Chocolate Drop Potholder


Materials:        

Worsted weight yarn, approx.:

2 oz chocolate brown

5 yds white

Size H (5.0mm) crochet hook

Yarn Needle


Chocolate

Make 2

Row 1:            With brown ch 32, dc in fourth ch from hook, dc in each ch across, ch 3, turn – 30 dc

Row 2:             Dc in next st and each st across, ch 3, turn – 30 dc

Row 3:             Dec, dc in next 24 sts, dec, dc in ch 3, ch 3, turn – 28 dc

Row 4:             Dec, dc in next 22 sts, dec, dc in ch 3, ch 3, turn – 26 dc

Row 5:             Dec, dc in next 20 sts, dec, dc in ch 3, ch 3, turn – 24 dc

Row 6:             Dec twice, dc in next 16 sts, dec twice, dc in ch 3, ch 3, turn – 20 dc

Row 7:             Dec twice, dc in next 3 sts, dec, dc in next 3 sts, dec twice, dc in ch 3, ch 3, turn – 15 dc

Row 8:             Dec 3 times, dc in next st, dec 3 times, dc in ch 3, ch 3, turn – 9 dc

Row 9:             Dec, dc in next 3 sts, dec, dc in ch 3, ch 3, turn – 7 sts

Rows 10-13: Dc in each st across, dc in ch 3, ch 3, turn – 7 sts

Row 14:           Dec, dc in next st, dec, dc in ch 3, finish off – 5 sts

 

Finishing

With wrong sides tog and stitching through both loops of both pieces, join front and back, at a lower corner, with brown, by working sc in each at across bottom, two sc in each dc up side, increasing as necessary to keep piece lying flat.  ((Work hdc in the three top sts instead of sc.)) Finish off.

 

Paper Strip

Row 1:           Join white with sl st to upper finishing st of row 9, sl st in next 3 sts, turn

Row 2:           Sc in sl sts, ch 1, turn – 3 sts

Row 3:           Sc in each st across, sl st in next finishing st, ch 1 turn – 3 sts

Rows 4&5:   Rep rows 2 & 3 – 5 sts

Row 6:           Sc in each st across, ch 1, turn – 5 stst

Rows 7-12:  Sc in each st across and ch 1, ch 1, turn – 5 sts

Row 13:         Sc in each st across and ch 1, turn – 5 sts

Row 14:         Sl st, ch 3, skip next 3 sts ((hanging ring)), sl st in last st, finish off



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