Canadian Themed, Free Patterns, Holiday Decor, Home Decor

Canada Maple Leaf Pot Holder/Wash Cloth – Free Crochet Pattern

Are you looking for something to show off some Canadian spirit? Why not try this handy Maple Leaf pot holder/wash cloth – Now a free crochet pattern!

As a Canadian, it is always nice to have something Canadian themed lying around my home.  During the warmer summer months I’m not always excited to be working on larger projects, or even winter accessories.  This pot holder is something I can get excited about, especially as Canada Day approaches and I am thinking about hosting parties and backyard BBQ’s!

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This pot holder is worked in two pieces that are crocheted together in the end.  The result is a double thick pot holder.  I crocheted it with a cotton yarn which I would recommend for this project as cotton yarns with stand the heat better than an acrylic.

To make the wash cloth, simply only work the one maple leaf side and edging.

This pattern works well with my Our Canada Tote Bag! You’ll find the free pattern for it here: “Our Canada” Tote Bag – A Free Crochet Pattern.

PDF Download:

This pattern will be written out in full below.

However, should you wish to add this pattern to your library and purchase a convenient PDF copy, you may do so through either my Etsy or Ravelry Shop.  As a bonus the PDF download also includes the crochet pattern for the Our Canada Tote!

Click here for the Our Canada Gift Set on Ravelry

Click here for the Our Canada Gift set on Etsy

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The Pattern:

Yarn: Lily Sugar n’ Cream Big Ball Yarn by Yarnspirations™ (100% Cotton; 710 yds/650 m/400 g); Medium/ Worsted weight.  Main Color: 1 Ball White (Note: 1 Ball contains enough yarn for both projects). 

Lily Sugar n’ Cream super size yarn by Yarnspirations™ (100% Cotton; 200 yds/4 oz/184 m/113 g); Medium/ Worsted weight.  Contrasting Color: 1 Ball red.

Hook: Size H/8 (5 mm). Adjust hook size if necessary to obtain correct gauge.

Finished Size: 8 inches x 8 inches

Gauge: 4 sc and 4 rows = 1 inch

Skill Level: Easy

Stitches and Abbreviations:

Rpt – repeat

Ch – chain 

Sc – Single Crochet

Sl st – slip stitch

Rsc – reverse single crochet (working from left to right, sk first st, insert hook from front to back in next st to the right, yo, pull lp through st, yo, pull through 2 lps on hook)

MC – Main Color

CC – Contrasting color
Puff St – yarn over, insert hook in st indicated draw up a loop, yarn over and pull through 2 loops.  * Yarn over, insert hook in same st, draw up a loop, yarn over and draw through 2 loops.  Repeat from * 3 more times, yarn over and draw through all loops remaining on hook.

Pattern Notes:

  • Pattern is written in American English terms.
  • Ch 1 at beg of rnd does not count as sc. 
  • Weave in ends as needed.
  • When alternate color is not in use, carry nonworking color behind and work over unless otherwise stated.
  • To switch colors, use color for next stitch in the last step of current stitch (i.e. when completing a sc, instead of yarning over with your BC to pull through last 2 loops on hook, drop your MC yarn and pick up your CC, yarn over with CC and pull through last two loops on hook. Before beginning your next stitch in your CC make sure to bring your MC yarn to the backside of your work.
  • ** Designers Tip – would you like a matching dish cloth? Fasten off following row and weave in ends!

Front Side:

With MC ch 30.  

Row 1: Sc in 2nd ch from hook and in each ch across.  Turn.  (29 sc)

Row 2: Ch 1, sc, *puff st, sc, repeat from * across.  Turn. (14 puff st)

Row 3: Ch 1, sc in each st across.  Turn

Row 4: Ch 1, sc, puff st, sc in the next 12 st, with CC sc in the next sc, with MC sc in the next 12 sc, Puff st in the next st, sc.  Turn.

Row 5: Ch 1, sc in the next 14 sts, with CC sc in the next st, with MC sc to end.  Turn.

Row 6: Ch 1, sc, puff st, sc in the next 12 sts, with CC sc in next st, with MC sc in next 12 sts, puff st, sc.  Turn.

Row 7: Ch 1, sc in the next 14 sts, with CC sc in the next st, with MC sc to end.  Turn.

