ch 3 first made; fasten off.

Rnd 8: Join cream and ch 5, (4 dc in next sp, ch 2) 3 times, * ch 2, (4 dc, ch 5, 4 dc) in corner sp, (ch 2, 4 dc in sp) 6 times, repeat from * twice, ch 2, (4 dc, ch 5, 4 dc) in corner shell, (ch 2, 4 dc in next sp) twice, ch 2, 3 dc in next sp, sl st in third ch of first ch 5 made; fasten off.

Rnd 9: Join color and ch 3, 3 dc in sp, (ch 2, 4 dc in next sp) 3 times, * ch 2, (4 dc, ch 5, 4 dc) in corner sp, (ch 2, 4 dc in next sp) 7 times, repeat from * twice, ch 2, (4 dc, ch 5, 4 dc) in corner sp, (ch 2, 4 dc in next sp) 3 times, ch 2, join with sl st in top of first ch 3 made; fasten off.

Rnd 10: Join cream and ch 5, (4 dc in sp, ch 2) 4 times, * (4 dc, ch 5, 4 dc) in corner sp, (ch 2, 4 dc in next sp) 8 times, eh 2, repeat from * twice, (4 dc, ch 5, 4 dc) in corner sp, (ch 2, 4 dc in sp) 3 times, ch 2, 3 dc in sp, join with sl st in third ch of first ch 5 made; fasten off.

This completes one side, make a second one.

Holding both back and front pieces together even, matching corners, join color in 5th or middle sp on one side, ch 3, 3 dc in sp, (ch 2, 4 dc in sp) 4 times, ch 2, 4 dc in corner sp, make 6 sc on bone ring, 4 dc in same corner sp, * (ch 2, 4 dc in sp) 9 times, ch 2, (4 dc, ch 5, 4 dc) in corner sp, repeat from * twice, (ch 2, 4 dc in next sp) 4 times, ch 2, join with sl st in top of first ch 3 made; fasten off.

Edge for Checkerboard Panholders

Join cream in outer point of corner that is diagonal across from the bone ring, (2 sc, 4-ch p, 2 sc) in corner sp, (sc in each of 4 dc, sc over ch-2 sp, ch 4 for a p) 10 times, sc in each of next 4 dc in corner sp, (2 sc, p, 2 sc) in ch-5 lp, (dc in each of next 4 dc, sc in ch-2 sp, p) 10 times, sc in each of next 4 dc in corner sp (that has ring in it), then half fill the ring with sc, make p, fill remainder of ring with sc, sc in each dc on other side of same corner, (sc in ch-2 sp, p, sc in same ch-2 sp, sc in each of next 4 dc) 9 times, sc in each of next 4 dc, (2 sc, p, 2 sc) in same corner sp, (dc in each of next 4 dc, sc in ch-2 sp, p, sc in same ch-2 sp) 10 times, dc in each of next 4 dc; join with sl st and fasten off.


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Crochet Pattern Books for Potholders

This huge variety of patterns for crochet potholders came from our large collection of old crochet pattern books. Here are some of the books that have vintage crochet potholder patterns:

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Potholder Pattern Book - Pocket Pot Holders Book 69 Pocket Pot Holders Book 69
Potholder Pattern Book - Pot Holders Book 6 Pot Holders
Book 6
Potholder Pattern Book - Pot Holders Book 32 Pot Holders
Book 32
Potholder Pattern Book - Pot Holders Book 55 Pot Holders
Book 55
Potholder Pattern Book - Pot Holders Book 101 Pot Holders
Book 101
Potholder Pattern Book - Pot Holders Book 196 Pot Holders
Book 196

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