I think this potholder/dishcloth/facecloth is so pretty. I like the vareigated yarn – but the scalloped edge is really what gives it the boost to make it a bit different from all those other fairly simple similar patterns out there. You can get the pattern and tutorial here.
Rachel even has her own version of my favorite potholder pattern – the Magic Potholder. Seeing the image here, you might ask what’s so magic about this simple looking potholder. First, this one cannot be used as a dishcloth or facecloth as it’s a double thickness (one of the reasons I prefer it for a hotpad). Second, despite what you think you are seeing here, this is really a double thickness square that really has only one side! Crazy you say? Not so. It begins with a single chain that, using the right shaping stitches in the right location, turns this simple looking piece of crochet stitchery into one of nature’s physics defying objects. Try it. You’ll get hooked on it just like I did.
There are oodles of free hotpad/potholder patterns online. Thousands I’m sure. Start looking for some of your favorites. The humble potholder will be the subject of my September Giveaway. Stay tuned!
By jd wolfe