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Slip Potholder

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Potholder in the shape of an old fashioned dress slip

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

Materials

American Thread Company “De Luxe” Mercerized Crochet and Knitting Cotton, article 346 1-300 yd. Ball White and
“Star” Pearl Cotton, article 90, size 5 1-50 yd. Ball Red or any contrasting color.

Steel Crochet Hook No. 7/1.65mm.

Pattern

With White, ch 30, 1 dc in 4th st from hook, 1 dc in each remaining st of ch, ch 3, turn (28 d c).

2nd Row: Decrease in next 2 sts (to decrease * thread over needle, insert in next sc, pull through and work off 2 loops, repeat from *, thread over and work off all loops at one time), 1 dc in each of the next 9 dc, decrease in next 2 sts, ch 3, turn.

3rd, 4th and 5th Rows: Decrease 1 dc at beginning and end of each row, ch 3, turn.

6th Row: * Thread over needle, insert in next st, pull through and work off 2 loops, repeat from * 4 times, thread over and pull through all 6 loops on needle at one time, break thread.

Attach thread in next st at center of 1st row and work other from in same manner, break thread .

Next Row: Start Skirt

Attach thread in 1st st of ch at waist, ch 3, 1 dc in each st, ch 3, turn.

2nd Row: 2 dc in same space, * 1 dc in each of the next 3 dc, 2 dc in next dc, repeat from * 5 times, 1 dc in next st, 3 dc in end st, ch 3 to turn each row.

3rd Row: 1 dc in each dc (38 d c).

Next 4 Rows: Increase 1 dc at beginning and end of each row.

8th Row: Increase in 1st st * 1 dc in each of the next 4 dc, 2 dc in next dc, repeat from * 7 times, 1 dc in each of the next 3 dc, 2 dc in end st (56 d c).

9th Row: Work even.

Next 4 Rows: Increase 1 dc at beginning and end of each row.

14th Row: Work even.

15th Row: Increase 1 dc at beginning and end of row. Repeat the last 2 rows once.

18th Row: Work even in dc increasing 1 dc across row ( 69 d c) ch 3, turn.

19th Row: Ruffle 1 dc in same space, ch 1, 2 dc in same space, *skip 3 dc, 2 dc, ch 1, 2 dc (shell) in next dc, repeat from * across row, ch 3, turn.

20th Row: Shell in center of shell, * shell in center of next shell, repeat from * across row, ch 3, turn.

Repeat the last row once, break thread.

Work another section in same manner.

With Red, crochet the 2 sections together across ruffle as follows: starting at side of ruffle, sc in same space,  ch 1, skip 1/4 inch space,  3 dc in next space,  ch 1, skip 1/4 inch space,  sc in next space,  ch 1, 3 dc in center of shell,  * ch 1, sc between shells,  ch 2, sc over the 2 loops of previous row working through both sections,  ch 2, sc over the 2 loops of 19th row, ch 2, turn and work back in same manner,  ch 1, 3 dc in center of next shell,  repeat from * across lower edge, then work up side of ruffle same as opposite side, break Red.

Attach White, sc in same space,  * 3 dc in next row, sc in next row,  repeat from * up side, around V line of neck and down opposite side, break thread.

Straps

With White, ch 26 and work 25 sc on ch, break thread.

Attach Red, * ch 2, skip 1 sc, sc in next sc, repeat from * around entire strap, break thread.

Work another strap in same manner and sew to top of each shoulder as illustrated.

With White, cover a bone ring with sc and sew in position to back.


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

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