They’re corn cob pot holders. I have it saved as a word document because I knew I’d probably never find the pattern again or the site would be gone by the time I was brave enough to attempt it.
Here it is:
[FONT="]Materials: One Skein Each of two contrasting colors Worsted Weight Yarn (the fiber is up to you, but you probably want it to be machine washable – I used Lion Brand Woolease. I’m guessing you can make 6 or 8 of these from two balls of Woolease.), Size 7 or 8 knitting needles, scrap of green worsted weight yarn, Size H crochet hook, darning needle.
Row 1: Using Main Color (MC), cast on 8 stitches (I used long tail or double stranded cast on)
Row 2: Increase 1 for every stitch (I used KF&B – knit in front and back), 16 stitches
Row 3: Repeat Row 2, 32 stitches
Row 4: Knit 4 with MC, knit 4 with Contrast Color (CC), continue alternating colors and stranding across the back side the entire row. Don’t worry if your strands are tight, this helps the piece roll up. This will be your Right Side of the work.
Row 5: (Wrong side row) Knit 4 in MC, pulling the yarn up snugly. Bring yarn to the front of the work and pick up CC, being careful to bring both yarns between the needles rather than over them. Knit 4 in CC. Continue alternating colors every 4 stitches across the row. When you switch colors and tug on the yarn, it creates the corrugated effect on the corn rows.
Continue Rows 4 and 5 until you have 20 garter stitch ridges or to desired length.
Row 24: drop CC and break yarn. Knit 2 together across the row using MC. (16 stitches remain)
Row 25: Repeat Row 24, 8 stitches remain.
Break yarn, place tail on darning needle and pass through remaining 8 stitches. Draw up tightly to make the end resemble the corn cob. Tie off and darn in ends. Repeat with caston tail on the other end.
Finish by crocheting a chain in green yarn. Pick up loops of the knitted fabric as you work in order to attach it as you go (no sewing on after). Make 4 or 5 leaves and put a hanging loop on the top. Go fry some eggs and keep your hand cool and comfy.[/FONT]