You are invited to crochet a quick pot holder with me.
•1 skein of ARTland TOSCANA yarn (250 g, 90m, 80% recycled cotton, 20% other recycled fiber yarn).
•11.5 mm crochet hook.
•A marker – I use yarn in a different color than the one that is being crocheted.
•A tapestry needle to weave in all extra yarn.
Tension / Gauge
10 cm = approx. 8 sl st & approx. 9 rows.
Big cream pot holder - approx. 21 cm * 21 cm without the handle. Weight – approx. 190 g Small aqua pot holder – approx. 15 cm * 15 cm without the handle. Weight – approx. 120 g
Abbbreviations & Techniques - US Terms
chain (s) – ch(s)
slip stitch – sl st
front loop – fl
back loop - bl stitch(s) – st(s)
place marker – pm
crocheting in rows
1.This pattern is written using US crochet terms.
2.We will crochet with 2 threads of yarn, so you should roll half of your yarn in advanced if you want to use only 1 skein or use 2 skeins of yarn.
3.The given instructions with photo tutorial are for the big cream pot holder, but the only difference is the chain initial number and rows number. All necessary changes for the small put holder are written in blue in brackets ( ).
Using 2 threads of cream (aqua) yarn and 11.5 mm crochet hook ch 16 (12) Row 1 Crochet to the little bumps behind the chs (where the needles are located in photo 1).
1 loose yet equal sl st to the 2nd ch from hook and to each of next 14 (10) chs (15 (11) sl st) (you can see the completed row in photo 2).
Turn, while the yarn is behind the hook and pm the last st of the previous row under both loops. You will start crocheting the next row in the 1st – where the needle is located in photo 3.
Row 2 1 loose yet equal sl st to the 1st st (photo 4) and to each of next 13 (9) sts to flo! 1 loose yet equal sl st to the last st under both loops (where you pm) (15 (11) sl st)
The needle is located under the yarn that came from behind while turning the work. Pay attention to the tension there – it should be equal at each row since it will be seen in each side of the potholder later on.
You can see the completed row in photo 5.
Take off the marker & turn while the yarn is behind the hook and pm the last st of the previous row under both loops. You will start crocheting the next row in the same st – where the needle is located in photo 6.
Row 3 1 loose yet equal sl st to the 1st st and to each of next 13 (9) sts to flo! 1 loose yet equal sl st to the last st under both loops (where you pm) (15 (11) sl st). Turn, while the yarn is behind the hook and pm the last st of the previous row under both loops.
Repeat row 3 till you reach to 21 (15) cm & do not turn.
Creating the Handle
ch 12 (10), join with sl st to the same place you crocheted the last sl st in the last row (where the gray needle is located in photo 7)
1 sl st to each of next 12 (10) sl st – under 2 threads of the st (where the gray needles are located in the first 3 sts for an example in photo 8)
1 sl st to the same place you joined the handle (where the gray needle is located in photo 9)
In photo 10 you can see the view after the sl st has been made.
cut the yarn leaving approx. 60 cm and pull them from the st (photo 11)
roll 1 thread to your right around the handle (photo 12) and repeat it 3 times more.
Repeat this process it with the 2nd edge to the other side - to the left.
Tie both edges in the other side with a double knot (photos 13-14).
Insert the yarn to the knot - a tapestry needle or a small crochet hook will assist you in this process (photos 15-16) and pull it so the knot will not be seen.
Congratulations – your pot holder is ready !!!