Crochet Pattern: Popcorn PotholderBy Claire Ortega-Reyes – 16 Comments
|Here’s a quirky potholder for you: a potholder using the popcorn stitch, shaped like a tub of yummy popcorn! The textured popcorn stitches prevent pots and pans from slipping away from your grip.
Gauge: 8 hdc stitches x 5 hdc rows = 2 inches
Notes: Ch 2 and ch 3 at beginning of rows counts as stitch. Color changes are made by carrying yarn from the very start of the work–doing this makes the potholder thicker and sturdier.
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Crochet Pattern: Popcorn Potholder
Main Body (make two):
With red, ch 22.
Row 1: Hdc in 3rd ch from hook and in each ch across, turn: 21 hdc
Row 2: Ch 2, hdc in next hdc and in each hdc across, turn: 21 hdc
Row 3: Change to white, repeat row 2: 21 hdc
Row 4: Repeat row 2: 21 hdc
Row 5: Change to red, repeat row 2: 21 hdc
Row 6: Repeat row 2: 21 hdc
Rows 7-8: Repeat rows 3 and 4: 21 hdc
Rows 9-12: Repeat rows 5-8: 21 hdc
Row 13: Repeat row 5.
Row 14: Ch 2, hdc in next hdc and in each hdc across, do not turn: 21 hdc
Change to yellow. Continue work along the side of the square made with red and white yarn.
Row 15: Ch 3, 5-dc front popcorn along side of second-to-the-last hdc row made, (dc along side of next hdc row, 5-dc front popcorn in next hdc row) twice, dc in next hdc row, 5-dc front popcorn in same hdc row, (dc in next hdc row, 5-dc front popcorn in next hdc row) three times, dc in last hdc row, turn: 7 5-dc front popcorn stitches and 8 dc
Row 16: Sl st into next popcorn stitch, ch 3, (5-dc back popcorn in next dc, dc in next popcorn) 6 times, dc in last popcorn of previous row: 6 5-dc back popcorn stitches and 7 dc
Row 17: Sl st into next popcorn stitch, ch 3, (5-dc front popcorn in next dc, dc in next popcorn) 5 times, dc in last popcorn of previous row: 5 5-dc front popcorn stitches and 6 dc
Row 18: Sl st into next popcorn stitch, ch 3, (5-dc front popcorn in next dc, dc in next popcorn) 4 times, dc in last popcorn of previous row: 4 5-dc front popcorn stitches and 5 dc
Finish off. Weave in ends.
Edging and ring handle:
With black, ch 8 and sl st in first ch to make a ring, make 20 sc into ring. Do not fasten off.
Put the backs of the two pieces together, matching the top stitches on each side. Working through both thicknesses, attach the ring to the main body by working sc stitches around.
Edging round 1: Sc in 3rd dc of last popcorn row and in each stitch around, working 3 sc into posts of dc stitches, 2 sc into posts of hdc stitches, and 1 sc in each hdc and popcorn stitch, sl st into first sc in ring, do not turn: 101 sc
Edging round 2: Reverse sc in each sc around, including sc in ring handle: 121 reverse sc
Finish off. Weave in ends.
Enjoy your new popcorn potholder! If you need any help, just leave a comment below.