Granny Basket Potholder

 

Granny Basket Potholder – Free Crochet Pattern

Colorful hand crochet potholders became a creative kitchen staple during the 1940’s and 1950’s. I think they used designs like this more for decoration than actual use.  Now you can create this nostalgic looking potholder reminiscent of the ones our mothers and grandmothers used to make with this delightful Granny Basket Potholder Pattern. It is crocheted using crochet cotton thread. You may want to make 2 smaller circle potholders and copy the basket edging around the outer round.  They could slip into the basket and would make a beautiful addition to the basket.
Edited By:Maggie Weldon
All Rights Reserved ©2010 Maggie Weldon

Intermediate Skill

Size: About 8 inches across, 9 inches long

Materials: Number 10 Crochet Thread: White & Variegated Reds, Small amount Green.

Thread needle.

Crochet Hook:Steel size 7 (1.65 mm) or size needed to obtain gauge.

Gauge: 10 sts = 1 inch, 4 rows dc = 1 inch

Special Stitches

Shell: 3 dc in same st or sp.Picot: Ch 3, sl st in 3rd ch from hook.


Lazy Daisy Stitch:

1. Bring needle from back to front. Form a loop with the thread and hold it with your thumb. Insert the needle from the front to the back, then bring it to the front so the thread is under the needle.

2. Insert needle from front to back at to make a small anchor stitch to hold the loop in place.


BASKET (Make 2)

Rnd 1: (Right Side) Starting at bottom, with White, ch 19, dc in 5th ch from hook (skipped ch counts as first tr and ch 1), (ch 1, dc) in next 13 ch, ch 1,

(dc, ch1, tr, ch 1, dc) in last ch; working in opposite side of starting ch, (ch 1, dc) in next 14 ch across,

ch 1; join with sl st to first tr. (30 dc, 2 tr )

Rnd 2: Ch 3 (counts as first dc), turn, (dc in next dc, dc in ch-1 sp) 14 times, dc in next dc, dc in next tr, (dc in next dc, dc in ch-1 sp) 14 times, dc in next dc; join. (60 dc)

Rnds 3-4: Ch 3, turn, (dc in next dc) around; join. (60 dc)

Rnd 5: Ch 1, turn, sl st in next 5 dc, ch 3, dc in next 19 dc, skip next 10 dc, dc in next 20 dc; join. (40 dc)

Rnd 6: Ch 3, (dc in next dc) around to last dc, skip last dc; join. (39 dc)

Rnd 7: Ch 3, (dc in next dc) around; join. (39 dc)

Rnd 8: Ch 3, dc in same st as joining, (ch 1, skip next 2 dc, Shell in next dc) around to end, ch 1, dc in same st as joining; join. (13 Shells)

Rnd 9: Ch 3, dc in same st as joining, (ch 1, Shell in next ch-1 sp) 6 times, ch 1, Shell center dc of next Shell (side-shell), (ch 1, Shell in next ch-1 sp) 7 times, ch 1, dc in same st as joining; join. (15 Shells)

Rnds 10-21: Ch 3, dc in same st as joining, (ch 1, Shell in next ch-1 sp) around, working (ch 1, Shell in center dc of side-shell, and ending, ch 1, dc in same st as joining; join.

(17, 19, 21, 23, 25, 27, 29, 31, 33, 35, 37, 39 Shells)

At the end of Rnd 21, finish off and weave in ends.

Note: Front of Basket has one more Shell than back.

Front Side

Row 1: With right side of Front facing, skip 5

ch-1 sps and join White with sl st to next sp, ch 3,

(dc in next 3 dc, dc in next ch-1 sp) 9 times. (37 dc) Leave remaining sts unworked.

Rows 2-3: Ch 3, turn, (dc in next dc) across.

Row 4: Ch 1, turn, sl st in next 5 sts, ch 3, dc in next 26 sts. (27 dc) Leave remaining 5 dc unworked.

Rows 5-6: Ch 3, turn, (dc in next dc) across.

Row 7: Ch 1, turn, sl st in next 5 sts, ch 3, dc in next 16 sts. (17 dc) Leave remaining 5 dc unworked.

Rows 8-9: Ch 3, turn, (dc in next dc) across.

Row 10: Ch 1, turn, sl st in next 5 sts, ch 3, dc in next 6 sts. (7 dc) Leave remaining 5 dc unworked.

Row 11-14: Ch 3, turn, (dc in next dc) across.

At the end of Row 14, finish off and weave in ends.

