How To Crochet a Pot Holder


Introducing the Crochet Thick Toast Pot Holder, an adaptation from the original pattern by Yarnspirations.

For me, I am clumsy in the kitchen. If I can burn it, it will happen. If I can drop it, there she goes. What can I say, the kitchen and me don’t get along but I sure can eat! Go figure!

This is an adaptation of the original Toast & Egg Pattern by Yarnspirations. Instead of layering an egg on top to create the double thickness to protect your hands as you grab pots. You can double layer the toast together.

Get the free pattern at: http://thecrochetcrowd.com/crochet-thick-toast-pot-holder-tutorial/

Welcome back to the crochet crowd, as well as my friends over at yarn 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 Lilly sugar and cream yarn.

So this is 100 % cotton, so anything for the kitchen, whether it comes to heat or being wet cotton. Yarn 100 percent is the way to go, and Sugar Lily’, n 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 is one layer of yarn. That 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, gives you the thickness that you need in order for you to be able to grab a pot. So it’s just you want to grab it. You want to keep your hands 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 then 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 could 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’re 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, 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 slip knot 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 where you’re going to chain 20, so let’s do that so just roll a hook back and start counting.

So one two three four: five: six: seven: eight nine ten, eleven twelve thirteen fourteen fifteen. So let’s get started today: you’re going to need a four millimeter size G crochet hook in order to play and then 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 when The first slip knot never counts as one so, let’s chain 20 together, so one two, three four: five: six: seven: eight: nine ten, eleven twelve thirteen fourteen fifteen. Sixteen seventeen, eighteen, nineteen and twenty

So, let’s start our first row, there’s actually not too many rows to do as far as like differences, so we’re going to go fourth chain from the hook, so count it 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 in 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 then begin so the next one is row number two. So when we turn and work, we just turn. Okay 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 that people not finish the rows at the same, the right level and they end up losing or gaining stitches, depending on 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 rope, make sure that you get every stitch in and don’t lose any stitches and 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 is 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! So 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, and that just includes that one. In okay, 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 rows 1 through 9. 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 out 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 them behind, you can see that there’s a scallop right here. So that’s what we’re going to do.

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 in the treble you wrap the hook twice before going into that same stitch. So, just going in pull through pull through two and two you into all the way back up. You want to do a total as seven of those into that same stitch, and that creates that turn that is at the top of the toast.

So this is 2. This is 3. This is 4 & 5, 6 & 7, so there is the top of the one side. I’M going to redo that seventh, I drop the stitch by accident. I drop the strand so now you’re going to come back down in the project and you’re going to skip 3. So 1 2 & 3 go to the 4th 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 the hook twice and skip three. So one two and three go to the fourth, and I want to the trouble. How many times do you think it’s seven, just like the other side, so it’s treble seven times. Okay, 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 in 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 left over through the eye of the needle in, 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 one direction, just right, underneath the stitches don’t impede that outside okay, so just going right up underneath just go across about an inch now. Cotton is very strong and sometimes getting a needle through can be a little 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 wanted 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 tails in in three different directions, like I’m doing right now, it’ll never fall out on you, okay, 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, toast like mine, then go into that one as well, so make sure you make a double an extra layer of toast before moving on to the border and if you’re plan on doing that, because then you’re going to sandwich them together And therefore, you’ll have double layers to help protect your hands when you’re grabbing onto 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 – okay, 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 that 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 okay.

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 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 lets create a slipknot to begin, and what I want to do is that I want to go into the top corner right here.

Okay, so just going into the front one now, if you’re doing two layers right now, is that I’m going to just grab the other one now to the same spot so that I’m grabbing both at the same time and what I want to do is just fix. It with the slip, stitch and then chain up one and then coming into the exact same stitch. I want to single crochet so now, when I go across I’m going to go to the next stitch on the front one and I’m going to go to the next stitch on the back one, okay, and so basically I’m putting those together.

Okay, so I’m just single crocheting across now, if you’re just 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 back side, you see it’s all coming together as one so continue to do that and 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 together here as I go and again, if you’re only using one layer, don’t 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 I putting it together and in the corner, so 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 in 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 is 9 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 will open up the gap and then just on the back side.

Just match it to the same spot in order to put those together. Okay, so just keep on matching and getting as close 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 and lining them up make sure they don’t get out of sync from each other.

So if one starts to be like like this and you’re running out of stitches on one versus the other, then you know you’re in trouble, so just carefully 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’ve 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 7. So the first three have to be by themselves of just a single crochet into each one of them. Ok, so that 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 and in the same one.

So here’s here is 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 I’m getting a single crochet and now I’m starting to work up the treble 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 to 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. There is again approximately 21 stitches so now that we have that we’re going to just come down the other side and equally spaced 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 spaced 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 at 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 the 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 your loop first just to lock it. So it’s now locked and throw it through. Your darning needle and weave it in and out so right now, because it’s double layered like this, you could use the the toast as a potholder there easily, because it’s double layered to keep it off your hands.

But if you want 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 ha ha ), 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, but people don’t notice that we want. I know that as a kid. Nobody wanted that piece of the toast, and now you got the front part just like you see here.

Jason Smith

I am a former Marine who works as a Software Engineer. I have five US States left to visit. My sarcasm is legendary as is my knowledge of movie quotes. I can name the song or artist of just about any 80s or 90s song. I like whiskey, wine, coffee, soaking in hot springs or my hot tub. I enjoy getting out hiking, and taking pictures, along with metal detecting & magnet fishing from time to time. I do enjoy the occasional gaming by breaking out the original NES or SNES. I do spend a lot of time building other websites, (about 30 some in total).

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