Sunday, June 13, 2010

Crochet Potholder

This is a pretty simple potholder to make. It is best to use cotton yarn like Peaches 'N Cream. Use whatever size hook you want. I usually use a H hook.

First: Make a chain. The chain will be the diagonal across the potholder, so make it as long as you want. I made mine about 8".


Turn and single crochet through the back of the chain.

When you get to the end, you will start working in round. Crochet single crochet in the back loop of the stitches.


When you get to the end of the row, just continue working the back loops.

It should start to look like this:




When you have reached the end of the rows push the edges together so they meet.

It will look like this before you push the edges together.

Make a chain for the loop and pull yarn through so you have a tail. Stitch the potholder together down the middle.

Finished!

3 comments:

  1. I was taught this using an f hook, and 35 stitches. It did take a very long time. I tried different hook sizes, and different amounts of stitches. I ended up just going up to a G hook,and 30 stitches. AnY thing else seemed to make rectangles, which isn't all bad, if you need a hot pad for cassaroles!

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  2. They are slow to work but so lovely and efficient. I also make them in double thich stitch.

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  3. I have made several of these potholders, but always at the Last Stitch of the first row ONLY, I was taught to put 2 single crochets. For a beautiful potholder, use self striping yarn. As a gift idea....use the self striping yarn for a potholder, then make a dishcloth or two in a color that matches one or more of the colors in the Potholder.

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