Smiles Potholder Pattern

Crochet Patterns

All Smiles Potholder
Level of Difficulty: Intermediate
MATERIALS: Worsted weight 4-ply cotton (2-1/2" oz [71 gm] each ball: 1 ball each of Yellow (MC) and Black (CC). Crochet hook size H-8 U.S. or size needed to obtain gauge.

 

MEASUREMENTS: Approx. 10-1/2" in diameter

 

GAUGE: First 3 rnds = 3-1/2" in diameter

 

STITCHES USED: Chain st (ch). Slip st (sl st). Single crochet (sc). Half double crochet (hdc). Double crochet (dc). Hdc-cluster: * 2 hdc (half closed and joined tog) worked across 2 sts.* Dc-cluster: * 2 dc (half closed and joined tog) worked across 2 sts*.

 

ABBREVIATIONS: rnd = round; rep = repeat; foll = following; blp(s) = back loop(s); sl st = slip stitch;
tog = together; st(s) = stitch(es); bet = between; beg = beginning

 

NOTE: Always start with ch 3 instead of first dc of rnd. End with 1 sl st in first sc or third (dc) ch at beg of rnd.

 

DIRECTIONSFront: With MC, ch 4. Rnd 1: Work 11 dc in 4th ch from hook. Rnd 2: Work 2 dc in each dc around (24 dc). Rnd 3: * Dc in dc, 2 dc in next dc *, Rnd 4: * Dc in each of next 2 dc, 2 dc in next dc *, rep from * to * around (48 dc). Rnd 5: Dc in each of first 8 dc; complete last dc made with CC; carry MC across wrong side working foll sts over carried strand; with CC, work 4 dc in next dc, hdc in each of next 20 dc, 4 dc in next dc; complete last dc made with MC; drop CC to wrong side; with MC, dc in each of next 8 dc; carry CC loosely across wrong side to complete last dc made; carry MC across wrong side as before; with CC, work 2 dc in each of next 2 dc; complete last dc made with MC; drop CC to wrong side; with MC, dc in each of next 6 dc; carry CC loosely across wrong side to complete last dc made; carry MC across wrong side as before; with CC, work 2 dc in each of next 2 dc; complete last dc made with MC; drop CC to wrong side; with MC; sl st to join. Rnd 6: Changing color as before, with MC, dc in each of first 8 dc; with CC, 2 sc in each of next 4 dc, sc in each of next 20 hdc, 2 sc in each of next 4 dc; with MC, dc in each of next 8 dc; with CC, dc-cluster across next 2 dc (twice); with MC, dc in each of next 6 dc; with CC, dc-cluster across next 2 dc (twice); with MC, complete last st made, sl st to join. Rnd 7: Changing color as before, with MC, dc in each of next 52 sts; with CC, hdc-cluster across next 2 sts; with MC, dc in each of next 6 dc; with CC, hdc-cluster across next 2 sts; complete last st made with MC; with MC, sl st to join (60 sts). Fasten off CC. Rnd 8: With MC, * dc in each of next 3 dc, 2 dc in next dc *, rep from * to * around (75 dc). Rnd 9: * Dc in each of next 4 dc, 2 dc in next dc *, rep from * to * around (90 dc). Fasten off MC.

Back: Work same as Front through Rnd 4 (48 dc at end of last rnd). Rnd 5: With MC, * dc in each of next 5 dc, 2 dc in next dc *, rep from * to * around (56 dc). Rnd 6: * Dc in each of next 6 dc, 2 dc in next dc *, rep from * to * around (64 dc). Rnd 7: * Dc in each of next 3 dc, 2 dc in next dc *, rep from * to * around (80 dc). Rnd 8: * Dc in each of next 7 dc, 2 dc in next dc *, rep from * to * around (90 dc). Fasten off MC.

Border: Hold Front and Back tog with wrong sides facing. With right side of Front facing and working evenly through the double thickness of the 2 pieces, join CC in any dc, ch 1, (sc, ch 1, sc) in each dc around. Fasten off CC.

 


 

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