Transformation Tuesday: Fair-Worthy Potholders 9/1/2015

I spent the weekend transforming some cotton into some pretty awesome potholders for the fair entries I committed to turning out.

Potholder These potholders are the Crochet Bobble Heart Potholder, from Sew, Simmer, and Share.  The pattern can be found HERE. I LOVE the depth of this pattern. The pattern was fairly easy to follow, although I would not call it a beginner pattern.  If attempting this pattern keep in mind there is a lot of counting.

The one tweak I made to the pattern was adding a baking to both of the potholders before doing the final trim around the edge.  This makes the pad twice as thick, and offers more protection to the surface you are trying to protect.  I came up with my own pattern for the bobbles on the back, but I think the potholders would look cool with the same heart image on the back but, in a solid color.

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Most of the yarn is Sugar n’ Cream, but the hot pink is Peaches n’ Cream.  Generally I find Sugar n’ Cream much easier to work with than the Peaches n’ Cream.  The Peaches n’ Cream tends to split more than the Sugar n’ Cream.  This creates issues with having to pull out stitches when they split.

I wish I had remembered to write down the colors before I threw the yarn wrappers away (oops).  But the first is a lime green, with a hot pink heart, and bright blue backing.  While the second is a teal green with a lavender heart, and a purple backing.  I did the final trim around each potholder with the same color as the heart.

If you are keeping score I am now done with 3/6 entries with one week left until the due date.  The ornament, hat, and potholders are finished; leaving a scarf, sweater and vest needing their final touches (so close)!

Do you have any favorite potholder patterns, share them in the comments below!  Also don’t forget to follow Naughty Knots on Facebook for more fiber shenanigans, including drawings for awesome fiber gear!

Until we meet again, happy hooking and (k)nifty knitting,

Megan

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TBT! 7/2/2015

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How cute is this idea?  Vintage crochet hot pads arranged on a wall as decor in a kitchen!  I will have to add this to my list of must tries, although I think I will make my own using vintage patterns.

This was found on Pinterest and was credited to bestfreecrochet.com (there were also some amazing free potholder patterns on this site to get you started)!

Happy Hooking and  (k)Nifty Knitting,
Megan

I Confess…

I am still finishing Christmas gifts!  In the week before finals my house flooded so I lost several days of crocheting time.  The week before Christmas was finals week, and the week of Christmas we went on a fabulous vacation to Las Vegas.  But none the less I am determined to finish these gifts and get them in the mail!  So today I finished my last gift for my mother in law.  Along with a couple bow ornaments and a couple hat ornaments, I wanted to make a soap saver to go with the local handmade soap I picked out for her.

Here is what I ended up with!  It is done in Sugar and Cream yarn in Mod Blue.
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And here is the link to the FREE pattern…  http://www.crazysocksdesigns.blogspot.com/2010/05/crochet-pattern-textured-soap-saver.html?m=1

The only change I made was adding a round of single crochet on top of the final round of double crochet.

In the next week before school starts back up I hope to finish three headbands, three infinity scarves and a stocking cap!  Wish me luck!

Happy Hooking!
~ Megan