[Free Pattern] Grandma’s Hotpats: The Flat Out Best Potholders Ever!

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There must be something with grandmas making these hot pads! This Double-thick Diagonally Crocheted Potholder by Andrea Mielke is quick and easy to make and lasts forever! Not really, but you get the idea. It’s also a pattern that looks like the one grandmas use to crochet. Make these simple yet interesting potholders to use your scrap thread and have fun varying sizes and adding stripes.

I placed my color changes along the side edge and you can hardly notice them. I used some occasional spike stiches to jazz things up a bit. The smaller potholders are 32 ch across for a lady sized hand. The bigger one is 40 across, for Mom’s husband Stan in case he uses one… he is a really big guy. I think this size makes a nice trivet too. (Source)

[Free Pattern] Grandma's Hotpats: The Flat Out Best Potholders Ever!
Photo Source: Andrea

Check out the original source for this pattern with all the directions and full written pattern at: Mielke’s Fiber Arts

Thanks to Andrea for article inspiration and featured image.

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276 Comments to [Free Pattern] Grandma’s Hotpats: The Flat Out Best Potholders Ever!

  1. Thanks for sharing. Your instructions and pics look helpful. I’m going to try. I’m a knitter and one needle feels awkward, but this looks like a great beginner project. Great gifts to make

  2. Just a few on last year’s stock of potholders. Probably made 4 dozen in varying sizes for the craft table. People were asking for pairs, so I’m doing that this year.

  3. Liberty Barker, I have the pattern for this and it is the easiest pattern to make and I have done a lot of these and love doing them for gifts. It is a easy pattern for a beginner and I am sure you can make these. Give them a try

  4. Perfect for a travel project. I always include some with a bridal shower gift. I’ve had the bride ask for more after a few years. These are a great hostess gift too. I usually have a few sets ready to go.

  5. I used to ride my schwinn down to the ferry terminal to go to Ketchikan. I would make these at my grandmas house all weekend long. Had tons of them. Was fun to see the pattern emerge fr the variegated yarn.

  6. My dear friend Barbara used to crochet me these for Christmas. She passed away( miss her so much) but think of her and the love that went into each stitch each time I use them!!

  7. yes I only use cotton…I will use about 12 inch lenghts tie a knot with another color and go on…sometimes 20 inch length…make a little ball the size of an orange and go for it…they are so pretty each one turns out different

  8. I’ve got one I made 20 years ago… still going strong!! I was in a swap and made a couple of these… got in trouble because they weren’t cotton and “would never hold up” HA! Your loss! Love making them and a good use for that pretty yarn that you love but aren’t sure what to make with it!

  9. Linda Henning Wren. At the end of crocheting. When you are leaving an end to sew together, leave a little extra. Sew the seams together and at the end of sewing make a loop and chain around 10 or as long as you want. Attach to top. Weave in end.
    Hope this helps.

  10. This is the pattern I use, I have no idea where I got the pattern or if there was a pattern I was given. The pattern that started this conversation adds stitches to the end of the chain at the beginning, I have never done that, I also always chain about 10-20 chains at the end, then sew the edges together. I’ve been doing these for over 30 years!

  11. If I can get this pattern to come up — which I can’t at the moment! — would you help me with it some night at yarn club? I can sorta-kinda do a single crochet, but really probably ought to learn to be a little bit more comfortable with crocheting, and I like these potholders. (Mine from Grandma — yes — lasted 40 years.) All I can get are the COMMENTS regarding the pattern – not the pattern itself. Grrrr.

  12. Finally found a link to a Ravelry pattern for exactly the ones I remember. Just all SC, no fancy colorwork. So… probably when we get back from vacation, I’ll tackle these.

  13. I have made these for years, I don’t know where I got the pattern. The only difference is I always sc through both of the top loops. To me it’s just much more secure.

  14. I’ve been making these for YEARS…this is the second such “new pattern” I’ve noticed…sad HOWEVER, these make great gifts and work well, if you use cotton yarn…anything else s-t-r-e-t-c-h-e-s- !

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