Free Crochet Pattern & Stitch Tutorial (Photo & Video)
Waistcoat Stitch Potholder Pattern
Hook: 4.5 mm
Yarn: Bernat Handicrafter Cotton (WW Cotton Yarn)
Finished Dimensions: This potholder measures 6.5″ x 6.5″ – you can easily make this larger (or smaller).
Just increase the starting chain to the width you wish for your potholder and follow the pattern below (ignoring the stitch counts at the end of the rounds)- working to the length you wish 🙂
This potholder is 1-cm thick and very dense (no holes).
Abbreviations: ch – chain, st – stitch, sts – stitches, sc – single crochet, sl st – slip stitch, WST – waistcoat stitch
Waistcoat Stitch Potholder Pattern Instructions
R1: chain 21
You will now work around the outside of this chain (on both sides).
1 sc in each st across, 2 sc in the end st, turn 180 degrees to work along the bottom of the chain, 1 sc in each st across, 2 sc in the end st, turn 180 degrees 
You will now work in continous rounds for the rest of the potholder. You may wish to use a stitch marker to mark the beginning of the round.
R2: 1 WST in each st around 
R3: repeat R2 until your potholder measures 6.5″ 
Flatten the potholder.
You will now work through both layers to close the potholder.
1 sl st, through both layers, in each st across , ch 21, sl st back to the corner edge of the potholder (this is the potholder hanging loop). Finish off and weave in ends.
Photo Tutorial & Video Tutorial for the Waistcoat Stitch
For a Photo Tutorial of the Waistcoat Stitch visit this post: An Old Crochet Stitch, Done in a New Way
View my video tutorial below (please note there is no SOUND on the video).
Since I have two small and very noisy little ones running about it would have been very distracting for you if I were to include sound – I hope this is not a problem – think of it as a ‘silent movie’ – vintage, just like this stitch!
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