This pattern is BOTH knit and crochet.
Skill Level: Easy
Guage: Not important
- 1-2 ounces of worsted weight cotton yarn in 1 color
- Knitting Needle size 8 (5mm)
- Crochet hook size H (5mm)
- Tapestry needle
- Bone ring – optional
- sl st – slip stitch
- ch – chain(s)
- sc – single crochet
- k – knit
- kfb – knit in front and back loops
- yo – yarn over
To Start: Cast on 6 sts arrange to work in the round not twisting sts. If using DPNs put 2 sts on each needle or if using circular needles put 3 sts on each needle.
Round 1: kfb in each st around 12sts
Round 2: *k1, yo, k1 * 6 times 18sts
Round 3 and all odd rounds: k in each st around
Round 4: *k1, yo, k2 * 6 times 24sts
Round 6: *k1, yo, k3 * 6 times 30sts
Round 8: *k1, yo, k4 * 6 times 36sts
Round 10: *k1, yo, k5 * 6 times 42sts
Round12: *k1, yo, k6* 6 times 48sts
Round 14: *k1, yo, k7 * 6 times 54sts
Round 16: *k1, yo, k8 * 6 times 60sts
Round 18: *k1, yo, k9 * 6 times Bind off. 66sts
PUTTING IT TOGETHER:
Place the 2 pieces together with wrong sides facing. The wrong sides are the ones with all the ridges. With your crochet hook make a standing sc through both pieces using the bind off sts as a foundation. sc in each bind off st around. You should have 60sc around. Finish off here if you do not want a hanger. Otherwise continue on to next section.
ADDING A HANGER:
I used a bone ring but use whatever you want. Before finishing off sl st to 1st sc. Sc around bone ring until you have as many sc as you can fit on it. Sl st to the 1st sc from potholder that you sl st in the beginning of this step. Finish off and weave in all ends.
WHAT ABOUT THE CENTERS?
My centers are always ‘open’ and a bit bulky. What I did was use the ends I had from casting on the stitches and wove them through and tightened them before putting the potholder together.