Hello, Sugar Bee Crafts Readers! My name is Rachel, and I blog over at The Philosopher's Wife. I like to blog about my life, my crafts, things that matter to me, and whatever piques my interest. I am a Stay-At-Home-Mom for my adorable daughter Catherine and I am wife to my wonderful husband, who, you might have been able to guess, is a Philosopher!
I love making pot-holders! (You can read more about that here.) I'd bet that many of you have a pot-holder loom hanging around the house. It is time to dig it out, because I am going to share a pattern with you today that you're going to want to try!
(Before beginning, I highly recommend using the Harrisville Designs Pot-Holder Loom, but I especially recommend their loops. Many of the loops that are found in craft stores these days are made from a cheap jersey material that is purely for decorative purposes--it even melts when it gets too hot! The Harrisville Design Loops are 100% cotton and make pot-holders that can be used for years!)
Have your kids help make some pot-holders and then they can give them as gifts at Christmas. Better yet, put together a couple of cookies-in-a-jar, some hot-chocolate jars, and the pot-holders in a basket with some ribbon and you have a lovely handmade gift that is easily tailored to anyone's tastes.
I hope that you enjoyed this tutorial! I have another pot-holder tutorial that you might be interested in: the "Houndstooth" How To. While visiting The Philosopher's Wife, you can also learn how to make a Crocheted Rose Brooch and find the super-duper easy and delicious two ingredient Carrot Apple Cake! Hope to see you there!