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Lacy Thread Potholder

Designed By Julie A. Bolduc

This potholder is first made with a solid inner circle made of 2 pieces that are stitched together. Then 2 more decorative lacy circles are made then all layers are stitched together for form a very thick but flexible potholder.
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Materials Needed
1 ball each Yellow, blue and ecru size 10 crochet cotton. I used South Maid and Aunt Lydia's.
Size 7 steel crochet hook
Tapestry needle for weaving in ends.

Yarn Thickness: 10thread
Gauge: 8sc = 1"
Finished Size: 6" diameter
Skill Level: Intermediate to advanced

Instructions
Inner Layers: Make 2 the same then stitch them together. RND 1: Ch6. Join w/slst to first ch to form ring. Ch3. 15dc in ring. Join w/slst to top of ch3. (16dc)

RND 2: Ch3. Dc in same st as slst. 2dc in each dc around. Join w/slst to top of ch3. (32dc)

RND 3: Ch3. Dc in same st as slst. Dc in next dc. *2dc in next dc. Dc in next dc. Rep from * around. Join w/slst to top of ch3. (48dc)

RND 4: Ch3. Dc in same st as slst. Dc in each of the next 2 dc. *2dc in next dc. Dc in each of the next 2 dc. Rep from * around. Join w/slst to top of ch3. (64dc)

RND 5: Ch3. Dc in same st as slst. Dc in each of the next 3 dc. *2dc in next dc. Dc in each of the next 3 dc. Rep from * around. Join w/slst to top of ch3. (80dc)

RND 6: Ch3. Dc in same st as slst. Dc in each of the next 4 dc. *2dc in next dc. Dc in each of the next 4 dc. Rep from * around. Join w/slst to top of ch3. (96dc)

RND 7: Ch3. Dc in same st as slst. Dc in each of the next 5 dc. *2dc in next dc. Dc in each of the next 5 dc. Rep from * around. Join w/slst to top of ch3. (112dc)

RND 8: Ch3. Dc in same st as slst. Dc in each of the next 6 dc. *2dc in next dc. Dc in each of the next 6 dc. Rep from * around. Join w/slst to top of ch3. (128dc)

RND 9: Ch3. Dc in same st as slst. Dc in each of the next 7 dc. *2dc in next dc. Dc in each of the next 7 dc. Rep from * around. Join w/slst to top of ch3. (144dc)

RND 10: Ch3. Dc in same st as slst. Dc in each of the next 8 dc. *2dc in next dc. Dc in each of the next 8 dc. Rep from * around. Join w/slst to top of ch3. (160dc)

RND 11: Ch3. Dc in same st as slst. Dc in each of the next 9 dc. *2dc in next dc. Dc in each of the next 9 dc. Rep from * around. Join w/slst to top of ch3. (176dc)

RND 12: Ch3. Dc in same st as slst. Dc in each of the next 10 dc. *2dc in next dc. Dc in each of the next 10 dc. Rep from * around. Join w/slst to top of ch3. (192dc) Fasten off and weave ends into work.

Make the 2nd the same. Join the 2 circles together in the following way. Working through both layers, at the same time, Ch1, sc in same st as slst. Sc in each of the next 32 st. *2sc in next st. Sc in each of the next 32 sts. Rep from * around. Join w/slst to ch1. Fasten off and weave all ends into work. You should now have 198 sts around. Treat this as one layer when you are combining all pieces for the final assembly. When you join this to the outer layers, you will be working through just the back lp of each sc around.

Outer Circles. Work 2 the same but fasten off the first one and weave ends in, and leave the ending thread intact at the end of the 2nd one but weave all other ends in before final assembly.

RND 1: With Yellow. Ch8. Join w/slst to first ch to form ring. Ch3. 23dc in ring. Join w/slst to top of ch3. (24dc)

RND 2: Ch1. Sc in same st as slst. Sc in next st. Ch4. Sk 2 sts. *Sc in each of the next 2 dc. Ch4. Sk 2 dc. Rep from * around. Join w/slst to first sc. Fasten off yellow.

