Grandma’s Potholders

Grandma’s Potholders

So this will be the birthday present for my grandmother. Since she’s never used the internet nor has a computer at all I can post that one day before her birthday.

Thought  the pattern is really cool because each potholder has both sides shown on this picture and a bicolored edging. All in all I think they came out fine.

And I bought this matching box at Zeeman. It’s like it was made for potholders. 🙂

You can find the potholder pattern here.

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When 12 Granny Squares become Slippers …

When 12 Granny Squares become Slippers …

So I first made 3 times 4 granny squares which went really fast with this bulky yarn and a 6 mm hook.

And crocheted together and with a double crochet border at the opening those squares became comfy slippers.

You can find the  instructions for assembling here. By the way I already made two pairs before and gave them away. This pair is for my brother. I will add a (liquid) dot rubber sole (Is there a special name for it?).

How-to: Bricks in Tunisian Simple Stitch

How-to: Bricks in Tunisian Simple Stitch

As promised in my baby vest post, I’ll explain to you how this motif is crocheted.

Happy crocheting!

Ch as many as you want to. I chained 20 in this example.

Work one row in Tunisian Simple Stitch.

Change to second color and work another row in Tunisian Simple Stitch.

Change back to first color. 2 sts in TSS and 1 Tunisian Double Crochet inserting hook under strand of first row made (same color).

*3 TSS, 1 TDC* repeat till end and finish row.

Work one row TSS  in second color.

Change to first color and start new row by working one Tunisian Double Crochet in last row of that color. *3 TSS, 1 TDC* repeat.

Go on repeating this pattern (alternating between the two different rows in color one, here in lilac)

Hope this was understandable. If you have questions, dare to ask!

How-to: Ribbed Tunisian Crochet in 2 Colors

How-to: Ribbed Tunisian Crochet in 2 Colors

You need one sort of yarn in two contrasting colors ( A and b) and a matching Tunisian crochet hook.

1. Ch as many as you want to in color A.

2. Pull loops through the chs in color A. (see First Row in Tunisian Simple Stitch)

3. Go back with color B.

4. Start new row with color B. Pull loop through first vertical strand just like in Tunisian simple Stitch. Second one is done like in Tunisian Purl Stitch (let yarn fall before you insert the hook, see Tunisian Purl Stitch).

5. Go on *simple st, purl st*

6. Don’t forget to insert under to strands at the edge.

7. Go back with color A.

8. Start new row with color A.

Go on and on until you have your desired piece of crochet work.

Have fun crocheting!

How-to: Tunisian Purl Stitch

How-to: Tunisian Purl Stitch

It takes a bit longer to work this stitch in comparison to the simple stitch, but it creates a nice structure. Here is a photo tutorial.

Tunisian Purl Stitch

To begin with, complete one row in Tunisian Simple Stitch.

Now “drop” yarn and insert hook under first vertical loop (just the same as in Tunisian Simple Stitch).

Hold the yarn as usual again.

Yarn over, pull through loop. First one completed!

Go on doing the same with every vertical loop until you reach the last one on the edge.

Insert hook under two loops. You will get a stronger edge. Pull through. Ch 1 and go back as usual.

Your first Tunisian Purl Stitch row should look like this.

How-to: First Row in Tunisian Simple Stitch

How-to: First Row in Tunisian Simple Stitch

Chain as many as you want to.

Insert hook into second chain from hook. Yarn over, pull a loop through it.

Go on doing the same with all chains. It now looks like this.

Chain 1. Don’t forget to do that.

Yarn over, pull trough 2 loops on hook. Go one until it looks like this.

Yarn over, pull through the last two loops. You now have only 1 loop on hook.

First row completed!