Square Stripes Potholder Pattern #9467

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MATERIALS: J. & P. Coats or Clark's O.N.T. Pearl Cotton, Size 5, 4 balls of Beauty Rose and 2 balls of White ... Clark's O.N.T. Plastic Crochet Hook No. 3.

GAUGE: 2½ group sts make 1 inch; 4 rows make 1 inch.

Use three threads throughout.

Starting at bottom with White, make a chain 7 inches long (3½ sts to 1 inch). 1st row: In 2nd ch from hook make sc and half dc (group st made), * skip next ch, sc and half dc in next ch (another group st made). Repeat from * across until row measures 5½ inches. Cut off remaining chain. Ch 1, turn. 2nd row: Make a group st in each sc. Break off. This row constitutes pattern. 3rd row: Turn. Attach Rose to first sc and make a group st in same place and in each sc across. Ch 1, turn. Work in pattern, alternating colors every 2 rows until piece measures 5 inches, ending with a White row. Now work in rnds as follows: 1st rnd: With Rose, make group sts all around outer edges. Join with sl st to first sc. 2nd rnd: Make a group st in each sc around, increasing at corners to keep work flat—to inc a group st, make a group st in both the sc and the half dc of group st. Join. 3rd rnd: Make a group st in each sc across to corner, ch 25, sl st in first ch made (loop formed), and continue making group sts around as before. Join and break off.

Other great patterns from Pot Holders, Book No. 243.

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