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Crochet Granny Stitch Potholder

Apr 30, 2024 08:08 AM
Crochet Granny Stitch Potholder

Create a charming and practical potholder using the classic crochet Granny Stitch technique. This versatile stitch pattern involves working clusters of double crochet stitches in groups of three, creating a textured and visually appealing design. To begin, choose your favorite color of cotton yarn and an appropriate crochet hook size to achieve the desired thickness and texture for your potholder. This handmade potholder will not only add a touch of vintage charm to your kitchen but also provide a practical solution for handling hot pots and pans. Enjoy the process of creating something beautiful and functional with the Granny Stitch potholder crochet pattern.

Granny Stitch Potholder Pattern

Hook: H (5 mm) sized crochet hook
Size: 8 inch square
Materials: 3 ounces cotton yarn – use scrap yarns and trim as desired
1 inch plastic ring for hanging loop. I used a recycled plastic ring from a water bottle for my hanging loop in this project.

With H hook, Ch 4 and join to form ring. Or you can use a magic circle to start.

Row 1
Ch 2, (counts as 1 Hdc) in ring work 2 Hdc,
Ch 1, 3 Hdc, Ch 1, 3 Hdc, Ch1, 3 Hdc, Ch 1, Sl St to top of Ch 2. (4 corners & 4 shells made)

Row 2
With next color attach in any Ch 1 corner space.
Ch 2, 2 Hdc, Ch 1, 3 Hdc, all in the same ch 1 corner space.
*Sk next 3 Hdc, 3 Hdc, Ch 1, 3 Hdc, all in the next Ch 1 corner space.*
Repeat between * 2 more times, Sl St to top of the beginning Ch 2.

Row 3
Sl St across remaining Hdc’s to corner.
Ch 2 (counts as 1 Hdc) 2 Hdc, Ch 1, 3 Hdc, all in the corner space.
*Sk 3 Hdc, make 3 Hdc in between shells, Sk next shell, make 3 Hdc, Ch 1,
3 Hdc in corner.* Repeat 2 more times then Sl St to top of first Hdc.

Row 4-9
Continue in the established pattern until 9 rows completed for granny stitch front panel. Front panel measures 7-1/2 inches wide.

Back panel of potholder
Row 1
Ch 27, Sc in 2nd chain from hook and in each st across. (26 Sc)

Row 2-28
Ch 1, turn. Sc in each st across.

Join front panel and back panel with right sides facing out. Join yarn at corner and Sc around the edges evenly working 1 Sc in each st through both layers and 2 Sc in corners. On final corner, attach a 1″ ring and Sc around the ring and join in corner space to finish off.

Ch – Chain
Ea – Each
FO – Finish Off
Hdc – Half-Double Crochet
Sc – Single Crochet
Sl St – Slip Stitch
Sm – Same

St – Stitch

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