Reverse Mitered Potholder

Reverse Mitered Potholder

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Skill Level: Beginner
Gauge: Doesn’t matter

  • 1-2 ounces of worsted weight cotton yarn
  • Size US6 knitting needles
  • Size 5mm (H) crochet hook
  • Tapestry needle
  • Bone ring or something for hanger

Stitches Used:

  • ssk – slip slip knit
  • k2tog – knit 2 stitches together
  • k – knit
  • pm – place marker
  • sm – slip marker
  • wyif – place yarn in front (towards you) before slipping next stitch.
  • sl st – slip stitch
  • ch – chain(s)
  • sc – single crochet



START WITH: cast on 5 sts with a long tail cast on.

ROW 1: k2, yo, pm, k1, pm, yo, k1, wyif slip 1

ROW 2: k across until last st, wyif slip 1

ROW 3: k to marker, yo, sm, k1, sm, yo, k until last st, wyif slip 1

REPEAT rows 2 & 3 until there are 51 stitches. End with a repeat of row 3. Cast off.


REMINDER: You will be working through both pieces.

The first thing you want to do is find each corner of the square as well as the right hand and left hand side of the cast on row. Mark each one through both squares if it helps.

Reverse Mitered Potholder

Find the cast on row where you started each square. Find the left hand side of the row and join with a sc in that st. * (sc in each st until you reach the marked st), 3sc in the marked st * 3 times then ( ) once. You will end up at the right hand side of the cast on row – sc in that st as well.

Reverse Mitered Potholder

Taking the bone ring or whatever you are using for the hanger sc around it until it is full of sc sts, sl st to the 1st sc.

Reverse Mitered Potholder

Finish off & weave in ends.

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