I have this skillet that burns me every time I use it. Â I’m pretty sure it’s not the skillet’s fault, but I’d like to say it was.
To come up with a quick little fix, I decided to give a try at making a crochetÂ potÂ handle cover– for the skillet! Â The crochet thread is a little more giving than fabric and less bulky and you can really make it customized to the pot handle.
Crochet Needle G
100% cotton crochet thread (polyester thread will melt and burn you- don’t use it!)
With all your supplies gathered, we will begin. Â I am not a pro at crochet- but do love it. Â I will start off from the beginning and show you how to get your line started. Â The whole tutorial will only be using the single crochet stitch and a couple of slip stitches. Â Super simple. Â Great for you who are crochet beginners.
Crochet Pot Handle Cover Tutorial:
1) Â Twist your yarn so it overlaps the other and makes a loop- the loop will be on top of the yarn that is still attached to the ball.
2) Â Place your crochet hook inside the look and with your fingers pinch the bottom of the loop to make sure it stays- your needle will be coming up from the back of the loop. Â See where the loop is still crossing on top?
3) Â With your crochet hook- snatch the yarn and pull so it is in the hook
4) Â Using the hook still, pull the yarn through the loop that is already on the hook- notice that there is now only one loop on the hook again.
5) Â Repeat hooking the yarn and pulling it through the loop on the hook for a total of 13 times
6) Â Turn the hook, so you will now be stitching to the left (I believe this is opposite if you are left handed)
7) Â Insert your hook through 2 loops on the long row -closest to the hook -notice, 3 loops on the hook
8) Â Snatch the yarn with the hook and pull it through the first twoÂ loops- now there are only 2 loops on the hook
9) Â Snatch that loop closest to the hook and pull it through the last loop on the hook
10) Â Repeat this process all the way down the row. Â You will still be doing this 13 times –same as the previous row
11) Â Continue this process of crochet until your rectangle is around 5 1/2″ tall. Â You can make this a custom length depending on your handle and the size of your hand. Â A larger hand might need a larger covered area of the handle– so adjust this if needed
12) Â Fold over the piece over, lining up the sides. Â You will now be stitching these together to make the handle. Â Slip your hook through one or two loops from either side
13) Â Hook your thread and pull it through all the loops on the hook– you will end up with one loop on your hook
14) Â Continue until you reach the end.
15) Â Move the back seam you just stitched to the middle of the handle
16) Â Again insert your hook through a couple of loops from either side- hook the yarn and pull it through all the loops on the hook. Â Repeat until the end is totally closed
17) Â Snip the yarn and pull through the loop
18) Â Tie the starting yarn and this yarn in a square knot to secure
19) Â Turn the handle right sides out– might be a little tricky, but it will do it
20) Â Slip on handle and enjoy!