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:: How To Crochet A Simple Potholder (or Win This One I Made!)

potholder finished

round one

round two

round 3

round 4

round five

round six

round seven

sew the ends in

If you would just like the words…. then here they are!

Stitches you will need :: Treble Stitch : Chain Stitch

Round One ::
Chain 4
Treble 12 into the 4th chain from the hook (the very first chain stitch you made!)
Slip stitch into the top stitch of the original chain to close your circle

Round Two ::
Chain 3
Treble 1 into into the bottom (lowest) stitch of the 3 you just chained
Treble TWICE into each stitch of the previous round, being sure to take up both loops of the previous round’s stitch for a firm stitch!
Slip stitch into the top stitch of the original chain to close your circle

Round Three :: 
Chain 3
Treble 1 into into the bottom (lowest) stitch of the 3 you just chained
Treble 1 into the next stitch across in the previous round,  being sure to take up both loops of the previous round’s stitch for a firm stitch!
Next, Treble 2 into the next stitch across in the previous round.
Continue around the circle in this pattern : *Treble 1 : Treble 2 : Treble 1 : Treble 2 : Treble 1 : Treble 2* :  repeating the pattern between the asterixes (*) all the way around the circle until you reach the point where you began. All these stitches are made through both loops of the treble stitch in the previous round.  Where it says Treble 2 you need to treble TWO stitches into a stitch in the previous round.  Where it says Treble 1 you need to treble only ONE stitch into a stitch of the previous round.  No stitches are skipped or missed : just follow the previous row along.
Slip stitch into the top stitch of the original chain to close your circle

Round Four ::

Chain 3
Treble 1 into into the bottom (lowest) stitch of the 3 you just chained
Treble 1 into the next stitch across in the previous round,  being sure to take up both loops of the previous round’s stitch for a firm stitch!
Once AGAIN Treble 1 into the next stitch across in the previous round,  being sure to take up both loops of the previous round’s stitch for a firm stitch!
Next, Treble 2 into the next stitch across in the previous round.
Continue around the circle in this pattern : this time it’s *Treble 2 : Treble 1 : Treble 1 : Treble 2* : repeating the pattern between the asterixes (*) all the way around the circle until you reach the point where you began.
Slip stitch into the top stitch of the original chain to close your circle

Round Five ::
Same Procedure but the repeat pattern for Round Five is
*Treble 2 : Treble 1 : Treble 1 : Treble 1 : Treble 2* into the loops of the previous round, and all the way around the circle.  As before slip stitch the top stitch of the original chain to close your circle.

Round Six ::
Same Procedure but the repeat pattern for Round Five is
*Treble 2 : Treble 1 : Treble 1 : Treble 1 : Treble 1 : Treble 2* into the loops of the previous round, and all the way around the circle.  As before slip stitch the top stitch of the original chain to close your circle.

Round Seven :
The same pattern as Round Six.  If your circle is starting to curl UPWARDS you should add maybe FOUR extra treble stitches at regularly spaced intervals around your circle. This should fix the problem.  If it’s not curling, don’t bother to add any extra stitches!

Make a Hanging Loop :
Chain 20 stitches from the finishing point of Round 7.
Loop the chain back on itself and slip stitch it back onto the edge of the potholder a couple of times for a secure hanging loop!

Changing colours :
You can change colours at each round, if you would like!  Just tie off your previous colour securely, leaving a nice long end for weaving in later.  Then tie your new colour (again leaving a nice long tail) between a pair of treble stitches, pull the yarn through from the back to the front with your hook, thus forming a loop on the hook, and continue to crochet.  It’s exactly the same as this method.

Weave your ends in :
Take a big yarn needle and thread your loose yarn ends with it. Carefully weave the needle under and over a few stitches.  Then back the other way.  Snip your yarn close to your work and give your potholder a little pull to make your snipped end disappear under the stitches.  It’s the same as this method!

AND the Superquick Guide :

Round 1 : Ch 4 : Treble 12 into 4th chain from hook

Round 2 : Ch 3 : Treble 1 into the first of that chain : Treble 2 into each stitch of preceeding round

Round 3 : Ch 3 : Treble 1 into the first of that chain : then *Treble 1, Treble 2* into each stitch of preceeding round, all the way around the circle. Slip Stitch into top stitch of original Ch 3 to close circle

Round 4 : Ch 3 : Treble 1 into the first of that chain : then *Treble 1, Treble 1, Treble 2* into each stitch of preceeding round, all the way around the circle. Slip Stitch into top stitch of original Ch 3 to close circle

Round 5 : Ch 3 : Treble 1 into the first of that chain : then *Treble 1, Treble 1, Treble 1, Treble 2* into each stitch of preceeding round, all the way around the circle. Slip Stitch into top stitch of original Ch 3 to close circle

Round 6 : Ch 3 : Treble 1 into the first of that chain : then *Treble 1, Treble 1, Treble 1, Treble 1,  Treble 2* into each stitch of preceeding round, all the way around the circle. Slip Stitch into top stitch of original Ch 3 to close circle

Round 7 : Ch 3 : Treble 1 into the first of that chain : then *Treble 1, Treble 1, Treble 1, Treble 1,  Treble 2* into each stitch of preceeding round, all the way around the circle. Add extra four treble stitches at regular intervals around the circle if your circle is curling UP!  Slip Stitch into top stitch of original Ch 3 to close circle

Chain 20 from finishing point of circle and fold chain back on itself. Slip stitch a few times into the edge of the pot holder to secure.  Fasten off.

I used Orange and Lime 100% wool from Yarn Barn
& Navy and Pink Superwash Merino by Fibra Natura

 

xx Pip

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