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

The Finished Pumpkin Hat!

The Finished Pumpkin Hat!

I made this pumpkin hat for the daughter of a friend yesterday. Super cute right? The pattern is free and I found it on Ravelry, clicking on the picture will take you to the blog where the pattern is. This pattern was super easy to complete, I used Vanna’s Choice in Terracotta and Olive. The only change I made was putting two vines on the hat, and I made them shorter than the pattern called for. The longer one I started with a chain of 17 and the shorter on I started with a chain of 12.

Later today I will update my W.I.P. It Good Page… What is every one whipping up this fine Wednesday? Comment below!

Happy Hooking,
~ Megan

Happy First Day Of Autumn!

Happy First Day Of Autum!

I love the first day of fall, there is a crisp in the air and football on my TV. A crisp fall day is one of the best reasons to crochet (or knit). I thought this was a super cute first day of fall pattern. The sunflower could be attached to a pin for a broach. It could also be attached to a hair clip or headband creating some super cute headgear. Dog collar accessory… Create a scarf from many of them… Turn a couple into a swimsuit top! 🙂  (This photo was linked to from skiptomylou.org, and is not my property)

Click on the sunflower for the a link to the FREE pattern!

Happy Hooking,
~Megan