My Favorite Crochet potholders
These are my favorite pot holder to crochet. Quick and easy and very functional! I use J & P Coats Speed- Cro-Sheen size 3 100% Mercerized cotton crochet thread, which is very hard to find. I have found in years past, this thread becomes available and then off the market again, so when I am able to find it, I buy it up!! It is heavier than size 10 thread, so I adapted the pattern for this choice of thread. I have been making these 6 1/2" crocheted pot holders for about 40 years or so and often give them for gifts. I tried to sell them, but the cost of the thread was so expensive and no one would pay what I had in the cost of the thread, let alone my time. So I reserve them mostly for gifts. The cottons available now are are too soft for this pot holder.