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Thursday, August 11, 2011

Cute Way to Make a Potholder

This potholder was a gift in a swap.  I have made one or two like this, but not as large, and not as intricate a pattern.  This is a cool way to make a lovely potholder out of one of your favorite afghan squares.

I know that a lot of us fold our afghan squares this way when we ship them in smaller envelopes - but just imagine sewing it together this way.


The back makes a great geometric design, and the colors are really vivid and lively! Just right to brighten up my kitchen!


  1. Great idea and what a fun and unusual looking potholder...thank you!

  2. Very pretty. I make bags this way by leaving one flap open and adding a button.

  3. What a great idea! An Envelope type carrying purse! And you can also border just the flap side to make it special looking. Love it! Thanks for the hint!!

  4. I have made an envelope type purse out of large afghan squares and it turned out really cute. I'm going to have to make some of these potholders though. They are really nice.


    Well, it's not as cute as I remember it but it is made of afghan squares. ;-)

  6. Too Cool . . you have such clever friends 0}