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Wednesday, December 3, 2014

Crochet 4th of July Star Potholder

 

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I wanted to make a red, white, and blue 4th of July Crochet pattern. So I thought up this nice star potholder. I really like how the crochet potholder turned out. It measures about 7 inches by 7 inches.

You can make two and attach them together for thickness.

Abbreviations:
ch=chain
hdc=half double crochet
sl st=slip stitch
2sctog=2 single crochet together decrease
sc=single crochet
H hook
Red Heart Red, white, & Blue yarn

Start the Star, blue yarn
chain 2, work 15 sc in the 2nd chain from the hook, Sl st

Rnd 1:  work 2sc in each stitch around, -30sc
Rnd 2:  Creating a star: Make 6 stars: chain 1, sl st in the next stitch, sc in the next 5 stitches, turn, -5sc
*2sctog decrease, sc in the next 3 stitches, turn -4sc
2sctog decrease, sc in the next 2 stitches, turn -3sc
2sctog decrease, sc in next stitch, turn -2sc
2sctog decrease, -1sc
chain 2, sl st in the 2nd chain from the hook, sl st in each stitch down the side of the star about 4-5 sl sts.
Rnd 1. Sl st in the sc stitch, Start the next star, sc in the next 5 stitches, *Repeat Round 2, * as seen above. for 5 more stars.
After making the 6 stars, sl st in the chain 1.
Switch the yarn to white,
Rnd 1.  slip stitch in each stitch around.
Rnd 2. chain 1, skip the first slip stitch, *hdc in the next back loop sl st., skip the next sl st, (2hdc when you get to the point of each star) *Repeat around. sl st in the chain 1.
Rnd 3. chain 1.  chain 1, skip the first slip stitch, *hdc in the next stitch., skip the next hdc, (2hdc when you get to the point of each star) *Repeat around. sl st in the chain 1.
Rnd 4. With Red yarn, sl st, chain 1, hdc in each stitch around,  (2hdc when you get to the point of each star), sl st in the chain 1.
Rnd 5. With Red yarn, sl st, chain 1, hdc in each stitch around,  (2hdc when you get to the point of each star), sl st in the chain 1. fasten off.
If you want this larger, use a larger hook, and add more rounds of each color.

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