A simple crochet potholder pattern. There is nothing special about this easy to crochet potholder. From the first glance... As we know, a first glance impression can be deceiving sometimes. -:)
To make this potholder, we can use filet crochet mesh which we considered at filet crochet-charts page. If you wish your potholder to be a square, crochet filet mesh with extended double crochet stitches (Edc). A rectangular shape potholder you will get with just double crochet stitches (dc).
Filet crochet technique we used for our potholder is very simple, but at the same time it has great potential. Using this technique, we can create unique colorful patterns for many crochet projects. From the small and simply shaped potholders, coasters, place mats, rags to peculiar unusual garments. Warm jackets, vests, sweaters, tunics, skirts, you name it.
Let's experiment a bit with filet mesh, to make our crochet potholder pattern. My original mesh is 10 x 10 blocks. See the link above. All we have to do is to take a crochet hook and in weave segments of thread into filet mesh.
Here are a few ideas about materials to inweave.
A few more ideas about weaving.
The simplest way to make it look finished, is to crochet one or two rows of single crochet stitches around perimeter. I crocheted 2 single crochets into each block of filet crochet mesh. Plus two additional Sc in every corner block. You might have to crochet 3 sc instead of 2 sc in every block depending on kind of yarn.
Another approach to the finished look of your project is to make, for example, chain of five (5 chains on each side of potholder). To make it even more interesting, take different color yarns and make second and third rows of the chains into the same row of single crochets. Begin each next row of chains not at the same point like the chains of the previous row, but one-two stitches to the left letting chains to overlap each other.
Hint: For each next chain of five pull out your hook from the last (5-th) chain, put the chain over and behind of the previous row. Insert hook in the point where the next chain begins and make a single crochet to join previous chain. It will be the first chain of the next chain of five. Once again, depending on kind of yarn you use it might be necessary to adjust number of stitches in the chains , to make them look neat.