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Folded Oval Potholder

Image of Folded Oval Potholder Designed By Julie A. Bolduc

This potholder was completed in 2 evenings. About 8 hours or so. Pay close attention to the instructions. There are slight differences between one row to the next. It is plenty thick enough to keep your hands safe also!
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Materials Needed
1 ball eggshell worsted weight cotton yarn
Small amount variegated worsted weight cotton yarn
Size H/8 aluminum crochet hook
Yarn needle for weaving in ends

Yarn Thickness: 3mm
Gauge: 5sc=1"
Finished Size: 5"hx7"w
Skill Level: Intermediate

Instructions
RND 1: With Eggshell, Ch14. Sc in 2nd ch from hook and in each ch across. Work 1 more sc in last ch. Turn corner & work on bottom lp of row. 1sc in each st across. Work 1 more sc in last st. Join w/slst to first sc. 28 sts around.

RND 2: Ch2. Hdc in same st as slst. 1hdc in each of the next 11 sts. 2hdc in each of the next 3 sts. 1hdc in each of the next 11 sts. 2hdc in each of the next 2 sts. Join w/slst to top of ch2.

RND 3: Ch1. Sc in same st as slst. 2sc in next st. Sc in each of the next 11 sts. 2sc in each of the next 6 sts. Sc in each of the next 11 sts. 2sc in each of the next 4 sts. Join w/slst to ch1.

RND 4: Ch2. Hdc in same st as slst. 1hdc in next st. 2hdc in each of the next 2 sts. 1hdc in each of the next 11 sts. 2hdc in each of the next 2 sts. 1hdc in next st. 2hdc in each of the next 2 sts. 1hdc in next st. 2hdc in each of the next 2 sts. 1 hdc in next st. 2hdc in each of the next 2 sts. 1 hdc in next st. Hdc in each of the next 11 sts. 1 hdc in next st. 2hdc in each of the next 2 sts. Hdc in next st. 2 hdc in each of the next 2 sts. 1 hdc in next st. 2hdc in last st. Join w/slst to top of ch2.

RND 5: Ch1. Sc in each st around. Join w/slst to ch1. 62 sts.

RND 6: Ch2. Hdc in same st as slst. 1hdc in each of the next 2 sts. 2hdc in next st. Hdc in each of the next 2 sts. 2hdc in next st. 1 hdc in each of the next 15 sts. (2hdc in next st. 1hdc in each of the next 2 sts. 5 times). 2hdc in next st. 1 hdc in each of the next 15 sts. (2hdc in next st. 1 hdc in each of the next 2 sts. 3 times) Join w/slst to top of ch2. 72 sts.

RND 7: Ch1. Sc in each st around. Join w/slst to ch1.

RND 8: ch2. Hdc in same st as slst. Hdc in each of the next 3 sts. 2hdc in next st. 1hdc in each of the next 3 sts. 2hdc in next st. Hdc in each of the next 18 sts. (2hdc in next st. Hdc in each of the next 3 sts. 5 times) 2hdc in next st. 1 hdc in each of the next 18 sts. (2hdc in next st. 1 hdc in each of the next 3 sts. 2 times) Join w/slst to top of ch2.

RND 9: Ch1. Sc in each st around. Join w/slst to ch1. 84 sts

RND 10: Ch2. Hdc in same st as slst. (1 hdc in each of the next 4 sts. 2hdc in next st. 3 times) 1 hdc in each of the next 13 sts. (2hdc in next st. 1 hdc in each of the next 4 sts. 5 times) 2hdc in next st. 1 hdc in each of the next 15 sts. (2hdc in next st. 1hdc in each of the next 4 sts. 3 times) Join w/slst to top of ch2. Fasten off and weave ends into back of work.

Assembly
Fold in half width wise. Join variegated yarn on bottom right corner with the side that each round was joined facing away from you. Sc in each st around the arch to close working through both layers and all 4 loops. Now work back to the beginning working a reverse sc in each st. Fasten off and weave ends into back of work

Design written on Thursday, March 25, 2004. Copyright ©2004-2007 By Julie A. Bolduc p102013

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