Learn to Crochet Round Potholder: Step-by-Step Guide
Hello, my dears! We all know that practice makes perfect, and today I’m sharing with you a lovely project to help you master your crocheting in the round technique.
I used regular cotton and a 4mm hook. Be sure to crochet this potholder tight, than it will function better. Choose your colors carefully. Put them together and make a sketch if you can. You don't want to be halfway discovering you don't like the look of it. The stitches used in this pattern include double crochet (dc), slip stitch (sl st), and chain (ch).
Well, there we go. I’ll show you the orange potholder as an example.
Start with your white yarn. Begin by making a magic circle, and secure with a stitch.
Chain 2, then work 11dc into the ring, for a total of 12 stitches.
Cut the yarn, pull through the loop on your hook, and close the magic circle by pulling on the bottom yarn tail.
Close the circle by threading your yarn tail, and inserting the needle from front to back through the first dc you made, skipping the chain 2.
Insert your needle through the back loop of the last dc you made.
Sew in both ends.
Grab your orange yarn, and start with a slip knot on your hook.
Start by making a dc into your white circle. This way of starting a round is called a standing stitch. We're going to start all of our new colors like this from now on.
Work 2dc into every stitch around. Your stitch total is now 24. Join with a slip stitch in the first dc.
Chain 3, then work 2dc into the next stitch. Work *1dc, inc* around (inc means increase; work 2 stitches into one stitch). Join with a slip stitch to the top chain of your beginning chain 3. Your stitch total is now 36.
Chain 3, then work 1dc into the next stitch, and 2dc into the stitch after that. Work *2dc, inc* around. Join with a slip stitch. Your stitch total is now 48.
Chain 3, then work 2dc into the next two stitches, and 2dc into the stitch after that. Work *3dc, inc* around. Your stitch total is now 60. Cut the yarn, and join the round like you did with the white circle. Sew in the ends.
Join your white yarn like you did with the orange yarn. Work *4dc, inc* around. Join with a slip stitch. Your stitch total is now 72. Cut the yarn, and join the round like you did with the white circle. Sew in the ends.
Join your orange yarn like you did before. Work *5dc, inc* around. Join with a slip stitch. Your stitch total is now 84. Cut the yarn, and join the round like you did with the white circle. Sew in the ends.
We're now going to crochet the wedges by using surface slip stitches. Grab your white yarn, and pull it to the front from the center of your piece. Slip stitch your way up to the second white round. Cut the yarn and sew in the ends. Repeat this 5 more times.
Sew on the Back. Cut out a piece of felt that is the same size as your crochet piece. Put your crochet piece on top of your felt. Grab some sewing thread and your sewing needle, and attach the felt to the crochet piece using a blanket stitch. Sew in the ends.
That’s it! Easy, right?
Change the colors and use some black accent yarn to create the look of seeds for a watermelon potholder, or make another one in yellow, for a lemon potholder! Enjoy Your Potholders!
Do you like this project? Are you going to make these potholders, perhaps in some other color combinations? Let me know if you have any questions or other comments below.