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HOW TO CROCHET A SNOWMAN POTHOLDER
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HOW TO CROCHET A SNOWMAN POTHOLDER 

I’m so excited that Christmas is getting close! If you haven’t started crocheting for Christmas yet it’s time to start.  Don’t worry you still have plenty of time for some fun crocheted projects for the holidays. Crocheted potholders are a perfect project for this time of year.  With all the cooking everyone is doing for the holidays it’s something everyone can use.  Today I’ll show you how to crochet a potholder and embellish it with a cute crocheted snowman.

The crocheted snowman potholder is perfect for a gift or to use in your own home.  It’s totally functional as a hot pad so feel free to set your fanciest pots and plates on it, but it’s pretty enough to use as decor. So when you are done using it as a potholder hang it on the wall where everyone can enjoy it.

If you have been crocheting for very long. I would guess you have made a regular granny square before. Granny squares are a great beginner project. Today I’ll show you how to crochet a potholder by making a solid granny square. The solid granny square is going to be much better for a hot pad because there are not as many holes your fingers through.

HOW TO CROCHET A POTHOLDER TUTORIAL SUPPLIES:

SOLID GRANNY SQUARE PATTERN

To begin learning how to crochet a potholder, you will need to know how to create the triple stitch {or sometimes is called a treble stitch}. To create this stitch you will yarn over your hook twice so you have three loops over your hook.  Insert your hook into your stitch yarn over, pull yarn through 2 loops, yarn over pull through 2 loops, yarn over and pull through remaining 2 loops.

Make 2 solid Granny Squares.

Round 1 ~ Chain 4. Double crochet 11 into the 4th chain from the hook.  Slip stitch into the chain at the beginning of the round.

Round 2 ~ Chain 5.  Triple Stitch into the same stitch you chained from.  2 Double crochet in the next 2 stitches. *Triple stitch chain 2 triple into the next stitch, 2 double crochet in each stitch for the next 2 stitches. Repeat from * to * 3 times. This should give you 4 corners with 4 double crochets between them. Slip Stitch into the 3 chain stitch at the beginning of the round.

Round 3 ~ Chain 5, triple stitch into the same chain space. 2 double crochet into the next stitch, double crochet in each stitch for the next 4 stitches, 2 double crochets into the last stitch.  *Triple stitch, chain 2, triple stitch into the chain 2 space of the previous row.  2 double crochet into the next stitch, double crochet into the next 4 stitches, 2 double crochets into the last stitch.* Repeat from * to * 3 times, or you have 4 corners. Slip stitch into the 3rd chain on the beginning chain.

Row 4 – 9 ~ Repeat row 3.  Your rows will continue to grow longer. 2 double crochet into the first and last double crochet stitch. Double crochet into each stitch between.  Triple stitch, chain 2, triple stitch into the chain space of each corner.

If you want your hot pad larger continue with the pattern until you reach the desired size.

The pattern for the edging will come in the assembly portion. You work the edging as you put the hot pad together.

If your squares are not measuring similar or are “wonky” it might be a good idea to block them.  This will make sure that they are the same size and that the assembly portion will go as smoothly as possible.  I like to make all the pieces then assemble them together.

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