Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Little Dress Potholder

I ran across this book, EASY TO CROCHET POTHOLDERS Over 25 Patterns for Everyday use, Handmade Gifts, and Holiday Fun by Cornelia Dobiasch  at the library recently and since I only have a gazillion of my own knitting and crochet books filling the shelves at home {not to mention the numerous binders full of loose patterns!}, I needed to  check this one out as well. After all, there's stuff in there I DON'T have at home! And what a cute book it is.

So yesterday I decided to crochet this adorable Little Dress Potholder. Now I knew it would come out larger than the pattern said it would because I opted for a yarn from my stash instead of the recommended one, not caring too much about the size anyway. I really just wanted it to hang somewhere in my kitchen and look cute. I mean it's about the last thing I'm going to grab to pull something hot out of the oven with. Not only would it ruin the cuteness of the little dress it would burn the snot right out of me!

The yarn I used was Knit Picks CotLin. One skein of Cerise and one skein of Swan. I think it gave it a nice blend of softness and crispness. Plus I was tickled pink when I went on the hunt for a place to hang it last night and discovered it matches my kitchen curtains perfectly. As you can tell by the pictures, although they are overcast ~ sorry about that!~ my kitchen is very ecclectic, so just about anything goes. But I think this little cutie adds just the right touch. I'm quite pleased with it actually.
Oh! And the ratty little ancient looking cross stitch that hangs underneath it is something I made in 1986. It has the look of being stylishly tea stained but I must admit it is TIME stained, as it has hung around my kitchen all these years! And I just had to put one last dim picture in because my sweet kitty, Mercedes jumped in there just in time.


  1. So so cute. I collect vintage red and white potholders but what a treasure to make your own. I totally agree happiness is being married to your best friend.

  2. Thanks Eugenia! Always so happy to see a comment from You! And yes ~ Happiness is being married to your best friend. Been married to mine for 28 years now. I will take a picture soon of a cute vintage crocheted dress and bloomers I found years ago at an Antiques store and post them. I love them and always wanted to try my hand at some too.

  3. Very cute! I have always wanted to try to make one, but haven't gotten around to it yet. Yours is lovely.

    1. Oh thank you so much! I am working on another one today on a smaller scale with crochet cotton thread. I just love the darn things! Thanks so much for stopping by! I love your blog.


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