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Chef Potholder

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Chef potholder

This pattern uses American crochet terms. US single crochet = UK double crochet. US double crochet = UK treble and so on


  • Clark’s O.N.T. or J. & P. Coats Pearl Cotton, size 5, 2 balls each of Red and White.
  • Clark’s O.N.T. or J. & P. Coats Six Strand Embroidery Floss, 1 skein of Black.
  • Steel Crochet Hook No. 7/1.65mm


10 sts make 1 inch; 9 rows make 1 inch.


With Red, ch 11.

1st row: Sc in 2nd ch from hook and in each ch across. Ch 3, turn.

2nd row: Sc in 2nd ch from hook and in each sc across to last sc.

Then make a foundation sc as follows:

Insert hook in last sc. draw loop through, thread over and draw through 1 loop (1 ch st made to be used as a foundation st for next sc) ; complete sc in usual manner. Insert hook in ch st and work as before. Make 1 more sc in usual way (2 sc increased). Ch 3, turn.

Repeat 2nd row until there are 38 sc on row, ch 1 at end of last row.

Now inc 1 st at both ends of every other row until there are 56 sc on row – to inc 1 sc, work 2 sc in 1 sc.

Work straight until piece measures 4 inches. Fasten off Red.

Attach White and continue until piece measures 7 inches in all, and ch 10 at end of last row.

Next row: Sc in 2nd ch from hook and in each sc across to last sc; make 9 foundation sc and 1 sc in usual way.

Work straight over these 80 sc until piece measures 8½ inches in all. Fasten off.

Make another piece same as this.


With Red, ch 32.

Dc in 3rd ch from hook and in each ch across. Fasten off.

Embroider features as in illustration, using Black Six Strand.

PAD – Cut flannel, muslin or any soft material, slightly smaller than crocheted pieces. Place between crochet, tacking to wrong side of one piece.

Place padding between crocheted pieces and over-cast edges together, turning in corners of chefs hat.

Sew loop in place.

The original publication of this pattern is in the public domain. This digital version is copyright Sarah Bradberry, July 16th 2012. All rights reserved.

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