Candy Stripe Potholder Pattern #9002

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Candy Stripe Potholder Pattern

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.