Check out these awesome potholders I am working on! I have been wanting to make some new ones to go with my updated kitchen, but finding the right pattern was trickier than I thought it would be.
The biggest problem I ran into was the thickness and the open nature of many patterns. I didn’t want to make something that wasn’t practical, but I also didn’t want to make something boring. I found that the term potholder means different things to different people. I wanted the type you use to take hot pans out of the oven, not a trivet style used to place hot pans on the table.
I finally decided on this style that I had pinned to Pinterest over 3 years ago! But unfortunately the finished piece ended up entirely to big for my hands. So I modified it a bit and came up with my own. It may not be as elegant as the original, but it works for me. I crochet much like I cook. I use a pattern or a recipe only as a foundation, but end up changing and adjusting things to suit my needs.
The color schemes for this project are endless. I ended up using the Sugar’ n Cream 100% cotton I had lying around. If you decide to make some for yourself, please remember that acrylic yarn will melt, so it must be 100% cotton.
When the pieces are single, they still have a very open feel to them, which had me thinking it wouldn’t work. But once they are connected with that running slip stitch, everything pulls in and it becomes a solid, double thick piece. I have no worries that the heat will come through, or that if I hold it a certain way, I will be in direct contact with a hot pan.
The end result is a very thick and sturdy potholder, that I think is beautiful! They will hang like art in my lovely new kitchen. 🙂