If you are someone who loves to cook, this crochet potholder pattern will be a great project for you. Even if you hate to cook like me, this will still be something you find interesting. Hey, you love to crochet and that is why you are on my blog, right? If you know someone who is a great cook and is inseparable from her kitchen, this would make a great gift for her. Last but not the least, if you are a beginner crocheter, making potholders and dish cloths can help you hone your skills and give you a sense of accomplishment. Good things come in small packages, don’t they?
1. Worsted weight cotton yarn. Lily sugar n cream was used for the sample.
2. 4.5 mm hook
3. Yarn needle for weaving in the ends
Finished Size: 8 X 8 inch square
Gauge: 15 sc = 4 inches
sc- single crochet
hdc- half double crochet
Row 1: Ch 30, 1 sc in second ch from hook ( beginning ch-1 counts as a st), 1 sc in next 27 chains, 4 sc in last ch, pivot your work to work along the opposite side of the foundation chain, 1 sc in next 27 loops, 2 sc in last loop. Do not sl st at end of the round.——-62 sc counting the beginning ch-1 as well
Row 2: Directly work, 1 sc and 1 hdc in beginning ch-1 of last round, *( sk next st, 1 sc and 1 hdc in next st), repeat from *, keep going in a spiral till your work is an 8 X 8 inch square.
Once you have a square, work the stitch pattern till you reach the corner of the square, sl st to the corner st, ch 20, turn and work 1 sl st in each ch across, sl st to the same st you started the chain loop in.
Bring free end of the ch loop near your hook and sl st through the end of the ch loop and the next st. Fasten off with a 2 1/2 feet long tail.
Whip stitch the hot pad shut using your tail. Pull any tail left between the two layers and trim.