Well for those of you who like to crochet!! For years I've had a potholder that my mom gave me being well used in my kitchen. I knew it was made out of yarn but could never figure out for the life of me just HOW it was made. It's just regular yarn, but it's doubled and one of the absolute BEST potholders I've ever had. Mom passed away 5 years ago without giving over her secret. But I managed to discover it one day perusing the Internet looking for various patterns.
It's REALLY easy!!!
Chain 33 (or really more if you'd like or less, the more or less you chain will make it the size you want) The amount you chain will be your corner to corner size. So I used 33 with an I hook. No fancy yarn, just regular 4 ply acrylic.
sc in second chain from hook (in 1 loops) and down the side, 2 sc in last chain, sc up the other side. After I've gotten 2 or 3 rows done (like a big circle with slight corners on the end) then I opt for using half double crochet. I just like it and it makes it go faster. As your 'circle' grows you will see the points on 2 sides of it. Lay it flat, fold the middle in so it has the beginnings of 4 corners. See? Neat isn't it? Keep going round and round until the edges meet up in the middle (about 8 1/2 rows total). Connect the two sides, making corner #3, chain 12 - 14 bring it down to make a loop (for hanging in your kitchen) Cut your yarn leaving about a 16 inch tail. Using yarn needle, slip stitch through both sides of your potholder. Tie off at the end and tuck in the unused yarn.
I haven't decided what I am going to do with this one, keep it or give it away!! Hmmm, not sure. I've made several for my kids when they moved out.. Gotta have those pot holders!!!