Crochet Pot Holders for The Old Deanery

If you are a regular reader of The Grange Range you will remember that my lovely hubby and I spent a few days at The Old Deanery in Ripon last year. A beautiful building surrounded by stunning architecture situated directly opposite Ripon Cathedral, it was built in 1625 on the site of a former monastery.

Set of 4 Crochet Pot Holders

A really relaxing break in a lovely small hotel, we spent the mornings relaxing in the lounge where we were kept in good supply of tea and coffee. It was like going back in time served just like it is at Downton Abbey: on a silver tray with a matching tea service. 

Morning Tea and Craft

Anyway whilst drinking tea and crocheting away happily the hotel proprietor approached and commented that it was years since she had seen anyone crocheting (obviously not a blogger). Then she enquired about pot holders, “why doesn’t anyone make pot holders any more?” She explained that she has a few silver teapots that don’t have the bakerlite handles so they get too hot to hold and cannot be used. I offered to make some for the hotel to test which I did; you can see them here.

The daisy was the preferred pattern so here they are all ready to send off. This pattern is available free from many sites but I got it from Bobbles& We are told that the pattern originates from a Dutch lady but I could not find her to give the credit deserved.

Crochet Pot Holders

The one in the middle was another pattern I found and wanted to try called Little Spring Mandela by Barbara of Made in K town.

48 thoughts on “Crochet Pot Holders for The Old Deanery

  1. Crochet Bay February 25, 2014 / 14:18

    I have a few of these in my ‘finished’ pile!!! They make great gifts, people forget how beautiful potholders and trivets can be!


    • February 25, 2014 / 20:34

      I agree absolutely, Sometimes people think they are too nice to use but I think you just have to not be afraid and go ahead and use them.


  2. thegreytail February 20, 2014 / 11:36

    LOOOOVE the potholder in the middle, great job! you picked prefect colours for it.
    thank you for the links and info, I’ll definitely get my hands on these.


  3. daniellajoe February 20, 2014 / 03:43

    well i love them sooo much i reblogged them 🙂


  4. loveorchestrated February 19, 2014 / 15:41

    I love your works. May I ask if you can share the pattern for the shoes? It’s adorable.:)


  5. thehouseofjones February 17, 2014 / 19:36

    Wow these are gorgeous! Love the colours you’ve used and the pattern. What a thoughtful thing to make and send them, I bet they’ll be delighted!


    • February 17, 2014 / 23:22

      I will be sending them off tomorrow so I hope they will like them. Also posted your booties today. Hope you are keeping well and resting while you can.


  6. Patty February 17, 2014 / 13:54

    My Mother-in-law used to give me crochet pot holders for Xmas and honestly I didn’t appreciate them at all. So, my first thought after reading this post title was “can’t figure out why people want crochet pot holders”. Then to my surprise I fell in love with yours. Congratulations, they are outstandingly beautiful! May I reblog this post?


  7. KerryCan February 17, 2014 / 11:20

    These are great! I have several vintage ones in this style and didn’t realize there were patterns easily available (you can tell I don’t explore the crochet world very much). I agree with the others that your color choices make these really pretty!


  8. lovelucie1 February 17, 2014 / 09:20

    Wow! These are really beautiful. I’m sure they will be so much admired. Lovely lovely work


  9. Sanderella's Crochet February 16, 2014 / 23:26

    So beautiful, lovely pictures, and shared your post on my FB page, Sanderellas


      • Sanderella's Crochet February 18, 2014 / 23:29

        Your welcome!


  10. carinascrafts February 16, 2014 / 22:26

    Agree the colour combinations are great. So so pretty.


  11. tilleyb February 16, 2014 / 21:04

    gorgeous! I’m not a pot holder kinda gal myself either, but love the idea of using them as a wall decoration. I’m gunna try them in oranges…


  12. slippedstitches February 16, 2014 / 20:37

    The potholders are truly beautiful.


  13. Victoria February 16, 2014 / 17:51



  14. salpal1 February 16, 2014 / 17:26

    Those are really pretty! I am sure they will love them.


  15. rainbowjunkiecorner February 16, 2014 / 17:19

    I’m not sure I really need pot holders which is a shame because yours are all lovely!


  16. Tajana February 16, 2014 / 17:18

    Oh,I love them a lot!!!This is my favourite potholder shape!!!!!


      • Tajana February 16, 2014 / 19:57

        Yeah,I love love love love soooooooo much the flowers! ❤ ❤ ❤ ❤ ❤


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