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Grandma’s Double Thick Potholders… 2 Free Pattern Styles to choose from!!!

Grandma’s Double Thick Potholders… 2 Free Pattern Styles to choose from!!!



Super easy and quick… These old fashioned double thick potholders are so much fun to make!!… Great gift idea or just for you! Mix the colors or make them in solids… Get started on the diagonal or block style potholder today!!! And best of all they are both free patterns!!! Grandma’s Double Thick Potholders will be one of your favorite go to crochet patterns!



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Materials:

Cotton Yarn, 100 yards in 2 colors or approx. 150 yards of one color. So you will have a color A and color B for these patterns (Some people have used regular acrylic or wool yarn… as long as it is not used as a trivet for very hot pans this is fint)

Hook – G

Scissors and Yarn Needle


Stitches:

  • St – Stitch
  • Sp – Space
  • Ch – Chain
  • Sk – Skip
  • Sl St – Slip Stitch
  • Sc – Single Crochet
  • Fsc – Foundation Single Crochet

*You will be making the Moss St which is just a combination of sc and ch 1, this creates a nice texture


Size:

7″ x 7″


Style I Block Color Potholder:

Starting with color A

Make 27 Fsc (or ch 28, turn and sc in 2nd ch from hook and each across)

Drop color A, pick up color B (Do not cut yarn, you will switch everyother row and carry it up)

*After round one you will notice the work curling at the ends… this is what you want.

Round 1: Ch 1, sc in 1st st, *ch 1, sk st, sc in next st*, repeat *to* 12 more times, ch 1, working on opposite side of beginning Fsc(see pic below)- sc in 1st st of this side, repeat *to* 13 times, ch 1, join with sl st to beginning sc *drop color B and pick up color A for sl st*, = 28 sc & 28 ch 1sp

Round 2: Ch 2(this counts as a ch 1 sp now and throughout), sk first sc, *sc in next ch 1 sp, ch 1, sk next sc*, repeat *to* around. join with sl st changing to color A. = 28 sc & 28 ch1 sp.

Round 3: Ch 1, *sc in ch 1 sp(being careful to use the space formed by the ch 2 in beginning of round 2 for 1st st), ch 1, sk next sc*, repeat *to* around, join with sl st changing to color B. = 28 sc & 28 ch 1 sp

Rounds 4-14: Repeat rows 2 & 3

Round 15 – 28: Repeat rounds 2 & 3 with color B only

Finish of leaving a 30″ tail for sewing and loop.

Using tail and yarn needle, sew top closed. When you reach the opposite end, form a ch 1 loop ad ch 8, sl st back into the same st to form a loop for hanging potholder. Secure and weave in ends.


Style II Diagonal Color Potholder

Starting with color A

Make 39 Fsc (or ch 40, turn and sc in 2nd ch from hook and each across)

Drop color A, pick up color B (Do not cut yarn, you will switch everyother row and carry it up)

*After round one you will notice the work curling at the ends… this is what you want.

Round 1: Ch 1, sc in 1st st, *ch 1, sk st, sc in next st*, repeat *to* 18 more times, ch 1, working on opposite side of beginning Fsc(see pic below)- sc in 1st st of this side, repeat *to* 19 times, ch 1, join with sl st to beginning sc *drop color B and pick up color A for sl st*, = 40 sc & 40 ch 1sp

Round 2: Ch 2(this counts as a ch 1 sp now and throughout), sk first sc, *sc in next ch 1 sp, ch 1, sk next sc*, repeat *to* around. join with sl st changing to color A. = 40 sc & 40 ch1 sp.

Round 3: Ch 1, *sc in ch 1 sp(being careful to use the space formed by the ch 2 in beginning of round 2 for 1st st), ch 1, sk next sc*, repeat *to* around, join with sl st changing to color B. = 40 sc & 40 ch 1 sp

Rounds 4-14: Repeat rows 2 & 3

Round 15 – 20: Repeat rounds 2 & 3 with color B only

Finish of leaving a 30″ tail for sewing and loop.

Now to fold into the diagonal shape… Using the pictures below for guidance, bring top together in the opposite direction of round 1. Lay flat and sew top together with tail.

Using tail and yarn needle, sew top closed. When you reach the opposite end, form a ch 1 loop ad ch 8, sl st back into the same st to form a loop for hanging potholder. Secure and weave in ends.

Finish off and weave ends in!


Congratulations!!! You now have 2 styles of Grandma’s Double Thick Potholders complete!!! I hope you love them as much as I do!!

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Happy Crocheting!!

