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This free crochet pattern is for a Potholder that is double thick and diagonal. This pattern is made using linked crochet stitches as well as Dishie yarn from WeCrochet and includes a full video tutorial for the pattern.
Mother’s Day is coming up. As my mom lives far away from me, I need to make sure I get my gifts done early so I can send them to her. My mom loves cooking and baking just as much as I do. So a perfect gift for her needs to be related to that.
I went back and forth with ideas on what to make. And I finally settled on something I know she will appreciate. A handmade gift that prevents her from burning her fingers and also looks amazing: a variegated colored potholder.
Potholders can be made in many different ways. But I found a technique that seems like it was challenging, but actually isn’t at all. And mixing this technique for a diagonal and double-thick potholder with variegated yarn makes it extra special.
And if you are like me, you like going the extra step to really make sure she will not burn her hands using this potholder. So making it double-thick and using 100% cotton yarn is not enough. I made sure to use linked double crochet stitches to really eliminate as many gaps as possible. Now I’m satisfied and can sleep well knowing it looks great and is 100% functional.
Table of contents
- Using Linked Crochet for Safety for Potholders
- Get the PDF of the Potholder
- How to crochet the Double Thick Diagonal Potholder
- Double Thick Crochet Potholder Pattern Video Tutorial
- Free Written Pattern for the Potholder
Using Linked Crochet for Safety for Potholders
If you never heard about Linked Crochet you are for sure not the only one. It doesn’t seem to be well known. But it for sure should be. It is a Crochet technique and type of Tunisian Crochet. However, to make it more visually understanding, I like to say it’s an in-between of Regular Crochet and Normal Crochet.
Using Linked Crochet allows you to remove the gaps that are usually created when crocheting regular crochet stitches. With linked crochet, you connect a just-made stitch with a new stitch during the “yarn over” part of a stitch before even inserting your hook into the next stitch. What a cool way to eliminate gaps between stitches. That allows you to create crochet projects that are safer to use for any hot situation such as holder hot pots.
Combining stitches, techniques and inventing new stitches mixed in with lots of laughter and humor is what The Crochet Club is all about. No more “my work is not good enough” or “it’s not perfect”. You will experience how to be the best crocheter you always wanted to be. Be proud of every stitch of your work.
Now let’s talk about what the best yarn for this project is, shall we?
Best Yarn for Potholders Crochet Patterns
Well, that all depends on what you prefer but it should be 100% cotton if you will use it with anything hot. I like using really soft and sturdy yarn that can last a long time and won’t stretch too much. So I thought the WeCrochet’s yarn “Dishie” was the perfect yarn for this handy and functional potholder. If you prefer subbing the yarn you can easily use any other cotton yarn for this project. Just make sure it’s worsted weighted yarn.
Since Dishie yarn is made with either solid, twist, or multi yarn colors, you can easily choose your preference and style.
Each type of yarn will provide this potholder with a unique look while keeping it double thick and diagonal in the end.
Get the PDF of the Potholder
So, let me now give you the supplies you need in order to crochet this handy pattern.
This pattern is also available as an ad-free, printer-friendly pdf pattern that can be purchased at the links below for only a small fee.
If you like this beautiful crochet pattern, you might like these also:
- Thermal Stitch Potholder
- Linked Crochet Washcloth
- Polar Bear Washcloth
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How to crochet the Double Thick Diagonal Potholder
Materials you will need
- WeCrochet “Dishie” Yarn (1 skein/ 100g/ 190yd)
- Aquarium Multi (1 skein)
- 4.00 mm hook
- tapestry needle
4 sts x 2 rows = 1 square inch
8 x 8 inches (can be made bigger or smaller)
Stitches used in the pattern
Learn all the basic crochet stitches HERE
- ldc = linked double crochet
- sl st = slip stitch
- ch = chain
- atc = alternative turning chain (2 sc stacked = 1 dc = ch 3)
- mattress stitch