Snowman Belly Pot Holder – Free Crochet Pattern

I designed these adorably easy crochet pot holders for the upcoming holiday season!

This Snowman Belly Pot Holder can easily be adjusted so you can use it all year long!

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It can be striped, solid, or even made in different accent colors for another holiday (how about a pink trim with a bow in the center for Easter?)

This pattern is a part of the Christmas Kitchen CAL! For more details on the CAL head over to the Santa Belly Pot Holder pattern.

Santa Belly and Snowman Belly crochet pot holders.

Let’s get started on this pattern:

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Materials

Paintbox Yarns Cotton Aran (#4) [or comparable 100% cotton yarn]
White [3.5oz/100g]
Red [1oz/30g]
Black [Scraps]
I/9/5.50mm
Yarn Needle
1/4 yd 100% Cotton Batting (Optional, but recommended)
Scissors or Rotary Cutter (For cutting batting)

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Stitch Guide

arnd = around
ch = chain
dc = double crochet
sc = single crochet
sl st(s) = slip stitch(es)

Gauge

12 sts x 12 rows = 4″
Gauge is not critical for this project

Finished Measurements 

8.25″W x 8.75″H 

Skill Level

Easy

Written in U.S. Terms

V V V

Notes

  • Batting is used for heat resistance. This will provide more padding and protection from hot surfaces, however, two layers of crocheted cotton is typically thick enough for short term protection (from oven to stove top). Cotton Batting can be found in any store that sells fabric.
  • 100% cotton yarn (and batting) is required. Acrylics can melt if they become too hot.
  • A yard of fabric = 36″H, 1/4 yard of fabric = 9″H, but the width is 54″ wide and vinyl doesn’t have a specific cutting direction.
  • Beginning chains do not count as stitches.
  • For the first 5 rows (red scarf) use a loose tension to avoid pulling and puckering once you add the body. If you have difficulty loosening your tension, use a J/10/6.00mm crochet hook for these rows.

Instructions

LARGE PANEL

With Red,

R1. Ch 25, sc in the back bump of the 2nd ch and in each ch across, turn (24)

R2. Ch 1, sc in each st across, turn (24)

R3-5. Repeat R2

With White,

R6. Repeat R2

R7. Ch 1, *sc, dc* across, turn (24)

R8-44. Repeat R7; Fasten at the end of R44. (24)

SMALL PANEL

With White,

R1. Ch 25, sc in the back bump of the 2nd ch and in each ch across, turn (24)

R2. Ch 1, *sc, dc* across, turn (24)

R3-25. Repeat R2; Fasten at the end of R25. (24)

LONG SCARF END (leave long tails at both ends)

With Red,

R1. Ch 11, sc in back bump of 2nd ch and across, turn (10)

R2. Ch 1, sc in each st across, turn (10)

R3-4. Repeat R2; Fasten at the end of R4.

SHORT SCARF END (leave long tails at both ends)

With Red,

R1. Ch 9, sc in back bump of 2nd ch and across, turn (8)

R2. Ch 1, sc in each st across, turn (8)

R3-4. Repeat R2; Fasten at the end of R4.

BUTTONS (Make 3)

With Black,

R1. Make magic ring, ch 1, 6 sc in ring, do not join (6)

R2. *2 sc, sc* arnd, sl st to join in 1st sc; Fasten. (9)

HANGER

Ch 16, sc in back bump of 2nd ch and across; Fasten. (15)

Finishing

  • Lay large panel flat and lay batting over the bottom edge (white edge).
  • Lay small white panel over the batting, lining up the bottom edges.
  • Thread needle with white yarn and insert needle from front to back, then from back to front one stitch over, close to the upper right corner. Tie tails into a knot. — Repeat this step 8 more times in the following locations: right center, bottom right corner, bottom middle, center, upper middle, upper left corner, left center, bottom left corner. <This step tacks the 3 layers together and holds the batting in place. >
  • Insert hook under the small panel and pull the tails and knots to the inside of the pot holder to hide them.
  • Fold the remaining portion of the large panel up over the batting and small panel. Pin into place as needed. <Front pocket created>
  • Insert hook in bottom right corner, through all 3 layers, and single crochet in the same space and in end of each row up the side, in each stitch across the top, and in the end of each row down the left edge. Fasten. Make sure you’re working through all crochet layers around. Do not crochet across the top of the pocket.
  • Sew scarf ends to the left of center in desired location: Thread needle through long tail left from crocheting scarf ends and use it to sew one end to the bottom edge of the red scarf stripe. Then thread needle with other tail and add “fringe” by stitching through the bottom of the scarf ends and down the front of the white body.
  • Attach button to the front center, approximately 1/2″ apart.
  • Attach hanger to upper left corner as desired.

Click on the links below to get to the other patterns in this CAL:

Santa Belly Pot Holder – Blackstone Designs

Hairpin Lace Table Runner – Crystalized Designs

Farmhouse Apron – Sincerely Pam

Buffalo Plaid Kitchen Towel – A Crocheted Simplicity

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