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Double-thick Diagonal Potholder

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April 26 2017
May 11 2017
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Double-thick Diagonal Potholder
Double-thick Diagonally Crocheted Potholder by Andrea Mielke
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4.0 mm (G)
Hobby Lobby I Love This Cotton! Solids

Interesting construction-- and it doesn’t get much simpler than this. Once you get past crocheting into the chain, it’s just ‘round and ‘round and ‘round again, until the very end. An excellent choice for mindless crocheting.

I’m using up some cotton yarn I already had on hand or I wouldn’t have chosen these particular colors for this project… But they’ll be useful, and I’ll have finally gotten the yarn out of my stash!

Started with a chain of 40. Instead of sewing it shut, I’m using single crochet. This creates a slight ridge, but it’s a neater finish than what I can get with sewing by hand-- plus I find it much faster and easier to do. The sc ridge can be a design element. ;o)

Before crocheting them shut, I took the time to weave in my loose ends (from color changes and the initial chain). It just seemed a good idea to have as few loose ends as possible.

When I make dish scrubbers, I usually leave those hanging loose inside the scrubber, and they do have a tendency to work their way out through gaps in the fabric. These pot holders won’t be getting scrunched and washed as much, so it might not have been an issue, but just in case… I did not, however, weave in the final tail. That one’s just floating around freely inside each pot holder… (g)

Note: If your “square” is turning out to be more like a rectangle, try crocheting another round or two. When I’ve folded mine to test to see if they’re ready to close up, sometimes it looks like they are at first, but upon closer examination, they’re more rectangular than perfectly square. Adding more rounds fattens them up into (if not perfect, at least passable) squares.

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April 26 2017
May 11 2017
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  • Project created: April 26, 2017
  • Updated: May 18, 2017
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