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

This free crochet pattern for a strawberry potholder was originally published in the 1950s in Pocket Potholders.

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

Free Crochet Potholder Pattern
How to Crochet a Potholder

REQUIRED MATERIALS

This holder may be made with any of the American Thread Company products listed below:

Material “STAR” Cotton Yarn Article 75
2 Skeins Red, 3 Yards White
Crochet Hook – Steel 00

OR

“STAR” Rug Yarn Article 44
2 Skeins Red, 3 Yards White
Crochet Hook – Steel 00

OR

“AUNT LYDIA” Heavy Rug Yarn Article 235
2 Skeins Red, 3 Yards White
Crochet Hook – Bone 6

OR

“STAR” Pearl Cotton Article 90, Size 5
1 Ball Green
Crochet Hook – Steel 7

NOTE(s)

Directions arc given for “STAR” Cotton Yarn and “STAR” Rug Yarn. -AUNT LYDIA” Heavy Rug Yarn is given in parenthesis.

STEP-BY-STEP INSTRUCTIONS

Strawberry Potholder – Front Section

With Red ch 7 (5), 2 s c in 2nd st from hook, 1 s c in each of the next 3 (1) sts of ch, 2 s c in each of the next 2 sts of ch, ch 1 to turn all rows.

2nd Row – 2 s c in 1st s c, 1 s c in each remaining s c.

Work 1 (1) row even.

4th Row – Working in s c work 3 s c in 1st s c and 2 s c in last s c.

5th Row – 2 s c in 1st s c, 1 s c in each remaining s c.

6th Row – Increase 1 s c at the beginning and end of row.

Next 2 Rows – Same as 5th row.

Next Row – Same as 4th row.

Work 3 (1) rows even.

Next Row – Same as 5th row.

Next Row – Same as 4th row.

Next Row – Same as 5th row.

Work 3 (3) rows even.

Next Row – Decrease 1 s c at the beginning and end of row (to decrease: insert hook in st, pull loop through, insert hook in next st, pull loop through, yarn over and work off all loops at one time).

Work 1 row even.

Repeat the last 2 rows twice (once).

Next Row – Decrease in 1st 2 sts, 1 s c in each of the next7 (9) s c, sl st in next s c, ch 1, turn.

Next Row – Skip the sl st, decrease in next 2 sts, 1 s c in each of the next 4 (6) s c, decrease in next 2 sts.

Next Row – Decrease in 1st 2 sts, 1 s c in each of the next 3 (5) sts, break yarn.

Next Row – Skip 1 s c from sl st of 24th (20th) row, 1 s c in each of the next 6 (5) s c, decrease in next 2 sts.

Next Row – Decrease in 1st 2 sts, 1 s c in each of the next 3 (2) s c, decrease in next 2 sts.

Next Row – Decrease in 1st 2 sts, 1 s c in next 2 sts, break yarn.

Strawberry Potholder – Back Section

Work 1st 21 (15) rows same as front section.

Next Row – 1 s c in each of the 1st 6 (5) s c, ch 8 (6), skip8 (6) s c for thumb opening, 1 s c in each remaining s c.

Next Row – Decrease in 1st 2 sts, 1 s c in each of the next 10 (12) s c, 1 s c in each st of ch, 1 s c in each of the next 4 (3) s c, decrease in next 2 sts, then continue back section same as front section.

Thumb for Strawberry Potholder

With Red work 16 (12) s c around thumb opening and without joining rows, work 6 (3) more rows even.

Next Row – Decrease 4 (3) sts evenly spaced, then work 2 (1) rows even. Decrease every other st until 5 (3) sts remain, break yarn leaving an end. Thread into needle and draw together, fasten firmly.

Strawberry Potholder – Hull

With Green ch 26, s c in 2nd st from hook, s c in next st of ch, 1 d c in each of the next 4 sts, 1 tr c in each of the next 12 sts, 1 d c in each of the next 4 sts, 1 s c in each of the next 3 sts, ch 1, turn.

2nd Row – 1 s c in each of the next 4 sts, 1 d c in each of the next 10 sts, 1 s c in each remaining st, break thread.

Work 2 more hull sections in same manner and sew to top of front section as illustrated.

With White embroider seeds on front section using a running st.

With Red crochet the 2 sections together with a row of s c leaving last 2 rows free for opening. Without breaking yarn work a row of s c around opening of back and front sections.

With Green cover a bone ring with s c and attach to holder as illustrated.

This free crochet pattern for a strawberry potholder was originally published in the 1950s in Pocket Potholders.

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