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This is a free elegant and thick potholder crochet pattern made with thermal crochet stitches. This is a great beginner pattern with a video tutorial.
Wow! We’re already on Day 3 of the Advent Calendar Mystery Crochet Along. This elegant gift pattern is the 3rd pattern (December 3rd) of the 24 patterns. One of my favorite patterns to make for a friend or loved one is a functional gift. And a potholder for the kitchen truly feels like an amazing gift, especially when it’s wrapped nicely and maybe even added to a gift basket.
This potholder pattern features 2 amazing techniques you may have never explored before. The first and main one is the thermal crochet stitch which is a double-thick crochet stitch technique. And the other special crochet technique in this pattern is a very interesting yet also thick border. It’s known as the envelope border. It helps you capture and hide yarn without needing to weave them in, but also is a thick texture that matches the thickness of the thermal crochet stitch. It’s simply elegant and the perfect combination.
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- All Advent Calendar Mystery CAL Patterns
- Get the PDF of the Thick Potholder Pattern
- How to Crochet the Thick Potholder with Envelope Border
- Video Tutorial for the Thick Potholder Pattern
- Free Written Pattern for the Thick Potholder with Envelope Border
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Get the PDF of the Thick Potholder Pattern
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If you like Potholder or Washcloth crochet patterns, you might like these also:
- Double Thick Diagonal Potholder
- Simple Thermal Crochet Potholder
- Mosaic Crochet Washcloth
- 5 Ways to Crochet Potholders
So, let me now give you the supplies you need in order to crochet this cute pattern.
How to Crochet the Thick Potholder with Envelope Border
Materials you will need
- 4.5 mm hook -> I used a Furls Crochet Metal Streamline Hook – use NICKI15 for 15% off
- tapestry needle
5 sts x 4 rows (one side only) = 1 square inch
6 x 6 inches
Stitches used in the pattern
Learn all the basic crochet stitches HERE
- st/sts = stitch/stitches
- ch = chain
- Sl st = slip stitch
- sc = single crochet
- tsc = thermal single crochet stitch
- Envelope border
- invisible join
Video Tutorial for the Thick Potholder Pattern
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Free Written Pattern for the Thick Potholder with Envelope Border
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First, you’ll start by making the main part of the potholder. Next, you’ll add the envelope border all the way around and then you’ll finish by adding the loop.
Instructions for the Thick Crochet Potholder
R1: gong into the back bump, starting from the 2nd ch from the hook, 1 sc per ch, turn (20 sts)
R2-32: ch1, 1 tsc per st, turn
During the last row (R32) crochet through all 3 loops
Now crochet the envelope border all around.
Crochet slip stitches LOOSELY all around the edges evenly. 20 sts on each edge (1 of those 20 is in the corner).
Now crochet on the backside of the slip stitch, 1 dc per sl st, and 3 dc per corner.
Turn your work and crochet 1 dc per st and 3 dc per corner into both loops or just the back loop of the slip stitches.
Now slip stitch both dc rounds together using slip stitches (going through the back loops of the dc sts).
For the loop, ch 10, sl st back to the potholder, 1 sc per ch, fasten off and weave in your ends.
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