I'm a knitter. I LOVE to knit, but I do know how to crochet. I've been crocheting since I was a child. I don't love to crochet, but it is a handy skill to know. There are times when you can't find a better handmade fabric. In this case crochet is perfect for potholders. No more burnt hands for me. The resulting double thick fabric makes a perfect potholder!After reading about Monika's Bosnian Crocheted Hot Pad I was intrigued and had to at least give this new type of crochet a try. I found the book - Donna Kooler's Encyclopedia of Crochet (beautiful book, by the way with everything you need to know about crochet) which contained the directions for the hot pad. Well, Monika, I tried, but quickly gave up. Bosnian crochet is so not for me... too hard on my old hand and arm. Oh, the pain...I felt like I was on the way to having tendinitis again. No way was I going to let that happen again, so I took another pathway... this time plain old ordinary single crochet. I started out with this pattern (Thanks Miss Blonde for the idea) but instead of sewing it up on the diagonal I kept on crocheting until I had a nice big square pocket and then I crocheted the top shut and made a nice loop. The original pattern was too small. I like a big potholder. If you want to give the diagonal potholder a try I would suggest making your chain longer for a bigger potholder. I'm very happy with my version though :)
Have a wonderful weekend....schools almost out for the summer, yay!!
I'll leave you for now with my new signature thanks to Monika.