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Crochet Adorable Potholder

Are you ready to embark on a delightful crochet journey and craft your very own adorable potholder? With just a few simple steps, you can transform a ball of yarn into a practical and charming kitchen accessory. Crocheting is not only a relaxing and enjoyable hobby, but it also allows you to add a personal touch to your home decor. You now have a delightful and adorable potholder that will not only protect your hands from hot pots and pans but also add a touch of handmade charm to your kitchen. So grab your crochet hook, unleash your creativity, and crochet your way to a beautiful and functional potholder that will make cooking a joyous experience!

Materials;

Yarn: Bernat Handicrafter Cotton (worsted weight cotton yarn)

Hook: 5.00 mm (H)

Gauge: 15 hdc = 4″, 9 rows = 4″

Finished dimensions: approximately: 7″ x 7″ square

Abbreviations: ch: chain, dc: double crochet, sl st: slip stitch, x: times, st: stitch, sts: stitches, 2-dc cluster: 2 double crochet cluster, 3-dc cluster: 3 double crochet cluster

Special Stitches:

3-dc cluster: this cluster is worked into a chain stitch, *yarn over, insert hook into the specified chain stitch, yarn over and draw through two loops on your hook* repeat from *to* a two more times, yarn over and draw the loop through all 4 loops on the hook

Note: the 3-dc cluster does not count as a stitch in the stitch totals at the end of the rows

R1: chain 25, ch 3, 3-dc cluster in the 3rd ch from the hook, turn **remember to turn the same direction each time 

R2: 1 hdc in each st across, ch 3, 3-dc cluster in the 3rd ch from the hook, turn [25]

R3: working through the unworked loop from the starting chain and the front loop, (1 hdc in each st) x 25, ch 3, 3-dc cluster in the 3rd ch from the hook, turn [25]

R4: working through the unworked loop from 2 rows prior (R2) and the front loop from the last row (R3) (1 hdc in each st across) 25 x, ch 3, 3-dc cluster in the 3rd ch from the hook, turn [25]

Repeat R4 until your piece measure approximately 7″ in length.

Last Row: working through the unworked loop and the front loop, (1 sl st in each st across) 25 x , ch 3, 3-dc cluster in the 3rd ch from the hook, sl st to the corner.
For the Hanging Loop: ch 20, turn and beginning in the 2nd ch from the hook, sl st back to the potholder and sl st to the corner to join. Finish off and weave in ends.

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