Pinterest Potholder Pattern

I love how alliterative this post is. It’s time to pay homage to addictive Pinterest, which was crowned social media royalty in a blink, it seems. Pinterest’s official colors are red and white, but I liked how pink looked with the set, so I substituted it. Feel free to use the traditional red, though.

Completed Pinterest Potholder

Completed Pinterest Potholder

Pinterest Potholder Pattern

Materials

  • Worsted weight yarn. I used Lily Sugar n’ Cream because I love its durable, cotton look. Colors: hot pink and white.
  • H hook
  • Yarn needle

Instructions

Front panel (make 1)
With hot pink, ch 26
Row 1: Sc in 2nd ch from hook and in each sc across (25) Ch 1, turn
Row 2-29: Sc in each sc across (25) Ch 1, turn.

Pinterest Grid

Pinterest Grid

  • I recommend that you do not hide the working yarn of the other color inside the stitches. When you do this, the contrasting color shows through a little, and since the potholder is made of two panels, the back panel will cover up the strands of loose yarn on the back side of the work.

Fasten off, weave in ends

Back panel (make 1)
With hot pink, ch 26
Row 1: Sc in 2nd ch from hook and in each sc across (25) Ch 1, turn
Row 2-29: Sc in each sc across (25) Ch 1, turn.
Fasten off, weave in ends

Shell Edging
Place top panel on top of bottom panel. Line up the stitches. I recommend blocking them to the same size before stitching them together, but if you don’t have time for that, it’s OK.
Rnd 1: Join white to any corner stitch, and work 3 sc into the corner. Sc evenly around. (Watch my video on crocheting around a piece if you need help with this.) Join to first sc with sl st. Ch 1, do not turn.
Rnd 2: sc in first sc, 3 dc in nxt, sc in nxt 2, (3 dc in nxt, sc in nxt 2) repeat around and on last repetition make only 1 sc after the last shell. Join with sl st in first sc. Fasten off. Weave in ends.

There are also matching coasters so you can be a hardcore geek.

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