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Oval shapedpotholder with stripes

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

Materials

Clark’s O.N.T. or J. & P. Coats Pearl Cotton, size 5, 1 ball each of a light and dark color.

Steel Crochet Hook US No. 2/2.25mm

Pattern

With double strand of light color, ch 13.

1st rnd: Dc in 4th ch from hook, dc in 8 ch, 5 dc in last ch; then working along opposite side of foundation chain, make dc in 8 ch, 3 dc in last ch. Join with sl st to top st of 1st ch-3 made. Drop light color.

2nd rnd: Attach dark color and ch 3 (to count as 1 dc), dc in base of ch-3 (an increase) a raised st in next st – to make a raised st, thread over, insert hook between next 2 dc, bring it out between next and following dc, draw loop through, (thread over and draw through 2 loops) twice; 1 dc in next st, dc in next st, raised st in next st, dc in 2 sts, raised st in next st, dc in next st, ( 2 dc in next st, raised st in next st) 3 times; 2 dc in next st, dc in next st, raised st in next st, dc in 2 sts, raised st in next st, dc in next st, (2 dc in next st, dc around next bar) twice. Join.

Drop dark, pick up light.

3rd rnd: Ch 3, dc in base of ch-3, 2 dc in next st, raised st over raised st, 2 dc in next st, (dc in 2 sts, raised st over raised st) twice; dc in 2 sts; 2 dc in next st, (raised st over raised st, 2 dc in next 2 sts) twice; raised st over raised st, 2 dc in next st, (dc in 2 sts, raised st over raised st) twice; dc in 2 sts, 2 dc in next st, raised st over raised st, 2 dc in next 2 sts, raised st over raised st. Join.

Drop light, pick up dark.

4th rnd: Ch 3, dc in base of ch-3, (2 dc in next st, raised st in next) 3 times; (dc in 2 sts, raised st in next) 3 times; (2 dc in next st, raised st) twice; (2 dc in next 2 sts, raised st) twice; (2 dc in next st, raised st) twice; ( dc in 2 sts, raised st) 3 times; (2 dc in next st, raised st) twice; 2 dc in next 2 sts, raised st. Join.

Drop dark color, pick up light color and continue thus, alternating colors and increasing as necessary to keep work flat, working raised sts over raised sts as established and introducing new raised sts to keep continuity of pattern until piece measures about 7½ x 5¾ inches. Fasten off.

Loop

Ch 15, join with sl st to form a ring.

Work sc closely into ring, join and fasten to end of pot holder.


The original publication of this pattern is in the public domain. This digital version is copyright Sarah Bradberry, July 16th 2012. All rights reserved.

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