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Picket Fence Potholder With Crobroidery Free Crochet Pattern

Updated on November 6, 2014
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SheilaSchnauzies is a Miniature Schnauzer rescuer, writer, crochet designer, gardener, crafter, wife, mom & friend living in Omaha, NE.

Crochet The Picket Fence Of Your Dreams!

If you had a white picket fence with a pretty flower garden, what would yours look like? Here is my original pattern for the Picket Fence Potholder featuring my new technique, CroBroidery. What's CroBroidery? It's is a combination of crochet and embroidery, hence the name. You can check out my whole lens about CroBroidery techniques at the link at right. This pattern is worked carrying two colors of yarn together, so it's thick enough you don't need a backing unless you want one.

This pattern is beautifully suited for confident beginners who have a little experience with crocheting rows of single crochet. The top row - the pickets - does require a few stitches of half double, double and treble crochet but I've provided a YouTube tutorial below where you can easily add these stitches to your repertoire.

Once you complete crocheting the potholder in two colors, you get to have the real fun - the CroBroidery flower embellishments! For that you'll just need some crochet thread or embroidery floss in different colors.

The Schnauzer Difficulty Rating!

The Schnauzer Difficulty Rating!
The Schnauzer Difficulty Rating!

What You Will Need

Worsted weight cotton yarn in your choice of two colors. Suggested Peaches n' Creme, Bernat Handicrafter Cotton, etc.

Assorted colors of 100% cotton crochet threads

Crochet hook size G or your preferred. Crochet hook size 8 or your preferred for the CroBroidery part

A Word About Yarn & Thread Selection...

You may use different yarns such as scrap yarns or threads with good results! Just make sure to keep them similar in weight and thickness so as not to throw off the pattern.

Let's Make The Magic!

Abbreviations Used:

CH - Chain

DC - Double Crochet

HDC - Half Double Crochet

SC = Single Crochet

TRC - Treble Crochet

With Blue only, chain 26.

Row 1

SC in 2nd chain from hook and in each chain across. On last SC, pull your starting loop of White through to complete the stitch as shown. Chain 1 with White only. Turn. Bring Blue to working side.

Rows 2-4

Carrying Blue along and working over it, SC in each SC across with White. Ch 1, turn. Bring Blue with you to working side.

For last SC of 4th row, drop White halfway thru stitch. Pull Blue through to complete SC (color change made). Ch 1, turn.

Row 5

Carrying White along and working over it, SC in each SC across with Blue. On last SC, pull your starting loop of White through to complete the stitch as shown. Chain 1 with White only. Turn. Bring Blue to working side.

Repeat Rows 2-5 until you have completed five sets of "fence boards." End with Row 5. Do not fasten off.

Picket Row 1

Turn work to the left, we will be working down the side of potholder. Ch 1, SC in same place as last SC completed.

Bring both strands of yarn forward ready to work. You will need to stitch the colors corresponding to the color of row. Each time you get to the stitch before the new color, complete half the stitch, drop that color and pull the loop of the other color through to complete the stitch. Work over the top of the dropped color you're carrying along.

For each "fence board," you will work one stitch in each row.

HDC, DC, HDC, SC. Slip stitch in blue row. Repeat pattern across. Ch 1, turn.

Picket Row 2

SC, DC, HDC, SC, Slip stitch. Repeat across. Fasten off, weave in ends.

Do not crochet the blue border on the bottom side until after you complete your CroBroidery. Then work a row of SC in blue, joining to border at each side.

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A Note From Your Designer...

Hi, I'm SheilaSchnauzies, also published as SheilaSparkles, and my life's passion is designing in Crochet! I also love to share gifts with friends, and this pattern is my gift to you! I give away about 95% of my pattern designs free. The other 5% are sold on my pattern store at to benefit the vet expenses of my Miniature Schnauzer Rescue, Sheila's Schnauzies.

Just one little favor, please... I would appreciate it if you do not post this pattern anywhere on the Internet or in the 'real world.' Instead, you are most welcome to provide a link to this webpage.

I use a system I call the "Official Schnauzer Difficulty Rating" just for fun, to rate the difficulty of my patterns. If it's a 3/5 or more, I'll explain why I consider it more difficult. A few of my designs use techniques that are a bit unconventional! If it's one of those patterns, I'll warn you ahead of time. I do a lot of custom-fit patterns, for example. They are made to fit YOU, not a measurement from a chart. They're surprisingly easy to do and actually end up fitting. That's a good thing, yes?

So glad you found my patterns! I hope you really enjoy making whatever it is you're making! Crochet hugs, -Sheila

"Crochet thread is the ink with which I will sign my life." –SheilaSchnauzies

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Honored To Be An Associate Professional Member of Crochet Guild of America!
Honored To Be An Associate Professional Member of Crochet Guild of America!

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