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Popcorn Potholder

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Round crocheted potholder with rounds of popcorn stitch at the edges

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

Materials

  • Clark’s O.N.T. or J. & P. Coats Pearl Cotton, size 5, 1 ball each of a light and dark color.
  • Steel Crochet Hook US No. 6/1.8mm
  • A bone ring.

Pattern

With light color, ch 2.

1st rnd: 7 sc in 2nd ch from hook (do not join sc rnds).

2nd rnd: 2 sc in ead1 sc around.

3rd rnd: * Sc in next sc, 2 sc in next sc. Repeat from * around.

4th rnd: * Sc in 2 sc, 2 sc in next sc. Repeat from * around.

Continue thus increasing 7 sc evenly on each rnd, until piece measures 4 inches in diameter. Sl st in next st.

Work border as follows:

1st rnd: Ch 3, thread over, insert hook in next sc and pull loop through,  (thread over, insert hook in same sc and pull loop through) twice;  thread over, skip 1 sc, insert hook in next sc and pull loop through,  thread over and pull through all loops on hook,  ch 1 to fasten (a loop cluster). *  (Thread over, insert hook where last loop was drawn through and pull loop through) 3 times;  thread over, skip 1 sc, insert hook in next sc and complete loop cluster.

Repeat from * around. Join with sl st to top st of 1st ch made.

2nd rnd: Ch 1, sc in same place as sl st,  * sc in fastening ch of next cluster,  sc between clusters.  Repeat from * around, increasing 16 sc evenly apart. Join.

Repeat last 2 rnds until piece measures 6 inches in diameter, ending with a loop-cluster rnd. Fasten off.

Make another piece same as this, using dark color.

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.

Sew on a bone ring.


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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