How to Knit a Mitten Pot Holder

A kitchen isn’t complete without pot holders and oven gloves, as they are essential to safety. It conforms easily to pot handles when you grab them, leaving heavy hot items feeling secure in your grasp.

The trend in pot holders and oven mitts alike has been toward higher-tech materials and novel designs in recent years, but traditionalists will love this old school pot holder. It will likely remind you of the ones your grandmother has used since before you were born.

Fluffy yarn provides better heat protection than flat fabrics. They are available in a variety of colors to coordinate with any kitchen décor. Bright and cheery yarn colored pot holders are so cute, you’ll proudly hang them in your kitchen

These feel soft and comfortable to touch—you might be inspired to bake more just to have an excuse to put them through their paces. But remember, though these can definitely take a spin in your washer, you’ll want to hang them up to dry to extend their life. 

In this tutorial by Anne Weil, you will find a step-by-step guide to get your project on the roll. This free pattern helps to create a Mitten Potholder by pulling one end from the inside of the ball and one end from the outside of the ball to hold double from one ball.

So throughout the project, you will be working with two strands of knits and purls, combined with single crochet to make a rectangle or a square. To add on to the beauty of the mittens, end with pleather tassels by braiding 4 strands of suede lace.

Anne Weil of Flax & Twine has created World’s Best Knit Mitten Potholder pattern for Yarnspirations! This potholder is made with the 100% cotton yarn, Lily Sugar’n Cream, and finished off with a cute braided pleather tassel.

This free pattern designed by, includes the abbreviations and measurements to be able to stitch up the standard size required.

This mitten potholder is a great add on to your kitchen accessories, using a cotton yarn by Lily Sugar’n Cream. So, pick your favourite Lily Sugar’n Cream colours to create a much-needed safety for your hands while you hold those hot pots and pans.

This is a perfect project to add another skill set to your list of knitting abilities whilst being an easy knit for the beginner or a fast project to whip through for the knitting enthusiast.

A much-needed project for your kitchen and a perfect present for friends and family alike. Take it up in your free time and make yourself some handful of mittens to give as Birthday gifts or Christmas presents or for any appropriate occasion.

Please check the Care Instructions below:

  • Do Not Bleach
  • Wash With Cool Water / Delicate wash
  • Do Not Iron
  • Dry Flat / Do Not Tumble Dry

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