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Easy Stripe Pot Holder

This easy pot holder knitting pattern from Lily Sugar n' Cream works up very quickly with three strands of yarn. Create a functional and decorative accent for your kitchen in no time. This pattern coordinates with many knit items in our Kitchen Knits category, and is a great way to use up scrap yarn from a bigger project. 

Knit Stripe Pot Holder



  • Yarn: Lily® Sugar’n Cream (2.5 oz/70.9 g) (Note: Use 3 strands of yarn.)

Main Color (MC): (White) 1 ball
Contrast A: (Blue) 1 ball
Contrast B: (Green) 1 ball

  • Knitting Needles: Size 8 mm (U.S. 11) knitting needles or size needed to obtain gauge.

Gauge: 10 sts and 15 rows = 4 ins [10 cm] in stocking st with 3 strands of yarn


With 3 strands of B, cast on 17 sts.
1st row: (RS). K1. *P1. K1. Rep from * to end of row.
This row forms seed st pat.
Work a further 7 rows in seed st pat.
With 3 strands of A, work 2 rows in stocking st.
Next row: (RS). With 30 strands of MC, knit.
With 3 strands of MC, work 3 rows in seed st pat.
With 3 strands of B, work 2 rows in stocking st.
Next row: (RS). With 3 strands of MC, knit.
Work 7 rows in seed st pat ending with RS facing for next row. Cast off in pat.

Loop: Cut 2 strands of MC 12 ins [30.5 cm] long. Hold one end and with someone holding other end, twist strand to the right until it begins to curl. Fold the 2 ends tog and tie in a knot so they will not unravel. The strands will now twist themselves tog. Adjust length if desired. Sew loop to corner of Pot Holder.



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How do you knit with 3 strands of one color if you only need one ball of that color of yarn. Do you divide the yarn into thirds? I have no rating as yet.

Hi there, This is an original pattern from Lily Sugar n' Cream - we suggest contacting the company directly with specific inquiries. They can be reached via their website ( or social media channels. Thanks! - Julia from FaveCrafts

here is the video how to do it https//

Hmmm....I agree, how do you knit with 3 strands of one color if you only need one ball of that color of yarn? Do you divide the yarn into thirds?


What are seed stitch and stockinette stitches? Im still new to knitting.

How do you knit with 3 strands together from one ball of yarn?

this way https//

Next Row With 30 strands of main color??? I think this may be a mistake!


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