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Checkerboard Potholder
Design by Lorna Halnan, April 1996


Model crocheted by designer


MATERIALS:

Worsted weight 4 ply yarn, 2 oz. of off-white, 3 oz. of contrasting color,
Crochet hook size F.

  • NOTE: Changing colors - drop first color; with second color pull through last two loops of stitch. Carry yarn not being used along wrong side of work, pick up when needed. --LH


    DIRECTIONS:
    SIDE 1: FRONT

  • Row 1: With off-white chain 25. Sc in second ch from hook, sc in next 2 ch, sc in next ch but pull through contrasting color in last half of sc. With contrast color *sc in next 4 ch, pulling through opposite color in last half of fourth sc. Repeat from * 4 times., on last sc of row don't pull through opposite color, ch 1, turn.

  • Row 2: (wrong side of work) *Sc in next 4 sc, on fourth sc bring opposite color forward and pull through last two stitches of sc. Repeat from * 4 times, sc in last 4 sc in row, ch 1, turn.

  • Row 3: Repeat Row 2. Remember to keep dropped color to wrong side of work.

  • Row 4: Repeat Row 2, but at end of row 4, instead of ch 1, pull through opposite color.

  • Rows 5-28:
    For all even rows repeat Row 2.
    For all odd rows repeat Row 3.
    Every four rows switch color at end of row.

  • Row 29: At end of Row 28 pull through contrasting color instead of ch 1 (tie off off-white), turn * sc in each stitch across to corner, 3 sc in corner, sc in end of each row, 3 sc in corner, repeat from * once, 2 sc in same stitch as first sc, join with slip stitch in first sc, tie off.

    SIDE 2: BACK

  • Row 1: With contrasting color ch 25, sc in second sc from hook, sc in each ch across, ch 1 turn.

  • Row 2: Sc in each sc across, ch 1, turn.

  • Rows 3-28: Repeat Row 2. Repeat Row 29 of side one, starting at *. Hold front and back pieces wrong sides together, working through both thicknesses in back loops, join off-white with sc in corner stitch. Sc in each stitch around, 3 sc in corners, join to first sc with slip stitch, ch 1, don't turn.

    Reverse sc (crab stitch) in each stitch around, join, chain 10, join to first ch, slip stitch in each chain stitch, join, tie off. ####

  • This is an original design by Lorna Halnan and is posted to Crochet Partners by permission. Direct reprint requests to designer at lhalnan@cdsnet.net.

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