Potholder Patterns

Welcome! This website was created by Piglet Evans and Matthew Simon Cavalletto in order to share our collection of charts that explore techniques for weaving potholders from loops. Read more about this collection.

How to Read Our Charts

Understanding a few common conventions used by the potholder-weaving community will help you understand how to read our charts.

These Charts are Free

This collection, and each of the individual charts, are available to everyone for free under an “open culture” license.

Combined PDF

All Charts as Single PDF File

Tabby

Basic Tabby: 27-Peg Chart, 18-Peg Chart

Threading with groups of colors (AAABBB):

Pinwheels: 27-Peg Chart, 18-Peg Chart, Blog Post, Facebook

Plaid (Stripes of 3): 27-Peg Chart, 18-Peg Chart

Plaid (Stripes of 5): 27-Peg Chart, 18-Peg Chart

Threading with uneven groups of colors (AABAAB):

Bars: 27-Peg Chart, 18-Peg Chart

Barbells: 27-Peg Chart, 18-Peg Chart

Threading solid one way and alternating the other (AAAA x ABAB):

Dot Grid: 27-Peg Chart

Threading with alternating colors (ABABAB):

Stripes: 27-Peg Chart, 18-Peg Chart

Broken Stripes: 27-Peg Chart

Log Cabin (Blocks of 9): 27-Peg Chart, 18-Peg Chart

Log Cabin (Blocks of 7): 27-Peg Chart

Log Cabin (Blocks of 5): 27-Peg Chart

Threading with alternating colors one way and uneven groups the other (ABABAB x AABAAB):

Narrow Ladders: 27-Peg Chart

Ladders: 27-Peg Chart

Broken Ladders: 27-Peg Chart

Combs: 27-Peg Chart

Broken Combs: 27-Peg Chart

Multicolor:

Gingham: 27-Peg Chart, 18-Peg Chart

Tri-Color Herringbone: 27-Peg Chart

Tabby with Floats, Alternating Colors

Corners allow stripes to change direction:

Corners: 27-Peg Chart, 18-Peg Chart, Blog Post

Ziggity-Do-Dah: 27-Peg Chart, 18-Peg Chart, Blog Post, Facebook

Twisted Corners: 27-Peg Chart

Parallel Corners: 27-Peg Chart, 18-Peg Chart, Facebook

Four Corners: 27-Peg Chart

Diverging Corners: 27-Peg Chart, 18-Peg Chart

Branches are like corners connected by a stalk:

Branch: 27-Peg Chart, 18-Peg Chart, Blog Post, Facebook June Edition

Three Parallel Branches: 27-Peg Chart, 18-Peg Chart, Blog Post, Facebook June Edition

Five Parallel Branches: 27-Peg Chart, 18-Peg Chart, Blog Post, Facebook June Edition

Seven Parallel Branches: 27-Peg Chart June Edition

Forked Branch: 27-Peg Chart, Blog Post, Facebook June Edition

Branch and Root: 27-Peg Chart, Blog Post, Facebook June Edition

Boxes are formed by four corners:

Noughts and Crosses: 27-Peg Chart, 18-Peg Chart, 17-Peg Chart

Square Tiles: 27-Peg Chart

Radiating Boxes: 27-Peg Chart, 19-Peg Chart, 18-Peg Chart, Blog PostFacebook

Nesting Boxes: 27-Peg Chart, Blog Post

Square Spiral: 27-Peg Chart, 18-Peg Chart, Blog Post

Paths:

Floating Diamond: 27-Peg Chart, 18-Peg Chart, Blog Post, Facebook

Bridges and Tunnels: 27-Peg Chart

Tabby with Floats, Miscellaneous

Pinwheels:

Off-Kilter: 27-Peg Chart, 18-Peg Chart, Blog Post, Facebook

Two-Two Twill

Basic Two-Two Twill: 27-Peg Chart, 18-Peg Chart

Two-two twill with alternate threading colors:

Two-Two Twill Steps: 27-Peg Chart, 18-Peg Chart, Facebook

Two-Two Twill Zeds: 27-Peg Chart

Houndstooth Twill: 27-Peg Chart, 18-Peg Chart, Blog PostFacebook

Sharktooth Twill: 27-Peg Chart, Blog Post, Facebook

Two-two twill with changes of direction:

Two-Two Twill Chevrons: 27-Peg Chart

Zig Zag Twill: 27-Peg Chart, 18-Peg Chart, Blog Post, Facebook

Two-Two Twill Saltire: 27-Peg Chart

Two-Two Twill Diamonds: 27-Peg Chart, 18-Peg Chart

Twill Pavé: 27-Peg Chart

Two-two twill with breaks:

