Free Dog Potholder Pattern – Easy Crochet Pattern for a Pot Holder

This free crochet pattern for a dog potholder was originally published in the 1950s in Lily Pot Holders and Oven Mitts.

Follow the easy step-by-step instructions of this crochet pattern to make this pot holder that looks like a Scottie. There is absolutely no charge for personal use of this easy crochet pattern for a potholder.

Free Crochet Potholder Pattern for a Dog:
How to Crochet a Potholder

Dog Potholder Pattern

REQUIRED MATERIALS

Art. 600 Lily Cotton Yarn Skeins or
Art. 330 Sugar ‘N Cream Yarn Balk
1 Skein or Bail Rust and
Art. 21 Lily Six Strand Floss
1 Skein each; Bright Green and Black
Crochet Hooks Nos. 0 and 5

STEP-BY-STEP INSTRUCTIONS

Body for Dog Potholder

Starting at tail with Rust and No. 0 hook, ch 26, sk 1 ch, sc in next 9 ch, hdc in next 9 ch, sc in next 7 ch.

Row 2 – Ch 1, turn, sc in 9 sts, hdc in next 10 sts, hdc and sc in next st, sc in next 2 sts, sl st in next st.

Row 3 – Ch 1, turn, sk sl st, sl st in next 3 sts, ch 2, hdc in next 4 sts, sc in next 16 sts.

Row 4 – Ch 2, turn, hdc in 1st 3 sc, sc in next 14 sts, hdc in next 3 sts.

Row 5 – Ch 1, turn, sk 1 hdc, sc in next 14 sts.

Rows 6 thru 13 – (Ch 1, turn, 14 sc) for 8 rows.

Row 14 – Ch 1, turn, 13 sc, 2 sc in end sc.

Rows 15 thru 17 – (Ch 1, turn, 15 sc) for 3 rows.

Row 18 – Ch 1, turn, 2 sc in 1st sc, sc in next 13 sc, 2 sc in end sc.

Row 19 – Ch 1, turn, sk 1 sc, sc in next 15 sc, 2 sc in end sc.

Row 20 – Ch 5, turn, sk 1 ch, sc in next 4 ch, sc in next 15 sc, draw up a lp in each of 2 end sc, yarn over and draw thru all 3 lps on hook (a decrease).

Row 21 – Ch 1, turn, sk 1 sc, sc in each remaining sc.

Row 22 – Ch 1, turn, sc in each sc across with a decrease in 2 end sc.

Row 23 – Ch 1, turn, sk 1 sc, sc in next 16 sc, hdc in next 2 sc.

Row 24 – Ch 1, turn, sk 1 hdc, sl st in next 6 sts, sc in next 2 sc, hdc in next 7 sc, work 7 sc across ends of rows up to top corner of neck.

Head for Scottie Potholder Pattern

Ch 1, turn, sc in 7 sc, hdc in next 2 sts, dc in next st.

Row 2 – Ch 7, turn, sk 1 ch, sc in next 6 ch, sc in next 10 sts.

Row 3 – Ch 1, turn, sc in 14 sts, a decrease in next 2 sc.

Row 4 – Ch 1, turn, 15 sc.

Row 5 – Ch 1, turn, 14 sc, 3 sc in end sc.

Row 6 – Ch 1, turn, 15 sc, 2 sc in end sc.

Row 7 – Ch 1, turn, 17 sc.

Row 8 – Ch 1, turn, sc in 1st 3 sc, hdc in next 14 sc.

Row 9 – Ch 5, turn, sk 1 ch, sc in next ch, hdc in next ch, dc in next 2 ch, sk 2 hdc, sc in next 6 hdc, sl st in next st. Fasten off.

Edge for Crochet Potholder Pattern for a Dog

Join to bottom of back leg and work sc around. Join and fasten off. Repeat from beginning for 2d half, turning work over before working Edge.

Eye for Dog Potholder Pattern

With Black Floss and No. 5 hook, ch 3, 2 hdc in 3d ch from hook. Fasten off. 2d Piece – With Black, ch 12, Fasten off.

Fold ch-12 in center around 1st piece and sew on head as illustrated.

Nose for Crochet Dog Potholder

With Black make 8 long sc around nose, inserting hook into one st in 2d row from edge. Repeat Eye and Nose on 2d piece. With White sewing cotton make a small French Knot on each eye for a high light.

Collar for Scottie Potholder Pattern

With Green Floss ch 100, sk 1 ch, sc in next ch, hdc in next ch, dc in each ch to 3d from end, hdc in next ch, sl st in end ch. Fasten off.

Steam and press dry each half on back thru a cloth. Line back of each with Green cloth. Sew 2 pieces together from bottom of neck around head, across back and around to base of tail, leaving legs free.

Tie Collar around neck, inserting a bone ring in knot. Tack one end of Collar down on each side of Body.

This free crochet pattern for a dog potholder was originally published in the 1950s in Lily Pot Holders and Oven Mitts.

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