Are you a cast-iron skillet user? I am! I have two and they are part of my everyday kitchen arsenal. I started using a cast-iron skillet eleven years ago due to health reasons and at first, I was intimidated but once I got the hang of it I never looked back. I use them to cook on my stovetop as well as to bake in my oven. I keep them clean and dry and they have served me very well.
The one thing I have done many times is burned my hand on the hot handle so with inspiration from Stephanie at Crochetverse I created my own version of a Sturdy Crocheted Cast Iron Handle Cover. I like using household twine in my potholders as they give a slight firmness that holds up the cotton yarn. Cotton yarn is a must to use when making potholders because the acrylic yarn will melt. Also do not put handle cover in your oven. I use a potholder to get my cast iron skillet out of the oven and then slip on a handle cover.
Have you seen my pattern Crocheted C2C Cactus Pot Holder? These two patterns look amazing together and you can customize to match your kitchen or make a fantastic gift. There are so many color choices I promise you won’t be able to make just one.
- H/5.0 mm Hook, I love my Clover Armour
- Worsted Weight Yarn. I used Lily Sugar n’ Cream in Butter Cream Ombre & Beach Glass
- Household Twine, got mine for under $3 at Home Depot
- Scissors, I love my Clover Patchwork
- Tapestry Needle, I love my Clover set
- Stitch Marker
ch = chain
sc = single crochet
sc2tog = single crochet 2 stitches together
crab stitch = reverse single crochet
SM = stitch marker
sl st = slip stitch
- Pattern uses 2 strands of yarn.
- Only use 100% cotton yarn as synthetic yarns with melt.
- I like to use cotton twine with a strand of worsed weight cotton yarn but you can use two strands of worsted weight cotton yarn.
With 2 strands of yarn.
Round 1: Using a magic ring, ch 1, sc 6, place SM. (6 sc)
Round 2: *Sc 2, 2sc*, repeat from * to * to SM. (8 sc)
Round 3: *Sc 3, 2sc*, repeat from * to * to SM. (10 sc)
Round 4: *Sc 4, 2sc*, repeat from * to * to SM. (12 sc)
Round 5: *Sc 5, 2sc*, repeat from * to * to SM. (14 sc)
Round 6 – 10: Sc around to SM. (14 sc)
Round 11: *Sc 5, sc2tog*, repeat * to * to SM. (12 sc)
Round 12 – 14: Sc around to SM, on the last row sl st to next stitch. (12 sc)
Round 15: Ch 1, crab stitch around and leave 4-inch tail and fasten off.
Sew ends in behind your first crab stitch to blend your stitches together and create an invisible join.
Now you have your very own Sturdy Crocheted Cast Iron Handle Cover! What colors did you use? Follow me on Instagram and share your pictures using hash-tag #pinkplumeriamaui. Follow me on Pinterest to see what I’m pinning and don’t forget to sign up for my newsletter.
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