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 Dolled-Up Potholder
(For Decorative use only)

by Fran Settipane (c) 1998
Donated to Crochet Partners and Posted with Permission.
Please do not reprint this pattern in any form without the designer's permission.
(see note below)
Model crocheted by Fran Settipane

Pattern tested by Judy Young

Materials:
2 oz. Worsted weight acrylic main color
2 oz. Worsted weight acrylic contrast color
1 size G crochet hook
1 doll face (Fiber Craft #4228-99) 4 ¼ inches
1 shank button
pom-pon maker
(optional) Mini quick curls (hair)-Fiber craft
(optional) Small amount of Fiber Fill

Notes:
For Decorative use only.

Directions:

HAT:

With main color ch 8, join to make circle.

Rnd 1: Ch 1, 16 sc in circle. Join with sl st to first sc. (16 sc)

Rnd 2: Ch 3 (counts as dc on all rnds), *2 dc in next st, 1 dc in next st*. Repeat * to * around to last st, 2 dc in last st. Join to top of ch 3. (24 dc)

Rnd 3: Ch 4, (counts as tr), *2 tr in next st, 1 tr in next st*. Repeat * to * around to last st, 2 tr in last St. Join in top of beg ch 4. (36 tr)

Rnd 4: Work this row in back loop only. (Front loop will be used later) Ch 4, (this counts as a dc, ch 1). *Dc in next st, ch 1* . Repeat from * to * around. Join in 3rd chain of beg ch 4. (36 dc, 36 ch 1)

HAT EDGING:

Ch 1, sc in same st, *ch 3, sc in same st, sk ch 1 sp, sc in next dc*. Repeat * to * around to last dc, sc in last dc, ch 3, sc in same st. Join with sl st to beg ch 1. Finish off. (36 ch 3 loops) (If you like, you can use the contrast color to make this row)

PETALS:

Turn piece so wrong side is facing you. Fold hat edging toward you. Working in unused front loops of rn 4, join contrasting color with sl st to any unused loop. Ch 3, 4 dc in same loop the. Sl St in next 2 unused loops, 5 dc in next loop*. Repeat * to * around to last 2 sts. Sl st in these 2 sts, join to beg sl st. Finish off (12 petals)

HAT TIE:

With contrast or main color (your preference) ch 100, cut yarn. Weave ch in and out through ch 3 spaces of “hat edging” rnd. Pull strings lightly to “cup hat. Place face in center, bring ruffled edges up around face and neck. Tighten with strings. Tie into a bow. (you can put some fiber-fill behind the face if desired, to fill it out).

Make 2 medium sized pom-pons according to directions on pom-pon maker. (you can use strands of both colors to make.) Leave a long string on each Pom-pon to attach to each end of hat strings.

Attach 1 pom-pon to each end of chain by threading pom-pon string through end of chain on each side of tie. Tie securely.

Hair may be added to doll head if desired.

POTHOLDER:

With main color, ch 4, join to form a ring.

Rnd 1: Ch 1, 12 sc in ring, join with sl st to first sc. (12 sc)

Rnd 2: Ch 3, dc in same st, 2 dc in each st around. Join to beg ch 3. (24 dc)

Rnd 3: Ch 3, *2 dc in next st, 1 dc in next st*. Repeat * to * around to last st. 2 dc in last st. Join to top of beg ch 3. (36 dc)

Rnd 4: Ch 3, 1 dc in next st, 2 dc in next st. *1 dc in next 2 st,. 2 dc in next st,*. Repeat * to * around. Join to top of beg ch 3. (48 dc)

Rnd 5: Ch 3, working this rnd in back loops only, dc in next 2 st, 2 dc in next st, *1 dc in next 3 st, 2 dc in next st* . Repeat * to * around. Join to top of beg ch 3. Ch 10 (loop for attaching potholder to back of head) sl st in same st as joining. Finish Off. (60 dc)

PETALS:

Rnd 6: Working in both loops, join contrast color with a sl st in first st to left of where you joined Loop. Ch 1, sc in same st, *5 dc in next st, sl st in next 2 sts.* Repeat * to * around. Join to first sc working behind hanging loop. Finish Off.

Join contrast color with sl st to any unworked st in rnd 4. Ch 1, *sl st in next st, ch 1*. Repeat * to * around. Join to beg sl st. Finish off.

LOOP FOR HANGING:

Leaving a 6” tail of yarn, with double strand of yarn, ch 12. Finish off leaving 6 inches of yarn.

Using 6” ends, tie both ends of “hook” to back of head on top of first round (above center hole). Hook should be positioned so that front of face is straight. Weave in ends.

BUTTON:

Take small shank button. Tie button to back of head at bottom of rnd 1 (below center hole). Using a piece of yarn. Tie button directly below loop. Weave in ends.

Attach potholder to button on back of head.


NOTE: This pattern is for personal use only. Please don't post it in any form without designer's express permission. This is an original design by Fran Settipane and is posted at the CP Pattern Library with permission.

Please direct reprint requests to designer at sasjr@flash.net. (The designer's address was valid when this pattern was posted. If it is no longer valid, please check one of the internet search engines for an updated address.)

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