Needle Size: 2.50mm Circular
50 cm long, one set 2.50mm needles
Crochet Hook: 2.00mm
Yarn Used: 100 % Cotton No 8
(Fingering/4 ply; 165-170 metres per 50 grams)
Colour Lilac: 100 grams
Colour White: 50 grams
One Mini Skein of Lime green & Cerise (5 – 8 grams)
30 sts and 30 rows in diagram pattern = 10 x 10 cm
Notions: Two removable stitch markers, a darning needle
Square 21 x 21 cm
BO – Bind Off
CO – Cast On
k – knit
p – purl
rnd – round
st – stitch
sts – stitches
chain - ch
slip stitch – sl st
double crochet - dc (UK/AU) (single crochet US)
rpt – repeat
RS – Right Side
WS – Wrong Side
cont. – continue
The Potholder is knitted in the round. The removable stitch marker is used to divide the front side from the back. The first and the last stitch on both the front and the back is the edge stitch, it is knitted in the same colour as the first and last square.
Using lilac colour CO 120 sts on the 2.50mm circular needle. Join in the round. Divide front and back with the stitch makers (60 sts each side). Starting with the front side knit after the diagram. Remember first and last st is the edge stitch. The backside is knitted (2 sts lilac and 2sts white) squares only. Knit 58 rows (rounds) as per the diagram. Knit one rnd with lilac. BO.
One small square is equivalent to 1st
Handle: With lime colour CO 30 sts onto 2.50mm needles. Knit 4 rows, k on the RS, p on the WS. BO.
Turn wrong side out and secure all loose ends.
Turn right side out and use your crochet hook and lilac yarn to double crochet the whole way around the front side this way: Starting at the left side down dc 2 sts in the corner sts then cont. with dc in each edge stitch; dc 2 sts in the corner st; cont. dc along the bottom edge but skip every 4th sts; dc 2 sts in the corner st; cont. dc in each edge stitch up along the right side; dc 2 sts in the corner st; dc but skip every 4th sts along the top edge; end with a sl st in the first corner st. Rpt on the backside. Now crochet both sides together from the front side using dc. Attach the handle at the front right corner and onto the back’s left corner.