This pastel potholder is colorful, but you don't have to worry about working any color changes. The colors are all included in one variegated yarn.
Crocheting these fun Christmas-themed potholders will put you in a festive mood. You'll be baking your Christmas cookies, cakes and pies in style when you use them. Even better, crochet several sets - one set to keep and a few more to give as gifts to all the cooks on your Christmas shopping list.
Here's another colorway of the cross-stitched potholders linked above.
The starting point for this potholder is the easy afghan stitch potholder linked above. The only difference: a design was stitched onto this potholder before the edging was added. This particular design features a greeting appropriate for Rosh Hashanah, the Jewish New Year.
If you have Jewish friends, colleagues, or family members, a hand crocheted pair of potholders would be a delightful way to give them your good wishes for a sweet year.
Keep in mind that you can embellish your afghan stitch potholders with pretty much any cross stitch pattern you like, as long as it is in the right size range. So if you'd like to make a gift for a different occasion, it will be very easy to do.
Magic Potholder - Free Patterns and Instructions
The "Magic Potholder" is a clever and innovative idea; it's basically a double-layered potholder that is crocheted in a single piece. I've seen multiple variations of this type of design; it's a popular concept.
Here are a few links to other web sites where you will find free patterns and instructions for crocheting magic potholders.
- Magic Potholder at Mielkesfarm.com: AKA "Double-thick Diagonally Crocheted Potholder"
- Magic Potholder in Seed Stitch: This version of the magic potholder was designed by Theresa Richardson.
- Magic Potholder Video Demonstration: See Theresa Richardson demonstrate how to crochet her seed stitch potholder in this Youtube video.
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