Potholder Crochet Pattern for a Teapot, Cookie Jar, Plate and Minted Tea Cooler Recipe

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Potholder Crochet Pattern

Here’s a potholder crochet pattern for a teapot with a recipe for a Minted Tea Cooler perfect for a summer afternoon party. Along with the teapot potholder are patterns that match for a cookie jar and plate potholder. These are from the a 1947 American Thread Company crochet pattern booklet titled Star Potholders.

Teapot Potholder Crochet Pattern

Minted Tea Cooler Recipe

This is a great recipe if you have mint growing in your herb garden. If you’ve planted one mint plant, you probably do. Mint will take over the entire garden if you don’t contain it.

Minted Tea Cooler Recipe

Here’s a Look at the Other Potholder Crochet Patterns

A matching set can be crocheted with the cookie jar and plate potholder crochet patterns included with the teapot. You’ll find the 2-page PDF file to download below with all of the pattern instructions.

 

Minted Tea Cooler Potholder Crochet Patterns

More Recipes and Potholder Crochet Patterns

I’ve shared several other potholder patterns and the included recipes from this booklet. Find them here:

Crab AuGratin Recipe and Fish and Crab Potholder

Spiced Fruit Compote Recipe and Fruit Potholder Patterns

Maple Sugar Graham Crackers and Maple Leaf Potholder Crochet Pattern

 

PDF File to Download

Potholder Crochet Patterns

The pattern file 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.

Download Instructions: Right-Click the link and select either “save target as” or “save link as” depending on what browser you are using or simply click on it and save or print.

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Enjoy!

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Fish and Crab Potholder Crochet Patterns with Crab Meat Au Gratin Recipe

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Welcome to this Friday’s VTNS (Vintage Textile and Needlework Sellers) Fan Freebie!

fish and crab potholder crochet patterns - vintage crafts and more

Anyone on vacation by the seashore? Today’s freebie will fit right in. It’s two crochet patterns for potholders, a fish and a crab.

An added plus with these patterns is a recipe for Crab Meat Au Gratin. It’s a quick and easy recipe to cook for dinner with friends.

The recipe and patterns come from a 1947 American Thread Company booklet titled Star Potholders.

I think you’ll enjoy both the recipe and potholder patterns. The potholders would fit perfectly in a seaside retreat kitchen or a cabin by the lake.

Fish and Crab Potholders Crochet Pattern Photo - Vintage Crafts and More

 

As with most of the American Thread Company vintage patterns, the yarn that is called for is discontinued. My suggestion as a substitute yarn when making potholders is cotton, mainly because it won’t melt and is easily cleaned. One yarn that is popular for kitchen and bath projects is Lily Sugar ‘N Cream.

You can also use wool yarn for potholders. An advantage with wool yarn is it not only won’t melt, but it is self-extinguishing and likely to go out on it’s own if caught on fire accidentally.  A downside to wool is it’s harder to clean and if the potholders are washed and dried they may end up felted.

I wouldn’t use an acrylic or polyester yarn for crocheting potholders, since those types of fibers will melt when they come into contact with a hot dish.

You’ll also need 50 yards of red Pearl Cotton Size 5 and a skein of black Six Strand Embroidery Floss to finish off the potholders.

 

Fish and Crab Potholders Crochet Pattern Instructions - Vintage Crafts and MoreFish Potholder Crochet Pattern Photo - Vintage Crafts and More

Download Instructions: Click on the instructions (don’t forget the continued paragraph for the fish potholder), it will open in a new window, right click your mouse and select either “save target as” or “save image as” depending on what browser you are using and then save.

When printing you may have to “shrink to fit” the large page. I noticed when I printed it the very bottom line wasn’t there unless I did.

Now for the recipe……It calls for one cup of a medium white sauce. A white sauce is made with butter, flour and milk. Easy enough, but if you need a recipe for it, this White Sauce Recipe on the Allrecipes site is a good one.

Crab Meat Au Gratin Recipe - Vintage Crafts and More

If you like this page, be sure to share it with your friends and like our Facebook Fanpage so you can get updates every time we post new patterns.

Enjoy!

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