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Sunday, April 17, 2011

Tutorial pattern for crochet potholder

Picture is on previous post. This is my first time writing a crochet pattern so bear with me and let me know if you find any mistakes or if anything is hard to understand.

Size 0 hook and Red Heart Size 3 Bridal White thread was used for my version of this potholder, but of course you can use any color you so desire. IT took a little over the 125 yard pack from Wal-Mart to complete the 3 layers that created the one potholder.

Chain 5, slip stitch to join to first chain. Circle created.

Rnd 1. Ch 2, 23 Dbl in circle, join. 24 dbl crochet in all.

Rnd 2. Ch 2, dbl in next 2 chains across. *Ch 3, Dbl in next 3 chains. Repeat from * around. Ch 3, join. 24 dbl and 8 ch 3 spaces.

Rnd 3. Ch 2, dbl in next chain and in chain 3 space. * Ch 3, dbl in same ch 3 space, dbl in next 3 chains, dbl in next chain 3 space. Repeat from * around. Ch 3, dbl in same ch 3 space, dbl in next ch, join. 40 dbl and 8 ch 3 spaces.



Rnd 4. Ch 2, Dbl in next 2 chains, and in ch 3 space. * Ch 3, dbl in same ch 3 space, dbl in next 5 chains, dbl in next ch 3 space. Repeat from * around. Ch 3, dbl in same ch 3 space, dbl in next 2 chains, join. 56 dbl and 8 ch 3 spaces.


Rnd 5. Ch 2, Dbl in next 3 chains, and in ch 3 space. * Ch 3, dbl in same ch 3 space, dbl in next 7 chains, dbl in next ch 3 space. Repeat from * around. Ch 3, dbl in same ch 3 space, dbl in next 3 chains, join. 72 dbl and 8 ch 3 spaces.

Rnd 6. Ch 2, Dbl in next 4 chains, and in ch 3 space. * Ch 3, dbl in same ch 3 space, dbl in next 9 chains, dbl in next ch 3 space. Repeat from * around. Ch 3, dbl in same ch 3 space, dbl in next 4 chains, join. 88 dbl and 8 ch 3 spaces.

Rnd 7. Ch 2, Dbl in next 5 chains, and in ch 3 space. * Ch 3, dbl in same ch 3 space, dbl in next 11 chains, dbl in next ch 3 space. Repeat from * around. Ch 3, dbl in same ch 3 space, dbl in next 5 chains, join. 104 dbl and 8 ch 3 spaces.

Rnd 8. Ch 2, Dbl in next 6 chains, and in ch 3 space. * Ch 3, dbl in same ch 3 space, dbl in next 13 chains, dbl in next ch 3 space. Repeat from * around. Ch 3, dbl in same ch 3 space, dbl in next 6 chains, join. 120 dbl and 8 ch 3 spaces.

Do not weave in ends as you can encase it as you sew the 3 layers together. Complete 3 of these as instructed, making sure you have the same number of dbl crochets on the edge of each so that they line of perfectly when you go to connect them. Use a slip stitch to join the three layers encasing all loose ends as you go.




If you are planning on actually using these make sure the thread you choose is 100% cotton as acrylic thread will melt under hot temperatures and will not stand up to heavy use and washing. Same goes if you are making potholders out of yarn, and 100% cotton yarn is hard to find, at least in decent colors in my area.

If you have any questions about this tutorial please leave a comment and I will answer it. Thank you for reading and have a wonderful day!

5 comments:

  1. Thankyou for going to the trouble of writing a tutorial for this.
    I'm gonna start hooking it this evening.

    Have a good week Tina x

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  2. This is such a beautiful little potholder - so reminiscent of the small doilies my gma used to make :) Wonderful step by step instructions, beautiful end results!

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  3. this looks like something i might be able to do...thanks for posting

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  4. What a great tutorial!! And thanks for the tips on the type of yarn- I would probably buy the kind that would burn. LOL

    Found you through Sugar Bee!

    Kelly

    PS- I am hosting a giveaway for a free crochet pattern on my blog right now and woul dlove for you to stop by and enter! :)

    http://livingcraftilyeverafter.blogspot.com/2011/04/giveaway-lovely-crow.html

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