Crochet Folded Potholders

‘Tis the season for hearty soups and fresh-from-the-oven cookies which means that my potholders have been doing double time the past few weeks. My favorite hot pads are a handmade set in a bright green and cream cotton yarn, double thick, square and the perfect size for grabbing as well as acting as trivets. Unfortunately, they’ve been looking a little battered and scarred with burns and melted chocolate that just won’t wash out anymore. It was time for a new set! I grabbed a ball of Dishie Multi in Fig and a size G hook and started perusing Ravelry for a pattern.

I found Michelle Gibbs’ Crochet Folded Potholder pattern almost immediately and realized that it was the same pattern used to make my beloved, ragged set that I’d be replacing. How perfect! Plus it’s a super easy pattern, there’s one setup row and then it’s just straight single crochet until it’s done and then it’s whip-stitched shut. These took one afternoon to make and they’ve already put in some time fishing cookies and bread from the oven.

I love the color and the sturdy texture of Dishie Multi. This are absolutely my new favorite crochet pattern and I’ve already made another set in Wool of the Andes Worsted in Mist. What’s your favorite pattern for the home to knit in cotton?