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Friday, November 28, 2014

more potholders

following last year's post about potholders, i just made some more, cutting the yarn from my husband's discarded - and thoroughly washed! - thermal underwear and few colored t-shirts. here's a complete tutorial.

- with the off-white yarn, crochet a chain of 15 stitches, then single crochet 4 rows
- cut off the yarn, leaving a 4" length, then single crochet 1 row in blue
- cut off the yarn, leaving a 4" length, then single crochet 1 row in off-white
- cut off the yarn, leaving a 4" length, then single crochet 3 rows in blue
- cut off the yarn, leaving a 4" length, then single crochet 8 rows in off-white
- cut off the yarn, leaving a 4" length, then single crochet 1 row in blue, only this time, when you get to the end of the row, make 3 single crochet stitches in the last stitch, and then keep crocheting down the side and all round the square. each time you get to a corner, make 3 single crochet stitches in the corner stitch.
- finally, on the last corner, crochet a loop of about 10 chain stitches, before making 2 more single crochet stitches in your very first blue stitch.
- cast off your work by cutting off your yarn and pulling this strand al the way through the last stitch and tighten. using the crochet hook, tuck under all the loose strands.

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