In April I won a giveaway from Salena Baca Crochet for a bag of mish-mash cotton yarn. This was super cool, as I’m not used to winning things all that often, but then I didn’t know at all what to do with all the cotton yarn. My first instinct was to make pot holders! I mean, of course you make pot holders when you have cotton yarn, right? So as soon as my brain when there I decided to write up a pot holder design, based on one of my most recent patterns, the Diana Cowl. For the hot pad I used a US G hook and for a pot holder I used a US I hook, because for a hot pad I want very little space between the stitches but for a pot holder that’s less important. Regardless, it’s the same pattern just a bit different – the hot pad requires more stitches to get to nearly the same size. Add it to your Ravelry here. Pin it here .
US G (4.25) or US I (5.50) crochet hook
1 – 1.5 oz cotton yarn
Slip st: Slip stitch
Sc: single crochet
Hdc: half double crochet
This pattern is a easy to customize- add or subtract sts in groups of 2 to make it larger or smaller.
You will need to know how to work into the back third loop of a hdc for this pattern.
Hot pad: Height: 6.75″, Width: 6.75″
Pot holder: Height: 7.25″, Width: 7.25″
Diana Hot Pad/ Pot Holder Pattern Instructions
Row 1: Ch 27 (31), hdc into the third ch from the hook and across – 26 (30) hdcs
Rows 2 – 4: Turn, ch 2 (counts as hdc here and throughout), hdc into the back third loop of each hdc across – 26 (30) hdcs
Row 5: Turn, ch 1 (counts as slip st space here and throughout), hdc into the back third loop of next st, *slip st into the back third loop of the next st, hdc into the back third loop of the next st,* repeat from * to * the rest of the way across – 13 (15) hdcs
Rows 6 – 10: Turn, ch 1, hdc into the next st, *slip st into the next st, hdc into the next st, * repeat from * to * the rest of the way across – 13 (15) hdcs
Row 11: Ch 2, hdc into each st across 26 (30) hdcs
Rows 12 – 14: repeat rows 2 – 4
Row 15: repeat row 5:
Rows 16 – 20: Repeat rows 6 – 10
Row 21: repeat row 11
Rows 22 – 24: repeat rows 2 – 4
Optional, but it does help to make the pattern look “finished” add a border of scs around, with ch 2 in the corners.
So, there it is, the Diana hot pad/ pot holder pattern. I do hope you like it and have fun with it.
In other me news, I’ve decided to end the ready to ship portion of my business and focus on more of a blog format. When I began this endeavor nearly 3 years ago I was hopeful and thought I had an interesting product that people would be excited about. While that’s still true, it’s also not as true as I originally hoped it would be. Not to mention, I’ve found that I like writing and developing patterns, both free and paid, and that’s the direction I want to go in. I’ve got many more patterns running around in my head and I can’t wait to get them all down- although I’m having trouble thinking about summer patterns. Maybe when I relaunch I’ll write up some of my more popular jewelry designs.
So, in that spirit, I have decided to list all my ready to ship items for 30% off their regular price, because I will be making the shift to a full-time blog and pattern writing. And speaking of, I’m running a contest to decide the name of my shawl/wrap and if I pick your offered up name, you will win the shawl/wrap and another pattern of your choosing.