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Crocheted Christmas Potholder With Candy Cane Stripes

By November 17, 2013

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 Crocheted Christmas Potholder With Candy Cane Stripes - Photo © Amy Solovay

You have plenty of time to crochet some Christmas-y potholders! They make excellent gifts, but they're also nice to keep on hand -- especially if you do a lot of baking during the holiday season.

These fun potholders are decorated with eye-catching red and white stripes, which remind me of a candy cane. If you change the colors, the design becomes suitable for year-around use.

No matter which version of the potholders you decide to try, you'll need to have an understanding of the single crochet stitch, plus the tapestry crochet technique to do the color changes. People generally think of tapestry crochet as being an intermediate, or maybe even advanced level technique; I personally don't think it's that difficult. It does require a bit of patience to master, but once you've practiced a bit it's a piece o' cake.

Please note: if this is your first experience with tapestry crochet, I do recommend picking an easier pattern than this one to start with. For example, try this checkerboard chart, which is a better starter pattern with this technique.

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