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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Without further ado, the bobble heart potholder pattern:

Starting chain crocheted with yellow yarn and a bronze crochet hook

Begin by chaining 28, using your I hook.

one row of yellow single crochets with a blue crochet hook

Row 1: Switch to your H hook. Skip the first chain (ch), single crochet (sc) in the second chain from the hook and sc across (27 stitches). Don’t worry if it’s a little curly, it will flatten out as you add more rows.

The first yellow bobble row of the potholder, with a blue crochet hook

Row 2: Ch 1 and turn. sc, *bobble, sc* (repeat * 13 times). There should be 13 bobble stitches, and 27 total stitches.

To make each bobble, yarn over and put your hook through both loops of the stitch you’re building on. Yarn over again and pull through, as if you’re starting a double crochet. Yarn over again and pull through the first two loops on your hook, leaving two loops on your hook. Basically, you want to crochet 2/3 of a double crochet stitch. Repeat this process (the 2/3 double crochet) four more times in the same stitch. You should now have six loops on your hook, and five partial double crochets (the 6th loop is connected to the previous stitch). Yarn over again and pull all six of the loops through. Chain 1 to finish.

If you need help crocheting the bobble stitch, check out my step-by-step photo-tutorial or video:

The first few rows of the bobble heart potholder, in progress with a blue crochet hook

Row 3: Ch 1 and turn. sc across (27 stitches).
Row 4: Ch 1 and turn. sc, bobble, 23 sc, bobble, sc (27 stitches).
Row 5: Ch 1 and turn. sc across (27 stitches).
Row 6: Ch 1 and turn. sc, bobble, sc 3, bobble, sc, bobble, sc 11, bobble, sc, bobble, sc 3, bobble, sc (27 stitches).
Row 7: Ch 1 and turn. sc across (27 stitches).
Row 8: Ch 1 and turn. sc, bobble, sc 3, bobble, sc, bobble, sc 5, [color 2] bobble, [color 1] sc 5, bobble, sc, bobble, sc 3, bobble, sc (27 stitches).

Note: I usually start carrying my second color (pink, in this case) 2-3 stitches early and drop it 2-3 stitches late. I leave a 3-4 inch tail and just trim it off, rather than continuing to carry the second color. Toward the bottom of this post you can see what the back of my potholder looks like before the ends are weaved in.

If you need help switching colors, check out this great tutorial and video on Moogly!

Row 9: Ch 1 and turn. sc 11, [color 2] sc 5, [color 1] sc 11 (27 stitches).
Row 10: Ch 1 and turn. sc, bobble, sc 8, [color 2] sc, *bobble, sc* (repeat * 3 times), [color 1] sc 8, bobble, sc (27 stitches).

In-progress view of the front side of the bobble heart potholder, including a blue crochet hook and skein of yellow yarn

Row 11: Ch 1 and turn. sc 9, [color 2] sc 9, [color 1] sc 9 (27 stitches).
Row 12: Ch 1 and turn. sc, bobble, sc 6, [color 2] sc *bobble, sc* (repeat * 5 times), [color 1] sc 6, bobble, sc (27 stitches).
Row 13: Ch 1 and turn. sc 7, [color 2] sc 13, [color 1] sc 7 (27 stitches).
Row 14: Ch 1 and turn. sc, bobble, sc 4, [color 2] sc *bobble, sc* (repeat * 7 times), [color 1] sc 4, bobble, sc (27 stitches).
Row 15: Ch 1 and turn. sc 6, [color 2] sc 15, [color 1] sc 6 (27 stitches).
Row 16: Repeat Row 14.
Row 17: Ch 1 and turn. sc 7, [color 2] sc 6, [color 1] sc 1, [color 2] sc 6, [color 1] sc 7 (27 stitches).
Row 18: Ch 1 and turn. sc, bobble, sc 6, [color 2] sc, bobble, sc, bobble, [color 1] sc 3, [color 2] bobble, sc, bobble, sc, [color 1] sc 6, bobble, sc (27 stitches).

Completed body portion of the bobble heart potholder with a blue crochet hook and skein of yellow yarn

Row 19: Ch 1 and turn. sc across (27 stitches).
Row 20: Ch 1 and turn. sc, bobble, sc 3, bobble, sc 15, bobble, sc 3, bobble, sc (27 stitches).
Row 21: Ch 1 and turn. sc across (27 stitches).
Row 22: Ch 1 and turn. sc, bobble, sc 23, bobble, sc (27 stitches).
Row 23: Ch 1 and turn. sc across (27 stitches).
Row 24: Ch 1 and turn. sc, *bobble, sc* (repeat * 13 times). There should be 13 bobble stitches, and 27 total stitches.
Row 25: Ch 1 and turn. sc across (27 stitches).
**Don’t trim yarn — you will use this color to crochet the first border row**

Finish up the potholder with the back and edging on the next page!

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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. 😉 (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 🙂

    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 12×12, 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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