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Shell Stitch Handle Holder

Image of Shell Stitch Handle Holder Designed by Julie A. Bolduc

This little potholder is designed to cover a handle on a cast iron frying pan and it has extra room for larger handles. If you need to make it longer, just add more rows.
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Materials Needed:
Worsted weight yarn of desired color
Red Heart in Bright Yellow was used in the example
One 1" diameter bone ring
Size G aluminum crochet hook
Yarn Needle

Yarn Thickness: 3mm
Gauge: 1 shell =1"
Finished Size: =8" x3"
Skill Level: Beginner

Shell Stitch (sh) instructions.
Work 3dc in stitch indicated.

Tie yarn onto bone ring. Work as many sc in ring until it is completely covered. About 20. Join w/slst to first sc. Work in front loops.
RND 1: Ch4, (counts as 1dc and ch1). Dc in front lp of first sc. [dc, ch1, dc] in front lp only of each of the next 2 sts. Turn. Now work in the back lps of the stitches already worked. But work them as if they are front lps now inserting the hook from the front. Rep bet [ ] in each st already worked in the lps not worked. You should now have 6 "vsts" around. Join w/slst to 3rd ch of ch4.

RND 2: Slst into first ch1 sp. Ch3, 2dc in same sp. *Sc in next sp bet vsts. Sh in next ch1 sp. Rep from * around. Sc in last sp bet vsts. Join w/slst to top of ch3.

RND 3: Slst to the 2nd dc of the first shell. Sc in same sp. *Sh in next sc. sc in 2nd dc of next shell. Rep from * around. Shell in last sc. Join w/slst to first sc.

RND 4-12: Rep RNDs 2&3 alternately.

RND 13: Sc in each st around. Join w/slst to first sc.
Fasten off and weave ends into work.

Designed on Monday, June 22, 1998. Copyright © 1998 by Julie A. Bolduc p102005

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