Back Side

Row 1: With right side of Back facing, skip 4

ch-1 sps and join White with sl st to next sp, ch 3,

(dc in next 3 dc, dc in next ch-1 sp) 9 times. (37 dc) Leave remaining sts unworked.

Rows 2-14: Rep Rows 2-14 of Front Side.

– Sew Row 14 of Front and Row 14 of Back together to form Handle.


Handle Edging

Rnd 1: With right side of Front facing, join Red with sl st to center dc of side shell, ch 1, sc in center dc of Shell, picot, sc in next dc, sc in next ch-1 sp, (sc in next 3 dc, sc in next ch-1sp, picot) across, working in sides of rows, (2 sc in next 3 rows, picot, working in unused sts of Row, sc in next 5 dc, picot) 3 times, 2 sc in next 5 rows, sc in join, sc in next 5 rows, picot, (working in unused sts of Row, sc in next 5 dc, picot, 2 sc in next 3 rows, picot) 3 times, working in Rnd 21, (sc in next 3 dc, sc in next ch-1 sp, picot) across to last Shell, sc in next 3 dc, sc in next

ch-1 sp; join with sl st to first sc. DO NOT FINISH OFF.


Basket Edging

Row 1: Working down side rows of basket, over post of center dc of side shells, ch 1, (sc over post of next 2 rows, picot) twice, (sc over post of next 3 rows, picot) 3 times, (sc over post of next 2 rows, picot) twice, working in unused sts of Rnd 5 through both thicknesses, sc in next 5 dc, picot, working down side rows over posts, (sc over post of next 2 rows, picot) twice, working along foundation ch between sts, (sc in next 5 sts, picot) 3 times, working up side rows over turning ch-3, (sc over post of next 2 rows, picot) twice, working in unused sts of Rnd 5 through both thicknesses, sc in next 5 dc, picot, working in sides of rows over turning ch-3, (sc over post of next 2 rows, picot) twice, (sc over post of next 3 rows, picot) 3 times, (sc over post of next 2 rows, picot) twice, sl st in top of turning ch. DO NOT FINISH OFF.


Second Handle Edging

Rnd 1: With right side facing, working in Rnd 21, ch 1, sc in center dc of Shell, picot, sc in next dc,

sc in next ch-1 sp, (sc in next 3 dc, sc in next ch-1sp, picot) across, working in sides of rows, (2 sc in next 3 rows, picot, working in unused sts of Row, sc in next 5 dc, picot) 3 times, 2 sc in next 5 rows, sc in join, sc in next 5 rows, picot, (working in unused sts of Row, sc in next 5 dc, picot, 2 sc in next 3 rows, picot) 3 times, working in Rnd 21, (sc in next 3 dc, sc in next ch-1 sp, picot) across to last Shell, sc in next 3 dc, sc in next ch-1 sp; join with sl st to first sc. Finish off and weave in ends.


FLOWER

Rnd 1: (Right Side) Starting at center, with R, ch 8, join with sl st to first ch to form ring; ch 3, 19 dc in ring; join with sl st to first dc. (20 dc)

Rnd 2: (Ch 6, skip 3 dc, sl st in next dc) 5 times.

Rnd 3: * (Sc, hdc, 4 dc, hdc, sc) in next ch-6 lp, sl st in next sl st; rep from * around. (5 petals)

Rnd 4: Working behind petals, (ch 8, sl st between petals) around.

Rnd 5: * (Sc, hdc, 6 dc, hdc, sc) in next ch-6 lp, sl st in next sc; rep from * around. (5 petals)

Rnd 6: Working behind petals, (ch 10, sl st between petals) around.
Rnd 7: * (Sc, 2 hdc, 6 dc, 2 hdc, sc) in next ch-6 lp, sl st in next sc; rep from * around. (5 petals) Finish off and weave in ends.
– With right side of Front of Basket facing, position Flower in center.
– Using Green thread, embroider Flower to Front of Basket using Lazy Daisy stitches starting from center of each petal.

All Rights Reserved ©2010 Maggie Weldon

Enjoy,

Maggie

Maggie’s Crochet

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Comments
  1. Ethel Mazik

    This reminds me of my mothers pot holders. I couldn’t
    print but one page of the patterns. thanks Ethel

    • Maggie Weldon

      Ethel,
      Have you tried printing it now with the new website?
      Maggie

  2. rr7646@gmail.com

    Feb.28,2011
    Thank you for the beautiful pattern. Ruth

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