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Log Cabin Potholder Pattern

Posted on February 18, 2011

For all those log cabin pattern lovers out there, here is my version of a log cabin potholder. This potholder or hotpad was crocheted using scraps of cotton yarn I had on hand. I have also been saving all my juice and milk jug rings for crafting projects. This plastic ring is a larger one that I recycled from an apple jug. Using these recycled rings saves you from having to purchase store bought rings for your potholder projects.

The potholder or hotpad completes my set that includes the log cabin scrap dishcloth pattern I posted last month. These items are an excellent way to use scraps of cotton that you may have been saving and not sure what could be done with the small bits. My pattern is written with specific colors listed but you can mix and match the colors depending on what you may have on hand.

As always, please enjoy the free crochet pattern below.

Log Cabin Potholder Pattern

Hook:
H (5 mm) USA crochet hook

Materials:
Cotton yarn scraps in 6 colors
2 ozs contrasting Cotton yarn for trim and back of potholder
1 plastic ring

Description:
8 inches x 8-1/2 inches Cotton Potholder/Hotpad

Directions:
Row 1
With light blue yarn, Ch 12, Hdc in 2nd ch from hook and in ea st. (11)

Row 2-6
Ch 2, turn. Hdc in ea st down to end. FO.

Row 1
Attached new color (light green) at lower right hand side of RS.
Ch 2, Hdc in ea st along the right side of light blue colored yarn. (Approx. 10 sts.)

Row 2-6
Ch 2, turn. Hdc in ea st down to end. FO.

Row 1
Attached new color (blue) at right hand corner of RS.
Ch 2, Hdc in ea st along the left side of green and the light blue colored yarn. (Approx. 20 sts.)

Row 2-5
Ch 2, turn. Hdc in ea st down to end. FO.

Row 1
Attached new color (creme) at upper right hand corner of RS at end of light blue. Ch 2, Hdc in ea st along the right side of light blue and the blue colored yarn. (Approx. 16 sts.)

Row 2-6
Ch 2, turn. Hdc in ea st down to end. FO.

Row 1
Attached new color (aqua blue) at right hand corner of RS at end of creme. Ch 2, Hdc in ea st along the right side of creme, and light blue and light green colored yarn. (Approx. 28 sts.)

Row 2-4
Ch 2, turn. Hdc in ea st down to end. FO.

Row 1
Attached new color (Dark Green) at right hand corner of RS at blue corner. Ch 2, Hdc in ea st along the right side of the blue and creme yarn. (Approx. 28 sts.)

Row 2-4
Ch 2, turn. Hdc in ea st down to end. FO.

Back Potholder Piece
I used just a solid color for the back of my log cabin potholder. Using the creme yarn, Ch 29. Hdc in the 2nd st from hook and in ea st down to the end. (28 sts)
Ch 2, turn. Repeat until you have 19 rows and it matches the size of the log cabin front potholder. You can leave your yarn attached if you are using the same color yarn for the trim.

Trim and Assembly:
Put the two pieces together with right sides facing out. Work the trim with the log cabin potholder piece facing you as you crochet the trim.

Using contrasting creme cotton yarn, either still attached from your back piece or attach yarn in any corner with RS log cabin facing. Work 3 Sc in corners and Sc evenly around the potholder. On one corner add the plastic ring and work Sc even around the entire ring. Continue Sc around to last corner and join with Sl St to beg Sc. FO.

If you have any questions or find discrepancies in this pattern, please email me using contact tab.

Abbreviations:
Ch – Chain
Ea – Each
FO – Finish Off
Hdc – Half Double Crochet
RS – Right Side
Sc – Single Crochet
Sk – Skip
Sl St – Slip Stitch
Sm – Same
St – Stitch

This pattern is copyrighted by Cindy of My Recycled Bags {dot com} and may only be used for private individual use. No commercial sales or use of this pattern or photos are permitted. Links to this pattern are acceptable and appreciated. ©2011

****Please do not copy my patterns on your blog site or post my patterns on Internet sites. I do not allow my patterns to be republished without expressed written permission. Posting of my patterns, without written permission is in violation of my copyrights and is content theft.

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3 Responses to “Log Cabin Potholder Pattern”

  1. GrannyJ
    Feb 19, 2011

    Love the log cabin potholder. I hadn’t been saving the rings from bottles but will start doing so. I hate buying something when I can get it free. Thanks for the pattern.


  2. CrochetBlogger
    Feb 19, 2011

    Great use of scraps. Terrific colors together!


  3. drenka
    Feb 23, 2011

    Thanks for the pattern!!! I Love your potholder! the colors are so cute together!!



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