Big Top Potholder Pattern #9002

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Big Top Potholder Pattern

MATERIALS: CLARK'S O.N.T. or J. & P. COATS PEARL COTTON, size 5, 2 balls of main color and 1 ball of a contrasting color.

Milward's Steel Crochet Hook No. 8.
A bone ring.

With main color make a chain 10 inches long. 1st row: Half d c in 3rd ch from hook, half d c in next 2 ch, * 3 half d c in next ch, half d c in next 3 ch (1 point made), skip 2 ch, half d c in next 3 ch. Repeat from * until 8 points are made, having end of row correspond with beginning. Cut off remaining chain. Ch 2, turn. Hereafter pick up the back loop only of each st. 2nd row: * Half d c in next 3 half d c, 3 half d c in center st of 3-half d c group, half d c in next 3 half d c, skip 2 sts (between points). Repeat from * across, skipping next to last st. Drop thread, turn. 3rd row: Attach contrasting color, ch 2 (to count as half d c) and work as for 2nd row. Ch 2, turn. 4th row: Same as 2nd row, continuing with contrasting color. Pick up main color and continue in this manner, working 2 rows of each color, until piece measures about 6 inches, ending with main color. Break off. Make another piece same as this, using main color only. Insert pad (see patternbook page), and join pieces by sewing edges together neatly. Sew bone ring to corner.