Wash Cloth Potholder

This was originally posted over at Suture for a Living on February 12, 2010.


A patient gave me the old potholder (pictured below with the replacement I recently made) years ago. I love it, but it has been used to the point of not being able to do its job of protecting my hand from hot pans any longer.

I did a Google search and found the instructions for making more. (photo credit/ original from here). The original came from “The How To Book: Do it Yourself with Stevens Utica Sheets & Towels”, by J.P. Stevens & Co, 1978.


My new wash cloth was not quite square, so I first squared it up.

Then I folded it as shown and then used my serger to sew the edges together.

I should have changed out my threads, but didn’t as it’s “only a potholder.”

I then crocheted the edges using a simple scalloped stitch which really makes it look so much better.


Here is a great source for crocheted edging.


About rlbates

plastic surgeon who quilts, loves family, dog person, walks/jogs, a work-in-progress
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