Upcycle some t-shirts to create a potholder using this free pattern. To crochet the color block potholder, you'll need t-shirt yarn from two t-shirts (mine were a men's size small), a 12 mm crochet hook, and about 15 minutes. Due to the thickness of t-shirt yarn, the finished potholder requires only one layer is about 7.5 x 8 inches in size. This speedy potholder project is a great way to clean out your closet and get rid of some old t-shirts!
The Thermal Stitch is by far the best stitch (that I know of) you can use to crochet a thick potholder. It’s quite dense and thick – it’s basically double the thickness of a normal single crochet. It’s perfect for a potholder or anything that needs that extra thickness. When trying this stitch for the first time, the trickiest part is to find the right stitch that you need to crochet into. The whole pattern consists of Thermal Single Crochets (single crochets that are worked into the back loops of current and previous rows together). That’s what creates the thickness.
T-shirt yarn is one of the best choices for making crochet baskets of any size. The thickness of the yarn combined with the right stitches makes for baskets that are sturdy and can easily stand up straight without caving in on the sides. This photo-rich tutorial teaches you how to use jersey knit t-shirt yarn to create baskets of various sizes. These nesting baskets can sit decoratively inside one another when not in use.
When the love is in the air I made this heart shaped potholder to spread the love into the kitchen, too. The Crochet Heart Potholder is an easy & a fun little crochet project you can make in less than an hour. The pattern begins from the bottom and work in rounds so when the color change to make pink and white stripes you can carry up the yarn from inside when needs. No need to worry too much about weaving ends. At the end you will have a beautiful double thickness heart potholder. The pattern makes great gift for your loved ones, friends, teachers and especially who love to cook.
Next time you don't know what to give as a gift, make your friends and family a couple useful, Old Fashioned Potholders! An easy introduction to crochet patterns, potholders are beautiful, functional and they only improve with age!
This super quick free crochet pattern is the ideal pattern if you're looking to work something up in jiff. Crocheted to be double-thick, this 30 Minute Potholder is great for the kitchen. The extra thickness means you can pick up any hot pot or pan without endangering your fingers. If you're all set on potholders in your own kitchen, this crochet potholder pattern would be a perfect housewarming gift or last-minute hostess gift.