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.

The collection is available both as a single large PDF file and as individual charts that can be downloaded as image files from the list below. There’s also an accompanying series of blog posts that include photos and commentary on many of the designs, as well as more general discussions of weaving techniques and pattern design.

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 October Edition

Tabby §

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

Threading with groups of colors (AAABBB):

Nine Block: 27-Peg Chart, 18-Peg Chart October Edition

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

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

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

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

Dot Grid: 27-Peg Chart, 18-Peg Chart

Split Dot Grid: 27-Peg Chart, 18-Peg Chart October Edition

Threaded solid & alternating (AAAA x AABB):

Seersucker: 27-Peg Chart

Threading with alternating colors (ABABAB):

Stripes: 27-Peg Chart, 18-Peg Chart

Alternating with occasional repeats (ABABAABABA):

Stripes: 27-Peg Chart, 18-Peg Chart

Broken Stripes: 27-Peg Chart, 18-Peg Chart

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

Log Cabin (Blocks of 7): 27-Peg Chart, 18-Peg Chart

Log Cabin (Blocks of 5): 27-Peg Chart, 18-Peg Chart

Bars: 27-Peg Chart, 18-Peg Chart

Alternating with repeats one way and inverted the other (ABABAABABA x BABABBABAB):

Barbells: 27-Peg Chart, 18-Peg Chart

Double Barbells: 27-Peg Chart October Edition

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

Narrow Ladders: 27-Peg Chart

Contrasting Narrow Ladders: 27-Peg Chart October Edition

Ladders: 27-Peg Chart

Contrasting Ladders: 27-Peg Chart October Edition

Wide Ladders: 27-Peg Chart October Edition

Broken Ladders: 27-Peg Chart

Combs: 27-Peg Chart

Broken Combs: 27-Peg Chart

Large Blocks (AABBBBBB):

Puzzle Pieces: 27-Peg Chart October Edition

Multicolor:

Gingham: 27-Peg Chart, 18-Peg Chart

Tri-Color Herringbone: 27-Peg Chart, 18-Peg Chart

Tri-Color Pinwheels: 18-Peg Chart October Edition

Tabby with Floats, Alternating Colors

Corners allow stripes to change direction:

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

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, 19-Peg Chart18-Peg Chart October Edition

Intersecting Corners: 27-Peg Chart, 18-Peg Chart, Blog Post, Facebook October Edition

Tiny Intersecting Corners: 27-Peg Chart, 18-Peg Chart  October Edition

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

Square Spiral Bands: 27-Peg Chart New!

Square Double Spiral: 27-Peg Chart, Facebook October Edition

Paths:

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

Open Square: 27-Peg Chart October Edition

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

Threaded solid & alternating (AAAA x ABAB):

Twill Dash Grid: 27-Peg Chart New!

Twill Split Dash Grid: 27-Peg Chart New!

Twill Dash and Zed Lanes: 27-Peg Chart New!

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

Twill Nine Block: 27-Peg Chart, 18-Peg Chart October Edition

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

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

Tri-Color Twill Splotches27-Peg Chart, Blog Post, Facebook October Edition

Broken Twill Splotches27-Peg Chart, Blog Post, Facebook October Edition

Two-two twill with changes of direction:

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

Jumbo Zig Zag Twill: 27-Peg Chart New!

Hallstatt 74: 27-Peg Chart, Blog Post, Facebook New!

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

Back and Forth Twill27-Peg Chart, 18-Peg Chart, Facebook October Edition

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

Short Herringbone Twill: 27-Peg Chart October Edition

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

Twill Step Diamond: 27-Peg Chart, 19-Peg Chart October Edition

Chladni Wave Plate: 27-Peg Chart, 19-Peg Chart, Blog PostFacebook October Edition

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

Two-One and Three-One Twill

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

Three-One Twill: 27-Peg Chart New!

Three-One Herringbone: 27-Peg Chart New!

Alternating ribbons:

Rippenköper: 27-Peg Chart New!

Five-Row Rippenköper: 27-Peg Chart New!

Egyptian Rippenköper: 27-Peg Chart New!

Alternating on each side (ABAB, AABB):

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

Dogbone Two-One Twill: 27-Peg Chart October Edition

Alternating in groups of three on each side (ABAABA, ABCABC):

Two-One Twill Pinstripes27-Peg Chart, 18-Peg Chart October Edition

Pinstripe Log Cabin27-Peg Chart New!

Pinstripe Noughts and Crosses27-Peg Chart, 18-Peg Chart, Blog Post, Facebook New!

Tri-Color Two-One Stripes27-Peg Chart, 18-Peg Chart October Edition

Tri-Color Log Cabin27-Peg Chart New!

