10.17.2009

spirals


*Please note! -- This is not a tutorial for this spiral technique.  It is just pics of my progress in making this pot holder.  Sorry for any confusion!

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Main Entry: 1spi·ral
Pronunciation: \ˈspī-rəl\
Function: adjective
Etymology: Medieval Latin spiralis, from Latin spira coil — more at
spire
Date: 1551
1 a : winding around a center or pole and gradually receding from or approaching it b :
helical c : spiral-bound 2 : of or relating to the advancement to higher levels through a series of cyclical movements
— spi·ral·ly \-rə-lē\ adverb

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I am winding myself around hooks & yarn and participating in this lovely Christmas potholder swap. And how much fun to be crocheting this for Diana!




Seeing this fabulous potholder & washcloth in one of my favorite books, Kitchen Basics in Cotton --- okay. you must think this is the only crochet book that I ever crochet from --- but once you got a good thing going, well -- the patterns are so appropriate, so easy & so timely.


I have never done this technique before using 3 safety pins. It was a bit confusing at first when reading the directions -- because I am such a visual learner. But once I stopped making it so dang confusing, it stopped being so dang confusing.




Starting from the center point, each row is crocheted in a spiral fashion. After a certain number of of dc, the stitch of each color is dropped, adhered with a safety pin and then picked up once again once the stitches of each previous color has been completed.



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And hands down, I used my absolute, most favorite cotton for making these durable potholders & washcloths ---> I Love This Cotton!

This cotton is not so bulky like other cotton yarns. It does not split when crocheting and everything I have made using this turns out soft, creamy -- yet oh, so sturdy..

And doesn't this potholder almost look like an ornament?
.A yarny type of ornament...
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Hmm.
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Just what would my family think if the Christmas tree this year was decorated with only crocheted potholders?....

22 comments:

elzemhobby said...

Thnk you for spiral model.Idon't know ..kıss

L Johnson said...

Absolutely fantastic!!

willywagtail said...

Incredible. I get dizzy just looking let alone make but it sure looks like an accomplishment. Cherrie

Sew Many Ways... said...

Hi Dawn,
These are so cute. I love the colors and the pattern is perfect. Your photography is awesome too!
Take care,
Karen

Di Cuore said...

so cut!
who's Diana?

G.

p.s. the color that i love!

Dandelion Quilts said...

That is exactly what I thought...it looks like a perfect ornament. I love the shades of red and green...perfect.

Suzy said...

You do such beautiful work! It amazes me how talented you are with a crochet hook. I want one of these! LOL! :o)

said...

Lindos trabalhos. Parabéns!
Tenha um ótimo domingo e maravilhosa semana.
Carinhosamente,
Dô.

Evelyn said...

Nice job! I love that colours, they remind me a watermelon.

Barb said...

Neat pattern! I need to do one of those...I love potholders! Your photos are very good.

DiddleDaddleDesigns said...

I love it. At first I thought it was an ornament. Another book I need to look into.
Teresa

QuiltedSimple said...

I could see a tree with these as ornies. Or a garland made out of these.....very pretty christmas colors!
Kris

Meggie said...

You could decorate a tree with worse things! I love those potholders, so bright. I love cotton.

Twyla and Lindsey said...

That is one pretty potholder! I have never seen that technique before. It does look confusing. Interesting that you mention I Love This Cotton. That's My favorite too! It's perfect and so soft! Have a nice week! Twyla

Shari said...

Hi Dawn! I wonder why it is that everytime I visit you here I have this incredible urge to just set aside everything else in my life and do nothing but crochet . . . forever! The projects you choose, the cheerful colors you use . . . ahh, such a happy feast for the eyes! I just plopped that book in my Amazon shopping cart and next time I get near a Hobby Lobby I'll be looking for that yarn. I think a crocheted potholder Christmas tree would be lovely!!

Fernanda said...

Lindo trabalho, Parabéns!!!


http://crochecolorido.blogspot.com/

sylvie said...

Bonjour,
your blog look so nice, the pictures are beautiful.
Thank you for the spirale
À bientôt

Spice said...

First time here.....Love your crochet work.......love this tri-color potholder...

Cami said...

Hello! I just met your gorgeous blog. It's amazing. Congratulations. I love love love this potholder and the workmanship is perfect. Can't wait to see more of your work!!

Monica said...

Hi. I am wondering if you think this technique could be continued on from a potholder all the way out to a lap afghan. I want to do something different for my youngest niece, as she's a very unique girl, and I like the idea of this, then maybe squaring it off (or not) once it's a good lap size. :) If it's easier, you could email me at monica(at)harryfamily(dot)com. :)

cherrylee14 said...

Would anyone possibly share this pattern with me? I can't find the book in any local store and I hate to order it from amazon for $8 for just one pattern. It looks like a very simple pattern but I don't want to try and wing it!

Joni Sorsen said...

Very cool. Going to check ravelry for a pattern.