Thursday, April 19, 2007

Potholders 'R Us

So, I figured out this pattern from an old acrylic potholder of my spouse's grandmother. And then I showed it to my friends. And we have all been crocheting them like crazy!

The pattern is so simple -- It's just a chain along the diagonal, then crochet a flat rectangular "bag", almost like you are trying to crochet a ziploc bag shape, then fold in the diagonals and keep checking until it makes a perfect square (double thickness.) Sew up the seam with leftover yarn, and you are done. It looks complex, is actually simple, and it's useful. Practically the perfect craft! I am using cotton yarn for now, to avoid the melting issue of acrylic.


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