I was so excited to kick off the new Bake-a-Long with Tracy @It’s a T-Sweets Day that I decided it was time for some new potholders!
Well that’s only half true.
But I also noticed while I was doing the fancy (haha) photo shoot of my muffins that my pot holders were looking a little worse for wear – okay I noticed that my potholders were shall we say they’ve seen better days, umm my potholders were beat up and gross. 😀
I was inspired by my friend and fellow blogger Trudy – Designing Us to crochet some new potholders! Trudy and her husband are doing a remodel of their kitchen. I can’t wait to see the progress on it, I hope she posts lots of pictures!
I decided I will do a little remodel of my own! I’m going to start out with this fabulous Pot Holder/Hot Pad/Trivet upgrade!!
I did not follow any written pattern for this. The plaid-ish pot holder was made using Woven Tartan Plaid Technique that I had featured in another post. I wanted this pot holder to be thick because my very favorite cookware to use is my Cast Iron Skillet, my Enamel Coated Cast Iron Dutch Oven, and my Cast Iron Pizza Pan – and all three of those get super hot! To be certain that the potholder could provide protection from the heat, I attached a square of the same size that I had crocheted completely using single crochet stitch. I used the solid Forest Green on the back. I did a quick single crochet around the edge and then slip stitched them together.
For the Forest Green and Maroon potholder I just put the two strands of yarn together and double crochet stitched enough rows to make it roughly the same size as the other potholder. I did a little chain loop on the top corner of both.
I think I’m going to super-size my yarny remodel by also crocheting some small appliance covers! Hey maybe I’ll get really crazy and make some scrubbies and dishcloths too!
I can’t wait to see everyone’s muffins – since I just did blueberry last weekend I will be making mixed berry this go around. Plus I’m baking a Carrot Cake with Cream Cheese Frosting for Easter Sunday!
Thanks for reading!