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Granny

Your Nana's
Nothing says retro like an over-the-top potholder, and these cute and colorful numbers are the perfect project for playing with color and stitches. Grandma would be proud!
By Maryse Roudier

What Youll Need


YARN COATS Crme de la Crme, 2oz/71g balls, each approx 99yd/90m (cotton) 1 ball each: #628 Minty (A) #252 Brite Orange (B) #255 Tea Rose (C) #500 Aqua (D) #12 Black (E) CROCHET HOOK Size H (5mm) crochet hook or any size to obtain correct gauge NOTIONS Yarn needle
Skill Level: Easy
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Abbreviations used in this pattern ch(s) chain(s) sl st slip stitch dc double crochet st(s) stitch(es) sc single crochet * Repeat directions following * as many times as indicated. [ ] Work directions inside brackets into st indicated. ( ) Work directions inside parentheses into st indicated. SPECIAL TECHNIQUE adjustable ring method Holding the yarn a few inches from the end, wrap around your finger. Do not remove wrap from finger, insert hook into the wrap and draw up a loop of working yarn. Chain one to secure the loop, and remove ring from finger. Work stitches of first round in the ring. Pull gently, but firmly, on tail to tighten ring.

Note 1 To change colors, work last stitch of old color until 2 loops remain on hook, drop old color, yarn over with new color and draw through 2 loops on hook. Continue with new color until next color change. 2 Potholder 3 is shown in two color options, one the inverse of the other.

the yarn

FINISHED MEASUREMENTS
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Potholder 1 Approximately 7"/18cm diameter Potholder 2 Approximately 7"/19.5cm diameter Potholder 3 Approximately 6"/16cm across center Potholder 4 Approximately 7"/18cm across center GAUGE Gauge is not important.

POTHOLDER 1 Front With A, form an adjustable ring. Round 1 (right side) Work 9 sc in ring; join with sl st in first sc9 sc. Round 2 Ch 1, 2 sc in same st as joining, 2 sc in each st around; join with sl st in first sc, changing to B18 sc. www.crochettoday.com

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Round 3 With B, ch 1, sc in front loop of same Round 7 With A, ch 3, [dc in next 3 sts, 2 st as joining, 3 dc in front loop of next st, *sc in dc in next st] 2 times, [dc in next 4 sts, 2 dc front loop of next st, 3 dc in front loop of next in next st, dc in next 3 sts, 2 dc in next st] 3 st; repeat from * around; join with sl st in first times; join with sl st in 3rd ch of beginning chsc9 sc and 9 groups of 3 dc. 3, changing to B44 dc. Round 4 Sl st in back loop of first st on Round Round 8 With B, repeat Round 322 sc and 2, ch 3 (counts as dc here and throughout), 22 groups of 3 dc. working in remaining back loop of each st on Round 9 (Sl st, ch 3, dc) in back loop of first Round 2, dc in next st, [2 dc in next st, dc st on Round 7, working in remaining back loop in next st] 8 times; join with sl st in 3rd ch of of each st on Round 7, dc in next 3 sts, *[2 dc beginning ch-326 dc. in next st, dc in next 3 sts, 2 dc in next st, dc Round 5 Repeat Round 313 sc and 13 in next 4 sts] twice*, 2 dc in next st, dc in next groups of 3 dc. 3 sts; repeat from * to * once; join with sl st in Round 6 (Sl st, ch 3, dc) in back loop of first st 3rd ch of beginning ch-354 dc. on Round 4, working in remaining back loop of Round 10 Repeat Round 327 sc and 27 each st on Round 4, *dc in next 2 sts, [2 dc in groups of 3 dc. next st, dc in next st, 2 dc in next st, dc in next Round 11 Sl st in back loop of first st on 2 sts] 2 times*, 2 dc in next st; repeat from * Round 9, ch 3, working in remaining back loop to * once; join with sl st in 3rd ch of beginning of each st on Round 9, *dc in next 4 sts, 2 dc ch-3, changing to A36 dc. GRANDMAS POTHOLDERS in next st, [dc in next 6 sts, 2 dc in next st] 3
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times*, dc in next st; repeat from * to * once; join with sl st in 3rd ch of beginning ch-3, changing to A62 dc. Round 12 With A, ch 3, [dc in next 5 sts, 2 dc in next st] 5 times, dc in next 6 sts, 2 dc in next st, [dc in next 5 sts, 2 dc in next st] 4 times; join with sl st in 3rd ch of beginning ch-372 dc. Fasten off. Back With A, form an adjustable ring. Rounds 1 and 2 Work same as Rounds 1 and 2 on Front. Do not change color at end of Round 2. Round 3 Ch 3 (counts as dc here and throughout), dc in next st, [2 dc in next st, dc in next st] 8 times; join with sl st in 3rd ch of beginning ch-326 dc. Round 4 Ch 3, dc in same st as joining, *dc in next 2 sts, [2 dc in next st, dc in next st, 2

