Sunday, February 7, 2016

Double Thick Doily Crochet Potholder

This cute and functional potholder is double thick so it will stand up the hottest pots and pans. The two pieces are crocheted and then joined with single crochet. This is a great project to use up your stash, and these potholders make great gifts.



Materials

You will need 3 balls of cotton yarn. I used Premier Home in Sunshine (Color A), Orange (Color B), and Citrus Splash (Color C). You will also need a US I/9 (5.50mm) crochet hook and a tapestry needle.

Stitches
Chain stitch – ch
Single crochet – sc
Slip stitch – sl st
Double crochet – dc
Front post double crochet – fpdc
Front post single crochet – fpsc
Shell – 5 dc

Back
With Color A ch3
Rnd 1: 12dc into the 1st ch, join in 1st dc
Rnd 2: ch3, dc into the same sp, 2dc into each st around, join in 1st dc
Rnd 3: ch1 *sc into the next st, 2 sc into the next st* rep around, sc into ch1 sp, join in 1st sc
Rnd 4: ch3 *dc into each of the next 2 sts, 2dc into next st* rep around, dc into ch3 sp, join in 1st dc
Rnd 5: ch1 *sc into each of the next 3 sts, 2dc into next st* rep around, sc into ch1 sp, join in 1st sc
Rnd 6: ch3, dc into each st, dc into ch3 sp, join in 1st dc
Rnd 7: ch1, sc into each st, sc into the ch1 sp, join in 1st sc, turn
Rnd 8: ch3, fpdc around each st, join in 1st fpdc
Rnd 9: ch1, fpsc around each st, join in 1st fpsc
Rnd 10: ch3, dc into each st around, dc into ch3 sp, join in 1st dc
Rnd 11: ch1, sc into each st around, join in ch1, do not fasten off. Weave in tail from starting ch3.




Front
With Color B ch3
Rnd 1: 12 dc into the 1st ch, join in 1st dc
Rnd 2: With Color C join in any dc *ch3, sk 1 st, sc into next st* rep around
Rnd 3: sl st into 1st ch3 sp *ch5, sc into next ch3 sp* rep around, join in sl st
Rnd 4: sl st into 1st ch5 sp, ch3, 4dc into ch5 sp *sc into sc, 5dc into next ch5 sp* rep around, join in sl st
Rnd 5: sl st into 3rd dc of 1st shell *ch3, dc into next sc, ch3, sc into 3rd dc of next shell* rep around ending with a sl st into the 3rd dc of the 1st shell to join, fasten off Color C
Rnd 6: Join Color B in any dc, ch3, sc into next ch3 sp, ch3, sc into next ch3 sp, ch3, sc into next dc* rep around, end with ch3 and join
Rnd 7: sl st into 1st sc, ch3, 2dc into same sc *sc into next sc, 5dc into next sc* rep around, ending with sc into next sc, 2dc into last sc, join in 3rd ch, fasten off Color B
Rnd 8: Join Color C in the 3rd dc of a shell (ch3, dc into next sc, ch3 sc into 3rd dc of next shell* rep around, end with ch3, dc into next sc, ch3 and join in 1st ch
Rnd 9: sl st into 1st ch3 sp, ch3, 2dc into same sp *sc into next sc, 5dc into next ch3 sp* rep around, end with sc into next sc, 2dc into 1st ch3 sp, join in 3rd ch
Rnd 10: ch3 *dc into next sc, ch3, sc into 3rd dc of next shell, ch3* rep around, join in 1st ch, fasten off and weave in tails

Assembly
Once you have the front and the back crocheted, hold the two pieces together with the wrong sides together. Using Color A from the back, single crochet evenly around the outer edges joining the pieces.

Use stitch markers to hold the front and back together. Place them around the two pieces dividing them in fourths. The stitch markers will make it easier to crochet the two pieces together. 



The stitches will not match up exactly so you will need to ease the stitches in to join the two pieces. Work into the single crochet and around the chain stitches of the front piece, and into each single crochet stitch of the back piece. Once you have the pieces joined, they may look a bit wonky but you can stretch them out and make them even. 

Edging
Turn the potholder so that the front is facing you. Chain 1, single crochet around the edge, join in chain 1. Chain 3, skip 1 stitch, sc, chain 3, skip 1 stitch around, join in 1st chain. Fasten off and weave in tails. Enjoy your new potholder!

I hope you like this pattern. Check out my other patterns on Raverly and on this blog. Feel free to sell any items you make with this pattern. If you'd like to share the pattern, please share the link to this post or the link to my Raverly account. 

Let me know if you have any questions, or find any errors in the pattern. Thanks for stopping by! 
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