Thursday, April 26, 2007

Alberta's pot holders - a crochet project

Do you have?

  1. A terry cloth towel
  2. A metal double point needle or other sharp, pointy instrument
  3. Crochet thread
  4. A very small crochet hook

Then you can make a pot holder!

This pot holder was made by my aunt's mother, Alberta. When she passed away, I inherited all of her knitting needles.

Wednesday night at knitting, crocheting was happening. I remembered this project that has been in my closet for almost a year and a half. I've got three additional weeks of vacation, so decided to complete them!

I bought two of these terry cloth towels at Big Lots for $1.00.

These needles are practically antiques.

The double pointed needle is one of Alberta's and the crochet hook I somehow have had all these years from my Mom's stash.

Cut your cloth into quarters. You will need three of the pieces.

Fold two of the pieces in half diagonally, right sides together.
Place side by side along the diagonal.

Place the third piece, right side up, on top of both pieces (these pictures only show two pieces).

Pin in place.

Insert DP needle or sharp, pointy instrument into one side - two pieces together.

Remove DP needle or sharp, pointy instrument and insert crochet hook into the hole.

Begin crocheting - single crochet three times into this hole.

When the first hole has been completed, begin the process again. Evenly space holes about 1/4" apart.

Follow along all of the edges and bind off.

These are smaller than most pot holders, more foldy, and can be easily thrown in the washer when dirty!

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