I’m so excited about these beauties!
I suspect just about every homemaker has one of these classic potholders in his/her kitchen or has seen one in the kitchens of others. It has been around for generations. The first one I owned was given to me by my grandmother. I used it for many years as my primary potholder, so much so that I actually wore out the yarn! I wanted more for my kitchen but, after an extensive online search, I couldn’t really find a pattern I liked. Now that I’ve created the pattern, I’m passing it on to you!
I’m so happy with how these turned out. I found some great color combinations in Lily Sugar N Cream. One skein isn’t quite enough to finish one potholder so I added a coordinating yarn when I ran out of the initial color, creating the wide diagonal stripe. So many color variations exist, making this a versatile pattern. I’m also in the process of trying Universal Yarn’s cotton supreme, a yarn that gives these potholders a softer feel with a beautiful array of colors.
If you’d like to purchase the finished product, you’ll be able to do so at my Etsy shop, MadameStitchStudio, by clicking here.
Some of the construction/design elements you can expect from the pattern:
- Crocheted using the spiral method
- Double thickness provides additional protection from hot surfaces
- Uses the foundation chain and single crochet stitch
- The seam is easily closed with a simple mattress stitch
These make a fabulous Christmas gift. I used them as stocking stuffers for my adult kids last year. Make your own or buy the finished product!