Saturday, June 2, 2012

Two Potholders

Potholders are one of my favorite things to crochet. They are fast, colorful, and as simple or complicated as you want. I finished both of these potholders in a day and had so much fun playing with colors.

This first pattern uses attic 24's hexagon how to, but I used HelloYarn's modifications to make the potholder shape. The yarn is sugar n cream solids with hook size US G. The hexagon pattern is super simple but the assembling together became a little complicated as more of them were joined. I am sure it was just me making these harder than need be as usual.

The second potholder is also a free pattern that you can find here. This one was such a joy to crochet! I loved doing the petal outlines in white, it was great fun watching the circle become a flower. It is also made out of sugar n cream cotton with a size F hook.

I have plans to make one more potholder with these colors to have a complete set.  I am thinking a simple granny mandala with a shell border will fit the bill perfectly!


  1. they are so beautiful!!!
    xxxx Alessandra

  2. They are both gorgeous!
    Love your happy corner on a previous post too!
    Rachel x

  3. The colours are just beautiful. I which I could crochet but I always have tension issues!

  4. Oh so pretty! Love the colors and patterns

  5. Virtual cute overload! I love these!

  6. I love the shape of the second one. And the colours- gorgeous!

  7. Impressive! Colours stand out and not sure if I would use them I don't think I would like them to get grubby. Could certainly use them for decoration in my kitchen.

    Amanda :-)

  8. IRL, I just came across a vintage one like your first one. and wonder how to make them, guess I'd better take look.

    It warms my heart, that homecrafts are cool, again.

  9. so pretty
    i have a wee collection of vintage one
    i know how to crochet but dont know that i could do these
    if you are ever up for a swap, yell!!

  10. These might just be the prettiest potholders I've ever seen! Hope you won't mind me linking up at Tangled Happy this week. Thanks for sharing! I'm feeling inspired. :)

  11. WOW! What a pretty color! I think I won't use as a pot holder. I will use it as a decoration!


  12. Just found this post of yours via a google Potholder image search!
    They are beautiful, and that flower pattern is exactly what I've been looking for, thanks so much for the link and the inspiration xxxxxxxx