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Free crochet pattern: Rainbow potholder


Free Original Pattern of the Day: the Rainbow Potholder


Here’s a simple potholder that is a great way to use up odds and ends of yarns. Like many of my patterns, it’s made in one piece with no seams and minimal finishing. (Does anybody besides me hate “finishing”?) Brighten up your kitchen or your craft show display with these quick and easy potholders!

Rainbow Potholder

Rainbow Potholder


worsted weight yarn in white, blue, purple, pink, orange, yellow, and green

Sample was made with Red Heart Super Saver (yeah, I know. The yarn pickin’s in our small town are pretty slim!)



size H crochet hook (4.25 mm)



double crochet


Work over yarn ends as you go. If you join new yarn in a different place on each round, joining will be less noticeable.


Rnd. 1: With white, ch 3. 11 dc in first ch (12 dc) Join. Fasten off.

Rnd 2: With blue, work 2 dc in each st around (24 dc) Join. Fasten off.

Rnd 3: With purple, * work 2dc in 1st st, dc in next st*.Repeat. (36dc) Join. Fasten off.

Rnd. 4: With pink, *dc in 3 sts, 2 dc in next st*. Repeat (48 dc). Join. Fasten off.

Rnd. 5: With orange, *dc in 4 sts, 2 dc in next st *. Repeat (60 dc) Join. Fasten off.

Rnd 6: With yellow, *dc in 5 sts, 2 dc in next st*. Repeat (72 dc) Join. Fasten off.

Rnd 7: Fold potholder in half. Work through both rows of sts to close semicircle. *2 dc in 1st st, dc in next 6 sts* Repeat three times. In next st, work dc ch 10 dc in same st (hanging loop), dc in next 6 sts, repeat from * to * to end. Fasten off. Weave in end.


Copyright info: Please do not sell or repost my original patterns. Feel free to link to this page if you wish to share the pattern with others. You may NOT sell items made from this pattern online. You MAY sell items made from this pattern at craft shows, local shops, or to personal contacts.


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Just so you know (if you haven’t already figured it out) I like colorful patterns. Designs that are either fun or fancy. I don’t believe that “ugly” is in any way “artistic”. I’m a dedicated freebie-finder, but I look for quality, not quantity. And, of course, simplicity, because I HATE tedious finishing!

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