Imagine how much more cozy, unique, charming and functional your kitchen could be if you were to knit and crochet some brand new placemats, coasters, tea cozies, potholders, dishcloths, and scrubbies. Sound appealing? If so, check out the following kitchen patterns. Most of the patterns on the list are free kitchen patterns — but we’ve also included some particularly outstanding kitchen patterns that are worth buying.
Potholders are fun and useful projects to knit and crochet. They’re ideal when you need quick gifts or when you want to try out new stitch patterns and color combinations. They’re also fantastic starter projects, as they’re quite forgiving of uneven stitches and mistakes. They don’t have to be beautiful to be useful — but of course, you can make some truly gorgeous potholders with either knitting or crochet. Enjoy the following free potholder patterns:
- Diagonal stripes potholder — free pattern
- Pretty Afghan Stitch Potholders — free pattern
- Crochet snowflake potholders — free pattern
- Striped heart potholders for Valentine’s Day or any time
- Click here to see pictures of all these potholders and others at our main directory of potholder patterns.
Free Hot Pad and Trivet Patterns
The potholders listed above can also be used as hot pads. Here are a few additional hot pad patterns and trivet patterns for you to consider.
- Crochet Snowflake Trivet Pattern for Beginners
- Fabric Crochet Flower Hot Pad, Coasters or Trivet
- Fabric Crochet Crochet Heart Hot Pad, Coaster or Trivet
- Free Half Double Crochet Dishcloth Pattern for Beginners
- Lacy Treble Shell Dishcloth Pattern
- Click here to see more dishcloths in our main directory of dishcloth and washcloth patterns.
If you’re in need of a new scrubbie for getting the stuck-on gooey gunk off your pots and pans, I hope you’ll consider making your own rather than buying one at the store. I also hope you’ll feel good about the frugal aspects, the earth-friendly aspects, and the creative aspects of some of these projects — in many cases, you can upcycle plastic grocery bags or produce to use for making your scrubbies. This saves money PLUS keeps old bags out of the landfill, PLUS allows you to use your creativity, all at the same time.
Pictured above is one of the scrubbie patterns included on the list; it’s one of my favorites.
Kitchen Towels With Knitted or Crocheted Edgings
Kitchen towels are useful to have on hand. I like adding crocheted edgings to woven towels to make them extra special — but you could also add knitted edgings if you prefer. We offer patterns for both.
Placemats add a touch of charm to your kitchen table, while at the same time protecting it from spills and scratches.
Coasters come in handy in the kitchen and any other room in the home where people might want to set down a beverage. If you’re interested in making durable, washable coasters, crocheting them is a great idea.
Matching Kitchen Sets
- Click here to get the free crochet potholder pattern.
- Click here to get the free crochet dishcloth pattern.
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About the Author: Amy Solovay is a freelance writer with a background in textile design. She has been crocheting and making crafts since childhood, and knitting since she was a teenager. Her work also appears at AmySolovay.com, ArtsWithCrafts.com and Crochet-Books.com. Amy sends out a free knitting and crochet newsletter so interested crafters can easily keep up with her new patterns and tutorials. If you’re already an Instagram user, Amy also invites you to follow her on Instagram.
This page was last updated on 1-9-2020.