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How To: Crochet Potholders

03 November, 2015
The Perfect
Crochet
Kitchen Accessory
Adding little handmade touches to your kitchen enhances your mood and makes you smile. Stitch up this happy crochet apple potholder set with DMC Just Cotton yarn that can be popped into the washing machine whenever you need.

Finished measurements: approximately 7” x 7”

 DMC#1-0158

Materials:

  • Natura Just Cotton N25 (Aguamarine) 1 ball
  • Natura Just Cotton N23 (Passion) 1 ball
  • Natura Just Cotton N43 (Golden Lemon) 1 ball
  • Natura Just Cotton N11 (Noir) 1 ball
  • Natura Just Cotton N41 (Siena) 1 ball
  • Natura Just Cotton N48 (Chartreuse) 1 ball
  • Natura Just Cotton N75 (Moss Green) 1 ball
  • 3 mm crochet hook
  • DMC tapestry needle size 24
  • Scissors

Abreviations:

sc = single crochet

ch = chain

st = stitch

sl st = slip stitch
 

DOWNLOAD THE APPLE CROSS STITCH CHART HERE

 

Instructions:

 

STEP 1

With Natura N25 (Aguamarine), chain 41 stitches.

Inserting the hook into 2nd chain from hook, make 1 sc into next 40 chain stitches.

*Turn the work.

Ch 1, make 1 sc into next 40 stitches.*

Repeat from * until * 45 more rows (total 46 rows).

Cut the yarn and pull the tail through the last stitch. Weave in ends.

Repeat and make another piece.

 

DMC#1-0168

 

STEP 2

 Follow the pattern and embroider the designs with cross stitch centered in the squares you’ve crocheted.

The crocheted fabric forms the grid on which you will cross stitch.

Don’t pull the thread too tight or leave it too loose. Just stitch with a nice, relaxed hand so your stitches don’t distort the fabric and lie flat.

 

DMC#1-0170

STEP 3 

Hold both pieces together with wrong sides together. Use Natura N75 (Moss Green) and join with sl st through both thicknesses at the top right corner of the potholder, ch 1, 3 sc in same stitch, sc in each st around the potholder, with 3 sc in each corner. Join with sl st. Ch 1. Make a 2nd round with a sc in each sc around making 3 sc in the center sc of each corner.

Ch 25 and join to the first sc with sl st. Turn and make a sl st in each ch. Join with sl st. Finish off and weave in ends.

 

This adorable project makes for a great hostess gift.

Viva la Handmade Revolution!

The Commonthread Team