The other night I went into Lidl to get stuff for breakfast and I found these boxes with 3 balls of “Crochet & Craft Yarn” with a pattern for potholders included. There was also a QR code on the box which gave an additional 2 patterns.
That same night I set about making the pot holders featured on the box. The pattern however was not very well written and evidently not even tech edited because there is a mistake in the first round. I also didn’t like the way the pot holders spin, so I decided to make my own version of the pot holder which you can find written instructions for below and also a YouTube video. This is not the same as pattern included in the box with the yarn, if you want the original pattern, you can find it by clicking here.
Crelando “Crochet & Craft Yarn” Review
This yarn is really nice to work with. Although it is mercerized, the sheen is quite subtle and though I might not use it for garments, it’s certainly a good, robust yarn for something like a pot holder. I also think this yarn would be great for small amigurumi projects.
I realize not everyone will be able to get hold of the Lidl yarn so I am giving you some ideas for other options. Because this is a single layer potholder, you’ll need a yarn that will create a nice dense fabric. Mercerized cotton crochet thread is perfect because it’s a tightly plied, firm yarn with virtually no elasticity.
If you want to try another type of yarn that has a looser ply and more spring, I would recommend adjusting your hook size DOWN to get a tighter stitch… as a result, you may need to add a few rounds to the pattern to get an adequately sized pad.
I would not recommend acrylic yarns as they melt when hot and can be quite dangerous.
Here are some suggested yarns that would be a suitable alternative.
How much yarn?
I used about 30g/75m/82yds of yarn.
The pattern recommends 2.5mm-3.5mm hook size. Unless you crochet very tightly, I think it’s best to stick to 2.5mm-3mm because you really don’t want a lose fabric – your fingers could poke through and burn on your hot kitchen equipment.
I used a 2.75mm hook & Tulip Etimo crochet hooks are my favourite!
Lidl Crochet & Craft Yarn Potholder Pattern – Instructions
You can download the written instructions here: PDF potholder pattern
Video tutorial (best used in conjunction with the pattern) is here:
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