Crochet Pot Holder


New to Yarnspirations is the Crochet Toast & Egg Pot Holder featuring Lily Sugar’n Cream Yarn. In my tutorial, I improvised the pattern slightly. I’ll tell you what I did as you should have enough yarn to do this as I know I did.

The pot holder is initially 1 layer of toast. Then the egg is put on top of it. Myself, knowing how I cook and throw stuff in and out of the oven. I decided to use the dark warm brown and make a secondary piece of toast. As I did the crust border, I attached both pieces together to double up the thickness of the toast. I then did my egg and slapped it on

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Welcome back to the Crochet Crowd. As well as my friends over at Yarnspirations.com Today, we’re going to do the Toast and Egg Pot Holder. And this is a really neat idea. And I’m going to be doing something slightly different in my tutorial today. I’m going to be showing you some new ideas that are consistent with this. We’re still going to follow the pattern, but today, we’re going to be needing some Lily Sugar and Cream yarn. So this 100% cotton, so anything for the kitchen where it comes to heat or being wet, cotton yarn 100% is the way to go, Sugar Lily in Cream is something that you can count on.

So you’re going to need some colors today. You’re going to need the warm brown. You’re going to need the jute color white and yellow. And so it’s going to be a really cool idea, and let’s get started and look at the pattern more carefully. So let’s take a closer look at the toast and egg here, and what we have here is one layer of yarn is the toast, and then we have another layer here, which is the egg, which is part of the egg yolk as well. So this layer plus this layer to give you the thickness that you need in order for you to be able to grab a pot. So just–you want to grab it. You want to keep your hand safe. But what I would recommend if it were me and I were you: you have to get this brown anyway, and this is the only part that you use the brown on, so why not make two layers of toast and put them together with the border just like so so that you have it so that it’s double the thickness of the bread plus the yolk.

So here’s an example, and I did the bread as a backdrop, so I did darker brown, and so this is the bread and what it’s going to look like, and I’m going to do the other bread that’s going to go on top, and when I do the border, I’m going to crochet around, putting them together so that it doubles the thickness so that I can be safe with my hands. So, let’s get started. We need to make a piece of toast, so what I’m going to do for myself is that I already made the backdrop, so using your warm brown, just like you see, you have enough of it if you bought the yarn to do this entire trio.

You have enough to be able to do a backing. So this will be the back part of my toast, and now I’m going to grab my jute color, and I’m going to form the front piece of the toast. So I haven’t done the border on this one here, and I obviously have to do the border on this one, but what I’m going to do is when I get to this part level here with this yarn, is that I’m going to do a border around both of them and put them together so that they are sandwiched together. So, let’s grab our jute yarn now, and let’s begin working and making a piece of toast. It’s really quite easy today. So let’s make a piece of toast, and we’re going to use a slipknot to begin. Remember that never counts as one when it’s on the crochet hook just like you see now. So what’s going to happen is that we are going to chain 20, so let’s do that.

So just roll that hook back and start counting, so one, two, three, four, five, six, seven, eight, nine. 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15… So let’s get started today. You’re going to need a 4mm size G crochet hook in order to play. and just grab your cotton yarn, and let’s create a slipknot to begin. So now we’re going to just chain. And remember, the one on the hook–the first slipknot–never counts as one. So, let’s chain 20 together. So, one, two, three, four, five, six, seven, eight, nine, 10, 11, 12, 13 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, and 20. So, let’s start our first row. There are actually not too many rows to do as far as, like, differences, so we’re going to go forth chain from the hook, so counted back from the hook, so one, two, three, turn it over and get the back loop only, and I want you to double crochet in the fourth chain from the hook.

