Crochet Pattern: Popcorn Potholder

By Claire Ortega-Reyes – 13 Comments
Here’s a quirky potholder for you: a potholder using the popcorn stitch, shaped like a tub of yummy popcorn! The textured popcorn stitches prevent pots and pans from slipping away from your grip.

Skill Level: crochet skill level easy
Materials:
Medium Weight Yarn in Red, White, Yellow and Black
Crochet Hook H (5.00 mm)
crochet yarn size 4

Gauge: 8 hdc stitches x 5 hdc rows = 2 inches

Notes: Ch 2 and ch 3 at beginning of rows counts as stitch. Color changes are made by carrying yarn from the very start of the work–doing this makes the potholder thicker and sturdier.


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Crochet Pattern: Popcorn Potholder

Main Body (make two):

Popcorn Bucket

With red, ch 22.

Row 1: Hdc in 3rd ch from hook and in each ch across, turn: 21 hdc

Row 2: Ch 2, hdc in next hdc and in each hdc across, turn: 21 hdc

Row 3: Change to white, repeat row 2: 21 hdc

Row 4: Repeat row 2: 21 hdc

Row 5: Change to red, repeat row 2: 21 hdc

Row 6: Repeat row 2: 21 hdc

Rows 7-8: Repeat rows 3 and 4: 21 hdc

Rows 9-12: Repeat rows 5-8: 21 hdc

Row 13: Repeat row 5.

Row 14: Hdc in next hdc and in each hdc across, do not turn: 21 hdc

Popcorn

Change to yellow. Continue work along the side of the square made with red and white yarn.

Row 15: Ch 3, 5-dc front popcorn along side of second-to-the-last hdc row made, (dc along side of next hdc row, 5-dc front popcorn in next hdc row) twice, dc in next hdc row, 5-dc front popcorn in same hdc row, (dc in next hdc row, 5-dc front popcorn in next hdc row) three times, dc in last hdc row, turn: 7 5-dc front popcorn stitches and 8 dc

Row 16: Sl st into next popcorn stitch, ch 3, (5-dc back popcorn in next dc, dc in next popcorn) 6 times, dc in last popcorn of previous row: 6 5-dc back popcorn stitches and 7 dc

Row 17: Sl st into next popcorn stitch, ch 3, (5-dc front popcorn in next dc, dc in next popcorn) 5 times, dc in last popcorn of previous row: 5 5-dc front popcorn stitches and 6 dc

Row 18: Sl st into next popcorn stitch, ch 3, (5-dc front popcorn in next dc, dc in next popcorn) 4 times, dc in last popcorn of previous row: 4 5-dc front popcorn stitches and 5 dc

Finish off. Weave in ends.

Edging and ring handle:

With black, ch 8 and sl st in first ch to make a ring, make 20 sc into ring. Do not fasten off.

Put the backs of the two pieces together, matching the top stitches on each side. Working through both thicknesses, attach the ring to the main body by working sc stitches around.

Edging round 1: Sc in 3rd dc of last popcorn row and in each stitch around, working 3 sc into posts of dc stitches, 2 sc into posts of hdc stitches, and 1 sc in each hdc and popcorn stitch, sl st into first sc in ring, do not turn: 101 sc

Edging round 2: Reverse sc in each sc around, including sc in ring handle: 121 reverse sc

Finish off. Weave in ends.

Enjoy your new popcorn potholder! If you need any help, just leave a comment below.

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13 Comments

  1. Angie says:

    LOVE, LOVE, LOVE, LOVE THIS!!!!!!!! This is the perfect quick project for my Cousin who eats popcorn almost every night! Thanks so much!

  2. Angie says:

    I might even be able to get it done by Christmas!

  3. dj says:

    i love sitting on my comfy couch, munching on kettle corn popped in a stove top popper while enjoying a movie. this hot pat is going to be great addition to my kitchen and for gifts. thanks so much for sharing. a fun gift….popcorn hot pad, popcorn, a dvd !

  4. Mommy Tyme says:

    This is absolutely adorable

  5. Dottie says:

    I Think This Is Adorable, It’s So Cute !! Lookin Forward To Trying This One Out.

  6. Cami says:

    This is the cutest thing ever!

  7. BeBe says:

    Nice patterns It states that you are making ten rows alternating the red and white, in the picture I count 14 rows. Now when the popcorn stitch is started it states that you will end on the 14th row. Comfusing.

  8. Christina says:

    Making this for my father. He eats popcorn every night. Even after he eats dinner! THANK YOU

  9. Allison says:

    Awwww!! I love it!

  10. Carol Cripps says:

    This is so much fun! thank you so much for the hard work you put into designing and sharing it with us – it’s going to make some great gifts this Christmas!

  11. Anniem says:

    I can’t tell you how many sets of these potholders I have made. Awesome and fun!!!

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