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Pot Holders

Chef's Cupcake

KnittingVibeke Hauge

Easy Stranded Colour-Work Knit

Enjoy this free potholder pattern. They are knitted in the round. The double sides make them very soft and comfortable to use. You can also find this free pattern on LoveCrafts  and in my Ravelry Shop

Chef's Cupcake

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

Final Measurements:

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.

Garlic - Stitch Fiddle.jpg

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.  

Chef's Cupcake



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. 

Chef's Cupcake

Happy Knitting




Thick and Cosy Pot Holders

KnittingCosy Craft

Are you new to knitting, have too much leftover yarn taking up space or just need a fast little project to knit ?

I knitted these thick pot holders based on a Drops Design pattern that is free to download from

I used needle size 6mm and knitted with 3 threads. The Loop is knitted on the second last row by knitting till 2 stitches remain then cast on 5 new stitches, knit the 2 remaining stitches together. On the next row cast off all stitches

 A nice host or hostess gift

Easy Potholders Using a New Crochet Technique

CrochetCosy Craft

I went through my stack of leftover yarn this weekend, thinking what to make of it. I decided to make a new set of potholders

These potholders are really easy to make and is a good way to use some of that leftover yarn we all end up with from time to time

I saw this crochet technique used for making floor mats of macrame yarn. 

Here I have used yarn of 50/50 cotton/acrylic and a crochet hook number 6 mm to make nice, soft potholders

Chain 25 stitches using three threads together. Single crochet in the second stitch. Continue to turn each row with 1 chain stitch (cs). Single crochet (sc) two rows.

Continue with two threads and single crochet over 5 different colours that is twisted a bit to keep them more together.

Single crochet 19 rows this way: 2 stitches, * 1cs, skip a stitch, 1 sc around the 5 threads* continue till there are two stitches left, sc the last two stitches.  

Single crochet the last 2 rows using three threads together. Sc the second row till there are two stitches left on the row. Make a loop with the 5 threads, sc 6 stitches around the 5 threads. Skip 2 stitches. Finish with a slip stitch.

 The finished size is 18 x 21 centimetres

The potholders have a real soft feel to them