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Crochet: Pancake Day potholder

Lettukestit (aka Pancake Day) crochet potholder

Yet another potholder from the crochet book “Patalappuja á la Carte” (note: the book is written in Finnish) by Jaana Vehkasalo. This time I tried the Lettukestit (translated as “Pancake Day”).

The main part of the potholder used up just over 1 ball of Moda Vera Pure Wool 8 ply 50g/80m when I crocheted with a 3.5mm hook. The edge took a long time and it was fiddly because I had to keep swapping between the red and the brown to yarn to twist it. In the end, it turned out to be a nice, thick, waffle-like potholder.

Crochet potholder twisted edging

My growing collection of potholders made from the book "Patalappuja á la Carte"
My growing collection of potholders made from the book
“Patalappuja á la Carte”

Wool eater crochet potholders

Crochet potholders

Inspired by the images at Savvy Housekeeping, I gave Sarah London’s Wool eater instructions a go to make colourful potholders as a gift for my mum.

The instructions were good and, although at first the clunies took some getting used to, after a while it was easy crocheting going around and around. Definitely fun, and definitely a wool eater!

I’m not sure I was poking my crochet hook in to the right part of the spaces because the gaps in my potholders turned out larger, more U-shaped, than the smaller O-shaped in the photographs I’ve seen, but I decided to just keep going in the same way and I’ll experiment with it some more another time.