This is a quick and easy project to make. Anyone who can crochet basic stitches can have these practical and pretty pot holders. They can be made in an array of colours. I’ve used Sugar ’n Cream cotton for these. I don’t use them to take hot items out of the oven. They are not made for that. Use them under hot pots to protect your countertops and tables.
You will need about 50 grams of worsted weight cotton and a 5mm crocheting hook.
Row 1: Make a double crochet in third chain from hook and then in every chain to the end, chain 2 and turn.
Row 2: Skip first chain and work double crochets in back loops only, of first row making sure to work your last double crochet in the chain two of the previous row, chain 2 and turn. Continue row two for 9 more rows (a total of 11 rows).
On the last double crochet of the last row chain 1 (do not turn). Work 2 single crochets in the top of your double crochet. Now work single crochets down the side of the pot holder (2 single crochets per double crochets). When you reach the corners work 3 single crochets in that stitch, this turns your work so you can work down the other edges. Repeat until all 4 edges are done. Now slip stitch into the chain you made at the beginning, then chain 1, pull the yarn out about 6” and cut. Pull the piece of yarn securely and weave into the back of the pot holder. Cut off excess yarn.
They are worked in circle, chain 3 then slip stitch in first chain.
*Chain 2, now work 1 double crochet in the middle of the loop then chain 2 and slip stitch in the loop* Repeat * to * until you have 5 petals. On your last slip stitch, chain one, pull yarn out about 6” and cut. Pull the yarn securely and weave the 2 ends of yarn left into the back of the flower.
Make them like the bigger flower only work the petals with a chain 1, then 1 half double crochet in the loop, then chain 1, then slip stitch in the circle. Repeat 5 times and finish like the bigger flower. Now using thread of the same colour sew the flowers onto your pot holder.