And so just double crochet as normal, and then continue to move along the chain– just one chain gets one double crochet, all the way to the other side. So just double crochet yourself all the way across the chain. I’ll see you at the end of this chain. So I’m coming up all the way to the end of the chain. I have one more to go, and then I’m going to turn my work and begin. So the next one is row number two. So when we turn our work, we just turn. OK? And the first chain three counts as the first double crochet, so one, two, and three, and now I just want you to double crochet– one double crochet in every stitch. So just come to the next one and start double crocheting. So the trick to this– and, like any afghan we see a ton of comments with people not finishing their rows at the same level and they end up losing or gaining stitches, depending on how they’re looking at things– so what you have to do is that when you get to the end of this chain– at the end of this row, make sure that you get every stitch in and don’t lose any stitches.

I’ll show you that in just a moment. So this is actually really quite an easy pattern. So this is row number two of nine that you have to do so you just have to continue to do this row completely until you get to row number nine, and then you can just count them. So the first one is one, two, and then you keep on doing that until you get up to number nine. And then we do the top level of the toast, with giving it the round edges that– as typical that you would see in homemade bread. So once you get to the other side… just watch your stitches. This is a turning chain that’s right on the end, don’t forget that. So you have one, two, and three into the turning chain. So you just keep on going. People skip that, and so, therefore, they end up missing stitches because they think right now is where the end is, but it’s technically in the turning chain. So don’t go into this gap. Go right into the chain itself and double crochet in that– just includes that one.

OK. So you won’t lose any stitches, and you can see it’s still perfect going up, which is what it should be. So just turning your work, chain up three… and then just one double crochet in each stitch, going all the way across and just watch out for the turning chain at the end. And I’ll see you back here– get to rows one through nine all the way done– so I’m now technically on number three. And I’ll see you back here in just a few minutes. It won’t take you very long to get up that high, and I’ll see you there. So now I’m at the point of the tutorial where I have nine rows complete, so I can count them– so one, two, three, four, five, six, seven, eight, nine. So what’s missing? It’s those scallops, right? There’s two of them at the top, and if you look at my other piece that I’m going to put in behind, you can see that there’s a scallop right here. So that’s what we’re going to do, and this is the final row and let’s do that next.

So don’t let the word scallop confuse you or mess you up in any way, but it’s really quite easy. So right in the first stitch–is counting as one and then two and three– and I want you to go to the fourth one over, and I want you to treble, and to treble, you wrap that hook twice before going into the same stitch. So just going in, pull through, pull through two, and two, and two, all the way back up.

You want to do a total of seven of those into that same stitch, and that creates that turn that is at the top of the toast. So this is two… This is three. This is four. And five. Six. And seven. So there is the top of the one side. I’m going to redo that seventh. I dropped the stitch by accident. I dropped the strand. So now you’re going to come back down on the project, and you’re going to skip three.

So, one, two, and three. Go to the fourth, and I want you to slip stitch into that stitch, so just pull through and through, and slip stitch two more times. So just going into the next stitch, pull through and through, and next stitch, pull through and through. And so now we’re going to do the other side of the toast that has that raised up, so wrap that hook twice and skip three, so one, two, and three. Go to the fourth, and I want you to treble how many times, do you think? and I want you to treble how many times, do you think? It’s seven, just like the other side, so it’s treble seven times. OK. So there’s my seventh. And all you just need to do is you skip the next three, so one, two, and three, and look, you’re right on the end of that one here, and you go right into the turning chain itself and slip stitch, and you’re done. So there is the top of my toast, so now I’m just going to trim my yarn, and I’m going to use a darning needle to be able to fasten these ends in, so just pull it through the loop and finish that off.

So now you have the top of your toast here– that has the top here and it’s actually really quite easy to do. So let’s just grab a darning needle. Let me show you how to get rid of the loose ends. So grabbing a darning needle, I want you to put the yarn that is leftover through the eye of the needle. And in anything that you do when it comes to crochet projects, if you fasten in the yarn and you go in and you push it in– go in the one direction, just right underneath the stitches. Don’t impede that outside. OK. So just going right up underneath…. Just go across about an inch. Cotton is very strong. Sometimes getting a needle through is very difficult, but that’s a good thing, especially if you’re using this kind of yarn for scrubbing dishes. So pull on through. And then I want you to go back in the other direction– that you just came from– through a slightly different path. And that’s number two. And then I want you to go back one more time.

