Bobble Heart Potholder – Free Crochet Pattern

Crochet a sturdy, double-layered cotton potholder in a fun, bright bobble heart design! This project features the bobble stitch and includes a free crochet pattern and step-by-step photo-tutorial.
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This free photo-tutorial will show you how to crochet a bright cotton potholder with a bobble heart pattern. **The bobble heart tutorial was updated in February/March 2019 to update errors, add fresh pictures, and to include a pattern for the back of the potholder.**

two skeins of pink and yellow cotton yarn with a yellow crochet potholder that has a pink heart in the center

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Look at that picture!!

Totally adorable, RIGHT?!

Once you learn how to make the bobble heart potholder, make one for your mom, your bestie, your grandma, and goddammit, dogs need potholders too!

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Pink ball of yarn with a blue crochet hook and two-toned pink square with a heart

Those of you who follow me on Instagram have seen the above picture before and know that I’ve been trying to work out the kinks in this bobble heart pattern for a while. It took a few tries and some frogging to figure out how to use the pixel-bobble method described by Repeat Crafter Me.

Once I had the heart down, I had to figure out what I wanted to make with it! I chose a potholder (trivet??) because the puffy bobbles will help to keep the heat from a hot pan away from your table.

Plus, my current potholder situation is drab A.F. and honestly, it’s a little depressing.

pink and yellow bobble heart potholder hanging against a white background


I love the end result and it really brightens up my kitchen! I bet you’re picturing your very own bobble heart potholder hanging from your oven handle, being all cute-like! And who could blame you?!

This potholder is ahh-mazing, but get ready to count your stitches and weave in some ends. A lot of the crochet patterns I work on allow me to just space out while binge-ing on Hart of Dixie, but not this potholder.

close-up view of two pink and yellow balls of yarn and a bobble heart potholder on a white towel and wooden background

Don’t worry though, the finished product is absolutely worth the semi-tedious counting, but I just want to be up-front about the type of project you’re about to get yourself into.

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two skeins of Lily Sugar n Cream yarn with one ball of white cotton yarn in the center


Now you’re ready to rock, right?

First, double check your crafty stash or hit up Amazon for some supplies.

Supplies:
H-5.0mm and I-5.5mm crochet hooks
2 colors of worsted weight cotton yarn (I used Sugar’n Cream in Hot Pink and Yellow)
Scissors
Tapestry needle

Need a bobble stitch tutorial?

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44 Comments

  1. So adorable; I love the bobble nubs!! Your photographs are so bright and clear, too!

  2. I love your color choices and this is seriously so CUTE! It *almost* inspires me to learn….but I’m afraid of acquiring one more hobby!!!!!

  3. It’s beautiful! Thank you for persisting and then sharing the results.

  4. This is absolutely adorable. I can crochet in a straight line, but anything other than a simple blanket is tough. I’m still working on a scarf I started last year. πŸ˜‰ (But totally pinning this for future reference…maybe I can figure it out this fall?)

  5. Love love love! I would be fabulous if you’d join my linky party, lots of crocheters and I present really nice features each week which you would certainly be a part of! Hope to see you there!

  6. Thanks for creating and taking time to share pattern, its perfect-exactly what I’ve been looking for to make!! I cant wait!!

  7. Soooo cute! I love the pink heart! Thanks for sharing at the Submarine Sunday Link Party!

  8. Hi ~ I’m just learning the bobble stitch and am making a blanket with hearts. So, if I understand your instructions you change colors on the sc row, correct? I keep the yarn on the back side (WS)? Your assistance would be greatly appreciated. Thank you very much. Sincerely, Sylvia Larson

  9. Love this. While working the pattern I found that the color is not said to switch in the correct area, when it comes to the first pink bobble.

  10. Hello! I love this pattern! I am terrible at reading patterns but after following your tutorial for the bobble stitch, I decided to give this one a try. Also: following your other tutorial was a success! But as a newbie, it would have been beneficial to know that you crochet into the same stitch. I figured it out through trial and error πŸ™‚

    For this pattern, do you do the six half stitches for each of the bobbles? I’m about a quarter of the way through the second row and my bobbles look much larger than your cute little ones! Please help!

    • Melanie, I’m so glad to hear that you like the bobble heart pattern and that my bobble stitch tutorial was helpful! I’m glad you figured it out, but I’ll try to edit the directions to make it more clear that each bobble is built on one stitch.

      For this pattern you’ll do five half stitches per bobble, and there will be 6 total loops on your hook before you pull through to finish off the bobble stitch.

      Hope this helps!

  11. I was curious: what size does this end up to be?

  12. Such a fun project! Thanks for the clear instructions and lots of images. I really had fun learning how to do bobbles and create the heart design.

  13. Hello, can you please explain row 18 for me? I get 20 stitches not the 27! Thanks so much!!!!

  14. I am trying to get this pattern. How do I go about getting it. It’s not giving me the email. I need it for a baby blanket. Thank you.

    • Hey Shannen! I’m not sure why you’re not receiving the email– I checked and my email system seems to be working fine. The pattern is in the post, but maybe the email with the pdf ended up in your spam folder?

  15. Row 18 is wrong. I worked it as follows: Ch 1, turn. sc, bobble 7 sc, change to color 2 and work bobble, sc, bobble, sc and change to color 1 and work 6 sc, bobble, sc. The following rows seemed to be correct.

  16. Oops, i’m so sorry i omitted something! i’m correcting my error for Row 18: Ch1, turn, sc, bobble, 7 sc, change to color 2 and work bobble, sc, bobble, sc, change to color 1 and work 2 sc, change to color 2 and work bobble, sc, bobble, sc, change to color 1 and work 6 sc, bobble, sc. (27 sts.)

  17. for row 8 it has u changing color for the next to last bobble instead of the middle bobble, or am i not reading something right?

  18. Alex, that potholder is gorgeous. I have signed up with 2 diff emails and still haven’t received the 2 free patterns. I was looking forward to making the potholder! Thanks for the freebies and adding me to your list.
    Betty Lynn

  19. PS I did look in my spam and didn’t find it there either. Can you please send it again? Thanks

  20. Crochet Bobble Heart Potholder I can not download the this file Malwarebytes will not allow, can you send the pdf to my email [email protected]

  21. I need to.make hot pads for pans 12Γ—12, is it possible to continue the bobble rows to the size needed.. I love the pattern and really want to use it.

  22. The front potholder has 25 rows but the back has 30 rows. Is something wrong?

  23. So you should make the sides of the potholder with 30 stitches even though they don’t match row for row?

  24. Thank you for the help. The potholder is beautiful. Looking forward to more patterns.

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