This year I have decided to stay ahead of the holidays. I’ve been shopping for presents and collecting random decor items so that when the fun times arrive, I can actually sit back and enjoy the season. I love having a beautiful table setting, so I decided to make my own potholders in festive colours.
If the stitch looks familiar to you, that’s because its the bumpy rows stitch that I used in the Cozy and Free Baby Blanket Crochet Pattern. The moment I discovered this stitch, I thought it would make a wonderful potholder stitch because of the bumpy and dense fabric it creates – perfect to protect your table and so pretty to look at too!
I have written out and posted the free pattern for this potholder below on this page. You can also purchase the ad free instant download PDF file for easy printing and reading.
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Decorative Potholder Crochet Pattern
What you will need
Here is what you will need to make these potholders:
Each potholder measures 8″ X 8″.
Chain 34 (or a multiple of 4 + 2).
Row 1: SC in second chain from hook and in each remaining chain; CH 2, turn.
Row 2: 3 DC in first sc; *Skip next 3 sc, (SC, 3DC) in next sc; repeat from * to last 4 stitches, skip 3 sc, SC in last sc; CH 2, turn.
Row 3: 3 DC in first sc; *Skip next 3 dc, (SC, 3DC) in next sc; repeat from * to last sc; SC in top of turning chain; CH2, turn.
Repeat row 3 until your work measures 7 inches (should look square) and continue on to border.
Work 2 rounds around the border of the potholder evenly in single crochet. Make sure that you do 3 SC in each corner of the border (or your edges will be too tight and curl inwards). If you don’t know how to do a single crochet border, this wonderful article explains it in detail.
When you have completed two rounds, work a slip stitch into the next stitch and chain 20. Secure back into the same stitch with a slip stitch to create the hook. Fasten off and weave in the ends!
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