Sunday, November 21, 2010

Free Pattern: Kid-Sized Potholder

My #1 got a play kitchen for her birthday.  Her pan set came with a potholder, but she doesn't have the coordination to pinch the square of fabric around the pan.  I barely do!  So I thought she needed a potholder like mine, with a pocket for her hand.

I saved this from my project graveyard (the bag where I put things I've lost interest in or couldn't figure out.) It started out as a burp cloth, when my #2 was on the way.  When I didn't finish it before she was born, it got stashed.  I was looking for this yarn for the potholder, and I realized that what I had already crocheted of the burp cloth was the exact thing I needed.  The body of the pattern is, therefore, Christina Budd's copyrighted burp cloth pattern.

Less than one skein Peaches N' Cream cotton yarn (the variegated yarn looks nice with the pattern)
Size 4.25 (G/6) hook
Yarn needle

ch - chain
sc - siongle crochet
dc - double crochet
sl st - slip stitch

Follow the instructions for the Burp Cloth pattern, ONLY through row 15.  (I actually did a sc, dc on the end of the row instead of just the sc.  Which is why I was confused and abandoned the project.  :) )

At the end of row 15, ch 8, sl st in the last st of the row, finish off.  Fold up 2/3 of the way to form a pocket, whipstitch the sides.  Weave in ends.

#1, trying to swipe her new toy before Mommy was done taking pictures!

© 2010 Alli Hyer, all rights reserved. You may sell items you make with this pattern (defined as what is written on this page.  The burp cloth pattern does not belong to me.).  But, if you sell them online, you must link to this pattern.  You may not sell this pattern modification or claim it as your own.  You may publish or post a link to this pattern, but you may not publish or post this pattern in whole or in part.


  1. Beautiful, Thanks for the pattern!!!

    Catherine from Dominican Republic

  2. Thank you I crocheted a bunch of stuff for a kitchen for Christmas. I can add this to a birthday pile.

  3. The pattern is really cute, but when I click on "burp cloth" to get the first 15 rows of the pattern, I get an offer for a free webpage. The site for Christina Budd's copyrighted burp cloth pattern is no longer there.


  4. Christina Budd's pattern can be accessed at:

    1. Thanks so much, you're the best! I updated the link.

  5. Your patterns are easily followed. Thank you for the opportunity to use them free of charge. Being on disability doesn't leave much to spend on anything.

    1. I just came across this in an email sent to me 2/28/16 love these patterns and I to am thankful for I'm on disability as well.


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