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If you hate projects that involve sewing then this double thick crochet potholder is for you! Made using just 50g of yarn, it's worked all in one piece and the only bit of sewing you need to tackle is the yarn tail at the end. Perfect for those last minute handmade gifts!
- 50g Aran Weight Cotton Yarn
- 4.5mm Crochet Hook
- Stitch Marker
- Embrodery Scissors
- Tapestry Needle
- Tape Measure or Ruler
- sc - Single Crochet
- ch - Chain
- ss - Slip Stitch
Main Body of Potholder
Foundation Chain: Ch 43.
Round 1: 3sc in 2nd ch from hook (place sm into first sc worked), sc in next 40 ch, 3sc into last ch. Rotate work so you're working into the underside of the Ch. Sc into next 40 ch. You should have 86 sc in Total.
Round 2: sc into first back loop of stitch from previous round. Sc into back loop of every stitch around.
Rest of Main Body: Working in a spiral, repeat Round 2 until your project height is half the width. (For Example: if project is 24cm, work until pouch is 12cm high).
Shape the Potholder
Step 1: Fold the top edges inwards to create a diagonal seam, place a stitch marker at one end of the new diagonal seam, and sc in the back loops to stitch marker.
Step 2: ch15 to create hanging loop, sc into back loops of next stitch.
Step 3: Place sm at other end of diagonal seam, and sc in the back loops to stitch marker.
Step 4: Begin the seam to close the potholder by picking up a back loop from each side of the seam and closing them with a slip stitch.
Step 5: Follow this slip stitching method all the way along the seam, alternating which side you pick up the back loop from up first.
Step 6: Work 15 sc into hanging loop. Finish with a ss into main part of potholder, break yarn and sew in ends.