Showing posts with label potholder. Show all posts
Showing posts with label potholder. Show all posts

Saturday, October 11, 2014

Double Thick Crochet Potholders from Crochet Geek

Today's recommended crochet videos are going to be 5 double thick crochet potholders made with crochet cotton yarn.  I have been guilty of making these potholders out of acrylic yarn in the past.  However acrylic yarn will burn and melt with  heat and hot items.  Ask me how I know.  I only recommend using 100% cotton. There is a wider range of colors with cotton yarn if you shop online.   Your local yarn store may also have some specialty yarn that will not be found in the chain stores.  Many of the local yarn stores will have a website where you can purchase yarn through mail order.

The first double thick pot holder is made with the ring at the top and two increase points similar to the ripple crochet or Chevron crochet technique. 

This next magic crochet double thick potholder is created with the single crochet. It is flexible technique where you can make different sizes. You start off crocheting what looks like a flat pouch. Upon completion, you fold the two open edges together and sew them together to create the square

Next is the a double thick crochet heart potholder. I took this technique a little further and crocheted two circles to create this heart. The circles are folded in half to make the double thickness. The sandwiched circles are sewn together and sewn to the sides of the square potholder. Then I added a little edging around the circular parts of the heart.

The shell double thick crochet potholder is based on the similar diagonal folding technique with sewing the two open edges together in the opposite direction to make the square. The only difference is we are working with the shell.

The final potholder uses the seed stitch.  A combination of the single crochet and double crochet folded in half upon completion, sewing the edges together diagonallyI added two crochet flowers to the points, for a little added decorative effect. This double thick crochet potholder is also an example of how you can use the same technique to make
larger are smaller sizes. 

Wednesday, August 13, 2014

Magic Crochet Potholder with the Single Crochet Crochet Geek

This is a simple and practical gift idea for students going off to college, a wedding or holidays.

What type of crochet potholder would you like to see me make?

Magic Crochet Potholder with the Single Crochet

Written by Teresa Richardson

Video Tutorial:  Magic Crochet Potholder with the Single Crochet

Video Tutorial: Left Hand Magic Crochet Potholder with the Single Crochet

Skill Level - Easy

CH - Chain
SL ST - Slip Stitch

FSC - Foundation Single Crochet
SC - Single Crochet

Size H/5 mm crochet hook
4 ply cotton yarn
Tapestry Needle

Chain 31 or work 30 FSC- Foundation Single Crochet

Round 1 -Side 1: Work 1 SC in each chain across.  (30 Single Crochet Total on the first side)
Round 1 - Side 2: Working down the opposite side of the chain, Single Crochet in each chain. Slip stitch to join with the beginning stitch. (30 Single Crochet Total on side 2)  (There will be a total of 60 single crochet, both sides)

Note:  You can work this project with joined rounds or with the continual round.  To work the continual round, you will not join.  Work the first single crochet in the top of the first single crochet, continue around.  You may want to mark the first stitch with a yarn marker so you know where the first stitch is at.

Round 2-20: Work 1 SC in each stitch around.  Join with the first stitch if you are working joined rounds.  

If you have worked the continual round, skip one stitch, slip stitch in the next to even off the round.

Cut a long tail and secure.  Fold the potholder in to a square.  Click here to See Video Segment.  Sew the two edges together. Sew in the tail.

Wednesday, October 22, 2008

Crochet Magic Heart Potholder

Magic Heart Potholder

Written by Teresa Richardson

Video Tutorial: Crochet Magic Heart Potholder

FHDC = Foundation Half Double Crochet
CH = Chain
HDC = Chain
EA = Each
MC = Magi Circle
SL ST = Slip Stitch

Size G Hook
Lilly & Cream 4 Ply Crochet cotton- You can use any yarn. This is really a great project to use up scrap yarn.

I am providing two foundation starts. I like the foundation crochet or chainless foundation better for some projects and this is one of them.

Foundation Start 1: 24 FHDC

Foundation Start 2: CH 25, 24 SC in ea ch across

Round 1: Side 1: 24 HDC
Side 2: 24 HDC , join in beg HDC, CH 1 (48 HDC total)

Round 2 - 12: 1 HDC between ea HDC, join ( 48 HDC total)

Fold on the diaganol and sew together.


MC or Chain 3, join.

Round 1: Ch 1, 6 HDC in loop, join.

Round 2: Ch 1, 2 HDC between ea previous HDC, join. ( 12 HDC total)

Round 3: Ch 1, 2 HDC between ea previous HDC, join, (24 HDC total)

Round 4: CH 1, *1 HDC between next st, 2 HDC between next st, continue around from * (36 HDC total)

Round 5: CH 1, *1 HDC in each of the next 2 Sts, 2 HDC in the next ST, continue around from *. (50 Sts total)
Round 6-7: Ch 1, *1 HDC between ea HDC around, continue around from *. (50 Sts total)

Knot and secure the magic circle well or it will come apart.

Fold circle in half. SL ST each HDC to the opposite HDC to secure the two sides together, ch 3, SL ST both sides, CH 3, SL ST both sides. Continue to other end. Cut thread about 18" for sewing to square.

With a whip stitch, Sew the flat side of half circle and one side of square. Sew the other half circle to the other side of the square to form a heart. Knot and sew in all the tails.

Tuesday, August 12, 2008

Crochet Magic Double Thick Potholder - Seed Stitch

Magic Potholder Seed Stitch Crochet

Crochet Abbreviations
FSC = Foundation Single Crochet
CH = Chain
SC = Single Crochet
DC = Double Crochet
SL ST = Slip Stitch

Pattern by Teresa Richardson

Video Tutorial:
Magic PotHolder Seed Stitch Crochet

Size G Crochet Hook

26 FSC or 27 Chains

Round 1: CH 1, 1 SC, 1 DC in ea st around or each chain if you are using chains. Join.

This project will be worked in rounds, turning on each round for an even distribution of the seed stitch. Turn. Mark the beginning stitch with a marker so you know where your round ends.

Round 2-12: SC, DC in each DC on the previous round. Continue around with a SC,DC (Seed Stitch) combination in each DC around. Join in beg SC, turn.

The piece will be in the shape of a pouch with an opening at the top. Lay the piece down so that you have a square. Fold the opening edges so they come together and touch each other. This will form two more points on the potholder creating the square. Knot and Sew in the beginning tail. Knot and Sew seam shut and sew in all tails.

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