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A friend asked me to Crochet a potholder based on an image she saw online. I tracked the image down to its source: the “ManHandle Pot Holder” on Margaret Calver’s ayarnnut Etsy store.


The pattern wasn’t too hard to figure out. I made several potholders as I worked through the process.

This description is deliberately vague because I made each potholder different, both for fun and because the natural world is full of variety.

Potholders collected on display

I shared images of the collection as I worked on it. Some people — okay, some guys — presented surprising ideas for the intended usage. This is not a penis sweater. If nothing else, think of the chafing. And related to their bold claims about needing one that was significantly longer: you don’t want excess material flopping uselessly. That’s a safety hazard.

The potholder fits over the pot handle like so.

Potholders cover handle of the pot
Demonstration of usage

But you do you.

Want one? Crochet it yourself! Don’t want to do that? Buy one so the genius who came up with this idea gets some money!

Added to vault 2024-01-15. Updated on 2024-02-01