Potholders Anonymous

My name is Crystal and I can’t stop making potholders!

In my last post, I mentioned that I couldn’t find quality-made potholders in the stores, so I decided to make my own.

Who knew they’re as addictive as potato chips??? (I sure didn’t!) πŸ˜‰


It all started out innocently enough . . .

I finished the one you saw “in progress” last time.

Z potholder violets


And then I made another.

Z Potholder Greens


Next, I found a pattern for a nice thick one (with a pretty ridged design), and decided to give it a go.

Z potholder multi cranberry


And before I knew it, I was beginning another – with a rainbow color scheme!

Z potholder Rainbow


Since then, I’ve bought enough cotton yarn to make several more. They’re so fast and easy – great to work on while watching TV – but I have a question…

Just how many potholders does one kitchen need?

I may have to set some aside as Christmas gifts.

Christmas gifts finished in April?

Now, that will be a first!



I’d love to hear your thoughts!

Click the envelope to leave a comment or to read what the other kids are saying! πŸ˜€


Potholders Anonymous — 9 Comments

  1. Crystal, you’re as quick as a little bunny with your crochet hook! Soon you’ll have an entire drawer of these really pretty, new potholders! I hope you ditch your old ones though, or you may be temped to save these lovely new ones and continue using the old!

    …That candle and calendar set is so pretty!

    Have a fun week sweetie pie! xoxo Paulette

  2. Very pretty and a great way to use up scraps…or a reason to buy more yarn so you can have MORE scraps ~lol~ Are you using cotton yarn? You can never have too many potholders to use OR for gifts.
    xx, Carol

  3. Yes, Carol! πŸ™‚
    I’m using cotton yarn for all the potholders. I don’t trust other fibers (neither wool nor synthetic yarns) in this case. I worry they might melt at high heat. Ouch!

  4. I’m not sure how many potholders a kitchen needs. I never seem to have enough. Yours are so pretty, I’m not sure that I would want to use them. I’m getting ready for Easter and some of the colors are perfect for Easter. Artie and I will be attending some egg hunts. Graduation is near and now I’m applying for teaching jobs. Cross your fingers for me.
    I hope everyone is enjoying some warmer weather.

  5. Oh Kelly!
    I will cross fingers and toes!!!
    Sending best wishes for you to get the job you want. You’ll be an amazing teacher!

  6. I would love to know if you make and sell these lovely pot holders that make such a cute gift?

  7. Hi Jenna,
    Thank you for asking. πŸ™‚
    I have not had them for sale up to this point – but I would consider taking orders for them at $11.95 each (shipping included).

    Just let me know if you are interested and we can chat about yarn choices!

  8. I would like to know if i could get the pattern for a crocheted potholder that looks like a clutch handbag but is crocheted into a potholder.

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