Potholder 1 front

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dc in next st, dc in next 2 sts] 2 times*, 2 dc in next st; repeat from * to * once; join with sl st in 3rd ch of beginning ch-336 dc. Round 5 Ch 3, [dc in next 3 sts, 2 dc in next st] 2 times, [dc in next 4 sts, 2 dc in next st, dc in next 3 sts, 2 dc in next st] 3 times; join with sl st in 3rd ch of beginning ch-344 dc. Round 6 Ch 3, dc in same st as joining, dc in next 3 sts, *[2 dc in next st, dc in next 3 sts, 2 dc in next st, dc in next 4 sts] twice*, 2 dc in next st, dc in next 3 sts; repeat from * to * once; join with sl st in 3rd ch of beginning ch-354 dc. Round 7 Ch 3, *dc in next 4 sts, 2 dc in next st, [dc in next 6 sts, 2 dc in next st] 3 times*, dc inPOTHOLDERS next st; repeat from * to * GRANDMAS once; join with DIAGRAM 2 sl st in 3rd ch of beginning ch-362 dc. Round 8 Ch 3, [dc in next 5 sts, 2 dc in next

st] 5 times, dc in next 6 sts, 2 dc in next st, [dc in next 5 sts, 2 dc in next st] 4 times; join with sl st in 3rd ch of beginning ch-372 dc. Fasten off. Assembly Place front and back with wrong sides together. With front facing and working through both thicknesses around, join B with sc in any st on last round, sc in next st and in each st around, sc in same sc as joining, ch 10 for hanging loop; join with sl st in first sc72 sc. Fasten off.

Tip

Get creative and make your potholders with any colors you desire!

POTHOLDER 2 Front With E, make an adjustable ring. Rounds 1 and 2 Work same as Rounds 1 and 2 on front of potholder 1. Do not change color at end of Round 2. Round 3 Ch 3 (counts as dc here and throughout), dc in next st, [2 dc in next st, dc in next st] 8 times; join with sl st in 3rd ch of beginning ch-326 dc. Round 4 Ch 3, dc in same ch as joining, *dc in next 2 sts, [2 dc in next st, dc in next st, 2 dc in next st, dc in next 2 sts] 2 times*, 2 dc in next st; repeat from * to * once; join with sl st in 3rd ch of beginning ch-3, changing to A36 dc. Round 5 With A, work same as Round 3 on front of potholder 118 sc and 18 groups of 3 dc. Round 6 Work same as Round 7 on front of potholder 144 dc. Round 7 Work same as Round 3 on front of potholder 122 sc and 22 groups of 3 dc. Round 8 Work same as Round 9 on front of potholder 1, working in back loop of sts on Round 6 and changing to E in joining sl st54 dc. Round 9 With E, ch 3, *dc in next 4 sts, 2 dc in next st, [dc in next 6 sts, 2 dc in next st] 3 times*, dc in next st; repeat from * to * once; join with sl st in 3rd ch of beginning ch-362 dc. Round 10 With E, work same as Round 12 on front of potholder 172 dc. Fasten off.

Potholder 1 and 2 Back

8 7 6 5 4 3 2 1

POTHOLDER 1 BACK

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Back With A, make an adjustable ring. Rounds 14 Work same as Rounds 14 on back of potholder 1, changing to E in joining sl st on Round 4. Rounds 5 and 6 With E, work same as Rounds 5 and 6 on back of potholder 1, changing to A in joining sl st on Round 6. Rounds 7 and 8 With A, work same as Rounds 7 and 8 on back of potholder 1. Assembly Place front and back with wrong sides together. With front facing and working through both thicknesses around, join A with sc in any st on last round, 3 dc in next st, *sc in next st, 3 dc in next st; repeat from * around; sl st in first sc, ch 10 for hanging loop; join with sl st in same sc36 sc and 36 groups of 3 dc. Fasten off.

POTHOLDER 3 Front With C, form an adjustable ring.

Round 1 (right side) Work 8 sc in ring; join with sl st in first sc8 sc. Round 2 Ch 1, 3 sc in same st as joining, sc in next st, [3 sc in next st, sc in next st] 3 times; join with sl st in first sc16 sc. Round 3 Ch 1, sc in same st as joining, 3 sc in next st for corner, [sc in next 3 sts, 3 sc in next st for corner] 3 times; sc in last 2 sts; join with sl st in first sc, changing to D24 sc. Round 4 With D, ch 1, sc in front loop of same st as joining, 3 dc in front loop of next st, *sc in front loop of next st, 3 dc in front loop of next st; repeat from * around; join with sl st in first sc12 sc and 12 groups of 3 dc. Round 5 Sl st in back loop of first st on Round 3, ch 3 (counts as dc here and throughout), working in remaining back loop of each st on Round 3, dc in next st, 3 dc in next st for corner, [dc in next 5 sts, 3 dc in next st for corner]

