With color 2 – ch 28, using your I (5.5 mm) hook.
Row 1: Switch to your H (5.0 mm) hook. Skipping the first chain (ch), single crochet (sc) in the second chain from the hook and sc across (27 stitches).
Rows 2 – 30: Repeat Row 1.
Ready for the home stretch? The edging!
This is that pretty border and little loop to hang your potholder from cabinet knobs and oven handles.
Row 1: After finishing Row 25 of the potholder body, ch 1. Lay the back piece onto the potholder and align the edges. Begin crocheting down the side of the potholder [color 1], joining the back and front pieces. Work 30 sc into the side, plus 2 extra sc in corner, sc 27, 2 extra sc in corner, sc 30, 2 extra sc in corner, sc 27, 2 extra sc in corner. Connect to first sc with a slip stitch. Trim and weave in ends.
Row 2: Attach color 2 at any point, sc until you reach a corner, sc 1, ch 15, sc 2, 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.
UPDATE 2/2019: You don’t have to cut the yarn on every row — since the second color is all in one area, you can drop it after each color change and pick it up in the next row.
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 — 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!?