Time for a little kitschy kitchen crochet!
With the upcoming potholder swap, I’ve had potholder on the brain! Well, more so than normal! Although I havent completely settled on a pattern just yet, I’ve been busy in the test kitchen so to speak. I really love to use old patterns from the 30’s – 70’s leaning towards the more obscure & having fun with color or lack there of. I have to love what I’m making so much, that it’s hard to let it go, otherwise how could I possibly enjoy working on it in the first place!
I don’t (well rarely) do requests, you get what I give & that’s how I roll.
Some of these potholders are fresh from my hook & others have been around for a little while.
Clicking on the name of the potholder will take you to my Ravely project page (full of pattern notes & good stuff), if there is an online link, I will put it in somewhere after the name :)
1: Lilac this was a study in over dyeing yarn & a tribute to our late bloomer lilac shrubs. I used sock yarn & the something pretty block by Mille.
2: Mitered Square used this modular pattern & added a garter border.
3: Pale Roses a Japanese pattern.
4: Chrysanthemum another Japanese pattern.
5: #23 and another Japanese pattern.
6: Cabbage Love used this Tunisian (afghan) pattern & cross stitched a fat cabbage on it! I do really ♥ cabbage!
7: Granny you can get this look using any granny square. (P.S working color like this is a total pain in the ass)
8: Scottie the original pattern uses thread, but I made mine in worsted cotton. I ♥ him…all JUMBO & awesome! Found an archived version of this pattern here! (I Linked it up on Ravelry page too!) ..be impatient! (click it!)
9: PH Sachiyo another Japanese pattern, this one is from the American book: Kyuuto! Japanese Crafts Lacy Crochet. (full of excellent patterns!)
10: Woven a very unusal German topflappen pattern from here (yes it’s in German but you’ll get the general idea from the pictures :)
11: Flower yes, yes another Japanese pattern.
12: Scallops one of my very favorite patterns.
13: Meat I am disgusted & in love at the same time! I used this AWESOME chart from Lady Linoleum.
CROCHET YOUR WAY TO A BEAUTIFUL (kitschy) KITCHEN!
4 thoughts on “Potholders on Parade”
ALL of your potholders are beautiful, Amanda. Naturally, I’m partial to the STEAK!!!! Love it and must make one! How perfect would this be as a hostess gift when attending a bar-be-cue?
That would be brilliant! I love that meat so much!
What a great collection
I discovered your blog through Ravelry (thank you for sharing your patterns…can’t wait to start “Westside Apartment”). I just wanted you to know that I am thoroughly enjoying this post.
:-)These are wonderful. I can’t wait to make the steak pot holder for my brother!