Wagon Wheel Potholder by Lauren McGoveran

Wagon Wheel Potholder

September 2022
Aran (8 wpi) ?
4 stitches and 2 rows = 1 inch
in Waffle Stitch
5.5 mm (I)
75 - 100 yards (69 - 91 m)
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This pattern is available for free.

Errata: Round 5 has been corrected to remove an extra dc1.

NOTE: This pattern uses front and back post double crochets to achieve the desired texture, and those stitches are used in the course of making increases. This pattern also requires that you work BETWEEN stitches, as well as INTO stitches and into stitches that you have already worked post stitches around. You need to be comfortable with all of the above to work this pattern successfully. If you are having trouble with the increases, please watch the tutorial on YouTube.

9/23/22: Pattern has been edited for clarity and in-progress photos have been added.

This potholder is a companion piece to the Basket Case Potholder. Like basketweave stitch, waffle stitch is a classic, easy, highly textured stitch that is almost always worked in rows or without increases or decreases. This potholder is worked in the round, from the center out, in pattern. There are eight increase points, and you increase 24 stitches every other round in order for this piece to lie flat. The finished potholder is about seven inches across–big enough to be practical, but not so big that it gets in the way or in your food when you use it.