Tri-Color Two-One Corners27-Peg Chart, 18-Peg Chart October Edition

Tri-Color Two-One Zig-Zag27-Peg Chart New!

Tri-Color Square Sprial27-Peg Chart, 18-Peg Chart New!

Mixed Twills

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

Three-Two-One-Two Twill: 27-Peg Chart October Edition

Twill-like Patterns

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

Separated Twill Crosses: 27-Peg Chart, 19-Peg Chart, Blog Post, Facebook October Edition

Diamond Tiles: 27-Peg Chart, Blog Post, Facebook October Edition

Open Diamond Tiles: 27-Peg Chart October Edition

Twill-Based Figurative Patterns

Twill Starfield27-Peg Chart  New!

Two-One Twill Nine Block27-Peg Chart, 18-Peg Chart New!

Two-One Twill Stacks27-Peg Chart October Edition

Wall of Troyish27-Peg Chart October Edition

Bricks In The Wall27-Peg Chart October Edition

Satin §

Three-One Satin: 27-Peg Chart, 18-Peg Chart, Blog Post, Facebook October Edition

Four-One Satin: 27-Peg Chart October Edition

Five-One Satin: 27-Peg Chart October Edition

Shadow Weave

Paths:

Bridges and Tunnels: 27-Peg Chart

Greek Key: 27-Peg Chart, Blog Post

Criss-Cross27-Peg Chart, 19-Peg Chart New!

Twisty Little Passages: 27-Peg Chart, Blog Post

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

Chartres Labyrinth: 27-Peg Chart, Blog Post, Blog Post

Chartres Labyrinth Revisited: 27-Peg Chart, Blog Post

Crosses:

Pulsating Plus: 27-Peg Chart New!

Pulsating Saltire: 27-Peg Chart New!

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

Bands:

Parallel Bands27-Peg Chart New!

Nested Bands27-Peg Chart New!

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

Pierced Lattice27-Peg Chart, 19-Peg Chart, Blog Post, Facebook October Edition

Tri-Color Pierced Lattice27-Peg Chart, 19-Peg Chart October Edition

Interlocking:

Mesa Verde27-Peg Chart New!

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 October Edition

Twill:

Split-Loop Twill: 27-Peg Chart, 18-Peg Chart October Edition

Split-Loop Twill Cables: 27-Peg Chart New!

Split-Loop Wide Chevrons: 27-Peg ChartOctober Edition

Split-Loop Narrow Chevrons: 27-Peg Chart October Edition

Split-Loop Wide Zig-Zags: 27-Peg Chart New!

Split-Loop Narrow Zig-Zags: 27-Peg Chart New!

Bands:

Split-Loop Chains: 27-Peg Chart, 18-Peg Chart, Blog Post, Facebook October Edition

Basketweave §

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

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

Half Basketweave27-Peg Chart New!

Two-One Basketweave: 27-Peg Chart October Edition

Padded Basketweave:

Padded Basketweave: 27-Peg Chart, 18-Peg Chart, Blog Post, Facebook New!

Padded Basketweave Steps: 27-Peg Chart, 18-Peg Chart, Blog Post, Facebook New!

Three-Three and Three-Two Twill

Three-two twills:

Three-Two Twill: 27-Peg Chart October Edition

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

Weft-Faced:

Three-Three Offset Twill27-Peg Chart, 18-Peg Chart, Blog Post, Facebook October Edition

Three-Three Offset Bands27-Peg Chart, Blog Post, Facebook October Edition

Overshot §

Corduroy27-Peg Chart, 19-Peg Chart New!

Tri-Color Corduroy27-Peg Chart, 19-Peg Chart New!

Halvdräll Nine Block27-Peg Chart, Blog Post New!

Textured §

Tumbling Boxes27-Peg Chart, 18-Peg Chart, Blog PostFacebook New!

Moving Boxes27-Peg Chart, 18-Peg Chart New!

Tri-Color Moving Boxes18-Peg Chart New!

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

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

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

Waffle Weave §

Micro Waffle: 27-Peg Chart, 19-Peg Chart New!

Mini Waffle: 27-Peg Chart, 19-Peg Chart New!

Liége Waffle: 27-Peg Chart, 19-Peg Chart, Facebook New!

Breakfast Waffle: 27-Peg Chart, 19-Peg Chart, Facebook New!

Belgian Waffle: 27-Peg Chart, 19-Peg Chart, Facebook New!

Jumbo Waffle: 27-Peg Chart, 19-Peg Chart New!

Blank Charts

All Blank Charts as Single PDF File

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

Blank Split-Loop: 27-Peg Chart, 18-Peg Chart

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