The latest free pattern here on the blog – Crochet Double Thick Potholders!
Read below about the inspiration, the perfect yarn I chose, and this beautiful stitch or scroll on down for the free pattern, video and photo tutorial.
The Inspiration + Design
I recently discovered a stitch called the thermal stitch and I’m in love! In playing with it I figured out an easy way to crochet this stitch simply and easily – check out the video tutorial here! I loved the texture and thickness of the stitch and immediately wanted to figure out a way to bring this woven look into my home with it’s own pattern.
After designing a WHOLE bunch of wearable pieces over the last couple of years I’ve been itching to work on some smaller projects as a creative palate cleanse. My little family also recently moved into a new house with a big gorgeous kitchen that was desperately lacking some warmth and texture. I love cozy spaces with layers of decor and this kitchen was looking a little… hallow.
So when I thought about how to bring the thermal stitch to life and what my home could use – a potholder felt just right!
These make great holiday or hostess gifts (they take about an hour to whip up!) – I’ll be giving sets of these along with my favorite cookbook tied up with a fluffy piece of scrap yarn. Gift giving season never looked so good – or was so utilitarian!
I had quite a few skeins of Lion Brand’s new cotton blend yarn Re-Up lying around the house and I loved them for these potholders. The color lineup has some great neutrals to go with my home decor – that rustic grey has a bit of heather to it and is so pretty in person!
I held two strands of yarn together for this pattern to make the potholders EVEN thicker – no way was I going to burn my hands on those hot pots coming out of the oven! I made one potholder each in the grey and cream colors and then made a third potholder holding one strand of each color together to achieve a marled look. I love the way all three look as a set.
I highly recommend using cotton yarn for this pattern – Re-Up is a wonderful option due to the color choice and the price point ($1.99 per skein!) but other cotton yarns would work too. Just make sure to stay away from acrylic or primarily polyester yarns to be sure hot pots and pans don’t melt the fibers. Cotton also performs better than other fibers when wet should you encounter a spill!
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The most versatile, necessary kitchen pattern to add to your library. A simple textured stitch makes these potholders thick and durable – with a simpler version of an I-cord loop for hanging within reach.
Pro tip: gift alongside cookbooks and utensils!
-Lion Brand Re-Up Cotton Yarn
weight 4 / worsted
2 skeins = 1 potholder
held double stranded throughout
12 sts x 12 rows = 4” in thermal stitch
Finished size: 7 x 7″ (excluding I-cord loop)
Solid – two strands same color
Marled – one strand each of two colors
Scroll to the bottom of the pattern for photo tutorial or see video tutorial below
DOUBLE THICK POTHOLDERS
Row 1 : 3rd loop sc in 2nd st and across, turn <20>
Row 2 : Ch 1, BLO sc across, turn <20>
Row 3 : Ch 1, thermal sc across, turn <20>
Rep row 3 until you’ve finished 34 rows.
Do not finish off.
Modified i-cord loop
Row 1 : ch 2, skip first ch, pull up a loop from 2nd ch, remove hook holding the loop in place (optional – hold dropped loop on knitting needle), ch 1, reinsert hook in dropped loop, ch 1
Row 2 : skip first ch, pull up a loop from 2nd ch, remove hook holding the loop in place (optional – hold dropped loop on knitting needle), ch 1, reinsert hook in dropped loop, ch 1
Rep two 2 until you’ve finished 12 rows.
yarn over, pull through two loops.
Finish off leaving a tail for sewing.
Sew I-cord tail to the last st of the potholder to secure. Weave all ends.
blo – back loop only
ch – chain
sc – single crochet
st(s) – stitch(es)
<> – stitch count
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