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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Toilet Paper Cozy Contest

Toilet Paper Cozy Contest

This was my entry in a Toilet Paper Cozy Contest last month, it won second place! Can you guess what it is? 🙂 There is a similar pattern on ravelry.com. Mine is quite a bit different structurally. The graham cracker is two layers, the bottom is Tunisian Crochet, and the top is double crochet. The chocolate is a swatch of waffle stitching, with a smaller swatch of double crochet underneath it for volume (you could just use scrap yarn for it). The marshmallow is done in the same way as the ravelry pattern, though I did make the top of mine a little bigger and used sporadic decreases to give it that puffed look. The whole thing is done in Lily Sugar n’ Cream cotton yarn. I thought that would make it easy to wash, as it lives in the bathroom.

Here is the link to the similar FREE ravelry pattern:

http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/smores-toilet-paper-roll-cover-crochet

Happy Hooking,
Megan