DIY Pot Holder - Compact Backpacking Cook Kit Accessorie
Potholder - an attribute or a piece of furniture?
It only seems that the potholder in the kitchen plays a purely domestic role, and how it looks or is made of what is not important. For a good hostess, the interior in the kitchen and her coziness are important factors: when it is cozy in the room intended for cooking, it is pleasant to be in it.
It's no secret that the kitchen in our small apartments serves not only as a dining room, where the whole family gathers, but also as a living room. The owners decide between the bedroom and the kitchen in favor of the latter.
If you beat the pot holders beautifully, then this household attribute will turn into interior item .
Requirements for potholder
For ease of use, its size is important. If it is large, then when you remove the pan from the fire, the edge of it may enter the fire and catch fire. In this case, it is difficult to prevent a burn of the owner's hand.
The thickness of the material should be such that the hand is protected from temperature effects.
The kitchen accessory is made only from natural materials. Synthetics can ignite not only from an accidental spark, but also from heating.
It is very important to consider the convenience of use in relation to the ability to protect the hand.
Special care is required in the manufacture of potholders. Protruding threads, inaccurately fitted parts - all this can at the most inopportune moment prevent you from conveniently grabbing the hot handle of a frying pan or saucepan, and the dishes will jump out of your hand. And this is a direct way to burn.
Potholders can be cut from dense fabrics and often changed, as well as made independently in the form of decorative products: knit or sew.
Knitted potholders are striking in their original shape, thick enough to avoid injury. Crochet potholders can beautify any kitchen.
Summer motives in kitchen design
A strawberry pot holder, very convenient for the kitchen. It is done in 2 parts so that you can put it on your hand. To make it, you need 2 types of thick cotton yarn - a lot of red and a little green.
If there is no required material for the classic strawberries ,then you can make it in any color. The berry can be raspberries, blackberries, even drupes.
Strawberry is knitted with a pattern cones , immediately in the form of a closed cone:
- First, they knit a chain of air loops - the size of the chain is calculated depending on what size you want to get the bump. It will be optimal to tie a chain of 5 loops - the strawberry should be quite dense;
- A hook is threaded into 1 of the loops and 5 tbsp is knitted. with crochet;
- Then it is taken out of work, threaded into the loop of the first column;
- Push the hook through the loop that has been removed and pull it over the first column.
The scheme of crocheted strawberry potholders is as follows. Each oval is a bump. Strawberries are knitted in a circle.
Leaves are even easier to knit for her. A chain is tied, the first row is tied in a single crochet on it, then the shape of the leaf that you like is formed.
Then all decorative elements are sewn together. This makes a strawberry potholder that you can put on your hand.
The sunflower potholder looks interesting
To make it, you also need to prepare yellow and black cotton yarn. bottom of crocheted sunflower potholders.
The middle of the potholder is knitted with the same knobs as in the strawberry potholder.
6 air loops are closed to make bumps:
- Chainstitch, rise, 10 single crochet;
- 3 air loops, rise - a lump according to the scheme of strawberry tack. There are 5 bumps in this row;
- Like the second, the number of bumps is doubled;
- It fits like this - bump - double crochet, bump - double crochet - and so on until the end.
Next, the sunflower is finally formed, petals are tied to it.
They knit the petals with a bright yellow thread.
Air loop, rise, 3 single crochet, 5 air loops, fixed with an arch. Arches should be added with each row: first 5 - then 9.
To the 6th row, 6 single crochet, 3 air columns are knitted from each arch, fasten after 3 columns from the center of the arch. All petals are tied.
Next, they are tied, with each row increasing the number of loops through which they are fixed. On the 7th row for 5 - 5 air.
9th row - each arch is tied like this: 2 columns with 2 yarns, 4 columns with 1 yarn, 3 air loops, 4 pillarsika with a crochet, 2 columns with 2 crochets. Fasten each petal with a single crochet, 4 loops from the center of the arch.
Continue tying until the size of the tack seems to be sufficient.
You can knit 1 row of petals, 2, 3 or 5 - they are all knitted in the same way. The number of petals increases with each row. The fluffier the flower, the more voluminous it is.
See . what an almost finished sunflower looks like.
Experiments are welcome
It is not necessary to look for complex patterns for crocheted potholders. You can draw a picture, and use the simplest crochet or single crochet stitches to knit the picture you like.
The diagrams are easy to draw on your own, on checkered paper.
For example, this nice lamb potholder.
In order to knit such a tack, you do not need complex schemes and calculations of loops.
First, they knit in a circle with single crochet, gradually increasing the diameter of the circle, knitting 2 columns that are periodic in 1 loop.
Then 4 rows are knitted with double crochets.
Along the edge strapping: 4 double crochet - 1 without. This will create a wavy row.
During tying, a loop is tied from air loops.
Similarly, the muzzle is tied with threads of a contrasting color. How many rows you need to knit depends on the needlewoman's idea of the size of the sheep's head.
The hairstyle is laid out using air loops: a chain is tied, there is 1 row of single crochet on it, all this is arranged in the form of curls.
Lamb's legs are tied in the same way, with small pompons at the ends.
There is hardly a needlewoman for whom it will be problematic to make a pompom:
- Cut 2 circles of cardboard of the same diameter, thickness equal to the size of the future pompom;
- Tightly tied and wrapped with yarn. When the paper is no longer visible, it turned out to be a thread donut , along the edge of the thread are carefully cut with sharp scissors, and a strong thread is inserted into the slot to secure the future product;
- After the shape is completely cut, the midpoints of the threads are pulled tight, the bundle of cut threads for the pompom is pulled again by the ends of the thread to secure. Thus, the pompom is tightly attached.
The lamb's head is sewn to the body, beads are attached instead of a peephole.
You can make a lamb in the form of a mitten. Then you have to connect two identical parts. One - front, with the head of the animal - the other, back, without decorative elements.
The size of the lamb's body will have to be knitted in such a size that afterto fit the details into the resulting mitten, the hand freely entered.
Such a potholder will already be a household item, and not an interior decor, so it is better to highlight the eyes of the sheep not with sewn beads, but simply embroider with threads.
Souvenir potholders do not need to be hung on the walls of your house. Girlfriends and girlfriends will always be delighted with useful handmade accessories.