"Candy Cane" pot holders knitting pattern

 

 


You will need:

  • 5 double pointed needles or circulars in size 5 mm / US 8
  • 100 g / 164 yards of red 10 ply aran / worsted yarn
  • 100 g / 164 yards of white 10 ply aran / worsted yarn

*I used DROPS Nepal – Deep Red #3608 and White #1101*


Abbreviations:

  • number and R (e.g. 6R) = number of stitches knitted with Red (e.g. knit 6 stitches with red);
  • number and W (e.g. 6W) = number of stitches knitted with White (e.g. knit 6 stitches with red);


Instructions:

Cast on 72 stitches. Form a circle and mark the beginning.

*all stitches are knit stitches*

"Candy Cane" pot holder knitting pattern

Work the pattern as follows:

Rounds 1 to 6: all stitches with red;

Round 7: 6R, *3W, 3R* 4 times, 12R, *3W, 3R* 4 times, 6R;
Round 8: 7R, *3W, 3R* 4 times, 11R, 2W, *3R, 3W* 3 times, 3R, 1W, 6R;
Round 9: 8R, *3W, 3R* 4 times, 10R, 1W, *3R, 3W* 3 times, 3R, 2W, 6R;
Round 10: 9R, *3W, 3R* 4 times, 12R, *3W, 3R* 3 times, 3W, 6R;
Round 11: 6R, 1W, *3R, 3W* 3 times, 3R, 2W, 14R *3W, 3R* 4 times, 4R;
Round 12: 6R, 2W, *3R, 3W* 3 times, 3R, 1W, 13R *3W, 3R* 4 times, 5R;

*First pattern repeat done*

Round 13: 6R, *3W, 3R* 4 times, 12R, *3W, 3R* 4 times, 6R;
Round 14: 7R, *3W, 3R* 4 times, 11R, 2W, *3R, 3W* 3 times, 3R, 1W, 6R;
Round 15: 8R, *3W, 3R* 4 times, 10R, 1W, *3R, 3W* 3 times, 3R, 2W, 6R;
Round 16: 9R, *3W, 3R* 4 times, 12R, *3W, 3R* 3 times, 3W, 6R;
Round 17: 6R, 1W, *3R, 3W* 3 times, 3R, 2W, 14R *3W, 3R* 4 times, 4R;
Round 18: 6R, 2W, *3R, 3W* 3 times, 3R, 1W, 13R *3W, 3R* 4 times, 5R;

*Second pattern repeat done*

Round 19: 6R, *3W, 3R* 4 times, 12R, *3W, 3R* 4 times, 6R;
Round 20: 7R, *3W, 3R* 4 times, 11R, 2W, *3R, 3W* 3 times, 3R, 1W, 6R;
Round 21: 8R, *3W, 3R* 4 times, 10R, 1W, *3R, 3W* 3 times, 3R, 2W, 6R;
Round 22: 9R, *3W, 3R* 4 times, 12R, *3W, 3R* 3 times, 3W, 6R;
Round 23: 6R, 1W, *3R, 3W* 3 times, 3R, 2W, 14R *3W, 3R* 4 times, 4R;
Round 24: 6R, 2W, *3R, 3W* 3 times, 3R, 1W, 13R *3W, 3R* 4 times, 5R;

*Third pattern repeat done*

Round 25: 6R, *3W, 3R* 4 times, 12R, *3W, 3R* 4 times, 6R;
Round 26: 7R, *3W, 3R* 4 times, 11R, 2W, *3R, 3W* 3 times, 3R, 1W, 6R;
Round 27: 8R, *3W, 3R* 4 times, 10R, 1W, *3R, 3W* 3 times, 3R, 2W, 6R;
Round 28: 9R, *3W, 3R* 4 times, 12R, *3W, 3R* 3 times, 3W, 6R;
Round 29: 6R, 1W, *3R, 3W* 3 times, 3R, 2W, 14R *3W, 3R* 4 times, 4R;
Round 30: 6R, 2W, *3R, 3W* 3 times, 3R, 1W, 13R *3W, 3R* 4 times, 5R;

*Forth pattern repeat done*

Rounds 31 to 36: all stitches with red;

Cast off.

Sew the edges. You might want to add some insulation, but I didn’t find it necessary.

Stranded knitting in the round "Candy Cane" pot holders knitting pattern

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