Monday, April 1, 2013

Wedding Potholders

It's spring time and that means wedding time. This time the happy bride loves cookbooks and cooking. We bought her some baking items from her registry and we are going to embellish the gift with a lovely cookbook and a stack of handmade potholders.

I'm making two stacks of potholders, one for the bride and one for my sister in law. Sorry ladies, it's a surprise which color you get. Also, the cookbook pictured is not the one going with the gifts. 

What you need:
Worsted weight cotton or bamboo yarn
Size I (5.5 mm) hook
Yarn needle
Cotton batting (optional)
I like the twist cotton, it's pretty

My potholder was inspired by this potholder. I wanted one a little smaller and thicker.

Make 2

Chain 2 at beginning of each round, slip stitch to join rows

  • Round 1: 12 dc in a magic loop, pull loop tight and sl st to first dc to close round
  • Round 2: Work 2 dc in each dc around
  • Round 3:  *2 dc in next st, dc in next st, rep from * around 
  • Round 4:  *2 dc in next st, dc in each of next 2 sts, rep from * around 
  • Round 5:  *2 dc in next st,  in each of next 3 sts, rep from * around 

Finish off and break yarn on first side. On second side do not break yarn (yet).
Stack sides on top of each other with right sides facing out.
Work through both layers to join
Edging- *sc, skip one, dc 5 (in one stitch), skip one

If you want an even thicker potholder add a circle of cotton batting before closing up fully.

In last stitch- sc, chain 10,  sc back in same stitch. This makes a loop for hanging.
Tie knot and weave in end.

Oh, here are some pics from my mini vacation last week.
Yes, he does have his tongue out

It was such a pretty day

Party boat