In the other direction for number three. So if you put your work in–or your tail’s in three different directions like I’m doing right now., it’ll never fall out on you. OK. So once you get that in, then you can just safely trim it down to the project. So what I want you to do is I want you to take care of your tails.

So go to the other side, take care of the bottom one. If you’re going to double layer your toast like mine, then go and do that one as well, so make sure you make an extra layer of toast before moving on to the border if you plan on doing that because you’re going to sandwich them together, and therefore, you’ll have double layers to help protect your hands when you’re grabbing on to a pot. So get rid of your loose ends now, and I’ll see you back here in just a moment.

So at this point in the tutorial, I’m improvising from what the pattern says to do. So if you’re doing it like this and you don’t want to do two layers, OK? Just continue on. And if you’re doing two layers, I’m going to show you what to do with that. So these are both the right sides. So what I want to do is I want to turn this one over so that the wrong side is facing up. And this is the wrong side. And I want to put those together. So this is my layer of toast. OK? So what I want to do is that when I go to put these together– is that I’m going to go around both of the layers at the same time in order to create the border.

But you can still do the border with just one layer of toast if you want to. That’s completely up to you. So what we’re going to do is that we’re going to start off in the bottom section and work our way across. And so let’s turn it over, and we’re just going to come across. So even if it’s just one layer, you’re still going to do the same thing, So let’s create a slipknot to begin. And what I want to do is that I want to go into the top corner right here. OK. So just going into that front one. Now, if you’re doing two layers right now, I’m going to just grab the other one now, too, the same spot… So that I’m grabbing both at the same time. And what I want to do is just affix it with a slip stitch… And then chain up one, and then coming into that exact same stitch, I want to single crochet. So now when I go across, I’m going to just go to the next stitch on the front one, and I’m going to go to the next stitch on the back one.

OK. And so basically, I’m putting those together. OK. So I’m just single crocheting across. Now, if you’re doing one layer, still do the same thing. You just don’t have to worry about the one that’s in the back. So this is going to create the actual border, which is the crust of your toast. So on the backside, you see it’s all coming together as one. So continue to do that. I’ll meet you at the first corner, and I’ll show you what to do at that point.

So I’m now approaching the first corner, and you can see the two sections are now together here as I go, and again, if you’re only using one layer, don’t worry about that. And so now I’m coming to the very final one on the front here, and I want to get the very final one on the back if we’re putting it together, and in the corners, there’s going to be three single crochets into the same one, So that was one… and two…

And three. And that will give you a nice rounded edge on the corners. And now we need to work up 21 stitches from here all the way to the top section here before we start going up over top, and so we just have to eye this out. Now, I recommend: don’t go into a gapping space. Go right into an actual chain first. So you’ll notice that there are nine rows here, and there’s 21, so it’s approximately three single crochets per row. So just go right into a chain itself. Don’t go into a gap, because that’ll open up the gap.

And then just-on the backside, just match it to the same spot in order to put those together. OK. So just keep on matching and getting as 21. Now, nothing ever attaches to this particular border from this point, so even if you’re off by one or two, there’s really going to be no police in order to stop you from doing so, so you can actually get away with a little bit of your own personality, but make sure that you are lining them up.

Make sure they don’t get out of sync with each other. So, if one starts to be like this… and you’re running out of stitches on one versus the other, then you know you’re in trouble. So just put them together and go all the way around, and once you get to the top here, you’re just going to come across, and I’ll show you how to get there. So, just eye it up all the way up, and I’ll see you back there in just a moment. So now I worked my way up, and now the next stitch here is the treble. So again, you’re going to match your trebles together on both sides if you’re doing it the same way I am, and you want to count them. There’s a total of seven. The first three have to be by themselves– of just a single crochet into each one of them.