GRANDMAS POTHOLDERS DIAGRAM 3 Potholder 2 front

10 9 8 7 6 5 4 3 2 1

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Potholder 3 front

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POTHOLDER 3 FRONT

3 times; dc in last 3 sts; join with sl st in 3rd ch of beginning ch-332 dc. Round 6 Repeat Round 416 sc and 16 groups of 3 dc. Round 7 Sl st in back loop of first st on Round 5, ch 3, working in remaining back loop of each st on Round 5, dc in next 2 sts, 3 dc in next st for corner, [dc in next 7 sts, 3 dc in next st for corner] 3 times; dc in last 4 sts; join with sl st in 3rd ch of beginning ch-3, changing to C40 dc. Round 8 With C, ch 3, dc in next 3 sts, 3 dc in next st for corner, [dc in next 9 sts, 3 dc in next st for corner] 3 times; dc in last 5 sts; join with sl st in 3rd ch of beginning ch-3, changing to D48 dc. www.crochettoday.com

Round 9 With D, repeat Round 424 sc and 24 groups of 3 dc. Round 10 Sl st in back loop of first st on Round 8, ch 3, working in remaining back loop of each st on Round 8, dc in next 4 sts, 3 dc in next st for corner, [dc in next 11 sts, 3 dc in next st for corner] 3 times; dc in last 6 sts; join with sl st in 3rd ch of beginning ch-356 dc. Round 11 Repeat Round 4, changing to C in joining sl st28 sc and 28 groups of 3 dc. Round 12 With C, sl st in back loop of first st on Round 10, ch 3, working in remaining back loop of each st on Round 10, dc in next 5 sts, 3 dc in next st for corner, [dc in next 13 sts, 3 dc in next st for corner] 3 times; dc in last 7 sts;

join with sl st in 3rd ch of beginning ch-364 dc. Fasten off. Back With C, make an adjustable ring. Rounds 13 Work same as Rounds 13 on front. Do not change color at end of Round 3. Round 4 Ch 3 (counts as dc here and throughout, dc in next st, 3 dc in next st for corner, [dc in next 5 sts, 3 dc in next st for corner] 3 times; dc in last 3 sts; join with sl st in 3rd ch of beginning ch-332 dc. Round 5 Ch 3, dc in next 2 sts, 3 dc in next st for corner, [dc in next 7 sts, 3 dc in next st for corner] 3 times; dc in last 4 sts; join with sl st

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Potholder 3 back
8 7 6 5 4 3 2 1

in 3rd ch of beginning ch-340 dc. Round 6 Work same as Round 8 on front48 dc. Round 7 Ch 3, dc in next 4 sts, 3 dc in next st for corner, [dc in next 11 sts, 3 dc in next st for corner] 3 times; dc in last 6 sts; join with sl st in 3rd ch of beginning ch-356 dc. Round 8 Ch 3, dc in next 5 sts, 3 dc in next st for corner, [dc in next 13 sts, 3 dc in next st for corner] 3 times; dc in last 7 sts; join with sl st in 3rd ch of beginning ch-364 dc. Fasten off. Assembly Place front and back with wrong sides together. With front facing and working through both thicknesses around, join D with sc in center dc in any corner, sc in same st as joining, sc in each st around, working 3 sc in center dc in each corner, sc in same st as joining, ch 10 for hanging loop; join with sl st in first sc72 sc. Fasten off.

GRANDMAS POTHOLDERS DIAGRAM 6 Potholder 4 front

POTHOLDER 3 BACK

10 9 8 7 6 5 4 3 2 1

POTHOLDER 4 Front With C, form an adjustable ring. Rounds 13 Work same as Rounds 1-3 on front of potholder 3. Do not change color at end of Round 3. Round 4 Ch 3 (counts as dc here and throughout), dc in next st, 3 dc in next st for corner, [dc in next 5 sts, 3 dc in next st for corner] 3 times; dc in last 3 sts; join with sl st in 3rd ch of beginning ch-3, changing to E32 dc. Round 5 With E, work same as Round 4 on

POTHOLDER 5 FRONT

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front of potholder 316 sc and 16 groups of 3 dc. Round 6 Work same as Round 7 on front of potholder 3, working in back loop of sts on Round 440 dc. Do not change color at end of round. Round 7 Work same as Round 4 on front of potholder 320 sc and 20 groups of 3 dc. Round 8 Sl st in back loop of first st on Round 6, ch 3, working in back loop of each st on Round 6, dc in next 3 sts, 3 dc in next st for corner, [dc in next 9 sts, 3 dc in next st for corner] 3 times; dc in last 5 sts; join with sl st in 3rd ch of beginning ch-3, changing to D48 dc. Rounds 9 and 10 With D, work same as Rounds 7 and 8 on back of potholder 3. Back With C, form an adjustable ring. Rounds 13 Work same as Rounds 13 on front of potholder 3, changing to E in joining sl st on Round 3. Rounds 4 and 5 With E, work same as Rounds 4 and 5 on back of potholder 3, changing to D in joining sl st on Round 5. Rounds 68 With D, work same as Rounds 68 on back of potholder 3. Assembly Place front and back with wrong sides together. With front facing and working through both thicknesses around, join E with sc in center dc in any corner, 3 dc in next st, *sc in next st, 3 dc in next st; repeat from * around, sl st in first sc, ch 10 for hanging loop; join with sl st in same sc32 sc and 32 groups of 3 dc. Fasten off. Finishing Weave in all ends.

Tip

Make the potholders into trivets by working only the front, continuing rounds in single crochet until desired size and increasing stitches as necessary to keep flat.

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