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Free Crochet Pattern
A Simple Pot Holder

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Abbreviations
WS.      Wrong Side
RS.       Right Side
ch.        Chain
sc.        Single Crochet
dc.        Double Crochet
sl st.     Slip Stitch
rpt.       Repeat

Finished size approx:-  11 x 11 Inches

Materials
110 grams of Patons 100% Cotton DK

OR
4oz of Worsted Weight #3 100% Cotton
5.00m & 4.50mm crochet hooks

GAUGE - 1, 3dc group and 1sc, plus 3 rows of pattern measure approx 1 inch

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Potholder (Make 2 pieces the same) - Using 5.00mm hook ch42, change to 4.50mm
hook, work 1sc in 2nd ch from hook, * skip 1ch, 3dc in next ch, skip 1ch, 1sc in next ch
* rpt from * to * to end. Turn. (10, 3dc groups)

Pattern Row 1 - ch3, 1dc in base of ch3, * skip 1dc, 1sc in next dc, skip 1dc, 3dc in sc,
* rpt from * to * to last sc, work 2dc in last sc. Turn.

Pattern Row 2 - ch1, 1sc in base of ch1, * skip 1dc, 3dc in next sc, skip 1dc, 1sc in next
dc, * rpt from * to * to last sc, dc and ch3 to turn with, work 3dc in sc, skip 1dc, 1sc in top
of ch3. Turn.

Rpt Pattern Rows 1 & 2 twenty two more times, followed by Pattern Row 1 once making 26 rows in all or work measures approx 9 Inches from beginning. Turn. Fasten off on first piece only.

Edging - Working through both pieces of potholder throughout and using 4.50mm hook, ch1, 2sc in base of ch1, 1sc in each sc and dc to ch3 to turn with, 3sc in top of ch3, working in row ends down first side of potholder, work 38sc evenly along to next corner, 3sc in corner, 1sc in each ch along cast on edge to corner, 3sc in corner, working in row ends up second side of potholder, work 38sc evenly along to next corner, 1sc in corner, sl st to first sc. Turn.

Next  Row - ch1, 2sc in base of ch1, 1sc in each sc around all four sides of potholder, working 3sc in corners, sl st to first sc. Turn.

Next  Row - ch1, (2sc, ch2, 2sc) in base of ch1, * skip 2sc (2sc, ch2, 2sc) in next sc,
* rpt from * to * to first corner, 1sc in corner, ch10, 1sc in same corner, rpt from * to * around all remaining sides, sl st to first sc. Fasten off.

Finishing - Sew in and tie off loose ends of yarn.

Hope you enjoy this free crochet pattern for simple potholder.
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