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Recycle an Old Potholder

Posted on April 17, 2012

I noticed that I had several old potholders that were stained and had holes in them. So I figured it was time to recycle them into some new and pretty potholders.

Here are the before pictures of my old potholders.

I crocheted a chain the length of the old potholder plus 3 stitches. Then single crochet (Sc) in the round until the shell is long enough to insert the old potholder inside.

Finished crocheted potholder cover for an old potholder. Click on any photos to supersize.

Insert the old potholder inside and then slip stitch the opening closed.

Here is the blue potholder shell and with a scalloped edging added. The scalloped edging is accomplished by working *Ch 3 in corner st, Dc in same st, skip 2 sts and Slip St in next stitch*. Repeat between * around to beginning Ch 3. Join and finish off.

These recycled potholders are extra thick and durable. Plus with the new crocheted covers, they look so much better and I was able to give my old potholders a new life.

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5 Responses to “Recycle an Old Potholder”

  1. Carol
    Apr 19, 2012

    Excellent thinking!


  2. dawn!
    Apr 21, 2012

    Great idea! Btw….this is one of my favorite blogs šŸ™‚


  3. Glory Lennon
    May 29, 2012

    Nifty! šŸ™‚


  4. Sandy Renshaw
    Jun 16, 2012

    what yarn did you use?


  5. Cindy
    Jun 17, 2012

    Sandy, I just used regular weight cotton yarn. I believe it was peaches and cream brand.



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