Sunday, December 12, 2010

Update: Christmas Potholder Crochet Pattern

Hello! It seems I am often here just on weekend, I've been quite busy these days, so it's really happy every time I can have a talk - or thought to you. But I always keep going around to enjoy your lovely worlds at any time I can. Thanks ever so much for all your lovely words on the Christmas Potholder from my last post, if only you know how it brightened my days!

Well, I promised to post the pattern for the Christmas potholder in my last post, I do it right now. This pattern is from a Japanese book, I found chart via Picasa. The problem is I could not find the link again to share you here, as I printed it out and lazy me did not save the link :(. So I've uploaded the one I have to my Picasa album, you can get it if you are interested in.

For those who are not used to reading chart, I did "translate" it into US crochet term just in case. Please let me know if there are something unclear :).

You can use any yarn and hook.
Gauge: Not important.

FRONT:
With RED, make a magic circle.
1. Ch 1, sc in loop, (3 dc, 2 sc) 4 times, join to beginning chain.
2. *Ch 4, sl st in between 2 sc, repeat from * 3 times, join to beginning chain.
3. Ch 1, *sc into the ch-4 space, 5 dc, sc in the same space. Repeat from * 3 times, join to the beginning chain.
4. *Ch 6, sl st to the previous sl st, repeat from * 3 times. Join.
5. *Ch 1, sc into the ch-6 space, 8 dc, sc in the same space. Repeat from * 3 times. Join to beg ch and cut the yarn.
6. With GREEN, *ch 4, sl st to the previous sl st, repeat from * 3 times. Join to beg ch.
7. Sl st into space, *ch 3, dc decrease into the same space, ch 1, (cluster (3 dc joined), ch 1) 3 times in the same space. Repeat from * in each space around. (total 16 cluster ch 1). Join to the top of beginning chain 3.
8. Ch 4, dc in ch-1 space. *Dc, ch 1, dc* in each ch-1 space around. Cut the yarn.
9. With WHITE, sl st in to the ch-1 space, ch 3, dc in the same space, *ch 1, 2 dc, ch 1, 2 dc* around. Ch 1, 2 dc in the first space, ch 1 (made shell), join to the top of beg ch3.
10 - 11. Repeat row 9.
12. Ch 3, 2 dc in the same space, *ch 1, 3 dc, ch 1, 3 dc* around. Ch 1, 3 dc in the first space (made shell), ch 1, join to the top of beg ch3. Cut the yarn.
13. With RED, Ch 3, 2 dc in the same space, dc in the ch-1 space, *3 dc, ch 1, 3 dc, dc in the ch-1 space* around. 3 dc in the first space (made shell), ch 1, join to the top of beg ch3. Cut the yarn.
14. With WHITE, Ch 3, 3 dc in the same space, dc in the previous dc, *8 dc in the ch-1 space, dc in the previous dc* around. 4 dc in the first space (made shell of 8dc), join to the top of beg ch3. Cut the yarn.

BACK:
With RED, magic circle.
1. ch 3, 15 dc into the loop. Join to the top of 1st ch 3 (total 16 dc).
2. Ch 3, dc in the same st, 2 dc in each dc around. Join to the top of 1st ch 3 (total 32 dc).
3. With GREEN, ch 3, *2 dc in next st, dc in next st* around. Join to the top of 1st ch 3 (total 48 dc).
4. Ch 3, dc in the same st, *ch 1, 2 dc, ch 1, 2 dc* around. Ch 1, 2 dc in the first st, ch 1 (made shell), join to the top of beg ch3.
5 - 7. Repeat row 4.
8. With RED, Ch 3, 2 dc in the same space, dc in the ch-1 space, *3 dc, ch 1, 3 dc, dc in the ch-1 space* around. 3 dc in the first space (made shell), ch 1, join to the top of beg ch3. Cut the yarn.
14. With WHITE, Ch 3, 3 dc in the same space, dc in the previous dc, *8 dc in the ch-1 space, dc in the previous dc* around. 4 dc in the first space (made shell of 8dc), join to the top of beg ch3. Cut the yarn.

Edging and Hanger:
With WS facing, Join RED yarn, ch 1, sc all around, join to the beginning ch. Ch 18, skip 8sc, join to the next sc. Turn and sc increase for the remaining chains.

Hope you enjoy your weekend! :)

10 comments:

Clara said...

This is a Christmas present to all of us! You are so kind to write this out. I really appreciate the time you have taken here. Have a wonderful, wonderful day!

Anita said...

Thank you so much for sharing the pattern and so sweetly writing it out for us! Great big hugs to you my friend!

♥Anita
Everything is possible for one who believes. -Mark 9:23
http://aseknc.blogspot.com/

PattieJ said...

Ooooh Thank You so much for this pattern!! I can't wait to try it out!!

lovestitch said...

Thank you ladies for sweet words! I am happy you like it! Enjoy!

Doris Sturm said...

Aw, too bad I missed that - I love making potholders. I just became your newest follower. You do nice work!

lovestitch said...

Doris, you could try it any time :)
Thank you for your nice words and following my blog, I do appreciate!
Have a great weekend!
xxx

Summerysmile said...

Thank you so much for the chart translation!! I don't care for the charts much and usually avoid them.

Oh, and by the way, I love your button "It may be a crazy life, but its our life"! ..... Kinda how I feel about our crazy life! lol

lovestitch said...

Hi Summerysmile,
Thank you so much for your sweet words! I'm glad you like this small corner!
For the button "It may be a crazy life, but its our life"!, I got it from lovely Shabby Blog, it's free and you can get it for your own one!
Have a wonderful holiday!
LOL

DiddleDaddleDesigns said...

This is so beautiful. I'm working on it now but am a little confused as to where to join the green in step 6. Can you help? Thanks so much for sharing this with us.

Anonymous said...

thank you very much for posting this pattern for us.

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