Elena


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Princess in Pink Baby Blanket

Princess in Pink Baby Blanket



This sweet baby blanket is easy and fun to make… Free here on the site, and PDF available for $3 on Ravelry… Click here to purchase the PDF and/or to add this to your Ravelry Favorites!!!

The fun edging looks the the top of a crown… just right for your precious prince or princess!!


Supplies:

Worsted Weight Yarn- C-White, B-Light Pink, A-Bright Pink

400 Yards each color

Hook – I

Stitch markers

Yarn needle

Size:

32” x 36” Blocked

Stitches:

St – Stitch

Sk – Skip

Ch – Chain

Dec – Decrease

Sl St – Slip Stitch

Sc – Single Crochet

Dc – Double Crochet

Bl – Back Loop

Blsc – Back Loop Single Crochet

Bldc – Back Loop Double Crochet

Picot – Sc in st, ch 3, sl st in base of sc just made

Instructions:

*Tip – Using a stitch marker every 25 chains will help keep the beginning count much easier.

Using Color A – Ch 191

Row 1:  Turn, dec  blsc over the 2nd and 3rd chains from hook, blsc in next 8 chs, {3 blsc in next ch, blsc in next 9 chs, sk 2 chs, blsc in next 9 chs}, repeat {to} 7 more times, 3 blsc in next ch, blsc in next 8 chs, dec blsc over last 2 chs. = 189 blsc

Row 2:  Ch 1, turn, dec blsc over 1st 2 sts, blsc in next 8 sts, {3 blsc in next st, blsc in next 9 sts, sk 2 sts, blsc in next 9 sts}, repeat {to} 7 more times, 3 blsc in next st, blsc in next 8 sts, dec blsc over last 2 sts. = 189 blsc

Rows 3-10: Repeat row 2

Row 11:  Ch 3(counts as dc now and throughout), turn, sk next st, bldc in next 8 sts, {3 bldc in next st, bldc in next st, ch 1, sk 2 sts, 3 bldc in next st, ch 1, sk 3 sts, 3 bldc in next st, sk 4 sts, 3 bldc in next st, ch 1, sk 3 sts, 3bldc in next st, ch 1, sk 2 sts, bldc in next st}, repeat {to} 7 more times, 3 bldc in next st, bldc in next 8 sts, sk 1 st, bldc in last st. = 157 bldc & 32 ch 1’s

Rows 12-21: repeat row 2, finish off

Join color B where you left off

Rows 22-31: Repeat row 2

Row 32: Repeat row 11

Rows 33-42: Repeat row 2, finish off

Join color C where you left off

Rows 43-52: Repeat row 2

Row 53:  Repeat row 11

Rows 54-63:  Repeat row 2, finish off

Join color B where you left off

Rows 64-73: Repeat row 2

Row 74:  Repeat row 11

Rows 75-84:  Repeat row 2, finish off

Join color A where you left off

Rows 85-94:  Repeat row 2

Row 95:  Repeat row 11

Rows 96-105:  Repeat row 2

Row 106:  Ch 1, turn, dec sc, sc in next 8 sts, *3 picots in next st, sc in next 9 sts, sk 2 sts, sc in next 9 sts*, repeat *to* 7 more times, 3 picots in next st, sc in next 8 sts, dec sc. = 9- 3 picots groups & 162 sc

Finish off

Turn project to opposite end, working on the beginning row chains. 

Row 107:  Ch 1, {3 picots in st, sc in next 9 sts, sk 1 st, sc in next 9 sts}, repeat {to} 8 more times, 3 picots in last st. = 10-3 picot groups & 162 sc.

Finish off

Weave ends in

Block project into shape. 

Congratulations, you now have a Princess in Pink Baby Blanket (notice the cute little crowns the picot border makes!)


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Happy Crocheting!!

Elena


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Aurora Boreal Bag

Aurora Boreal Bag



The Aurora Boreal Bag is a super fun and fashionable project! So easy to make and a perfect bag for the market. This Free Crochet Pattern is made using self striping yarn which does all of your colorwork for you and a 2 row repeat for the base of the bag..

