Crochet Cast Iron Skillet Handle Cover Pattern

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Planning to cook up some cast iron skillet recipes? Save your hands and make a handle cover with this easy crochet cast iron skillet handle cover pattern!

Crochet Cast Iron Skillet Handle Cover Pattern

The weather is warming up and people are starting to think about camping. The number one cookware for camping is cast iron.

However, cast iron is also becoming fun to cook with on the grill and in the oven. Boy, I have seen some delicious desserts made in a cast iron skillet.

If you are looking for some cast iron skillet recipe ideas, check out my friend Jen’s blog, My Crafty Life. She has several cast iron recipes for you to try.

Cast Iron Skillet Handle Cover

I thought it would be neat to make a handle cover that a person could slip on to the handle and help protect their hands from the heat. Sort of like a pot holder for the handle.

So, I got up my cast iron skillet from the garage. Cleaned it up and re-seasoned it.

Since it is going to help protect hands from heat, I chose to use two strands of cotton yarn. It just makes it a little bit thicker.

Also, I only used single crochet stitches. This way there are fewer holes for the heat to seep through.

Crochet Cast Iron Skillet Handle Cover

Supplies for a Crochet Cast Iron Skillet Handle Cover

Only use 100% cotton yarn. Acrylic yarn will melt.

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Crochet Cast Iron Skillet Handle Cover Pattern

FYI – the skillet I modeled this from is a 12-inch skillet. Adjustments may need to happen for other sizes.

Final size: About 4.5 inches long and the diameter of the circle is about 1.5 inches.


  • 100% Cotton Yarn – 2 balls of yarn so it can be made double thick.
  • J – Crochet Hook (6 mm)
  • Yarn Needle
  • Scissors


Round 1:  Using 2 strands of yarn: Start with the magic circle, Chain 1. Then single crochet 12 stitches. Pull the tail of the magic circle to close the circle. Make sure it is tight. Slip Stitch to join.

Now is the time to weave in the ends of yarns. You will not be able to at the end.

Round 2: Chain 1. Single crochet 12 stitches around in the Back Loops Only. Slip stitch to join.

Round 3 – 15: Chain 1. Single crochet 12 stitches around. Slip stitch to join.

Once you finish round 15, cut the yarns and weave in the ends.

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  1. Very nice ? love ❤️ it

  2. How much yarn does it use? Thanks I want to make one for my hope chest

    1. It took less than a ball of yarn per color.

  3. Thank you so very Much for this easy to use pattern. My friend and I love❤❤❤, cast Iron cooking, and are quite avid collectors of all size skillets, nothing tastes better than out of a cast iron pan.. ??, thanks for sharing this, !!

  4. Priscilla Taylor says:

    Do you have a finished size for the pattern??

    1. It is about 4.5 inches long and the diameter of the circle is about 1.5 inches.

  5. Thank you can’t wait to make the handle cover. I have my husband’s grandma’s skillet and a flat griddle. I make pineapple. Upside down cake in my skillet.
    Kathy ?

  6. It is perfect timing that you posted this now. I have been wanting to get a cast iron skillet for awhile and I finally bought one the other day. Now I can make this handle cover for it. Thank you so much for sharing.

  7. Do you have a video on how to do it? I get a little confused still with just the patterns

    1. I do not have a video for the pattern at the moment. Sorry.

  8. June Rodgers says:

    would love to have the written pattern for the cast iron pan handle, thank you

  9. Jessica Mindrup says:

    I have a 5.5 and a 6.5 mm hook, will either one work instead of a 6mm hook?

    1. You can use either one. You may have to adjust the pattern a bit. The final size was about 4.5 inches long and the diameter of the circle is about 1.5 inches.

  10. Julia Woods says:

    Can’t wait to crochet and try recipes.

  11. Skillet handle pattern. You can also do quilted ones. I still have my grandmothers

  12. I like theses skillet handle covers. Thanks for the pattern

  13. Jean Haynes says:

    liking the handle cover.

  14. I love all your easy to follow patterns. How about a pattern for placemats made with cotton yarn….

  15. Linda McElroy says:

    Love the pattern

  16. what weight is the cotton yarn? worsted, dk…

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