Twitter Potholder Pattern

Today, I bring you the Twitter hot pad! Last post, you learned how to make the Facebook potholder, and today’s Twitter design is essentially the same except for the color pattern.

Completed Twitter hot pad

Completed Twitter hot pad

You also may be wondering why the potholders are worked in 25 x 29 blocks rather than 25 x 25 squares. The answer is that single crochet doesn’t always produce a 1-1 ratio once the piece gets big enough. I had to add four rows to the height to get the potholders to appear square. Depending on your yarn weight and the hook you’re using, this ratio may not produce a square for you. If you’re not sure, I recommend crocheting the back panel first. Crochet however many rows you need till the piece measures square, and then adjust the color grid as necessary.

Enjoy the pattern!

Twitter Potholder Pattern

Materials

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

Instructions

Front panel (make 1)
With turquoise, 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.

Grid for Twitter potholder

Grid for Twitter potholder

  • 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 turquoise, 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

Chain 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, ch 4, sk nxt 3 sts, sc in nxt, (ch 4, sk nxt 3 sts, sc in nxt) repeat around. Instead of last sc, make a sl st into first sc of rnd. Do not turn.
Rnd 3: Ch 1 (make 4 sc in ch-4 space, sl st in sc) repeat around. Sl st in sl st of previous round to join. Fasten off, weave in ends.

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