Designed by Carla Aveirls, Pines & Needle Yarn Crafts
I have a couple cast iron skillets that I love to cook in because they are so versatile to use. Only problem is, the handle can get dangerously hot because it has no built in covering – it’s cast iron, just like the pan so I was constantly having to grab something to protect my hands when cooking with them. Then I noticed in the stores that there were these covers for pot handles and so I decided to try making a cover for my skillet handles using cotton yarn. To my very pleasant surprise, it worked really well so, I’m going to share this free pattern with you. It’s simple to make and oh so useful.
Yarn – #4 Worsted Weight Cotton , Used here: Crafter’s Secret Cotton in color-Happy Day
Crochet Hook, #H/8 5mm
Notions – Stitch Marker, Tapestry needle, scissors
Chain – ch
Round – Rnd
Single Crochet – sc
Slip Stitch – sl st
Stitch(es) – st(s)
Note: This handle cover is made in continuous rounds (spiral) with the right side always facing so a stitch marker may be used to keep up with your rows or just keep going until you reach your desired length.
Rnd 1 – Create a magic circle and sc 7 st(s) in circle or, ch 4, join with a sl st to form a ring, ch 1, 7sc in ring.
Rnd 2 – 2sc in each sc around. 14 sc
Rnd 3 – Sc in eacn sc around. 14 sc
Rnd(s) 4-25– Repeat rnd 3 until you have a tube that is approximately 5″ long or as long as needed for your handle.
Finishing Rnd – sl st in the next 6 st(s), ch 3, skip 1 st, sc in final 7 sc, sl st to join.
Cut off and weave in your end
**Caution – Do not leave your handle cover on pan handle while stove is on – cotton yarn is NOT flame retardant!**