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Poinsettia Potholder


Copyright 2004 Joyce A. Hodnett


Materials:  W. Wt. 4 ply acrylic yarn: Small Amounts of Red, Green, White, and Yellow; hook sizes I.


Beginning with yellow, chain 4, join to form a ring.


Rnd 1:  Ch 3, work 11 dc in ring (12 dc)

           Join with slip stitch in 3rd chain of beginning ch-3.

           End off yellow.


Rnd 2:  Join red with sl st in any dc, * ch 7, sc in 2nd ch from 

            hook, hdc in next chain, dc in each of the next 2 ch, hdc

            in next chain, sc in last chain, sc in next dc.  Repeat

           from * around until a total of 12 petals are made. End

           last repeat with sl st to the 1st sc, end off.


Rnd 3:  Join green with a sl st in any sc between the petals of

           last round. * Ch 3, working behind petals, skip next

           petal, make 1 dc in the next sc between petals.  Repeat

           from * around, ending with ch 3.  Join with sl st in the

           3rd ch of beginning ch-3.


Rnd 4:  * Ch 8, sc in the 2nd chain from hook, hdc in next ch, dc

            in next ch, tr in next chain, dc in next chain, hdc next ch,

            sc in last chain.  Make 3 sc in the next ch-3 space.

            Repeat from * around making 12 total petals; join with

            sl st at the base of 1st petal.  End off.


Rnd 5:  Join white with sl st in the 1st sc of any 3 sc group of

            previous rnd.  Make 2 sc in the same sc, sc in middle sc;

            make 2 sc in the next sc.  * Holding green petal forward,

            make 2 sc in the 1st sc of next group, sc in the middle sc,

            2 sc in the last sc of the same group.  Repeat from *

            around, ending with sl st in 1st sc. 


Rnd 6:  Ch 3, dc in the next sc, YO hook, insert hook in top of

            next red petal and in next sc at the same time, YO, draw

            loop thru st and petal, complete as for dc, dc in the next

            sc, * ch 1, skip next sc, dc in the next 2 sc, work next dc

            and catch the tip of next red petal as before and make

            dc in next sc.  Repeat from * around, ending with ch 1,

           skip 1 stitch, join with sl st to top of beginning ch-3.


Rnd 7:  Ch 3, dc in every dc and dc in every ch-1 sp around. join

            with sl st to top of beginning ch-3.


Rnd 8:  Ch 10 or more (for hanging thingie), join it with a sl st   

               in the same st, make a dc in next dc, * dc in next dc and 

           catch the tip of the next green petal as before, dc in the 

           next 4 dc.  Repeat from * around, joining to the base

             of the hanging loop.  End off and weave in ends.



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