Monday, June 24, 2013

Crochet pot holder pattern review

I have been trying out some crochet pot holder and/or pot stand patterns (as well as making up my own of course!

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The patterns I used are as follows:

  1.  http://olavas.blogspot.com.au/2009/08/oppskrift-pa-fargesterk-grytelapp.html This pattern in is German (I think). You could use a translator - look in the comments, there are a few links to translators there. But I found the photos were enough for me. This pattern sat pretty flat, but I did press it to make it look better. This is only a single layer (as opposed to #3 below) but you could easily double it up if you wanted to.
  2. http://attic24.typepad.com/weblog/blooming-flower-cushion.html I know this says it's a cushion, but if you only do to the size you want, why not make it a pot holder? The pattern is very easy to follow, she has great photos, and because you crochet each round of petals as you go, you can make it as big or small as you want. Furthermore, the pattern works really well (for me anyway). The circle sat beautifully flat.
  3. http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/flower-potholders I think there are quite a few of these type of pot holder patterns around. I'm pretty sure this is the one I used for this. (NB. you need to be a member of ravelry to see this, but it's free, and there are heaps of free patterns too.) This didn't see too flat - I think I will try it again, but with a bigger hook, that might fix the problem. This is doubled, so it is nice and thick. It was a little tricky doing the finishing of the petals down the center, but the gap to do this in is quite small (the gap for #1 is much bigger, and therefore easier).
  4. http://www.ravelry.com/projects/KnitterlyThings/the-wool-eater-blanket Another one from ravelry. But you can also get it from the creators website here: http://sarahlondon.wordpress.com/2009/08/25/wool-eater-instructions/ Great instructions and photos. She shows you the first 2 rows, you can add as many as you want! Sarah suggests it may be more decorative than functional because of it isn't really thick. But I made this one first, and have been using it for a day or two and it's not too bad. I might make another one using two or 3 strands, and a bigger hook - that might thicken it up.
  5. This is just based on my rainbow beanie. I had my basket with all my yarns in there ready to go, so I gave it a go. Love how it turned out. The 'puffs' add a good thickness. Anyone what me to try and write out the pattern?
So thanks for having a look, and thanks to those people took the time to take the photos, and write the instructions, and publish on their blogs!

I'm sure there will be more of these to come! I hope to cover a section of wall in the ICAN@7 gallery with pot holders soon.


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