You’re going to love this easy crochet potholder free pattern, the Classic Striped Potholder.
If your kitchen are in need for a touch of crochet, this pattern is perfect.
The stitch pattern used for this crochet potholder makes for such a soft finish.
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To make the crochet potholder free pattern, I suggest using cotton.
It will be quite durable & is easy to wash.
For this pattern the yarn used are Lily Sugar’n Cream cotton, however if you’ve got other cotton yarns in your stash, they’ll work just as well.
What I like most about Lily’s Sugar and Cream is the fact that it comes in so many amazing colors, I’m sure you’ll find something that works well with your home.
A GREAT CROCHET PATTERN FOR THE HOME
If you’re looking for a quick & easy crochet project, the crochet potholder free pattern is just perfect.
It’s mindless & works up fast.
What’s so great about it is the texture the crochet stitch used brings, which makes for great grabbing those pans out of the oven.
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HOW LONG DOES IT TAKE TO CROCHET THAT?
How long it takes to crochet something varies depending on your skill & how fast you crochet. But that isn’t a helpful answer is it?
Well, I’ve developed a yarn calculator to help you get the answer to this question.
It will help you calculate exactly how much time you’ll spend crocheting a project.
All you need to know is how much yarn you will use on the project in either meters, yards or skeins. Then crochet your test square & time it.
CROCHET POTHOLDER FREE PATTERN
ABOUT THE PATTERN:
The crochet potholder is a great crochet pattern for your home. If you’re in need of adding some crochet to your kitchen, this pattern is just perfect.
With striped features & a textured crochet stitch, it’s helpful when grabbing something hot out of the oven. Use cotton yarn & you’ll have it for a long time.
Size 5.5 mm / US: I – 9 / UK: 5
Hook I used: Symphonie Rose Crochet Hooks from Knitpro
Lily – Sugar’n Cream in color Stonewash (CA) & Soft Ecru (CB).
Yarn amount used (for a pair):
Color A (CA): 1 skeins / 45 g / 70 m / 77 yards
Color B (CB): 1 skein / 5 g / 8 m / 9 yards
- 4 Medium Yarn
- 100 % cotton
OTHER MATERIALS NEEDED:
- Needle, find one here (if you don’t already have one)!
Measured on extra extended single crochet crocheted in rows:
12 stitches & 10 rows per 10 cm / 4”.
- This crochet pattern is written in US terms (more details).
- All measurements given are unblocked.
- Note that measurements are given as exact as possible. But crochet tension & technique might give variations in the result, that changes from person to person.
- Read pattern instructions carefully before beginning to make sure you understand everything. It might save you hours!
- Make a swatch that measure at least 10 x 10 cm / 4 x 4 inches using the stitch the gauge is given for. If your swatch matches the gauge, you’re good to go. If the gauge is wrong, you might need to change your hook. Go up in crochet hook size if your stitches are smaller & go down in crochet hook size if your stitches are bigger (more details).
- Check yarn info if you want to find an alternative or test your yarn against the gauge (more details).
- This pattern is written for 1 size, however size adjustments are suggested under the heading “Size & Measurements”.
- At the end of each row, the stitch count is given in parenthesis.
SIZE & MEASUREMENTS:
Width: 17 cm / 6.7 inches
Height: 17 cm / 6.7 inches
- Make the potholder wider/narrower: Chain more/less stitches at the beginning to make it wider/narrower, add/reduce by 1 stitch at a time.
- Make the potholder longer/shorter: Work more/less rows to make the potholder longer/shorter, add/reduce by 1 row at a time. Make sure to add/reduce both before/after the stripes to achieve the same look.
CA = color A
CB = color B
Ch = chain (s) (tutorial)
sl st = slip stitch
St = stitch (es)
STITCHES YOU WILL NEED:
EXTRA EXTENDED SINGLE CROCHET:
In next stitch draw up a loop, yarn over, pull through 1, yarn over, pull through 1, yarn over, pull through last 2 loops.
*When crocheting the next extra extended single crochet stitch, pull the hook with the loop & stitch down when inserting the hook in the next stitch, this will make the previous stitch break in the middle & create texture.
Start rows by turning and crocheting the extra extended single crochet directly in the first stitch.
End rows with an extra extended single crochet in the last stitch and turn to work next row.
With CA, ch 23 st.
Row 1 (with CA): EEsc 1 in 3rd ch from hook, EEsc 1 in each ch across, turn (=22 st).
Row 2 (with CA): EEsc 1 directly in 1st st, EEsc 1 in each st across, turn (=22 st).
Row 3 – 6 (with CA): Repeat row 2.
Row 7 (with CB): Sc directly in 1st st, sc 1 in each st across, turn (=22 st).
Row 8 (with CB): Repeat row 7.
Row 9 – 10 (with CA): Repeat row 2.
Row 11 -12 (with CB): Repeat row 7.
Row 13 – 18 (with CA): Repeat row 2.
Make loop: Ch 8 st, sl st in last st made on row 18.
Fasten off & cut yarn.
Fasten threads & weave in ends.
Make another potholder if you wish to have a pair.
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