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Saturday, July 24, 2010
Gothic Stained-glass Potholder
Here is my most recent potholder, a variation inspired by the Gehaekelte Topflappen pattern. I have been admiring some similar "kaleidoscope" potholders made by a Ravelry friend, Claudia, and decided to make this one. I wrote out my varied version here:
Gothic Stained-Glass Potholder (inspired by the Gaehaekelte Topflappen by Creadoo)
Yarns: Elann Sonata, Omega Sinfonia, Red Heart Crème de la Crème, Tahki Stacy Charles Classic Cotton or a similar weight yarn (various colors and Black)
Hook size: B
Finished Potholder size: 7 – 7.5”
Stitches used: magic ring, fpdc, fptrc (only used when there are two rows of same color), ch, sc, dc, picot - if you need instructions, there are many tutorials on the web
Row 1: With first color, make a magic ring, ch 3 for beginning dc, dc 11 into ring, join. (12) (Ch 3 will count as beginning dc in every round).
Row 2: Ch 3, dc in same st, 2 dc in each st around. join. (24).
Row 3: Change to black, Ch 3, dc in same st, 2 dc in each st around. join. (48)
Row 4: Change to next color, ch 5, dc in same st, sk 2, *dc, 2 sc, dc in same st, sk 2*follow * to *around. join. (should have 16 ch 2 spaces).
Row 5: with same color, ch 3, 1 dc in same sp, ch 1, 2 dc in same sp, 2 dc, ch 1, 2 dc in each ch 2 sp around. join.
Row 6. Using black, sc in each dc and ch 1 sp, making a fptrc in valley, around. join.
Row 7: With next color, ch 3, 2 dc, ch 1, 3 dc in same sp, 3 dc ch1 3 dc in each “point” around. join.
Row 8: Using black, make same as row 6, only using fpdc instead of fptrc, around. join.
Row 9: With next color, ch 3, 3 dc, ch 1, 4 dc in same sp, 4 dc ch 1, 4 dc in each “point” around. join.
Row 10: Using black, make same as row 8. join.
Make 2 sides for potholder.
Joining: Using black, sc in each st around, making picots at each "point", join. Add a bone ring, sc around it. Finish off.
The pattern for the Chicken Potholder pictured above can be found in a booklet called "The Ultimate Book of Potholders", issued by Annie's Attic. I recently found a free pattern online, here, that is very similar.
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