How to Make a Custom Sized Crochet Pot Holder

How to Customize the Size of Your Crochet Pot Holder

Hi guys! I am hosting a Pot Holders Galore Crochet-along, which features 6 different pot holder designs. These pot holders range in size from 6″ – 7.5″ in length and width. If you would like to make a different sized pot holder than the one included in the pattern, this post is for you. General customization instructions will be given, along with specific instructions for each pattern. I hope this helps you make a size that suits you!

General Customization Instructions:

The size of the pot holder is determined by the diagonal or “hypotenuse (C)”.

  • Choose the size of your rectangle: Width (A) = _”, Length (B) = _”. 
  • Using the formula:
Pythagorean Theorem
  • Plug your chosen width (A) and length (B) into the formula to calculate the value of C.
    • For example: I chose a square of 7” wide x 7” long.
Pot Holder Customization Instructions
  • This means that C = 9.9”, so the diagonal should measure approximately 9.9”. 

Customize the Week 1 Fairy Dust Pot Holder:

  • To customize the size of your Fairy Dust Pot Holder, the starting chain should measure the value of C, plus 0.75”. The extra 0.75” is added because the chain shrinks after Rnd 1. 
  • Follow the pattern instructions, and repeat Rnds 2 – 3, until the pot holder fits together on the back side! Seam it together, and the pot holder is complete!

Customize the Week 2 Bake Me a Pie Pot Holder:

Customizing the size of your Bake Me a Pie Pot Holder is a bit different than Week 1 because there are more things to consider.

Things to Know:

It’s important to note that due to the overlapping stitches, the pot holder will expand in size after a few rnds. This means that Rnds 1 – 2 will be less wide than the rest of the pot holder.

  • After a few rnds, the pot holder will be approximately 1.5″ – 1.75″ wider than in Rnd 1.
  • When lying flat, the width of the pot holder should measure the value of C (approximately).
    • For example, I chose a square of 6.5″ x 6.5″ for the Bake Me a Pie Pot Holder, which means that C = 9.2″. After a few rnds, the pot holder measures 9″ when lying flat.
  • The diagonal is approximately 0.5″ – 0.75″ shorter than the value of C. For example, the diagonal in the picture below is 8.5″ which is 0.5″ – 0.7″ shorter than C = 9.2″.
How to Make any Sized Crochet Pot Holder
How to Customize the Size of a Crochet Pot Holder
  • To customize the size of your Bake Me a Pie Pot Holder, input your desired length and width into the formula above (Under the General Customization Instructions Heading) to determine the value of C.
  • Chain any number until the starting ch measures approx. 2″ – 2.25″ shorter than the value of C.
  • After a few rnds, the pot holder will expand, and the width when lying flat, should measure the value of C (approximately).
  • Follow the pattern instructions, and repeat Rnds 3 – 4, until the pot holder fits together on the back side! Seam it together, and the pot holder is complete!

Customize the Week 3 Ripple Effect Pot Holder:

  • To customize the size of your Ripple Effect Pot Holder, input your desired length and width into the formula above (Under the General Customization Instructions Heading) to determine the value of C.
  • Keep in mind that the diagonal of your pot holder will measure 0.5″ – 0.75″ less than the value of C. And that’s okay! You will still reach your desired length and width.
  • Chain any number until the starting ch measures approx. 0.5 – 0.75″ shorter than the value of C.
  • Follow the pattern instructions, and repeat Rnds 2 – 4, until the pot holder fits together on the back side! Seam it together, and the pot holder is complete!

Customize the Week 4 Colorama Pot Holder:

  • To customize the size of your Colorama Pot Holder, input your desired length and width into the formula above (Under the General Customization Instructions Heading) to determine the value of C.
  • Keep in mind that the diagonal of your pot holder will measure 0.5″ – 0.75″ less than the value of C. And that’s okay! You will still reach your desired length and width.
  • Chain any number until the starting ch measures approx. 0.5 – 0.75″ longer than the value of C. This is done because the moss stitch causes the ch to shrink after Rnd 1.
  • Follow the pattern instructions, and repeat Rnds 2 – 3, until the pot holder fits together as a “square” on the back side! Seam it together, and the pot holder is complete!

Customize the Week 5 Simply Daisy Pot Holder:

  • To customize the size of your Simply Daisy Pot Holder, input your desired length and width into the formula above (Under the General Customization Instructions Heading) to determine the value of C.
  • Keep in mind that the diagonal of your pot holder will measure 0.25″ – 0.5″ less than the value of C. And that’s okay! You will still reach your desired length and width.
  • Chain a multiple of 2 + 5 (ex. 2 x 20 = 40 + 5 = 45) until the starting ch measures approx. 0.5″ – 0.75″ longer than the value of C. This is done because the star stitch causes the ch to shrink after Rnd 1.
  • Follow the pattern instructions, and repeat Rnds 3 – 4, until the pot holder fits together on the back side! Seam it together, and the pot holder is complete!

Customize the Week 5 Afternoon Tea Pot Holder:

  • To customize the size of your Afternoon Tea Pot Holder, input your desired length and width into the formula above (Under the General Customization Instructions Heading) to determine the value of C.
  • Keep in mind that the diagonal of your pot holder will measure 0.75″ – 1″ less than the value of C. And that’s okay! You will still reach your desired length and width.
  • Chain any number until the starting ch measures approx. 2″ less than the value of C. This is done because the overlapping stitches cause the pot holder to expand in size after a few rnds. This means that Rnds 1 – 2 will be less wide than the rest of the pot holder.
  • Follow the pattern instructions, and repeat Rnds 3 – 6, until the pot holder fits together on the back side! Seam it together, and the pot holder is complete!

Thank you so much for crocheting along with me! I hope you’ve enjoyed making your pot holders! 🙂

Love, Dayna

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