ShellStitch Potholder'45 (CPpat14)
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CROCHETED SHELL POTHOLDER
circa 1945 **NB
8 inch potholder with contrasting trim and ring
From the library of J. Barrett
and posted to CP with permission 5/96


To conform with current pattern format, the materials list has been updated and the pattern edited.
Note: This pattern calls for a single strand of Cotton worsted weight yarn. It will make a potholder roughly as thick as those inexpensive fabric ones you can now buy in grocery stores. If you want a thicker one, use a double strand of yarn, an aluminun I hook (5.5 mm). For an 8 inch potholder,
begin with a ch 20 . *Remember that you'll need twice as much yarn.

MATERIALS:
Cotton Yarn, Worsted Weight, about 2 oz. (MC) Use Southmaid #8, Lily Sugar-n-Cream, Bernat handicrafter or equivalent.
Cotton Yarn, Worsted Weight, small amount (CC)
Plastic Ring
Aluminun Crochet Hook Size G (4.5mm)
Yarn Needle

PATTERN NOTES:
Shell: Make 5 dc in designated stitch or space.

DIRECTIONS:
Row 1: With MC, Ch 24 (to measure about 8 inches), 2 dc in 4th ch from hook. *Skip 2 chains, sc in next ch, sk 2 ch, 5 dc in next ch (shell). Repeat from * across, ending with sc in last ch. Ch 3, turn.

Row 2: 2 dc in 1st sc, * sc in center dc of next shell, 5 dc in next sc. Repeat from * across, ending with sc in top st of turning ch. Ch 3, turn.

Repeat row 2 until piece is square. Fasten off.

Attach CC yarn to ring, Ch 1. Sc around ring until it is covered with yarn. Fasten off. Sew to potholder at corner.

For a Border: With CC yarn either whip stitch around potholder, or make a round of evenly spaced single crochets.

Edited by S. Guess 5/96
**NB: This note accompanied the pattern: "This one is from a book that cost ten cents in 1945! The poor thing is falling apart and very fragile."

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