This free crochet pattern for a little hen potholder was originally published in the 1940s in 40 Hot Pot Holders and Other Gadgets.
Follow the easy step-by-step instructions of this crochet pattern to make this nifty pot holder. There is absolutely no charge for personal use of this easy crochet pattern for a potholder.
Free Crochet Potholder Pattern:
How to Crochet a Potholder
80 yards of White Enterprise Yarn and about 30 yards of color to match the kitchen for the trim, for each hen
No. 1 Steel Crochet Hook
A little hen to “set” upon the handle of hottest pots and pans – you’ll ‘hatch’ no burned fingers with this nifty holder for protection.
Body of Little Hen Potholder
With White ch 33, 32 sc in ch.
Row 2: Ch 1, 32 sc.
Row 3: Ch 1, sc in 31 sc (a dec of 1 st at tail).
Row 4: Ch 1, st 1, sc in 30 sts.
Repeat Rows 3 and 4 for 10 rows in all (24 sc In Row 10).
Row 11 through 16: Dec 1 sc every other row at front and every row at tail, (15 sc in Row 16).
Rows 17 and 18: Ch 1, sk last sc, sc in 12 (dec of 2 sts end of each row).
Row 19: Ch 1, sk 1 sc, sc in 7.
This completes one side of body. Fasten off. Join White to first st (of 32 sts) and at front of body, work 32 sc and make second side.
Edge of Little Hen Potholder
With color, sc in front end of Row 1 of body, (ch 1, sc bet next 1 rows) repeat around. Sl st to first sc.
Row 2: Ch 1, and work it over each ch-l of previous row with ch 1 bet sc. Inc of ch 1, sc in same st where needed. Steam and press body. For increased protection, pad body with flannel and line.
Head of Little Hen Potholder (Make 2)
With White ch 12, 11 sc on ch. Ch 1, sk last st, sc in 10 sc. Ch 1, sk last sc, sc in 9 sc. Ch 1, sc in last 9. Ch 2, sk 1 st of ch, sc in 10 sts. Ch 1, 10 sc. Ch 2, sk 1 st, 11 sc. Ch 1, sk 1, sc in 10 sc. Ch 2, sk 1 st, 11 sc. Ch 1, sk 1, sc in 10. Ch 2, sl st in last 3 sc, sc in 7 sc. Fasten off.
Sew together at sides and around top and stuff slightly. Sew to first 11 st on each side at front of body.
Comb for Little Head Potholder
With color, sl st to fourth st from point of bill, sl st in next, (sc, hdc, dc) in 3 sts, 2 dc in 2, dc in end of next 2 rows down back of head, dc, sc, in next 2. Fasten off.
Sew bone ring to comb and embroider eye as illustrated.
This free crochet pattern for a little hen potholder was originally published in the 1940s in 40 Hot Pot Holders and Other Gadgets
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