Row 8: Ch 1, sc, puff st, sc in next 6 sts, with CC sc in next 4 sts, with MC sc in next 2 sts, with CC sc in next st, with MC sc in next 2 sts, with CC sc in next 4 sts, with MC sc in next 6 sts, puff st, sc.  Turn.

Row 9: Ch 1, sc in next 9 sc, with CC sc in next 11 sts, with MC sc to end.  Turn.

Row 10: Ch 1, sc, puff st, sc in next 8 sts, with CC sc in next 9 sts, with MC sc in next 8 sts, puff st, sc.  Turn.

Row 11: Ch 1, sc in next 9 sts, with CC sc in next 11 sts, with MC sc to end.  Turn.

Row 12: Ch 1, sc, puff st, sc in next 5 sts, with CC sc in next 15 sts, with MC sc in next 5, puff st, sc.  Turn.

Row 13: Ch 1, sc in next 6 sts, with CC sc in next 17 sts, with MC sc to end.  Turn.

Row 14: Ch 1, sc, puff st, sc ni next 3 sts, with CC sc in next 19 sts, with MC sc in next 3 sts, puff st, sc.  Turn.

Row 15: Ch 1, sc in next 4 sts, with CC sc in next 21 sts, with MC sc to end.  Turn.

Row 16: Ch 1, sc, puff st, sc, with CC sc in next 23 sts, with MC sc in next st, puff st, sc.  Turn.

Row 17: Ch 1, sc in next 5 sts, with CC sc in next 6 sts, with MC sc in next st, with CC sc in next 5 sts, with MC sc in next st, with CC sc in next 6 sts, with MC sc to end.  Turn.

Row 18: Ch 1, sc, puff st, sc in next 3 sts, with CC sc in next 2 sts, with MC sc in next st, with CC sc in next 2 sts, with MC sc in next st, with CC sc in next 7 sts, with MC sc in next st, with CC sc in next 2 sts, with MC sc in next st, with CC sc in next 2 sts, with MC sc in next 3 sts, puff st, sc.  Turn.

Row 19: Ch 1, sc in next 4 sts, with CC sc in next 1 st, with MC sc in next 3 sts, with CC sc in next st, with MC sc in next 2 sts, with CC sc in next 7 sts, with MC sc in next 2 sts, with CC sc in next st, with MC sc in next 2 sts, with CC sc in next st, with MC sc to end.  Turn.

Row 20: Ch 1, sc, puff st, sc in next 9 sts, with CC sc in next 7 sts, with MC sc in next 9 sts, puff st, sc.  Turn.

Row 21: Ch 1, sc in next 10 sts, with CC sc in next 9 sts, with MC sc to end.  Turn.

Row 22: Ch 1, sc, puff st, sc in next 8 sts, with CC sc in next 9 sts, with MC sc in next 8 sts, puff st, sc.  Turn.

Row 23: Ch 1, sc in next 10 sts, with CC sc in next st, with MC sc in next 2 sts, with CC sc in next 3 sts, with MC sc in next 2 sts, with CC sc in next st, with MC sc to end.  Turn.

Row 24: Ch 1, sc, puff st, sc in next 11 sts, with CC sc in next 3 sts, with MC sc in next 11 sts, puff st, sc.  Turn.

Row 25: Ch 1, sc in the next 14 sts, with CC sc in next st, with MC sc to end.  Turn.

Row 26: Ch 1, sc, puff st, sc in next 25 sts, puff st, sc.  Turn.

Row 27: Ch 1, sc in each st across.  Turn.

Row 28: Ch 1, sc, *puff st, sc, repeat from * across.  Turn.

Row 29: Ch 1, sc in each st across.  (29 sc)

Fasten off.  (If you would like a dish cloth, weave in ends and enjoy!)

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Back Side:

With MC ch 30.  

Row 1: Sc in 2nd ch from hook and in each ch across.  Turn.  (29 sc)

Rows 2-29: Ch 1, sc in each st across.  Turn.

Fasten off.  Weave in ends.

To join potholder front and back together, place wrong sides together and work through both thickness.  With a sl st join MC to top right corner and work 1 sc in each st around, working 3 sc in each corner.  When you return back to your starting point, if you would like a loop on your potholder for hanging, chain 6 and sl st in first sc.  Turn, then working in chain, sc in each st (6 sc), and join with a sl st in last sc on potholder.  Fasten off and weave in ends!

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