OK. So, here’s the third. And now the fourth one up, the middle one of the group of seven, is going to have three single crochets into the same one. So here’s one… two… and three, and that gives you that nice edge that you want at the top. And now you’re going to work down the other side of that group of trebles, and again, matching those on there if you’re putting them together.

Again, you’re still doing the same thing if you are just one layer of toast as well. So you’re going to continue just to go and match these as you go across. So now the slip stitches are getting something, are getting a single crochet. And now I’m starting to work up the trebles. So the first treble in… and matching the treble that’s on the back… So the first three are going to be one each by itself. And then the fourth one is going to have three in there. So one… two… and three. And then working down the other side. So what I want you to do is that I want you to continue now working down the other side with equally spacing the– again, approximately 21 stitches. So now that we have that, we’re going to just come down the other side and equally space it, and then once you get to the other side, you can fasten off.

So I’m going to rely on you to do that now, so just continue just to equally space them and single crochet yourself down, again, the other side, and I’ll see you down at the bottom in just a moment. So, as you come all the way around, remember that we started off with one single crochet in the first one? Well, we’re going to end up back there in just a moment, and that one already has one, so therefore we have to put two in there… this time around, so we’re going to put two into the final one, which is the same one as the beginning.

So that allows you to turn that corner on that side, so we just only put in one when we first started. So one… and two… like so. And then I want you to join it to the first single crochet with a slip stitch. Just like that. So therefore you’re done. So now take this yarn, and you are now going to just throw it onto a darning needle and just weave it in–your ends. So just pull it through a loop first, just to lock it. So it’s now locked. And through your darning needle and weave it in and out. So right now, because it’s double-layered like this, you could use the toast as a pot holder very easily because it’s double-layered to keep it off your hands, but if you wanted the original, what we’re going to do next is that we’re going to move on to the yolk for those that want to continue to do that, and for those that want to stop here– don’t stab yourself.

[chuckles] Then this is a good way to go. Either way, you are the artist; you are the creator. Do what makes you happy. So now, at this point, when I turn it over, I get the back part of the toast, which looks like the end piece of the toast, I guess, that people don’t necessarily want. I know that as a kid, nobody wanted that piece of the toast. And now you’ve got the front part just like you see here. So it’s kind of a neat idea. So let’s move on to doing the egg and the yolk, for those that would like to do so. So for those moving on to do the egg yolk, we’re going to grab our lovely Sugar’n’Cream in yellow, and we’re going to do the egg yolk first, so let’s begin to do that next. So using the same size crochet hook, we’re going to just create a slip knot to begin, and we’re going to put that onto our hook.

And remember, that never counts as one. So, let’s chain two. So one… and two, just like so. And then what we’re going to do is eight single crochet in the second chain, which is the very beginning of where we started. So just coming into the first one, just insert in, pull through, and pull through two. That’s one single crochet.

So, do that eight times. So, let’s count those eight together. So this will be number two. It’s going to be tight right in the beginning. That’s going to be number three. And four… five… and six… seven… and eight. Now, you can just join it to where you got started, but if you’re confused at all, just count back on the hook. So one, two, three, four five, six, seven, and eight are right there.

So I like to count back just to verify. I’ve been crocheting for many years, and I still count back 20-some-odd years later. So I’m going to join it with a slipknot to the first one. So let’s move on to round number two, which is the final round of this. You don’t need a lot of this particular color. OK. So moving on, we’re going to chain up one– this is round number two– and then into the same one that you did the join, you’re going to put in two single crochets.

So one… and two. And so each single crochet that you have in here is going to each have two single crochets– two single crochets added to it. So there was two in that one. So here’s the next one. So, one and two. And you’re going to do that all the way around. So it’ll just take you a few moments. This is the center yolk area. And then once we get this done, we’re just going to fasten off, and then we’re going to start doing the egg white next. OK. So just continuing along… putting two into each. OK. And so this will sit on top of the egg yolk, so you can count back if you want to. So, one, two, three, four, five, six, seven, eight, nine, ten, eleven, twelve, thirteen, fourteen, fifteen, and sixteen. So I know that I’m done, so I’m just going to join it to the beginning with a slip stitch. And now I’m completely done with that. And what I want to do is cut that yarn and use my darning needle to be able to hide in those loose ends at this time.