RND 3: Join blue in next ch4 sp. Ch3, 8dc in same sp. 9dc in each ch4 sp around. Join w/slst to top of ch3.

RND 4: Slst in next dc. Ch4. Dc in next dc, ch1, 6 times. Sk 2 dc. *Dc in next dc, ch1 7 times. Sk 2 dc. Rep from * around. Join w/slst to 3rd ch of ch4.

RND 5: Slst into the next ch and next dc. Ch4. Dc in next dc, ch1, 3 times. Dc in next dc. Ch5. Sk 2 dc. *Dc in next dc, ch1, 4 times. Dc in next dc. Ch5. Sk 2 dc. Rep from * around. Join w/slst to 3rd ch of ch4.

RND 6: Ch4. Dc in next dc, ch1, 3 times. Dc in next dc. Ch3. Sc in next ch5 sp. Ch3. *Dc in next dc, ch1, 4 times. Dc in next dc. Ch3. Sc in next ch5 sp. Ch3. Rep from * around. Join w/slst to 3rd ch of ch4.

RND 7: Ch4. Dc in next dc, ch1, 3 times. (Dc in next dc. Ch3, sc in next ch3 sp, twice. Ch3.) *Dc in next dc, ch1, 4 times. Rep bet () once. Rep from * around. Join w/slst to 3rd ch of ch4.

RND 8: Ch4. Dc in next dc, ch1, 3 times. (Dc in next dc. Ch3, sc in next ch3 sp, 3 times. Ch3.) *Dc i nnext dc, ch1, 4 times. Rep bet () once. Rep from * around. Join w/slst to 3rd ch of ch4.

RND 9: Ch4. Dc in next dc, ch1, 3 times. (Dc in next dc. Ch3, sc in next ch3 sp, 4 times. Ch3.) *Dc i nnext dc, ch1, 4 times. Rep bet () once. Rep from * around. Join w/slst to 3rd ch of ch4.

Fasten off blue. Weave all ends in now! RND 10: Join yellow to same st as slst. Sc in same st. Sc in next 1ch, sc in next dc, 4 times. Ch14. *Sc in next dc, sc in next 1ch, 5 times. Sc in next dc. Ch14. Rep from * around. Join w/slst to first sc. NOTE: It will look better if you work each stitch in the 1chain and not over the whole chain but through the actual stitch.

RND 11: Ch3. Dc in same st as slst. (Dc in each of the next 7 sc. 2dc in next sc. Dc in each of the next 6 chains. 2dc in each of the next 2 chains. Dc in each of the next 6 chains.) *2dc in next sc. Rep bet () once. Rep from * around. Join w/slst to top of ch3.

RND 12: Ch3. Dc in same st as slst. (Dc in each of the next 9 dc. 2dc in next dc. Dc in each of the next 2 dc, 2dc in next dc, twice. Dc in each of the next 4 dc. 2dc in next dc, dc in each of the next 2 dc, twice.) *2dc in next dc. Rep bet () once. Rep from * around. Join w/slst to top of ch3. Fasten off yellow and weave all ends into work now.

RND 13: Join blue to same st as slst. Ch1. Sc in each dc around. Join w/slst to ch1. You should have 198 sc around. Weave ends in but do not fasten off the 2nd circle.

Final Assembly:
Layer all 3 pieces together so the outer 2 circles are lined up outside the solid inner circle. Make sure the right side of the solid circle is facing you so the back lps are at the outer most edge. You will be working in these back lps. Ch1, Work 1 sc through all 3 layers at the same time working 1 sc in each st around. Join w/slst to ch1. Fasten off and weave ends into work.

Design written on Sunday, July 05, 2009. Copyright ©2009 By Julie A. Bolduc f102008

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