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Four Potholders from 2 Balls of Yarn

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Four bulky yarn potholders
These patterns use American crochet terms. US single crochet = UK double crochet. US double crochet = UK treble and so on

All four of these potholders can be made from two balls of yarn

No. 9214

Materials

  • Clark’s O.N.T. Cotton Rug Yarn or other 100% cotton worsted weight yarn, 1 ball each of a light and dark color.
  • Crochet hook US size G-6/4mm

This amount is sufficient for 5 pot holders, if colors are reversed.

Pattern

Starting at center, with light color ch 2.

1st rnd: 8 sc in 2nd ch from hook.

2nd rnd: * Sc in next sc, 2 sc in next sc. Repeat from * around. Join with sl st into 1st sc made, and fasten off (12 sc).

3rd rnd: Attach dark color in same place as sl st, ch 3, dc in same place, 2 dc in each st around. Join to top of dc first made and fasten off.

4th rnd: Attach light color and work 2 sc in each st around.

5th rnd: Sc in each st around. Sl st in next st, join and fasten off.

6th rnd: Attach dark color, ch 3; then work dc in each st around. Join, and fasten off.

7th rnd: Attach light color, * sc in next 3 sc, 2 sc in next sc. Repeat from * around.

8th rnd: Sc in each sc around, sl st in next st, ch 15, sl st in next st, and fasten off.

No. 9213

Materials

  • Clark’s O.N.T. Cotton Rug Yarn or other 100% cotton worsted weight yarn, 1 ball of a light color, and 1 ball of a dark color.
  • Crochet hook US size G-6/4mm

This amount is sufficient for 4 pot holders, if colors are reversed.

Pattern

Starting at ring, with one color, ch 12, join with sl st to form ring, ch 1, 11 sc in ring.

1st row: Ch 3 (to count as dc), dc in next 5 sc, pc st in same sc – to make a pc st, ch 1, make 5 dc, remove hook, insert it in ch-1 and draw dropped loop through; dc in same sc, dc in next 5 sc, turn.

2nd row: Ch 3 (to count as dc), dc in next 5 sts, 3dc in next (center) st, dc in next 6 sts, turn.

3rd row: Ch 3, dc in each st to center; in center st make dc, pc st and dc; dc in each st to end of row, turn.

4th row: Ch 3, dc in each st across, making 3 dc in center st, turn.

5th to 8th row incl: Repeat 3rd and 4th rows alternately. Fasten off.

9th row: Attach contrasting color, ch 3, * pc st in next dc, dc in next 3 dc.

Repeat from * across, ending with dc in last st; then continue working along side by making an sc and a long sc alternately – to make a long sc, work as for a regular sc, but insert hook below 2 dc instead of 1 dc. Make 7 sc in ring, and work along other side to correspond.

Join with sl st to top of ch-3. first made. Fasten off.

No. 9208

Materials

  • Clark’s O.N.T. Cotton Rug Yarn or other 100% cotton worsted weight yarn, 1 ball each of a light, and a dark color.
  • Crochet hook US size G-6/4mm

This amount is sufficient for 5 pot holders.

Pattern

With dark color, make a chain 7 inches long.

1st row: Sc in 3rd ch from hook and in each ch across, until piece measures 6 inches. Drop dark color.

2nd row: Attach light color, ch 3, turn, dc in each sc across. Drop light color.

3rd row: Starting at same end as beginning of last row, pick up dark color, ch 1, and work an sc between each dc across. Drop dark color.

4th row: Pick up light color, ch 3, turn, dc in each sc across. Drop dark color.

Repeat the last 2 rows alternately, until piece is square. Fasten off.

Attach dark color to turning ch of first row and work a row of sc closely together around remaining 3 sides, making a ch-10 loop at one corner.

For other pot holders reverse colors if desired.

No. 9210

Materials

  • Clark’s O.N.T. Cotton Rug Yarn or other 100% cotton worsted weight yarn, 1 ball each of a light color, and a dark color.
  • Crochet hook US size G-6/4mm

This amount is sufficient for 4 pot holders.

Pattern

Starting at center, with dark color ch 6, join with sl st to form a ring.

1st rnd: Ch 4, (dc in ring, ch 1) 8 times. Sl st to 3rd st of ch-4. Drop dark color.

2nd rnd: Attach light color, sc in same place as sl st, * sc in ch-1 sp, sc in next dc. Repeat from* around.

3rd rnd: Sc in each st around, increasing as necessary to keep work flat – to inc, make 2 sc in 1 sc. Drop light color.

4th rnd: Pick up dark color and work as for 3rd rnd. Fasten off dark color.

5th rnd: Pick up light color and work as for 3rd rnd.

6th, 7th and 8th rnds: Work around as before. Drop light color.

9th rnd: Attach dark color and make a long sc – to make a long sc, insert hook in sc 3 rows down and directly below next sc on 9th rnd, thread over and pull thread through to the top of the 9th rnd, finish as for a sc, – * sc in next 4 sc, along sc over next sc. Repeat from * around.

Now work 2 more rnds of sc, increasing as before.

Ch 15 for hanger and join with sl st to next sc. Fasten off.

For other pot holders, reverse colors if desired.


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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