Confession: When I learned how to crochet, I totally bypassed the potholder and scarf phase. I jumped right in and made a large amigurumi unicorn for my daughter. I didn’t want to ‘waste me time’ dawdling with things like potholders. I wanted to jump right in and made something useful. At the time, I didn’t have any need for potholders. Funnily enough, I’m at a point right now where, I really do need some new potholders. Ahh…the irony!
In my last post, you may have seen my video tutorials for how I work up a mini corner-to-corner (c2c) graph. True to my ‘make pretty but useful stuff’ nature, I decided to make one of those handy dandy potholders I am in need of using that little heart graph from my video tutorials.
Valentine c2c Potholder
- Cotton yarn (I used various scrap cotton yarn in white, Pastel Azul (Premier Home Cotton), and Country Red (Sugar ‘n Cream)
- Size 5.00mm hook
- Yarn needle
Using the HEART GRAPH found here, work up 2 of these heart squares. Need help working on them? Find the videos here. Make sure you make 2 of them now so you won’t burn your hands! I always do a round of sc on my c2c pieces. Always. Makes joining pieces together so much easier. Seriously. You’ll thank me.Now, finish them off and weave in all your ends.
Now, holding them together, back to back, using the background color (mint) sc in every stitch all the way around, doing a sc+chain 2+sc in each corner. EXCEPT for ONE corner where you will make your big loop for your potholder (like all potholders seem to have). I chose the top left corner for my large loop and did a sc+chain 10+sc in that corner. Fasten off and weave in end.
For the next 3 rounds (red, then white, then mint), I did a simple moss stitch (sc+chain 1, skip next stitch, sc+chain 1 in next stitch, skip next stitch) all the way around EXCEPT in the corners. Normal corners had the same sc+chain 2+sc as the round before. The large loop in the corner is a bit different. In the first moss stitch round, when you get to the large loop corner, sc around the entire length of the loop and then continue on with the moss stitch when you get to the other length of the square. For the following rounds, you will sc in each stitch on the corner with the large loop. The first row of moss stitch was done in red, then white, then mint for the last row.