Building Blocks Potholder
Children will be going back to school soon if not already, so today’s freebie is a cute building blocks potholder crochet pattern. A fun gift for a teacher or tucked into a baby shower gift basket.
This crochet pattern is from a 1955 Coats and Clark’s booklet titled Pot Holders Book no. 312. It’s square, uses four colors and has red felt letters sewn on. Of course, you can use embroidery or cross stitch for the letters as well.
This potholder uses Coats and Clark’s “Speed-Cro-Sheen” Mercerized Cotton. It’s a Size 3 crochet thread. You’ll only need a few yards of each color.
Here are a couple substitutes for this discontinued yarn:
The crochet hook is No. 2/0 (double zero).
Crochet Pattern Instructions
The instructions weren’t long so I’ve included them in the post as-well-as in a PDF file below to download for later.
PDF file with photo and instructions
The pattern is in PDF format so to read it you’ll need the Adobe Reader software on your computer. Most computers come with it, but it is free and can be found here.
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