|This Crochet Potholder Pattern is one of the free beginner crochet patterns. It is completely single crochet, extra large (8.5 inches x 8.5 inches) making it a wonderful addition to the kitchen, double sided for protection and beautiful. Match the colors of your kitchen and make a bunch of them! Once you use one of these I bet you put away all your smaller ones. Plus they make great trivets for baking / serving dishes on the table and it's even big enough to set a frying pan on. The yarn used for this pattern is crochet cotton. This pattern is designed to go with the Beginners Crochet Dishcloth and the Scrubbie, Scrunchie|
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Gauge is not important in this crochet potholder pattern.
You will start with the ball of cotton that you picked for the inside (or the business side) of your crochet potholder.
Chain (ch) 31 stitches.
Row 1: Crocheting into the Chain (ch) - Single Crochet (sc) in the second, top loop only, from the crochet hook. Crochet across the chain (ch) for a total of 30 single crochet (sc) stitches.
Row 2: Chain (ch) 1 and turn your work getting ready to crochet back the other way.
(It may be easier to have a piece of scratch paper handy and log your rows with a hash mark on the paper. What you just finished would be row number 1, you're starting row #2.)
Picking up both loops at the top of each stitch, you will single crochet (sc), 30 stitches, back across. This would be row number 2.
Rows 3 - 30: Continue to single crochet (sc) back and forth until you've completed a total of 30 rows. Do not be worried if it doesn't form a perfect square. It will square up during the last step.
Cut your end yarn about 4 inches from the finished piece. Put the end through the loop and pull tight to make a knot.
Next follow all the instructions again - only this time use your other ball of cotton (the one you picked as the outside or 'pretty' side of your crochet potholder). DO NOT cut the end this time.
To put the two pieces of your crochet potholder together you want one with rows going side to side and one with the rows going up and down. Not only will this pull your potholder into a square, but it will give you extra protection against heat when using it.
Chain (ch) 1 and turn your work. Make sure that the inside piece is facing you and the outside piece is behind it. Line up the corners (one with rows horizontal and one with rows vertical).
|You will be single crocheting (sc) into both pieces at the same time. Go slow and make sure you catch each row and each stitch.|
|Single crochet (sc) 30 stitches to the first corner. If you make sure you catch every row and every stitch the pieces will match up. If they don't match up you know you've missed some.|
|In the corner (you have already crocheted one single
crochet (sc) into it) single crochet (sc) 2 more stitches for a total
of 3 in the
The next 3 sides will be 29 single crochet (sc) stitches to the corners - with 3 stitches in each corner.
To create the hanging loop
for your crochet potholder,
chain (ch) 6 and connect with a slip stitch or simple knot.
Here's a great trick to
hide any threads left out!
Insert your hook into one layer of the potholder and
bring it back out as close to the loose thread as possible.
Hook the yarn around and draw the thread inside between the layers.
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