freshly baked potholder

EDIT (October 7, 2012): After a comment on ravelry suggesting there are some issues with this pattern (unfortunately no specifics have been mentioned yet), I decided to go back over it, make another of the potholders, and see if I could find any errors. I admit it has been a while since I’ve looked at this pattern (about four years!), but even after completing another project I couldn’t find the errors in question, just a couple spelling mistakes. I did make some changes: I added clarifications/changed wording re-worded the cherry/bobble stitch (I thought it might perhaps be a bit too confusing as is), and added to the existing instructions in order to clarify some other parts that might have been unclear. I also added an optional 12th round to the pie filling, because I could see how someone might end up needing it to make the filling and crust the same size, depending on gauge. If you are aware of any errors in any of my patterns, have any questions, or even just have suggestions for better wording, please feel free to e-mail me at kateydidhandmade@gmail.com and I’ll absolutely make the appropriate changes as soon as possible (if in fact there are any mistakes). –Katherine

For retro-kitschy kitchens, a potholder that looks like a cherry pie. The pattern churns out a pie slightly larger than the one pictured, with more cherries (the picture of the first one I made was freeform; this pattern describes how to make an improved design). If you’re not so keen on crocheting, you can purchase one at kateydidhandmade.etsy.com.


notes before you begin:

  • the abbreviations used in this pattern are: sl st (slip stitch), ch (chain), sc (single crochet), and dc (double crochet). the cherry/bobble stitch that you will also need to know is detailed below.
  • the first stitch of each round should be ch1 (for sc rows) or ch3 (for dc rows). Add another ch 1 for the very first round of each piece.
  • how to complete a cherry/bobble stitch:
    double crochet five times in the next stitch. remove loop from hook, insert hook between the first of those double crochets and whatever your last stitch was (in other words, in front of the first double crochet), and then back through the loop that was previously on hook. draw the loop through the hole before the first double crochet.
  • note: just to avoid any confusion, the cherry/bobble stitch above does not count toward each round’s “stitch count” (noted at the end of each row in parenthesis), because the five double crochets are meant to just be a lump on top of the work (or a bobble, or a cherry, etc.). in other words, you shouldn’t be working any stitches into the five double crochets involved in a cherry/bobble stitch.
  • questions? e-mail me at kateydidhandmade@gmail.com. comments left on this blog are not an effective way of communicating for me as I have not updated it in years and I don’t check it regularly.

for the filling:
rnd 1 : sc 6 times in second chain from hook. join with sl st to first sc (6 st)
rnd 2 : repeat *dc three times in next sc. cherry bobble st in next sc* three times, join with sl st to top of ch 3 (9 st)
rnd 3 : repeat *sc in next dc, sc twice in dc after that* around (15 st)
rnd 4 : repeat *sc once in each of next two sc, sc twice in the sc after that* around (21 st)
rnd 5 : repeat *dc three times in next sc, dc once in next sc, cherry bobble in next sc* around, join to top of ch 3 (28 st)
rnd 6 : repeat *sc once in each of next 3 dc, sc twice in the dc after that* around, (35 st)
rnd 7 : repeat *sc once in each of next 4 sc, sc twice in the sc after that* around, (42 st)
rnd 8 : work like rnds 2 and 5 (56 st)
rnd 9 : repeat *sc once in each of next 6 sc, sc twice in the sc after that* around, join to first sc (64 st)
rnd 10 : repeat *sc once in each of next 7 sc, sc twice in the sc after that* around, join to first sc (72 st)
rnd 11 : repeat *sc once in each of next 8 sc, sc twice in the sc after that* around, join to first sc (80 st)
rnd 12 (optional, you should omit this round if the filling and crust pieces are the same size without it): sc once in each st around, join (80 st)

for the crust:
rnd 1: sc 6 times in second chain from hook, join with sl st to first sc.
rnd 2-8 : sc  once in each sc, increasing evenly 6 times around. (48 st)
rnd 9,11,13,15 : sc once in each sc, increasing evenly 8 times around ( 56st, 64st, 72 st, 80 st)
rnd 10,12,14 : sc in each sc around (56 st, 64 st, 72 st)

putting it all together:
rnd 1: hold the pie filling and the crust pieces back sides together, and sc through each sc around the edges to join the filling to the crust all around (80 st)
rnd 2: *sc four st in next sc, sc five st in sc after that* around (360 st)

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9 Responses to “freshly baked potholder”

  1. Your potholder is cute.Thanks for sharing your pattern.

  2. that is ingenious and beautiful all at the same time
    thank you for sharing

  3. that is beautiful
    trulu

  4. This is a very awesome pattern! What size hook did you use?

  5. thanks everyone!

    kami… i believe i used a size h hook.

  6. This is absolutely adorable! Thanks so much for sharing the pattern. A few things aren’t mentioned and being a beginner I’d really like to know before I try this one. Finished size? Materials? Hook size?

  7. Oh sorry, I now see hook size is H. LOL I’m telling you, I really am a beginner!

  8. Sweet! Did you use cotton yarn or worsted or…?

  9. kate- i used vintage worsted weight cotton yarn.

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