Tuesday, June 1, 2010
My first Polish Star motif pot holder
With that in mind, I decided to tackle the Polish Star design that I've always wanted to try. I think it turned out ok!
This pot holder is super thick because there's a front and a backside. Also it's made from 100% worsted weight cotton that is an excellent heat insulator.
For those of you that are interested in crocheting the Polish Star, I am providing the link to this pattern and some other helpful information.
The pattern itself is from FreePatterns.com and registration is free! All you need is an e-mail address. It's a totally safe site. I get patterns from there all the time. They have some really pretty ones, so click below:
Free Patterns (look for Polish Star Pot Holder) you'll probably have to register first before downloading the PDF file, but it's worth it. Like I said, they have really cute patterns.
Also, here's a You Tube video clip to show the weaving process for the loops of the Polish Star. I found the video AFTER I assembled the star, but I thought I'd include it for you anyway.
Polish Star Weaving
What helped me most for the weaving process is looking at the PDF file's picture of the completed project and the diagram the directions provided, plus re-rearding the instructions over and over until it finally sunk in.
Now that I know how to do it, the next one will be a lot easier. (I'm working on a red and white one now.) It was a nice change and a fun little challenge for me. That's why I like making different things, just to keep my brain activated ;-)
I took some photos of my work in progress, so you can compare and not worry if it's supposed to look like this, because it starts out kind of unusual (at least for me.)