Talking Crochet with Carol Alexander

click here for larger sizeHeart Pot Holder

Designed by Donna Lee-Piglowski

Skill Level
Easy

Finished Size
8 3/4 inches x 9 1/2 inches

Materials

  • Medium (worsted) weight cotton yarn:
    • 3 oz. white
    • 1 1/2 oz. green
    • 15 yds. yellow
    • 11 yds. rose pink
  • Crochet hook size G or size needed to obtain gauge
  • Tapestry needle

Gauge
4 sc = 1 inch; 4 sc rows = 1 inch

Side
Make 2.
Row 1: With white, ch 30, sc in 2nd ch from hook and in each ch across, turn.(29 sc)
Rows 2-32: Ch 1, sc in each st across, turn. At end of last row, fasten off.

Finishing
For Front, with tapestry needle work cross stitch (see illustration) design on one Side according to color graph.

cross-stitch
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Edging
Rnd 1: Hold two Sides together, with Front facing. Working through both thicknesses, join green with sc in first st on row 32, sc in each st across top of pot holder; *working in ends of rows along side, 2 sc in first row, sc in each of next 30 rows, 2 sc in end of last row*; working on opposite side of starting ch on row 1, sc in each ch across bottom; rep bet * once, join with sl st in first sc, fasten off. (126 sc)
Rnd 2: Join yellow with sc in first st, sc in each st around, with 3 sc in each corner, join in first sc, fasten off. (134 sc)
Rnd 3: Sk first st, join green with *(sc, ch 1, sc) in next st, sk next st, rep from * 6 times, sc in next st; for hanger, ch 8, sl st in left bar (see illustration) of last sc made, sc in same st, [sk next st, (sc, ch 1, sc) in next st] around, join in first sc, fasten off.

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