Heather, how are you doing on your pot holder? :waving:
Each of the above responses are correct and Mary Grace's two part video is excellent. I even picked up a couple tips I'll be using on my next double thick, diagonal stitched potholder.
Melmac and luvmeowers, yes I did convert the pattern to knit. I started with a provisional cast on an then continued in the round. I finished with grafting (or kitchener) stitch to close the opposite side. I even made a post somewhere on this forum with more details (though I am not sure it qualifies as a fully written pattern.) Jack's Magic (Diagonally Knit, Square) Potholder
As far as I know, I am the only one who knits these. I've only ever seen crochet patterns for them.
Evan and Blueygh2, you could use a simple slip stitch to join the finish seam. I did that with one of my black and gold striped potholders. I turned it inside out so the slip stitch ridge was on the inside. When I had an inch or so (2 or 3 cm) left open I turned it back RS out and whipped the last bit closed.
In this drawing I made, the ovals are the chain stitches an the X's are the single crochet sts.
:guyknitting: Now I'm irresistibly drawn to start another potholder. Maybe I should take some video of how I crochet or knit mine. :think: