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« on: November 11, 2007 05:28:15 PM »

My mother asked me for some crocheted potholders for Christmas this year.  Given that I only do thread crochet, I had to get a little creative.

I made a double crochet mesh like I would for filet crochet, and then put 5 double crochets in each DC or chain around the edge of each of the open squares of the mesh (I hope that made sense!).  I used #10 crochet cotton and a #7 steel hook.

Here are the results:

The finished products.

A closeup of the texture.

And a closeup of the back, which hopefully sheds some light on the construction.

Because I'm obsessive compulsive like that, I calculated that each potholder has over 10,000 stitches.  I think my total time on the project was something like 80 hours. 

I'm really happy with them, but I have to tell you-- never ever ever again will I do something this insane!  It's back to doilies and borders for me!

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« Reply #1 on: November 11, 2007 05:36:01 PM »

Wow, I am so impressed by your diligence! I would have given up after about 264 stitches! They look awesome!

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« Reply #2 on: November 11, 2007 05:52:55 PM »

These are really gorgeous!
I think I understand the instructions, but if it takes that much time I doubt I will be trying them anytime soon.
Yours seem really sturdy and they look great too.
« Reply #3 on: November 11, 2007 06:40:04 PM »

I admire your persistence - and your potholders!

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« Reply #4 on: November 11, 2007 06:46:35 PM »

You definitely are totally insane!!  I have a vintage pattern for these potholders and can't believe how long each potholder would take!

But they are nice and thick and quite impressive...all I know is that I hunt these down on ebay and they are hard to find...is it any wonder? I feel very very lucky to own two of them...my goodness!

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« Reply #5 on: November 11, 2007 07:10:02 PM »

You have more patience than I can even imagine! I really like the texture of these, great job.


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« Reply #6 on: November 11, 2007 08:19:12 PM »

I don't think I've ever run across someone who only does thread crochet. The other way around, definitely.  Great job!  I hope your mom appreciates exactly how much time and thought went into them (when she gets them, of course)! 


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« Reply #7 on: November 12, 2007 01:17:39 AM »

I love the texture on those!!!  With my patience, i'm sure i never would have finished it!!!!!  Great job!!!!!

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« Reply #8 on: November 13, 2007 11:58:07 AM »

wow.......I'm sure I could never have completed something like that, you should be extremely proud of yourself! If I could give you a medal for this i would Wink lol
Good job though, I love the patten, it's hypnotizing!
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« Reply #9 on: November 13, 2007 01:27:23 PM »

In-freaking-credible!  Shocked  #10 cotton, #7 steel hook!  I'm blown away by the intricacy of the pattern and your talent and focus.  If there was a crochet museum this should be in it.

Your mom must be thrilled by such a gift!

You rock, so I'm clicking 'this rocks'.  Wink
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