Free pattern: potholder wabi-sabi style

Design
Pattern
Yarns
potholder

Cotton yarns are great for interior accessories - coasters, table runners, place mats, bowls, bags... ITO's three cotton qualities, classic Gima 8.5 and new kids Mizu and Zome Gima couldn't be more different and make combined for interesting and unusual results wabi-sabi style!

The potholder is a crochet classic that every kid crochets in school. Due to the special ITO colors and textures it gets a modern look. Worked diagonally - width and heigth grow simultaneously - you can decide while working what it will become.

On the picture below you can see how the three qualities look combined in different ways.

The pattern

Size
Approx. 18 cm x 18 cm / 7″ x 7″

Material for 2 potholders
2x ITO Mizu (100% Cotton; 25 g / 85 m – 93 yds), shade #620 Chili Pepper
2x ITO Zome Gima (100% Cotton; 25 g / 125 m – 137 yds), shade#610 Chili Madder
1x ITO Gima 8.5 (100% Cotton; 25 g / 212 m – 231 yds), shade #027 Sand
Using one strand of each quality together throughout.

Needles
ITO crochet hook 7/0 – 4,0 mm / US G/6

Gauge
20 sc and 21 rows = 10 cm / 4″

How to work a single crochet decrease
Insert your crochet hook into the next stitch and yarn over. Pull a loop through. There are now two loops on your hook. Insert the hook into the next stitch and yarn over again. Pull a loop through. There are now 3 loops on your hook. Yarn over again and pull the loop through all 3 loops on the hook. 1 stitch has been decreased.

 

POTHOLDER
Start with 2 ch.
Row 1: 3 sc in first ch

Inc 1 st at beg and end of every row hereafter.

Row 2: 1 ch, work 2 sc in first st, 1 sc, work 2 sc in last st
Row 3: 1 ch, work 2 sc in first st, 3 sc, work 2 sc in last st
Row 4: 1 ch, work 2 sc in first st, 5 sc, work 2 sc in last st
Row 5: 1 ch, work 2 sc in first st, 7 sc, work 2 sc in last st
Row 6: 1 ch, work 2 sc in first st, 9 sc, work 2 sc in last st
Row 7: 1 ch, work 2 sc in first st, 11 sc, work 2 sc in last st
Row 8: 1 ch, work 2 sc in first st, 13 sc, work 2 sc in last st
Row 9: 1 ch, work 2 sc in first st, 15 sc, work 2 sc in last st
Row 10: 1 ch, work 2 sc in first st, 17 sc, work 2 sc in last st
Row 11: 1 ch, work 2 sc in first st, 19 sc, work 2 sc in last st
Row 12: 1 ch, work 2 sc in first st, 21 sc, work 2 sc in last st
Row 13: 1 ch, work 2 sc in first st, 23 sc, work 2 sc in last st
Row 14: 1 ch, work 2 sc in first st, 25 sc, work 2 sc in last st
Row 15: 1 ch, work 2 sc in first st, 27 sc, work 2 sc in last st
Row 16: 1 ch, work 2 sc in first st, 29 sc, work 2 sc in last st
Row 17: 1 ch, work 2 sc in first st, 31 sc, work 2 sc in last st
Row 18: 1 ch, work 2 sc in first st, 33 sc, work 2 sc in last st
Row 19: 1 ch, work 2 sc in first st, 35 sc, work 2 sc in last st
Row 20: 1 ch, work 2 sc in first st, 37 sc, work 2 sc in last st
Row 21: 1 ch, work 2 sc in first st, 39 sc, work 2 sc in last st
Row 22: 1 ch, work 2 sc in first st, 41 sc, work 2 sc in last st
Row 23: 1 ch, work 2 sc in first st, 43 sc, work 2 sc in last st
Row 24: 1 ch, work 2 sc in first st, 45 sc, work 2 sc in last st
Row 25: 1 ch, work 2 sc in first st, 47 sc, work 2 sc in last st (51 sc)

Dec 1 st at beg and end of every row hereafter.

Row 26: 1 ch, sc 2 tog, 45 sc, sc 2 tog
Row 27: 1 ch, sc 2 tog, 43 sc, sc 2 tog
Row 28: 1 ch, sc 2 tog, 41 sc, sc 2 tog
Row 29: 1 ch, sc 2 tog, 39 sc, sc 2 tog
Row 30: 1 ch, sc 2 tog, 37 sc, sc 2 tog
Row 31: 1 ch, sc 2 tog, 35 sc, sc 2 tog
Row 32: 1 ch, sc 2 tog, 33 sc, sc 2 tog
Row 33: 1 ch, sc 2 tog, 31 sc, sc 2 tog
Row 34: 1 ch, sc 2 tog, 29 sc, sc 2 tog
Row 35: 1 ch, sc 2 tog, 27 sc, sc 2 tog
Row 36: 1 ch, sc 2 tog, 25 sc, sc 2 tog
Row 37: 1 ch, sc 2 tog, 23 sc, sc 2 tog
Row 38: 1 ch, sc 2 tog, 21 sc, sc 2 tog
Row 39: 1 ch, sc 2 tog, 19 sc, sc 2 tog
Row 40: 1 ch, sc 2 tog, 17 sc, sc 2 tog
Row 41: 1 ch, sc 2 tog, 15 sc, sc 2 tog
Row 42: 1 ch, sc 2 tog, 13 sc, sc 2 tog
Row 43: 1 ch, sc 2 tog, 11 sc, sc 2 tog
Row 44: 1 ch, sc 2 tog, 9 sc, sc 2 tog
Row 45: 1 ch, sc 2 tog, 7 sc, sc 2 tog
Row 46: 1 ch, sc 2 tog, 5 sc, sc 2 tog
Row 47: 1 ch, sc 2 tog, 3 sc, sc 2 tog
Row 48: 1 ch, sc 2 tog, 1 sc, sc 2 tog
Row 49: 1 ch, sc 3 tog

Hanger: 12 ch and close hanger with sl st in last sc.

Make another one.

FINISHING
Weave in ends. Block to measurements.

Key
beg = beginning
ch = chain
sc = single crochet
sl st = slip stitch
st(s) = stitch(es)
tog = together