Crocheted potholders and hot pads have been quite a success in my home and with my family. Ever since I started making them, no one can seem to get enough. They’re definitely going to be on the gifting list this year.
Everyone simply loves using these now over the stiff wooden and ceramic ones we used to use. So I wanted to make a matching potholder for my most popular dishcloth pattern the Even Moss Stitch Dishcloth.
All you need to make one of these potholders is 125 yards of a #4 medium-weight cotton yarn, a 4.5 mm crochet hook, and an afternoon with your favorite show to stitch one up.
Matching Dishtowel and Dishcloth Patterns:
Square Potholder Crochet Pattern
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- This crochet pattern is written in US terms.
- The initial ch at the start of each row does not count as a stitch.
- Finished size is 7.5” x 7.5” (~ 19 cm x 19 cm)
- If you want to change the width the foundation chain needs to be an odd number.
- To change the height adjust the number of times the repeat rows are done.
- When making the initial foundation chain, make the chains lose or use a larger hook size for the foundation chain.
- Use 100% cotton or wool yarn, that is not coated, to make these since they are intended for being in contact with very hot surfaces.
- 125 yards of a cotton #4 medium-weight yarn
- Yarn Used: Lily’s Sugar and Cream
- 4.5 mm ( 7 ) crochet hook (Optional 5.5mm crochet hook for foundation chain)
- Yarn needle to weave in ends.
- Stitch Markers
Crochet Stitches Used:
Potholder Square (Make 2 of these):
Row 1: (working in the back bump/loop) hdc in 2nd ch from hook, sl st in next ch, * hdc in the next ch, sl st in the next ch, repeat from * all across (26 sts)
Rows 2 – 29: ch 1, turn, hdc in the 1st st, sl st in next st, * hdc in the next st, sl st in the next st, repeat from * all across (26 sts)
Single Square Border:
ch 1, sc evenly going down the side of the block (make sure to keep count so you can match the same number of stitches down the opposite side and for your 2nd sqaure), sc 3x in the corner, sc in each stitch down the next side of the block, sc 3x in the corner, sc evenly down the next side matching the same number of stitches as the opposite side, sc 3x in the corner, sc in each stitch down the next side, sc 3x in the last corner, sl st to join, fasten off end for the 1st square and leave working yarn connected on the 2nd square.
Border to Join Squares:
Place the two squares back to back with both squares having the rows going in the same direction, and align the edges so that each single crochet stitch going down the sides match up.
Using stitch markers to join the corners together can help with keeping the placement of the 2 squares.
Find the 1st stitch after the corner where your connected working yarn is and match that with the 1st stitch after the corner on your other square, sl st to secure this stitch on both squares together.
ch 1, starting in the 1st stitch where you did the sl st, sc in each stitch going down the sides and sc 3x in each corner, sl st to join 1st and last stitch of the joining border.
If you find a mismatch in your stitch count you can adjust your stitches while doing the final border: Click here for the part of the Video on troubleshooting stitch count.
Handle (Optional) if skipping this you can fasten off and weave in your ends:
If you would like to do a small handle to hang your hot pad do not fasten off and weave in your ends.
ch 10, and then sl st into the stitch that was before the one that your ch 10 started from.
ch 1, going back around the ring that you created with the ch 10, sc 15x, sl st into original st that ch 10 was coming out of to secure.
Fasten off and weave in ends.
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