Finish Patchwork Pot Holders with Crocheted Edging
Or Use Store-Bought Crocheted Lace!
Pretty patchwork potholders are given a lovely finishing touch with crocheted lace edging. They have a charming vintage feel that will be great in most kitchens.
If you like to crochet you’ll have fun with this project. Make one or several to use and to give.
Those who don’t crochet can achieve a similar look using store-bought crocheted lace. Stitch the lace into the seam made before turning the pot holders. You may want to tack the ends of the lace together with a few hand stitches.
Choose a pretty combination from your stash of 2 1/2″ squares for the patchwork and a favorite print for the back. Use a 6″ circle, such as a small plate, as a template for cutting the quilted layers into a circle. Silver Ironing Board Fabric is used for heat-proofing.
The designer, Lori Holt from Bee in My Bonnet, provides excellent instructions. She also demonstrates how to crochet the lace. The finished pot holders are about 6″ across.
Items you’ll need to complete this project are:
- Silver Ironing Board Fabric
- E/3.5mm Crochet Hook
- Chunky Thread (or another cotton crochet thread of similar thickness)
- Or Store-bought Crocheted Lace like found here or browse the full selection here.