Potholder Pattern


With chunky weight yarn you can crochet these potholders in any color you wish. The diagonal pattern adds a nice design for your kitchen.


Crochet HookI/9 or 5.5 mm hook, J/10 or 6 mm hook

Yarn Weight(5) Bulky/Chunky (12-15 stitches for 4 inches)

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These potholders use such an unusual assembly technique that I was having a hard time visualizing exactly what the designer was talking about. Apparently Im not the only one as she included an additional link to a photo tutorial on her website. Unfortunately the link doesnt work correctly so I guess Ill have to get out some supplies and start sampling.

Love your pattern and have made many for family and friends but have no idea how to make these with the diagonal pattern. Pictures show, but could not find HOW!! Thanks

I like the soap holder idea too. Going to try it using wool and felt it with the soap inside. If it felts up nicely I'll needle felt a little design on the outside and it'll make a nice gift to go along with a crochet or knit wash cloth.

I'm surprised no one posted a warning that these are extremely addicting...I bet you cant make just one...or two...or a dozen!

my sister taught me how to make these potholders about 20 yrs ago and i have made them as gifts for the ladies at church for christmas and they loved them. also have made them for all of my family. different yarns and hooks make different size s so try different ones and pick the one you like best

I have been making these for years....an old friend shared these with me. I fancy them up a bit by double crocheting every other or every 5 stitches during the last few rows, into the row before......with a different color. Works really well and looks pretty. My friends and family love them. And, yes, although I do have some of my own made with cotton yarn......acrylic is easier to work with. The only problem I warn my friends/family is not to set anything in an iron skillet or cast iron pot on them for extended periods of time. The heat from these pans will melt the yarn, although I have never had any "burn".

I actually had to look up the same pattern on a different site to get the full explanation. You actually build this "in the round". On the first row, you work around the back stitch of the chains first, then go up the other side and work the formerly "front" (now back) stitch. Once you get it, it is a very easy pattern, especially with a variegated cotton yarn.

I agree Anna the combo set sounds great for fast gift sets, Im thinking of adding a a crochet topped dish towel to match.

This pattern is the first thing that my grandmother taught me to make. I prefer to make them using a smaller hook so that they are good and solid. No burned fingers for me. Thank you for posting this pattern so I can send it to a friend.

As soon as I saw the picture of this "hot pad" I remembered my friend teaching me to crochet this years ago. She didn't crochet it as a hot pad. She used worsted weight cotton and made it smaller.When it formed the natural fold she tucked in a bar of soap and sewed it up. My boys (who were little then) liked them for bath time. We just added a loop to hang it up to dry. Thanks for the fond memory. Now I'll make them bigger and call them pot holders. :)

these make up so fast . I put a hot pad and dishcloth in matching colors for a fast shower or house warming giftset.


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