Country Tea Potholder Pattern #9217

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Country Tea Potholder Pattern

MATERIALS: J. & P. COATS KNIT-CRO-SHEEN, 1 ball each of a light and dark color.
Milward's Steel Crochet Hook No. 7.

This amount is sufficient for 3 pot holders.

NOTE: 1 square on chart is equivalent to 3 d c. Starting at one end, with dark color, ch 62 (to measure about 7 inches). 1st row: D c in 4th ch from hook and in each ch across (60 d c, counting turning ch). Ch 3, turn. 2nd row: D c in each d c across and in top of turning ch. Ch 3, turn. Repeat the 2nd row 5 more times. Ch 3, turn. 8th row (1st row of chart): Hold­ing light color along top of previous row, and working over it to conceal it, make d c in next 23 sts, leaving the last 2 loops of last d c on hook. Drop dark color, pick up light color and draw through last 2 loops, thus changing color in last d c of dark color. With light color, make d c in 3 d c, carrying dark color concealed in d c's and changing color in 3rd d c as before. With dark color, make d c in each st, dropping light color after carrying it for 21 sts. Ch 3, turn. 9th row: D c in next 11 d c, changing color as before in last d c; then work 9 d c of light color, 12 d c of dark color, 6 d c of light color and 3 d c of dark color. Drop light color, and work in dark color over remainder of row. Ch 3, turn. Work in this manner, following chart to top. Fasten off light color and work 7 more rows of dark color. Fasten off. This completes 1 piece. Make another piece same as this, reversing colors.

Place padding between 2 crocheted pieces (for pad­ding see patternbook page) and sew together edges of crocheted pieces.

CORD … Cut 2 strands of each of the 2 colors, each strand 2¼ yards long. Double the dark strands to form a large loop, pass light color strands through this loop and double these strands also (thus interlocking both colors). Twist these strands tightly. Now double strands, folding at joining of colors and give them a second twist in the opposite direction.

Sew cord all around edges of pot holder, making a loop at one corner.

Country Tea Potholder Pattern Chart