Here’s an updated list of free patterns for pot holders, hot pads and oven mitts. I’ve moved the crochet and knitting projects over to their own page here. Enjoy!
With Pocket: A basic square design but with a twist, the back has a pocket for your hand.
With Flower Design: Doesn’t include flower stitch design but it’s simple enough to make yourself.
Hooked & Bound Hot Pads: A mix of crochet (or knit if you prefer) and sewing.
Quilted Oven Mitts: Made with two pieces of coordinating fabric (for the outside of the gloves and the lining) and cotton batting. Features a loop for hanging (cotton tape).
Bias-Edge: Includes a pdf template download for a banana shape (or you can make a square/rectangle/whatever you like).
Circle Pocket: Lovely design with finger pockets on either side.
Patchwork: Use bright, cheery fabric scraps to make these charmers.
Woven: Weave strips of material together until you have your desired size, pin and stitch to a piece of batting then finish off.
Recycled Wool: Made with old wool blankets or garments that have been felted.
Scrappy: Made with colorful strips 1″ to 2″ wide.
Appliqued: Pretty gingham heart design but you can make whatever you like.
Patchwork: Charming design, backed with vintage cocktail napkins.
Scrappy: These are an ideal way to use up fabric scraps.
DIY Patchwork: Padded with terry-cloth towels.
Doll House: Lined with Insul-Bright to protect hands from heat when using.
Dishtowel: With some clever folding, all you need to do is stitch around all sides & the raw edges are tucked neatly inside.
Double: These protect your hands, wrists and forearms from getting burned on hot cookie sheets coming out of the oven.
Scrapbuster: Made with colorful strips (11), Insulbrite, fabric for backing and bias tape. Easy to make these as large as you like.
Two-Handed: Made with scraps of assorted fabrics and thermal batting.
Stash Happy: Quilted nine patch.
The vintage patterns are all now organized on this page.
Also see these DIY trivets to make (over a dozen ideas).