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My Basic Potholder Pattern

Posted on November 22, 2008

Need a potholder pattern? Do you like your potholders heavy duty? If so this may be the potholder for you. Here is my basic potholder pattern that is crocheted with cotton yarn. It’s double layered and works well as a potholder or a pot pad. I designed it so it fits nicely under a casserole dish. It’s a quick, easy project and does make a wonderful gift idea. I know I have made several to include in some kitchen sets that I crocheted for the upcoming holidays.

Free Basic Potholder Crochet Pattern

Description: 9 inch x 8 inch double layered potholder

Materials needed:
2- ozs. Sugar and Cream Cotton Yarn – Main color
2/3- oz. Sugar and Cream Cotton Yarn – Edging
1- 1 inch Plastic Ring (or other recycled plastic juice or milk ring)

H (5 mm) USA size hook

Directions: Make two

Row 1
Ch 29. Sc in 2nd ch from hook and in ea st across. (28)

Row 2
Ch 1, turn. Sc in each st.
Repeat Row 2 until measures 7 inches long. FO.

Put the two pieces together with RS facing out.

Row 1
Using contrasting yarn, join in any corner with a Sl St through both layers. Work 3 Sc in the corners and Sc evenly around edges while working through both layers.

Row 2
*Ch 3, Dc in sm st, sk 2 sts, Sl St in next st*. Repeat between. * to last st. Sc around the plastic ring evenly and then Sl St into base of beginning st. FO and weave under ends to secure the ring.

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

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

This pattern is copyrighted by Cindy at My Recycled Bags {dot com} and may only be used for private individual use. No commercial sales or use is permitted. Links to this pattern are acceptable. ©2008-2015

****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 “My Basic Potholder Pattern”

  1. MeghnaK
    Nov 24, 2008

    Hi Cindy…..very creative….am a real big admirer of yours…

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