I have another crochet project for you this week!
A couple of weeks ago, my mom requested that I figure out how to make a pair of potholders similar to the ones my great-grandmother made her over 50 years ago. I didn’t even have to ask which potholders she was referring to. I knew the pair well, as I witnessed them being used and used them myself my entire childhood. Through every move, in every military housing kitchen, those potholders were a constant.
They were thick, white, and made with tight stitches and a loop on one corner that was frayed from time and use.
So, I went to my yarn stash to see if I had a cotton yarn that would be suitable for the project. I selected the Cotton XXL by Yarn Bee. I have worked with it enough to know it would be a great weight for a potholder. I started working with it and it was perfect. It makes a thick potholder that will stand up to heat and the cotton is an easy, washable material that also stands up well to heat.
- 9mm crochet hook – I love THESE, but THIS is the one I use in the video
- Yarn Bee Cotton XXL in White – Hobby Lobby
- Scissors – https://amzn.to/365S6LL
- Tapestry needle – https://amzn.to/2RrWrU7
- Safety pins or stitch markers – https://amzn.to/35WuitD
And here is the video tutorial showing how to make it…
You can download and print the PDF printable pattern HERE.
This is a great project for practicing your tension and to work on making even stitches. It’s also quick! I made one potholder in about 30 minutes…
Now I need to make a set for my mom!
In other crochet news, I have been working for weeks trying to figure out the best yarn and pattern to replicate some vintage glass cozies (we call them socks in my family) I bought at an antique store a few years ago and I finally have it figured out! I’ll share that pattern, the yarn, a video tutorial, and all of that good stuff next week.
And here are a few other crochet tutorials and resources…