Want to make potholders like these? If so, you’ll use two interesting techniques to stitch them:
- Tunisian crochet, and
- Cross stitch on crochet.
These techniques complement each other beautifully.
How they work together: Instead of buying aida fabric, like cross stitchers often do, you crochet the fabric you’ll use to cross stitch on top of. The fabric you’ll crochet is basically a small, striped, potholder-sized square, worked in afghan stitch. Then you use your crochet stitches as the guidelines for placing the cross stitch.
To finish, you create a solid-colored back in afghan stitch, then join the two pieces together using a simple edging.
Want to give it a try? If so, be sure to grab the free pattern, which includes more precise information and details.
Get the Free Potholder Pattern:
- Get the Free Potholder Pattern at Crochet.About.com
- Get More Patterns for Potholders — Here at KnittingandCrochet.net