Blue Skirt Potholder

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Skill Level: Easy

Guage: Not important

Materials:

  • 1 ounce of worsted weight cotton yarn in 2 colors
  • Crochet hook size H (5mm)
  • Tapestry needle

Stitches Used:

  • sl st – slip stitch
  • ch – chain(s)
  • sc – single crochet
  • dc – double crochet
  • tr – triple crochet

Round 1: With C1 ch12, join to 1st ch to make a loop. Ch3, 4dc in same st as joining, dc next 4 ch, 5dc in next 2 ch, dc next 4 ch, 5dc in next ch. Join with a sl st to top of beg ch3. 26dc

Round 2: ch3, dc in same st as joining, 2dc in next 4 sts, * dc in next 4 sts, 2dc in next 10 sts * twice then 2dc in next 5 sts. Join with a sl st to top of beg ch3. Finish off. Mark the 9th, 16th, 33rd, & 40th sts . 48dc

Round 3: Join C2 in 1st st marked with a sc. Sc in next 7 (to the 2nd marker – make sure you sc in this st), sk all stitches until the 3rd marker. In 3rd marker sc, sc in next 7 to the 4th marker – make sure you sc in this st too. Join with a sl st to 1st sc. 16sc

Round 4: ch3, dc in same st as joining, 2dc in next st, * dc in next 4 sts, 2dc in next 4 sts, dc in next 4 sts * twice – omitting the last 2dc. Join with a sl st to top of beg ch3. 24dc

Round 5: ch3, 2dc in same as joining, 2dc in next 3 sts, * dc in next 4 sts, 2dc in next 3 sts, 3dc in next 2 sts* twice – omitting last 3dc. Join with a sl st to top of beg ch3. 44dc

Round 6: ch3, dc in each st around. Join with a sl st to top of beg ch3. 44dc

Round 7 & 8: Repeat round 6. After Round 8 Finish Off C2.

Round 9: With C1 join with a sl st in any st, ch4 (counts as dc & ch1), * sk 1 st, dc in next st, ch1* around. Join with a sl st to 3rd ch of beg ch3, Finish Off. 22dc & 22 ch1sp

Round 10: With C2 join in any st with a sc, * tr in next missed st making sure the ch1 is behind your work. This is also the stitch you skipped in round 9, sc in next st* around – omitting last sc. Join with a sl st to 1st sc. Fasten Off. Weave in all ends. 22tr & 22sc


OPTIONAL EMBELLISNMENT
With C2 join with a sc in any ch of beg ch. Sc in each ch around. Join with a sl st to 1st sc. Fasten Off. Weave in ends. (12sc)

HANGER
I have not added a hanger to this as it is a bit awkward for me. You may place a hanger where you like on this potholder to suit your needs.


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