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Materials:

Yarn~ 320 yards of self striping yarn- I used Premier Aurora in Anemone

Hook~ H

Scissors and yarn needle


Stitches:

  • St – Stitch
  • Ch – Chain
  • Sk – Skip
  • Sp – Space
  • YO – Yarn Over
  • Sl St – Slip Stitch
  • Sc – Single Crochet
  • Trc – Treble Crochet
  • Bl – Back Loop
  • Dec Sc- Decrease Sc
  • Rev Sc – Reverse Single Crochet
  • Wrapped Trc Cluster – Make 3 trc in next sp, yo twice, insert hook around the 3 trc just made and draw up loop(loosely) *this will wrap around the 3 trc’s you just made), yo, draw through 2 loops three times (wrap trc made) *See Pic below Round 14 instructions

Size:

Bag – Height 15″ x Around 28″ Handles – 31″


Instructions:

Bottom Base~

Ch 41

Row 1: Sc in 2nd ch from hook and each across. = 40 sc

Rows 2-10: Ch 1, turn, sc in each st across. = 40 sc

Bag Base~

Now you will start working in the round.

Round 11: 2 sc in same st as last st in row 10, evenly sc 6 sts down the side of rows, 3 sc in 1st st of begging row, sc in next 38 sts, 3 sc in last st of beginning row, sc 6 sts up the side of rows, 3 sc in next st, sc in next 38 sts, Join with sl st to beginning. = 100 sc

Round 12: Ch 1, turn, bl sc in each st around, join with sl st to beginning sc. = 100 bl sc

Round 13: Do not turn, ch 1, sc in 1st st, *ch 3, sk 3 sts, sc in next st*, repeat *to* around ending with sl st in beginning sc. = 25 sc & 25 ch3 sps.

Round 14: Ch 4(counts as trc now and throughout), turn, *wrapped trc in next sp, trc in next sc*, repeat *to* around ending with sl st in top of beginning ch 4. = 25 trc & 25 wrapped trc’sc

Round 15: Ch 1, turn, sc in 1st trc, *ch 3, sk next 4 sts(this is the group of wrapped trc), sc in next trc* repeat *to* around ending with sl st in beginning sc. = 25 sc & 25 ch 3 sps.

Rounds 16-31: Repeat rounds 14 & 15

Round 32: Ch 1, turn, * sc in next sc, 3 sc in next ch 3 sp*, repeat *to* around, join with sl st to beginning sc. = 100 sc

Round 33-34: Ch 1, turn, sc in each st around. = 100 sc

Round 35: Ch 1, turn, *sc in next 8 sts, dec sc over next 2 sts*, repeat *to* around, join with sl st to beginning sc. = 90 sc

Round 36: Ch 1, turn, sc in each st around, join with sl st to beginning sc. = 90 sc

Round 37: Ch 1, turn, sc in next st, ch 2, sk 2 sts, sc in next 35 sts, ch 2, sk 2 sts, sc in next 6 sts, ch 2, sk 2 sts, sc in next 35 sts, ch 2, sk 2 sts, sc in next 5 sts, join with sl st to beginning sc. = 4 ch 2 scs & 82 sc

Round 38: Ch 1, turn, rev sc around in each st and 2 in each ch 2 sp. Join with sl st. = 90 rev sc

Finish off and weave in ends.

Handles:

Make 4 – 31″ I Cords. You will be twisting 2 together to make 2 handles.

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Step 1 – Chain 3 with a 6″ tail , insert hook into 2nd chain from hook, pull up a loop, insert hook in 3rd chain from hook, pull up a loop(3 loops on hook).

Step 2 – Carefully remove 1st two loops from hook, being careful not to lose them(pinching them to hold helps).

Step 3 – With the remaining loop on hook, yo, ch 1, insert hook into next free loop(middle loop of beginning 3 loops), yarn over and pull up a loop(only through this loop), insert hook into last loop(3rd beginning loop), yarn over and pull up a loop. (3 loops on hook)

Step 4 – Continue repeating steps 1 & 2 until the cord is as long as you’d like.

Step 5 – to finish off the cord, yo and pull through all three loops on hook.

Fasten off leaving 6 ” tail and weave in all ends.

Take 2 – I Cords, tie off the top 2 tails and twist them togethers. Tie off both tails at the bottom

Fasten the handles ends with the tails to the ch 2 open spaces made in round 37, one end of the handle fastened on the right and one end fastened on the left of the front of the bag and repeating this on the back of the bag.

That’s it!!! You now have an Aurora Boreal Bag!! I hope you love yours,, I love mine!


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Happy Crocheting!!

Elena


©Copyright 2013 -2020 Elena Hunt/Beatrice Ryan Designs.  All of my patterns and posts are my own work. Do not copy them in any way. If you want to share this information with someone, share the link to this post. If you want to share on your own blog, website or social media, then you may use the first photo in this post and link back to this post. You may not give away printed copies of this post. Thank you. This post may contain affiliate link

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