Ready for the home stretch? The hot pink edging!
This is that pretty border and little loop to hang your potholder from cabinet knobs and oven handles.
Row 1: This is an sc border, all the way around, with 3 sc in each corner stitch.
Ch 1 and turn. 27 sc, plus 2 extra sc in corner, 24 sc, 2 extra sc in corner, 27 sc, 2 extra sc in corner, 24 sc, 2 extra sc in corner. Connect to first sc with a slip stitch. Trim and weave in ends.
Row 2: Using color 2, sc all the way around, with 3 sc in each corner stitch. on one corner, chain 15 and reattach in order to form a little loop to use for hanging the potholder in your kitchen.
Attach color 2 at any point, sc until you reach a corner, 1 sc, ch 15, 2 sc, continue sc all the way around (with 3 sc in each corner). Join to first sc with slip stitch. Trim and weave in ends.
Speaking of weaving in ends… there’s a lot of that to do, so I hope you love your tapestry needle! Above you can see the back of my potholder, before I wove everything in. Pretty crazy, right?! There is a lot of color changing, and rather than carrying an extra color for the whole time, I just added and dropped as necessary.
If you’ve finished weaving in your ends, you’re totally done! What do you think? I just love the texture the bobbles create! I’m so excited to hang this bad boy on my oven handle so I can look at it every day.
I kind of have a problem with pretty kitchen things though — I never want to actually use them, for fear of spilling tomato basil soup or something all over them!
I suppose it’s nothing a little Shout! couldn’t fix, but I still worry!
After you finish your potholder, how about using your extra yarn to make a Tapestry Heart Cup Cozy!?