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Beginner Pot Holder Pattern Using The Textured Berry Stitch

Introduction

This pattern is THE perfect, easy to follow pattern for beginners!  I searched all over the web for a pot holder pattern to follow when I decided I wanted to learn how to make them.  I didn’t have any luck with finding one that I could understand, but browsing all those patterns and tutorials gave me my idea for a new pattern that I made myself.  I have included a preview of this pattern here so that you can decide for yourself if it’s the pattern you want to use before purchasing it.  You can purchase the full pdf pattern from my Etsy Shop by clicking the following link —–> https://www.etsy.com/listing/522610001/beginner-pot-holder-pattern-using-the

Supply List

  • Yarn:  100% Cotton Yarn in the color of your choosing
    • I used Peaches & Cream Yarn in the Limeade color to make the one pictured.  I bought it at Wal-mart for $7.97 plus tax.  The cone I got was the 14 oz/400 g one with 706 yards,  You could use the smaller skeins too if you wanted.  I would guess you could probably make 1 pot holder per each small skein and they were $1.50 at my local Wal-Mart.
  • Crochet Hook
    • For the yarn I used I went with Hook H – 5.00 MM.  I used the Boye aluminum hook with the Boye rubber crochet handle that you can buy to fit all the hooks.  You can use whatever brand of hook you like though.  This is just the one that I have found the most comfortable so far on my wrist and my fingers.
  • Ruler/Measuring Tape
    • This is for measuring your pot holder to make sure it’s the right length and width.  The finished pot holder should measure about 8.5″ x 8.5″ if you follow my pattern but it could vary depending on your gauge.
  • Tapestry Needle
    • I have the little plastic ones that came in my little crochet starter kit that I got from Wal-Mart.  Any tapestry needle will work though.

Side 1

Starting Chain

To make your starting chain go ahead and make your slipknot on your crochet hook and then chain 44.  You can chain more or less to make your pot holder bigger or smaller.  Just make sure your chain is an even number.  My pot holder came out at 8.5″ x 8.5″ which is a little bigger than a standard pot holder.

Row 1

Insert your hook into the 10th chain from the hook and make a single crochet.  This will create your loop that you can use to hang the pot holder up on your cabinets.

  • Double Crochet into the next chain
  • Single Crochet into the next chain
  • Double Crochet into the next chain
  • Single Crochet into the next chain
  • Repeat alternating the Single and Double Crochet until you reach the end of the row.  You should end on a Double Crochet in the last chain.

Row 2

  • Turn Your Work
  • Chain 3
  • Skip the 1st Stitch
  • Single Crochet into the first Double Crochet Stitch
  • Double Crochet into the next Single Crochet Stitch
  • Single Crochet into the next Double Crochet Stitch
  • Double Crochet into the next Single Crochet Stitch
  • Repeat alternating the Single and Double Crochet until you reach the end of the row.  You should always end your row with a Double Crochet into the last stitch.

Row 3+

Repeat Row 2 until you reach your desired length.  For me it was 8.5″ because that is how long the width of the pot holder was minus the loop.  You want your width and your length to be equal to create a square.  Every 2 rows is roughly 0.5″ so you should have around 34 rows if you have the same gauge as me.  I didn’t count my rows as I went though I just measured every so often until I got to the length it needed to be.

Finishing The First Side

To finish off your first side you need to cut your yarn leaving around 4″ so you have enough left to weave in the end.  Take your tapestry needle and go ahead and weave in your starting and ending yarn ends.  Congratulations!  You are halfway there!

Purchase The Full Pattern

To purchase the complete pattern from my Etsy Shop just click on the following link ——> https://www.etsy.com/listing/522610001/beginner-pot-holder-pattern-using-the

Conclusion 

I hope you have enjoyed this preview and that it helped you decide if this is the pot holder pattern you want to use or not :-).  If you have any questions or would like to share your experience with this pattern please leave a comment in the comment section below!  If you want to share photos of your completed pot holder with everyone you can e-mail them to me at uneedacraftycreation@gmail.com with TEXTURED BERRY STITCH POT HOLDER in the subject line.  I’ll post your pictures in a gallery at the bottom of this page along with your name in the photo credits :-).

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