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Wedding Bell Potholder

Image of Wedding Bell Potholder Designed by Julie A. Bolduc

This wedding bell potholder can be used by the servers at the reception. The pink band on it can be any color that is in the wedding. Wouldn't you rather see a pretty potholder that matches the color scheme at your reception than the old ragged holders you may see the kitchen workers using? Click here to download the PDF version.

Materials Needed:
One 1" wide plastic bone ring
Worsted Weight yarn in the following colors
White and colors in your wedding color scheme.
Size H Aluminum Crochet Hook

Gauge: 4sc=1" and 6sc rows=1"
Finished Size: 7" wide at widest Part. 7" high not including ring.
Skill Level: Beginner
Oh Yeah, you could make this with size 10 crochet thread and size 7 hook to make little ornaments as well.

Instructions With white
RND 1.Tie yarn onto bone ring ch 1 and work 3 sc in ring. Ch1, turn. Work in front loops only. 2 sc in each of the 3 sts. Continue and work in the back lps of the first 3 sc. You are now going to work in rounds. Work 2 sc in each of the 3 back lps. Join w/ slst to first ch. You should now have 12 sc around.

RND 2: Ch2, hdc in each st around. Join w/slst to top of ch2.

RND 3: Ch3, dc in same st as slst. Ch2. *Sk next st, 2dc in next st. Ch2. Rep from * around. Join w/slst to top of ch3.

RND 4: Ch3, dc in dc. 2tr in skipped st of rnd 3 behind ch2 sp. *Dc in 2dc's. 2tr in skipped st of rnd 3 behind ch2 sp.

RND 5: ch3, Dc in dc, *Ch2 dc in 2dc. Ch2. Rep from * around. Join w/slst to top of ch3.

RND 6: Ch3, dc in dc. *Work 1 tr in each of the 2 tr of previous rnd working behind ch2 sp. Dc in 2 dc. Rep from * around.

RND 7: Rep RND 5. Drop white but do not break off.

RND 8: Tie on pink at same st as slst. Rep RND 4. Tie off pink.

RND 9: Pick up White. Ch3, dc in same st as slst. Ch2, *2dc in next dc, ch2. Rep from * around. Increases Made.

RND 10: Ch3, dc in dc, *Work 2 tr between dc in rnd 9 working behind ch2 sp. Dc in 2dc. Work 1 tr in each of the next 2 tr working behind ch2 sp. Dc in 2 dc. Rep from * around. Join W/ slst to top of ch3.

RND 11: Rep RND 5.

RND 12: Rep RND 6.

RND 13: Work in back lps only and slst in the first 17 sts. Work 4 dc in each of the next 2 sts. Slst into the next 18 sts. work 4 dc in each of the next 2 sts. Sl st in the last 17 sts. Slst to first slst to join. Break off yarn but leave at least 18" long to sew opening shut later after working on the front lps.

Tie yarn onto front lps starting at the first st of rnd. Sc in each st around. Tie off. Weave all ends into work. Sew bottom opening shut using a whip or overhand stitch. Embellish the top of the bell with pink or white bow if desired as a decoration or leave as is for a potholder.

Disclaimer
This potholder and every potholder will either burn or melt when it comes too close to flame or heating element on your stove or oven. Take care not to leave them too close in order to prevent personal bodily injury or property damage.

Design Written in June 1998 Copyright © 1998 by Julie A. Bolduc p102003

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