Dress up your kitchen and make baking more fun with this textured crochet potholder adorned with a delicate crochet lace and ribbon trim.
What you need
small amount of size 3 crochet thread
small amount of size 10 crochet thread
size G crochet hook
US 1 / 2.35mm crochet hook
about 15” of 1/8″ ribbon
matching sewing thread
Row 1: (sc, dc) in 3rd ch from hook. *skip 1ch, (sc, dc) in next ch, repeat from * across, sc in last ch, ch 2, turn.
Row 2: *(sc, dc) in sc, skip dc, repeat from * across, sc in last sc, ch 2, turn.
Rows 3-12: Repeat Row 2.
Row 13: dc in every st across [25 dcs], ch 3, DO NOT TURN: instead, rotate 90 degrees clockwise and dc25 down the side of the potholder in the side loops of stitches created in Rows 1-12, ch 3, turn.
Row 14: dc in each dc until ch-3 sp, (dc, ch3, dc) in sp [this is the corner of your potholder and the space you will hang it on], dc in every dc to end.
Finishing: Break off and weave in ends.
Row 1: sc in 2nd ch from hook, ch1, skip 1 ch, sc, ch4, turn.
Row 2: sc in sc, ch1, skip 1 sc, sc, ch4, turn.
Repeat Rows 1-2 until the trim measures 12 inches.
Finishing: Break off and weave in ends. Weave the ribbon back and forth through the ch-1 space in each row, using a tapestry needle if desired. Sew the trim to the edges of the potholder on the two sides without dcs (going around the corner opposite to the ch-3 corner).
What you need
Colored crochet string
P.V.A Glue (white wood glue)Plastic bag
Lace or Ribbon
This free Easter craft project shows you how to make a string Easter basket which is great for gift giving.
This is a messy craft so you will need to cover your work area with something like plastic bags (so things don’t stick to it).
Blow up the balloon to the size you want your finished egg decoration to be.
Multi colored string looks great as well as plain colored string depending on the effect you want. Put the colored crochet string in a plastic bag and put the stiffener or wood glue in the bag.
Add a little bit of water to dilute the glue and to make it easier to work with. Make sure string is well covered.
Pull the string out of the bag a bit at a time. Use your fingers to squeeze excess stiffener off.
Wrap around the balloon in a criss cross fashion. Wrap it until it is well covered. The idea is not to make it solid so allow small gaps in between the layers of thread. Allow it to dry.
When the string egg is dry pop the balloon and remove it. Then you can glue ribbons, pearls, laces, or other decorations on the outside. Or you can cut it open and fill with shredded paper and other decorations.
Glue the seam back together with wood glue.