Broken Twill: 27-Peg Chart, Blog Post, Facebook

Herringbone Twill: 27-Peg Chart, Blog Post

Leaning Tower Twill: 27-Peg Chart, 18-Peg Chart, Blog Post, Facebook

Two-two twill with complex patterns:

Twill Chevronels: 27-Peg Chart

Twill Mesh: 27-Peg Chart, Blog Post, Facebook May Edition

Two-two twill steps with changes of direction:

Cross Breeze: 27-Peg Chart, 18-Peg Chart, Blog Post, Facebook

Rick Rack: 27-Peg Chart, 18-Peg Chart, Blog Post, Facebook

Garden Path: 27-Peg Chart, Blog Post, Facebook

Diamond Spiral: 27-Peg Chart, 18-Peg Chart, Blog Post

Two-One and Mixed Twills

Two-One Twill: 27-Peg Chart, 18-Peg Chart

Two-One Twill Steps: 27-Peg Chart, 18-Peg Chart

Traveling Twill: 27-Peg Chart, 18-Peg Chart, Blog PostFacebook

Beaded Twill: 27-Peg Chart, 18-Peg Chart

Separated Twill Crosses: 27-Peg Chart, 19-Peg Chart, Blog Post, Facebook New!

Shadow Weave

Paths:

Greek Key: 27-Peg Chart, Blog Post

Fifties Banded Flair: 27-Peg Chart, 18-Peg Chart, Facebook

Twisty Little Passages: 27-Peg Chart, Blog Post

Haring To Go: 27-Peg Chart, Blog Post, Facebook

Chartres Labyrinth: 27-Peg Chart, Blog Post

Chartres Labyrinth Revisited: 27-Peg Chart, Blog Post

Tiles:

Twinkle Twinkle: 27-Peg Chart, Blog Post, Facebook

Roses and Thorns: 27-Peg Chart, Blog Post, Facebook June Edition

Eights:

Crazy Eights: 27-Peg Chart, Blog Post, Facebook May Edition

Super Eights: 27-Peg Chart, Blog Post, Facebook May Edition

Chevrons:

Fish Scales: 27-Peg Chart, 18-Peg Chart, Blog Post, Facebook June Edition

Three-Color Fish Scales: 27-Peg Chart, 18-Peg Chart, Facebook June Edition

It’s Raining Hearts: 27-Peg Chart, 18-Peg Chart, 9-Peg Chart, Blog Post

Super Hearts: 27-Peg Chart June Edition

Pulsating Heart: 27-Peg Chart, 18-Peg Chart June Edition

Figures:

Sheila’s Shamrock: 27-Peg Chart, Blog Post, Facebook, Facebook

Lettering:

Pot Hol Der: 27-Peg Chart, Facebook May Edition

Split-Loops

Split-Loop Tabby: 27-Peg Chart, 18-Peg Chart New!

Split-Loop Twill: 27-Peg Chart, 18-Peg Chart New!

Split-Loop Chains: 27-Peg Chart, 18-Peg Chart, Blog Post, Facebook New!

Extra-Thick

Basketweave:

Two-Two Basketweave: 27-Peg Chart, 18-Peg Chart, Blog Post, Facebook

Basketweave Steps: 27-Peg Chart, 18-Peg Chart

Three-three twills:

Three-Three Twill: 27-Peg Chart, 18-Peg Chart, Blog Post June Edition

Three-Three Twill Waves: 27-Peg Chart June Edition

Double-Layer:

Three-Three Shift Twill: 27-Peg Chart, 18-Peg Chart, Blog Post June Edition

Magical Three-Three Twill: 27-Peg Chart, 18-Peg Chart, Blog Post June Edition

Magical Newsprint: 27-Peg Chart, 18-Peg Chart, Blog Post, Facebook, Facebook

Textured:

Wonder Waffle: 27-Peg Chart, 19-Peg Chart, Blog Post, Facebook

Cobblestone: 27-Peg Chart, 19-Peg Chart, Blog PostFacebook

Tiny Boxes: 27-Peg Chart, 19-Peg Chart, Blog PostFacebook

Blank Charts

All Blank Charts as Single PDF File

Blank: 27-Peg Chart, 18-Peg Chart, 9-Peg Chart, 27×18-Peg Chart

Blank Tabby: 27-Peg Chart, 18-Peg Chart