If I get it right, you put 3 sc in the first and last sc of the starting chain, then you just sc into every sc.
Originally Posted by catlvr
You put 3 sc in the second ch from hook, then sc in all the other chains, put 3 sc in last ch. Then you sc in each ch on the opposite side (your chains that you originally chained to begin the potholder). Does that make any sense??
Originally Posted by melmac51
I KNEW that looked familiar!
Originally Posted by MGM
I did a video tutorial for this crocheted pattern if you'd like to SEE it done! Sometimes that helps.
Each of the above responses are correct and Mary Grace's two part video is excellent. I even picked up a couple tips I'll be using on my next double thick, diagonal stitched potholder.
Melmac and luvmeowers, yes I did convert the pattern to knit. I started with a provisional cast on an then continued in the round. I finished with grafting (or kitchener) stitch to close the opposite side. I even made a post somewhere on this forum with more details (though I am not sure it qualifies as a fully written pattern.) Jack's Magic (Diagonally Knit, Square) Potholder
As far as I know, I am the only one who knits these. I've only ever seen crochet patterns for them.
Evan and Blueygh2, you could use a simple slip stitch to join the finish seam. I did that with one of my black and gold striped potholders. I turned it inside out so the slip stitch ridge was on the inside. When I had an inch or so (2 or 3 cm) left open I turned it back RS out and whipped the last bit closed.
In this drawing I made, the ovals are the chain stitches an the X's are the single crochet sts.
Now I'm irresistibly drawn to start another potholder. Maybe I should take some video of how I crochet or knit mine.
Master of Crochet, apprentice of Knit
I was thinking of doing the same thing! I got quite a lot of 4 ounce balls of white cotton on a really great sale at Joann's so I thought I would try dying it with kool-aid. I saw how to do that somewhere online and haven't yet tried it.
Interesting. I've made a ton of these and never did the increase. I was taught to just crochet around and around the chain. It always worked. I'll try it with the increase to see what the difference is.
I don't have a problem with authority, I just have a problem with people telling me what to do.