So you might as well do that now. Get that out. I’ve already shown how to do that in this tutorial. So please do that, and I’ll see ya back here in just a moment. So, let’s move along and do the egg white. I do apologize for the background and the yarn being white. I’ll do my best in order to keep my hands in behind the yarn as I’m demonstrating. Let’s start off with a slipknot.

So what we have to do is that we have to create the center ring, very much like we did the yolk. So we’re going to chain two. One and two. And we’re going to put in eight single crochets into the beginning chain. So we have one… OK. And one… and two.. Three… four… five… six… seven… and eight. So if you’re not sure, just cont it back on the hook–from the hook. So, one, two, three, four, five, six, seven, and eight. So once you get that done, then just join it with a slip stitch to the first single crochet that you’d started with.

So now let’s move on to round number two. Round number two, we’re going to chain up one, and coming into the same stitch that you did the join, I want you to put two single crochets in there. So two. And then just keep moving around so each stitch all the way around is going to have two single crochets in it. So, one and two. And the next one: one and two. And you keep doing that until you get all the way around, so there should be eight groups of two by the time you get around. OK, . So I’m going to count now. There should be a total of 16 stitches.

So, one, two, three, four, five, six, seven, eight, nine, ten, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, and 16. Once you’re satisfied and you have your number in, then you just join it with a slip stitch and then move on to the next round. So this is what it looks like so far. It’s looking like a round circle, and that’s exactly what you’re looking for. Let’s move on to round number three. So round number three, we’re going to then just chain up one, and there’s going to be two single crochets in the first one that you did the join with. So one… and two. And then the next one is one single crochet by itself in the same stitch. So just one. So the repeat pattern for this whole round is that the next one’s going to have two single crochets in there. and then the next one is just going to have one. Please do that same pattern all the way around for round number three. Once you get all the way around, you’re just going to slip stitch then to the top of the first single crochet that you had started with, and that’ll pull everything nicely together.

So let’s move on, and let’s do round number four. So round number four–very easy one again– just chain up two. The first one is going to get two single crochets like it did before. So, one and two. And the repeat pattern for this particular one is the next two will be by themselves. So, just one single crochet and one single crochet, and the next one will have two. So that’s your repeat pattern going around. So again, it’s just the next two by themselves, so one…and this one by itself, and then the next one have two. Please do that all the way around for round number four. And we only have one more round to go. So continuing all the way around, keeping my counts, as normal.

OK. That was two by themselves I’m just finishing off. And I’m going to just join it to the top of the first single crochet that I’d started with. So round number five, what we’re going to do is now is we’re going to get the classic egg shape. Now, it’s completely just a round circle, but in round number five, which is the final, we are going to do some nice scallop work in order to create the illusion of being an egg that’s not so balance. So, let’s begin round number five. So round number five. Let’s begin. And we don’t chain up one to begin at all. And we’re going to skip the two–the first two single crochet so skip one and two and go to the third and I want you to treble and we’re going to do seven of those We wrap the hook twice and we begin that process so just treble like we kind of did on the top of the toast if you’re following along so one and this is going to be two three and four this is five six and seven skip the next two so we got seven done so skip the next two one two and slip stitch into the next single crochet OK and you want to do this a total of three times So you are going to skip the next two and then you’re going to treble into the next one after that so the third one away and you are going to treble a total of how many times.

The answer is seven so just keep on going So what we’re doing if you looked at the photo there is only like three splash areas where it’s completely round and then it looks like it’s running away and there is only three of those on this particular idea So it kinda gives it an unbalanced look which is kinda neat. Right? Sunny side up So one two three four five six This is number six I believe. I’m going to recount. I know it’s hard to see for you down there one two three four five six and this seven.

