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

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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