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Don't burn those digits!

I love cooking in addition to crochet. I really love using cast iron, too. The handles can get very hot, though! I tend to forget about that whilst cooking away, and have been known to grab a hot handle.

One day, I was browsing a cast iron group online and saw that a member had sewn little sleeves for her pan handles. I thought it would be simple to crochet up a version.

So, here they are! This pattern couldn't be simpler. It uses very little yarn (which makes it a great stash buster), and works like a dream! I prefer cotton, so that I can wash them easily and continue to use them.

Panhandlers

Materials used

4.0mm hook

Worsted weight cotton yarn such as Sugar and Cream (about ½ an ounce)

Finished measurements: approx. 2” wide, and 5” in length

Instructions: Ch2, sc 6 times in second chain from hook, do not join (work in continuous round). Place Stitch marker here, and at the beginning of each new round.

Rnd 2 sc2 times in each st around. (12)

Rnd 3 * sc 1 in next 2 sts, sc 2 in next st. Repeat from * to end of round. (16)

Rnd 4 Sc in each st around. (16) This is a good spot to pull the beginning piece of yarn tight, and knot end.

Continue round 4 until panhandler measures 5” in length.

Last Rnd sl st 16 times, cut yarn, and weave in ends.

* Not intended for use inside oven

* Please use caution when using around open flame. * For a tighter stitch, use a 3.5mm hook.

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