Tuesday, March 31, 2009

WIP: Not So Blue Snowflakes

Cross posted at Sally Comes Unraveled and hot pads! and potholders - the swap.

I'm "remote blogging" from my parents' house right now. I left my potholder stuff at home, but I took some pictures before I left.

Two completed potholders

So far I've finished two potholders, and I have four to go. (I plan to make an extra for myself.) I decided to go use the Patons Classic Wool that I have in my stash and the Blue Snowflakes pattern from Woman's Day Prizewinning Granny Squares.

Potholder Overlay

The squares are crocheted in two layers. You start by crocheting the top part.


Then you crochet the first few of rounds on the bottom part of the pot holder. On the next to last round, you start crocheting through the top part. You can see where I've connected the first point in the top portion.

Too short

The only problem right now is the size. Six inches across is the minimum for the swap. I'm about half an inch short from side to side...

Long enough?

...but well over six inches from corner to corner. Does that count? (If not I'll add a spiffy border.)

What do you think?

1 comment:

Katie said...

I think wider would be better, because even just 6 inches is still a pretty small potholder. Plus, I wouldn't take anything out of a hot oven with a potholder folded diagonally because it's not as much area to protect your hand as it would be folded horizontally.

If it was me, I would add a few more rounds of red.