An Extra Hour…

fallclockSo remember on Saturday, when I was suggesting that we all try to do something fun with our extra “fall back” hour? Did you find a little time just for you? I hope so! I decided to make a potholder.


I know! That probably would have been your last guess for how I’d spend my extra hour. Well . . . it happened quite by accident. I was searching for something on the internet. You know how that goes. You begin to google a specific item and before you know it, you are lost in cyberspace – reading all kinds of interesting information! When you eventually come back to consciousness, you realize that you hardly remember what started the whole thing! ๐Ÿ˜‰


Anyway, I bumped into a forum where there was a discussion about crocheting potholders, and how one particular potholder was so much fun and so very quick to make. According to the post, you crochet it in one piece that will fold in on itself as you go along and when complete, you’ll have a square with a double thickness. Needless to say, I was intrigued.

After I had finished several rows, I thought it was looking more like a little clutch purse than a potholder!


Ah, but then the “magic” began – it was starting to turn into a square. More rows would be needed before I could sew a seam to form the last two corners, though.


With a little more patience and several more rows, this potholder was now a square.


After finishing the seam, I added a loop for hanging and Voila! Although I love pretty, decorative potholders, I always hate to use them. This, however, is a “working” potholder. It’s nice and thick and should offer good protection for handling hot items.


I used Lily Sugar ‘n Cream Cotton in “Faded Denim” and a size G crochet hook. You can find the pattern here. I think if you make one – you’ll make another. It’s a great project to work on while watching TV. ๐Ÿ˜€



An Extra Hour… — 8 Comments

  1. Hi Crystal!

    I love how it magically turns onto itself, and doubles up! Another great little gift or stocking stuffer idea!…Now to just find the time! Thanks Sweetie!

    Hugs, Paulette =D

  2. Funny, I didn’t see that extra hour. But you shoulda been at MY house. It was 8:00 AM in the kitchen and 9:00 AM in the living room. So I got an extra hour just by walking from one room to the next! Guess who changed the clocks at my house!

    And my friend Deb, forgot to change the clock that her daughter watches when she goes to school. So she was early for school the first time in about ….10 years!

    Thanks to the link to the pattern. I have been crocheting up a storm. I know what you mean about searching and getting lost on the net. But don’t worry, all roads lead back to Ravelry and Etsy. Just be sure to have $$ in your paypal account.

    I love how the way stitching on the top and bottom of the beginning chain causes the pattern to turn on itself. All you gotta do is go round and round!! I recently discovered this method in a pattern I purchased on Etsy for a cowl. It took me a few trys, then the light bulb went off. Sometimes you can read toooo much in a pattern.

    Have a great day!

    XX, Carol

  3. Hi Crystal!

    Lovely potholder creation! Great pattern and the color choice is so pretty! Looks like you had so much fun making it! I sometimes get lost in cyberspace all the time too! I love finding new and interesting things. Thanks for sharing!

    Also, thanks so much for your sweet visit! Have a great week!

    Lisa ๐Ÿ™‚

  4. Oh, wow! The only things I can crochet are scarves and sort of hats ๐Ÿ™‚
    I’d want to try and learn something else sort of like this–more useful!

  5. I used the extra hour for sleeping…..

    I really keep meaning to learn how to crochet. I love to knit, and want to be able to do all of the crochet/knit combo pieces.

  6. Seriously….that only took you an hour??? Totally impressed! I crocheted a baby blanket once but it took me several (okay even more than several) months!

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