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.

As children, we each made simple traditional woven-loop potholders, and as adults we were delighted to rediscover that this seemingly-simple art had so much more to offer than we had known at the time.

This is not a completed static book, such as you might find on a bookstore shelf, but rather a snapshot of an ongoing exploration. We add new patterns and publish updated copies of this collection on a regular basis. 

The charts below start off with very simple patterns that are widely used by weavers everywhere. As you continue through the collection, new techniques are introduced, explored, and combined with earlier ones to produce more complicated designs. Near the end you’ll find original designs that have been charted here for the first time.

The charts are available in two forms: a combined PDF, and as individual charts in PNG format which you can save and print. At the end there’s also a set of blank templates which can be used when charting your own patterns.

Many of the designs have been described in posts here on this site, or on the Potholder People group on Facebook, for which additional links are included below.

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

Pinwheels: 27-Peg Chart, 18-Peg ChartFacebook

Plaid: 27-Peg Chart

Bars: 27-Peg Chart, 18-Peg Chart

Barbells: 27-Peg Chart

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

Narrow Ladders: 27-Peg Chart

Ladders: 27-Peg Chart

Broken Ladders27-Peg Chart

Combs: 27-Peg Chart

Broken Combs27-Peg Chart

Twill

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

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

Houndstooth Twill: 27-Peg Chart, 18-Peg Chart, Facebook

Two-Two Twill Chevrons: 27-Peg Chart

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

Two-Two Twill Saltire: 27-Peg Chart

Two-Two Twill Diamonds: 27-Peg Chart

Twill Pavé27-Peg Chart

Broken Twill27-Peg Chart

Herringbone Twill: 27-Peg Chart, Blog Post

Leaning Tower Twill27-Peg Chart, 18-Peg Chart, Facebook

Twill Chevronels: 27-Peg Chart

Two-One Twill: 27-Peg Chart

Two-One Twill Steps: 27-Peg Chart

Traveling Twill27-Peg Chart, 18-Peg Chart

Beaded Twill27-Peg Chart, 18-Peg Chart

Modified Tabby

Corners: 27-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

Four Corners: 27-Peg Chart

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

Radiating Boxes27-Peg Chart, 19-Peg Chart, 18-Peg Chart, Facebook

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

Square Tiles: 27-Peg Chart

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

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

Nesting Boxes: 27-Peg Chart, Blog Post

Modified Twill

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

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

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

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

Shadow Weave

Greek Key: 27-Peg Chart, Blog Post

Fifties Banded Flair27-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

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

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

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

Lettering

Pot Hol Der: 27-Peg Chart

Multicolor

Gingham: 27-Peg Chart, 18-Peg Chart

Tri-Color Herringbone: 27-Peg Chart

Extra-Thick

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

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

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

Cobblestone: 27-Peg Chart, 19-Peg ChartFacebook

Tiny Boxes27-Peg Chart, 19-Peg Chart, Facebook

Blank Charts

All Blank Charts as Single PDF File

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

Blank Tabby27-Peg Chart, 18-Peg Chart