New Pattern Alert!

Introducing — “Merry Potholders”, my newest crochet pattern! These potholders are going to be a wonderful addition to your kitchen!

Christmas potholders crochet pattern by April Garwood of Banana Moon Studio for Crochet Today
(C) Crochet Today!/Future US

They are a full 10″/25.5cm square! That’s a nice, generous size for protecting surfaces from hot dishes. The front is crocheted, the back is fabric. There is a piece of felt in between the layers, and the binding is sewn on just like a quilt binding.

These potholders were more the brain child of the editor, Theresa Gonzalez, who sent me a picture of what she wanted and asked if I could do it. I am happy with my ability to look at a picture of something and make it. I thought they turned out pretty cute!

These were originally slated for the Nov/Dec issue, but it was so full of loveliness that this one had to be moved to the Jan/Feb issue. I believe that this issue goes on sale in early November, so you’ll have plenty of time to make them still as Christmas gifts if you like!

They use Aunt Lydia’s size 3 thread, and a size D hook. I actually have some extra thread that was sent to me when designing these! So, if you’d like to win 2 spools of white thread, and one spool of red, which is enough to make the set, please comment below, or tweet a link to this post @BananaMoonStdio. You can earn an entry for both, so each person can potentially get two entries! I’ll add your name to the drawing and announce the winner next Thursday, Nov. 7th! I’ll ship them to the winner as soon as I have the winner’s address!


If you make these potholders, as always, I’d love to see pictures! It totally makes my day when someone posts a picture of something they’ve made from my pattern! You can post your pics to Ravelry or share them on my Facebook page.

Happy Stitching, and good luck winning the thread!

23 thoughts on “New Pattern Alert!”

  1. These are so cute and I've just started working with crochet threads (instead of just yarns)! I made my first doilie and it came out so great! Can't wait to start other projects like it!


  2. That's something I haven't worked much with – size 3 thread. I have lots of yarn about the same size, and lots of thread size 10 and smaller. Thanks for the wonderful giveaway!


  3. awesome work of crochet, i just started learning crochets, made a few projects for my family, Crochet is very addictive and creative… I have red yarns but short of white yarns and i would love to win the spools… 🙂


  4. Awesome work of crochet 🙂 i have just started learning crochet and have made a few projects for my family.,,Crochet is so addictive and creative at the same time… this potholder looks good in red and white yarn… i have some red yarn but short of white yarn… would love to win the spools 🙂


  5. Lovely! It is hard to get thread for crochet here in Egypt but we do have some very thick sewing thread so am going to give it a go!!! Many thanks!


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