potholder progress

As the deadline for the potholder swap approaches (March 27th – yikes!), I am in full-on potholder production mode over here. I am so excited to see what everyone’s come up with this year. So far, there’s been some beautiful stuff over on the rav group. Can’t wait to see them all in person!

Of course, I went with a fussy-ass design, but I love it. It’s just taking me a little longer than I expected it would what with the size 3 crochet cotton and the #2 hook. And to think I went bigger than what the pattern calls for. Heh.

Now here’s a question for you. The pattern calls for a button as an ornament. Should I add a button to each potholder, or should I leave them as is? I remember last year Erin – putasockonit added buttons to her potholders, and it was such a brilliant detail. It worked beautifully. So I’m wondering if I should go for it? I’m looking through my buttons, and I see a few things that would fit. Hmmmmm….


4 thoughts on “potholder progress

  1. Ah, I remember this pattern! I got one of these in the last swap! I didn't realize that this was the pattern when I saw you working on them. These potholders are gorgeous. I think I would prefer no button, for no particular reason.

  2. i made these last year and prefered no button. you'd need to use a non-plastic button, in case they do get used as hot pads, so it wouldn't melt. that's why i opted for button freeness.

  3. I vote for the buttons, of course! 🙂 I have made several for myself, and they allow me to hang them up from the bar on my oven – you do have to elongate the loop at the top, though.


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