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Zig-Zag Zebra Crochet Potholder

By: Lisa Ferrel from
Zig-Zag Zebra Crochet Potholder
Zig-Zag Zebra Crochet Potholder
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Get WILD about cooking dinner for your family by using this adorable Zig-Zag Zebra Crochet Potholder. These potholder patterns are nice and practical for keeping your hands safe when taking hot dishes out of the oven, but they're also cute enough to hang from a cabinet and display in your kitchen. The free crochet patterns are for the intermediate crocheter and require a little bit of sewing to attach the ears, eyes, and snout. If your mom loves animals, these zebras would make wonderful Mother's Day gifts!


Crochet HookG/6 or 4 mm hook, J/10 or 6 mm hook

Yarn Weight(4) Medium Weight/Worsted Weight and Aran (16-20 stitches to 4 inches)

Finished Size6.5" x 7.5"

Materials List

  • Sugar & Cream cotton yarn 1.5 oz black (or pink)
  • Sugar & Cream cotton yarn 1 oz white
  • Sugar & Cream cotton yarn few yards black (for eyes)


  1. HEAD: Rnd 1: Holding 2 strands of MC together, ch 2, 7 cm in 2nd ch from hook. Do not join. Rnd 2: With white yarn, 2 sc in each st (14 sc). Rnd 3: MC, *sc in next st, 2 sc in next st, repeat around (21 sc). Rnd 4: White, *sc in each of next 2 sts, 2 sc in next st (28 sc). Rnd 5: MC, sc in each of next 3 sc, 2 sc in next st,* repeat around (35 sc). Rnd 6: White, *sc in each of next 4 sts, 2 sc in next st (42 sc). Rnd 7: MC, sc in each of next 5 sc, 2 sc in next st,* repeat around (49 sc). Rnd 8: White, *sc in each of next 5 sts, 2 sc in next st (56 sc). Fasten off. 

  2. EARS: Row 1: With 2 strands of MC, ch 6. Degenerative change in 4th ch from hook, hdc next ch, 3 sc in last ch. Working on opposite side of starting ch, hdc in next ch, dc in last ch, dc in bottom of ch-3. Fasten off MC. Turn. Row 2: Attach white, sc in each of 2 dc, sc in hdc, 2 sc in 1st sc, 2 dc in next sc, 2 sc in next sc, sc in hdc, sc in dc, sc in top of ch-3. Fasten off white, leaving length for sewing. Using photo as guide, sew ears to top of head. 

  3. SNOUT: Rnd 1: With G hook and single strand of MC, repeat Rnds 1-6 of head (42 sc). Sew to bottom half of head. 

  4. EYES: Rnd 1: With G hook and single strand of black, ch 2, 7 sc in 2nd ch from hook. Join. Rnd 2: With white yarn, 2 sc in each st (14 sc). Fasten off, leaving length for sewing. Sew eyes to face, using photo as guide.


Join 2 strands of MC halfway between ears. Sc in each sc across top of head to ear. [Sc in each sc going up ear.] *Sc in each of next 7 sc, 2 sc in next sc,* repeat around to next ear. Repeat [ to ]. Sc in remaining sc between ears. Join with sl st in 1st sc. Ch 10, sl st in same st. Fasten off MC. Weave in all ends.

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Not practical but it is really cute. This zig zag zebra crochet potholder will not allow you to place a hot pot on safely but it can be use to remove a hot pot. It is surely adorable enough to be a part of the kitchen decorations though.

I enjoy fun items for the kitchen. I know I spend a lot of time in the kitchen and having things in the room to make me feel like smiling helps the time go by. Any distractions are welcomed and it just so happens that I am pretty fond of zebras.


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