These Cook’s Pot Holders are the perfect project for relaxing during your relaxing! They’re portable and easy enough to accompany you on a daytrip to the beach, on a weekend to the country, or just on a jaunt to the neighborhood park for an afternoon of sun.

Cook’s Pot Holders | Purl Soho

Using a Cotton Pure Bundle and a skein our Line Weight merino and holding a strand of each, there’s lots of freedom for play here. We offer three pattern ideas, but beautiful materials make it hard to go wrong!

Cook’s Pot Holders | Purl Soho

We love the heirloom quality of our Cook’s Pot Holders, the feeling that they could have existed almost anywhere, anytime. And we love the fun of making them… anywhere, anytime! -Jake

Cook’s Pot Holders | Purl Soho

Materials

HONEY PINK VERSION (shown above left)

  • Line Weight in Honey Pink
  • Cotton Pure Bundle in Picnic Blanket
    • Egret White
    • Pale Almond
    • Red Nectar

KILN RED VERSION (shown above right)

  • Line Weight in Kiln Red
  • Cotton Pure Bundle in Picnic Blanket
    • Egret White
    • Pale Almond
    • Red Nectar

NOTE: One skein of Line Weight and one Cotton Pure Bundle make 6 Cook’s Pot Holders with some Cotton Pure leftover.

Gauge

22 single crochets and 24 rounds = 4 inches

Size

Finished Dimensions: 8 inches in diameter

Note

When you make these Pot Holders, hold together one strand of Line Weight and one strand of Cotton Pure.

Pattern: Solid Colored

Cook’s Pot Holders | Purl Soho

NOTE: For these Pot Holders we used…

  • Honey Pink Version: Line Weight in Honey Pink + Cotton Pure in Egret White
  • Kiln Red Version: Line Weight in Kiln Red + Cotton Pure in Pale Almond

Holding one strand of Line Weight and one strand of Cotton Pure…

Round 1: Chain (ch) 1 into an adjustable loop [LINK], make 6 single crochets (sc) into the loop, tighten loop. [6 stitches]

Round 2: Make 2 sc into each stitch. [12 stitches]

NOTE: For the rest of the pattern, mark the first stitch of the each round with a removable stitch marker. Be sure to reposition the marker at the beginning of each round to mark the new first stitch.

Round 3: *2 sc into next stitch, 1 sc into next stitch, repeat from * to end of round. [18 stitches]

Round 4: 1 sc into next stitch, *2 sc into next stitch, 1 sc into next 2 stitches, repeat from * to last 2 stitches, 2 sc into next stitch, 1 sc into last stitch. [24 stitches]

Round 5: *1 sc into next 3 stitches, 2 sc into next stitch, repeat from * to end of round. [30 stitches]

Round 6: 1 sc into next 2 stitches, *2 sc into next stitch, 1 sc into next 4 stitches, repeat from * to last 3 stitches, 2 sc into next stitch, 1 sc into next 2 stitches. [36 stitches]

Round 7: *1 sc into next 5 stitches, 2 sc into next stitch, repeat from * to end of round. [42 stitches]

Round 8: 1 sc into next 3 stitches, *2 sc into next stitch, 1 sc into next 6 stitches, repeat from * to last 4 stitches, 2 sc into next stitch, 1 sc into next 3 stitches. [48 stitches]

Round 9: *1 sc into next 7 stitches, 2 sc into next stitch, repeat from * to end of round. [54 stitches]

Round 10: 1 sc into next 4 stitches, *2 sc into next stitch, 1 sc into next 8 stitches, repeat from * to last 5 stitches, 2 sc into next stitch, 1 sc into next 4 stitches. [60 stitches]

Round 11: *1 sc into next 9 stitches, 2 sc into next stitch, repeat from * to end of round. [66 stitches]

Round 12: 1 sc into next 5 stitches, *2 sc into next stitch, 1 sc into next 10 stitches, repeat from * to last 6 stitches, 2 sc into next stitch, 1 sc into next 5 stitches. [72 stitches]

Round 13: *1 sc into next 11 stitches, 2 sc into next stitch, repeat from * to end of round. [78 stitches]

Round 14: 1 sc into next 6 stitches, *2 sc into next stitch, 1 sc into next 12 stitches, repeat from * to last 7 stitches, 2 sc into next stitch, 1 sc into next 6 stitches. [84 stitches]

Round 15: *1 sc into next 13 stitches, 2 sc into next stitch, repeat from * to end of round. [90 stitches]

Round 16: 1 sc into next 7 stitches, *2 sc into next stitch, 1 sc into next 14 stitches, repeat from * to last 8 stitches, 2 sc into next stitch, 1 sc into next 7 stitches. [96 stitches]

Round 17: *1 sc into next 15 stitches, 2 sc into next stitch, repeat from * to end of round. [102 stitches]

Round 18: 1 sc into next 8 stitches, *2 sc into next stitch, 1 sc into next 16 stitches, repeat from * to last 9 stitches, 2 sc into next stitch, 1 sc into next 8 stitches. [108 stitches]

Round 19: *1 sc into next 17 stitches, 2 sc into next stitch, repeat from * to end of round. [114 stitches]

Round 20: 1 sc into next 9 stitches, *2 sc into next stitch, 1 sc into next 18 stitches, repeat from * to last 10 stitches, 2 sc into next stitch, 1 sc into next 9 stitches. [120 stitches]

Round 21: *1 sc into next 19 stitches, 2 sc into next stitch, repeat from * to end of round. [126 stitches]

Round 22: 1 sc into next 10 stitches, *2 sc into next stitch, 1 sc into next 20 stitches, repeat from * to last 11 stitches, 2 sc into next stitch, 1 sc into next 10 stitches. [132 stitches]

Hanging Loop

Make a 3-inch chain, and keeping the chain untwisted, slip stitch into the base of the chain.

Cut the yarn and pull the tail through the last stitch to secure.

Weave in the ends. Wet block and lay flat to dry.

Pattern: Color Blocked, Small Center

Cook’s Pot Holders | Purl Soho

NOTE: For these Pot Holders we used…

  • Honey Pink Version: Line Weight in Honey Pink + Cotton Pure in…
    • Red Nectar for Center
    • Pale Almond for Middle
    • Egret White for Outer
  • Kiln Red Version: Line Weight in Kiln Red + Cotton Pure in…
    • Pale Almond for Center
    • Egret White for Middle
    • Red Nectar for Outer

Follow the Solid Colored Pattern, switching Cotton Pure colors for the following rounds…

  • Center: Rounds 1 – 6
  • Middle: Rounds 7 – 18
  • Outer: Rounds 19 – 22

Pattern: Color Blocked, Large Center

Cook’s Pot Holders | Purl Soho

NOTE: For these Pot Holders we used…

  • Honey Pink Version: Line Weight in Honey Pink + Cotton Pure in…
    • Pale Almond for Center
    • Egret White for Middle
    • Red Nectar for Outer
  • Kiln Red Version: Line Weight in Kiln Red + Cotton Pure in…
    • Red Nectar for Center
    • Pale Almond for Middle
    • Egret White for Outer

Follow the Solid Colored Pattern, switching Cotton Pure colors for the following rounds…

  • Center: Rounds 1 – 12
  • Middle: Rounds 13 – 20
  • Outer: Rounds 21 – 22

Cook’s Pot Holders | Purl Soho