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Free Crochet Pattern: Pot Holder / Hot Pad

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Pattern #: 777
Rating: *****5.0 (based on 20 reviews)
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SKILL LEVEL:  Beginner (Level 1)

SIZE: One Size

8½ inches x 8½ inches

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This is a great beginning project -- the hotpad is luxuriously thick and won't develop thin spots like store-bought potholders!

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*Lion® Cotton (Article #760). 100% Cotton; package size: Solids: 5 oz./140g; 236yd/212m balls
Multi: 4 oz/113g; 189 yd/170m balls.

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Pot Holder / Hot Pad

Lion Brand® Lion® Cotton


5 sc = 2 inches; 8 rows = 3 inches.

When you match the gauge in a pattern, your project will be the size specified in the pattern and the materials specified in the pattern will be sufficient. The needle or hook size called for in the pattern is based on what the designer used, but it is not unusual for gauge to vary from person to person. If it takes you fewer stitches and rows to make your swatch, try using a smaller size hook or needles; if more stitches and rows, try a larger size hook or needles.

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POTHOLDER: With 3 strands of yarn held together, ch 21.
Row 1: Sc in 2nd ch from hook and in each ch across (20 sc). Ch 1, turn.
Row 2: Sc in each sc across. Ch 1, turn. Rep Row 2 until piece measures 8" from beg.
Last Row: Sc in each sc across, end (ch 10, sl st in last sc made) for loop. Do not fasten off.
Edging Row: Ch 1, sc in same space as last sl st, then sc in each row-end st along the side of potholder to next corner, 3 sc in corner, sc in each st of starting ch to next corner, 3 sc in corner, sc in each row-end st along opposite side edge of potholder. Fasten off.

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approx = approximately beg = begin(s)(ning)
ch(s) = chain(s) dec = decreas(e)(s)(ing)
fpsc = front post single crochet hdc = half double crochet
inc = increas(e)(s)(ing) rem = remain(s)(ing)
rep = repeat(s)(ing) rnd(s) = round(s)
RS = right side sc = single crochet
sl = slip st(s) = stitch(es)
tbl = through the back loop tog = together
yo = yarn over  

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Pattern Average Rating: *****5.0 (based on 20 reviews)
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Pot Holder / Hot Pad Reviewed by ELAINE SOTKO on 2015-05-23 *****
I tweaked the pattern and it is working better for me now. I am using an "L" hook and holding 3 strands together. Instead of CH21 - I changed to CH15 using the L hook. Turned out more to my liking at 6-1/2" by 7" and was easier to crochet the three strands using the larger L hook. Love this pattern! I do not hang my potholders so I left the little loop off of mine.

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