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Free Crochet Pattern: Beehive Potholder

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Lion Brand® Cotton-Ease®
Pattern #: 90588AD
Rating: *****4.6 (based on 7 reviews)
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SKILL LEVEL:  Easy (Level 2)

SIZE: One Size
About 7 1/2 in. (19.5 cm)


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*Cotton-Ease (Article #830). 50% Cotton, 50% Acrylic; package size: 3.50oz/100.00 gr. (207yds/188m) pull skeins

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Beehive Potholder

Lion Brand® Cotton-Ease®


Exact gauge is not essential to this project.


sc2tog (sc 2 sts together) Insert hook into st and draw up a loop. Insert hook into next st and draw up a loop. Yarn over and draw through all 3 loops on hook – 1 st decreased.


Work in continuous rnds; do not join or turn unless otherwise instructed.

HIVE (make 2)
With A, ch 21.
Row 1: Sc in 2nd ch from hook and in each ch across – 20 sts.
Rows 2-20: Ch 1, turn, sc in each st across.
Row 21: Ch 1, turn, sc2tog, sc in each of next 16 sts, sc2tog – 18 sts.
Row 22: Ch 1, turn, sc2tog, sc in each of next 14 sts, sc2tog – 16 sts.
Row 23: Ch 1, turn, sc2tog, sc in each of next 12 sts, sc2tog – 14 sts.
Row 24: Ch 1, turn, sc2tog, sc in each of next 10 sts, sc2tog – 12 sts.
Row 25: Ch 1, turn, sc2tog, sc in each of next 8 sts, sc2tog – 10 sts.
Row 26: Ch 1, turn, sc2tog, sc in each of next 6 sts, sc2tog – 8 sts. Fasten off.

With B, ch 5.
Rnd 1: Work 2 sc in 2nd ch from hook, sc in each of next 2 ch, work 4 sc in last ch; working along opposite side of foundation ch sc in each of next 2 ch, work 2 sc in last ch.
Rnd 2: Work 2 sc in first st, sc in each of next 4 sts, work 4 sc in next st, sc in each st to last, work 2 sc in last st. Fasten off.

BEE (make 2)
With B, ch 2. Work 6 sc in first ch. Fasten off.

BEE WINGS (make 4)
With C, ch 2. In first ch, work 2 sc, 1 hdc, 1 dc, 1 hdc, 2 sc. Fasten off.

With wrong sides of Hive pieces held together, and working through both thicknesses, join A with a sl st anywhere along outside edge. Work sc evenly spaced around to join pieces. At end of rnd, join with sl st to beg sc. Fasten off. Join B with a sl st at top of Hive. Ch 12 (for hanging loop), then join with sl st to beg ch. Fasten off. Sew Door to Hive. Sew Bees to Hive, then sew 2 Wings to each Bee. Weave in ends.

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beg = begin(s)(ning) ch(s) = chain(s)
dc = double crochet hdc = half double crochet
rep = repeat(s)(ing) rnd(s) = round(s)
sc = single crochet sl st = slip stitch
st(s) = stitch(es)  

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Pattern Average Rating: *****4.6 (based on 7 reviews)
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Beehive Potholder Reviewed by marilyn on 2013-05-03 *****
so cute I made them for my daughter just sent them yesterday

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