Thursday, October 06, 2011

make a hexagon potholder

fall hexagon potholder

I have made a few of these hexagon potholders, I really like them, they look good. I have gotten a few emails asking me how I make them, I've tried to explain it but I'm not sure if I ever get it written out right. So, I decided to take some pictures of the process and hopefully it will make sense. Also, I did not come up with this potholder, I've seen many potholders made like this out there.

First, you need to make 8 of these hexagons, you can use any hexagon pattern you want, that's just the one I use. I just make the centers first and then join them as I go, you could make the hexagons and join with slip stitch, sc, whip stitch, etc, if you wanted to. Next you want to join 4 of the hexagons into a circle.

hexagon potholder how-to
hexagon potholder how-to

After this, you join another hexagon to one of the "corners", the hexagon will fold in half and just fit there.

hexagon potholder how-to
hexagon potholder how-to

And then, you want to do the same on the other side. This one can be a bit trickier to join but it can be done!

hexagon potholder how-to

Do exactly the same for the other end of the potholder. Add a chain 11 to any of the corners for the hanger if you want one.

I hope that wasn't too hard to follow! If there's something written strangely, let me know and I'll try better to explain it.

13 comments:

  1. Awesome! I've always been curious as to how these were made. Thanks for taking the time to explain the process!

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  2. Gracias por compartir, tenía dudas de como hacerla, y tu las solucionaste todas, un beso♥

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  3. Wow, this is amazing. Well done and thanks so much for sharing it with all of us.
    Meredith

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  4. Wow, I never would have thought of that, it's amazing thanks for sharing. Great photos

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  5. This is great! What a nice idea, also nice for a gift. I am definitely going to make some.

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  6. I desperately need to make some of these! My mom actually gave me some hand me down pot holders. It's really quite shameful. Hexagon pot holders is a great idea. Happy Sunday!

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  7. LOVE this idea!
    I've awarded your tutorial the 'Shiny Hook award' on the Crochet Buzz segment of my blog!

    Post here: http://www.freshstitches.com/wordpress/?p=5766

    Congrats!

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  8. I've found my project for this afternoon! Thanks for the pattern :)

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