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Checked Potholder

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Checked potholder with nine checks and flowers embroidered in every second square

This pattern uses American crochet terms. US single crochet = UK double crochet. US double crochet = UK treble and so on

Materials

American Thread Company “Star” Cotton Yarn, article 65 or “Star” Rug Yarn, article 44
1 Skein Red.
1 Skein White will make 3 potholders.

Steel Crochet Hook US No 0/2.25mm

Pattern

With White, ch 28, sc in 2nd st from hook, 1 sc in each of the next 8 sts of ch,  attach Red (when changing color always complete last half of st with next color) and working over White with Red, work 1 sc in each of the next 9 sts of ch,  drop Red and with White, work 1 sc in each of the next 9 sts of ch, ch 1 to turn each row.

2nd Row: With White, 1 sc in each of the next 9 sc, working over White with Red, 1 sc in each of the next 9 sc, drop Red, pick up White and work 1 sc in each of the next 9 sc.

Repeat 2nd row 5 times.

8th Row: With White, 1 sc in each of the next 9 sc,  working over White with Red, 1 sc in each of the next 9 sc,  working over Red with White, 1 sc in each of the next 9 sc.

9th Row: Working over White with Red, 1 sc in each of the next 9 sc, working over Red with White, 1 sc in each of the next 9 sc, drop White,  with Red, 1 sc in each of the next 9 sc.

10th Row: With Red, 1 sc in each of the next 9 sc,  working over Red with White, 1 sc in each of the next 9 sc, drop White, with Red, 1 sc in each of the next 9 sc.

Repeat 10th row 5 times.

16th Row: With Red, 1 sc in each of the next 9 sc,  working over Red with White, 1 sc in each of the next 9 sc,  working over White with Red, work 1 sc in each of the next 9 sc.

17th Row: Working over Red with White, 1 sc in each of the next 9 sc, working over White with Red, 1 sc in each of the next 9 sc, drop Red,  with White 1 sc in each of the next 9 sc.

Repeat 2nd row 7 times. Break yarn.

Edge

Attach Red in corner, * ch 2, 2 dc in same space, skip the length of a dc, sc in next st, repeat from * all around, break yarn.

With Red cover a bone ring with sc and attach to holder as illustrated.

Embroider White squares with Red, working 4 lazy daisy stitches and 2 straight sts in each square.


The original publication of this pattern is in the public domain. This digital version is copyright Sarah Bradberry, July 21st 2012. All rights reserved.

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