Monday, 16 November 2015

Granny Flower Square Pot Holder

I have finished one of the gifts I'm making for Christmas. It's a
 crocheted pot holder and it's for my mother-in-law. She really liked 
the pot holder I made for our kitchen last spring and I thought it will be nice to make one for her too and give it as a present this Christmas. 

I started making this while waiting for a doctor's appointment. I had
a feeling that the clinic will be running late and brought along
 my crochet hook, some yarn and my copy of Melody Griffiths' 201 Crochet motifs, blocks, projects & ideas. I really like the granny flower square in the book and wanted to see if it will make a nice pot holder.
Sure enough I had to wait some time before I was seen and by then
 I had finished the flower and was working on the first round of yellow trebles. I love a portable craft project and I'm so glad I had this to
keep me busy in the waiting room!

Back at home I carried on with the outer yellow rounds until I had
an 8 inch square. For the back I made the treble square, also from
the same book, then joined the front and back pieces with double
crochets and slip stitches.

 I also made a loop, sewed the yarn ends and it was done! An easy, 
quick but very satisfying project. I used a 4mm hook and Drops Muskat
yarn, a lovely mercerised cotton, that were leftover from other projects.
 I have to say I'm really liking 201 Crochet motifs, blocks, projects & ideas. It's a great resource for crochet projects; the shapes for my bear
 and (soon-to be finished) fox bags were from here. 

I really hope my mother-in-law likes this. She appreciates handmade
 presents and I always like making things for her so fingers crossed
this pot holder will be well received on Christmas Day.

Thank you for your lovely comments about my blanket and
 my other projects. Hope your Christmas making are going well.
 Have a good week, everyone!


We're going to have our second pop up restaurant next Saturday,
November 28th. We have a new menu, including mushroom
arancinis for starters - Yum! We now have a blog too. Hope you
can visit when you get the chance. Thanks!


  1. What a beautiful and such useful gift! Really lovely! xx

  2. I really love it, Marion. I think it will be a much appreciated gift. I keep hearing good things about that book, I really should put it on my wishlist. Then my husband can "surprise" me with it sometime. :) Good luck with the next pop-up restaurant, it sounds like exciting times for your family.

  3. I'm sure it will be very well received by your Mother-in -Law, it;s very sweet.
    You did well to be prepared for your appointment, I wish people who came to our surgery were as well. Everyone does their best to run to schedule but waits are inevitable as you just never know what's going to walk through the door on any given day!
    Good luck with the next restaurant evening.
    Lisa x

  4. It's really lovely, I'm sure your mother in law will be thrilled with it. It's such a joy to make things for people who appreciate hand made gifts, I know some people don't realise the work that's been put in to them. Good luck with the pop up restaurant, hope it all goes well.

  5. How lovely that you can make a gift for someone who appreciates handmade presents. Your crocheting is so neat, I too love a portable project! I hope your pop up restaurant evening goes well.

  6. The pot holder is just so lovely, and even lovelier when you think that the recipient will appreciate your efforts. Thanks for the book recommendation. x

  7. I'm sure your MIL will love it, Marion. If someone made me a lovely pot holder I'd be delighted that they went to the trouble! xx