Inside: Tabby Potholder pattern including written instructions, link to weaving chart and tutorial video showing how to weave on a hot pad loom.
The Tabby Potholder makes a simple, two-color checked design. This basic design is ideal for beginner weavers. These hotpads take just minutes to weave and make wonderful gifts.
This pattern contains written instructions and links to fully-captioned tutorial videos showing the basic weaving technique.
By Kristen Mangus
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⅜” potholder loom with 72 pegs.
CinDWood ⅜” Small 7” Hot Pad/Potholder Loom used in sample.
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36 cotton potholder loops (for 7” loom)
Color A: 18 loops (red)
Color B: 18 loops (green)
Crochet hook to bind off
SKILL LEVEL Easy+
About 5” x 5” (12 x 12 cm)
The tabby design uses two colors, one for the warp (vertical strands) and one for the weave (horizontal strands)
You place all the warp loops on the potholder loom first. Then you weave the horizontal loops according to the row instructions.
You can find a detailed chart of this design at Piglets Potholders Patterns: Tabby Potholder (18-peg) (Shared with permission under Creative Commons license CC-by-SA)
This tutorial video shows the basic weaving technique using a different design. The method is the same, but the way I set up the colors in the video created a striped design. Be sure to follow the instructions below to create the Tabby design.
Place all Color A loops vertically from top to bottom using all pegs.
All weaving loops use Color B
Row 1: *Weave over 1, under 1. Repeat from * to end of row.
Row 2: *Weave under 1, over 1. Repeat from * to end of row.
Repeat Rows 1 and 2 until all rows are woven.
Bind off using crochet hook.
Basic Weaving Tutorial Video
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