So that was the second repeat out of three so we skip two. One and two Skip stitch into the third. Skip another two. One and two And the third one we want to treble Seven more times and this will be the last time that your doing that In order to get these trebles in so there’s only three layers that looks like that it’s running away on you This will be four This is five Six and Seven And your going to skip two. One and two and slip stitch into the third. And that’s your egg just like you see there.

OK there are only three sections and now you’re completely done at that particular spot. Now you want to fasten this off. So what I would do is that when you go to fasten this off leave extra long string here and you are going to use that to sew it down to the toast. and we’ll cover that in just a moment so just pull that- all that yarn through that final loop and now you have the strand that can sew down So let’s grab our yolk back and let’s start putting things together so let’s put things together.

I want to create a slip knot first on the yellow strand and we’re going to sew the yolk down to the egg white so let’s put the other side then through the darning needle OK so this comes through the darning needle. The other side has a slip knot So now I want to position this pretty much in the center like you see here not going to worry about any of these strands these other ones. I can get rid of this one cause I buried that as I went and now I wanta come up through the back OK just position them over top. Make it look good and I wanna position and I want to come in from the back and through the outside of the egg here OK and I’m gonna pull through but I’m not gonna pull all the way through I’m gonna stop leave the loop that’s on the back and then go through the other side down through another stitch and back out the other side and through this loop and what that will do is lock that into position See so it’s locked So now I’m gonna come up through the back again see where I’m coming up I’m gonna go down the next stitch in the same spot So really the sewing yarn is like just it’s not on the outside edge at all It’s just on the inside just underneath the stitches so what I want to do is I wanna encircle the yolk and attach it as I go and I’ll show you how to fasten it off at the end so just come all the way around now and I can tell by the outside on the back that I’ve gone all the way around so now I’m just on the back side and what I’m gonna do is that I’m just gonna weave this in and I’m gonna stay to the inside of the yolk area here because then I can bury that yellow and you’ll never see it bleed through at all and now your good to go so now the yolk is now down and so now it’s time to sew it to the toast let me give you some tips on that so I’m bringing back my toast and of course I have mine double layered as you saw before and so now if you looked at the photo you’ll see that the egg is dripping down just like this OK and so it’s kind of a really neat thing to do and you can see that it’s really quite fabulous and so that’s completely up to you on how you want to do it has like positioning onto your ideas if you want to put double layers of eggs that is up to you so your goal now as of at this point is that you use the strand that is done at the end and what you want to do is you wanna sink in down and you only want to go through the first layer of this so even if this is just one panel of it you don’t want to go all the way through so that you reveal the egg yarn on the other side so the idea is to just sink down just enough to catch the fibers just enough to make it secure But never enough to go right through the project so just what your gonna do is circle the egg area and just grab some fibers within the first layers and then back out Like so, you want to take your time in doing that as well and you can play around and stretch things out if you have to as well so just kinda give it –and let it relax just a little bit So that’s how your gonna do it, So your gonna circle around and then your gonna just fasten off weaving your ends in and then your project is good to go So this would be how you create the eggs and toast So when I come back I’ll show what my end results look like So here is my egg and toast and this is a pot holder and you can see it’s actually really quite fabulous and you can use the outside Just use the back end here just to grab the pot and if you wanna use the front side you can if you wish but why ruin a good thing right? So it’s really kind of a neat idea if you want to do a handle to this it’s just really quite easy just in the top here just join it with a slip stitch.

Chain up fifteen and then single crochet and then chain up fifteen slip stitch back into the same where you joined it and then just single crochet back across the chain so that you have a loop so my particular kitchen I can’t hang anything up on the walls just cause our kitchen is not designed that way so this is something that would sit in the drawer or I could even leave it as a table centerpiece if I wanted to if I wanted to add something else to it as well So it’s a really neat idea so this is the egg and toast and this is the free pattern available by Yarnspirations.com Thank you so much for joining me.

Jason Smith

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