Double Color Pot Holder/Hot Pad - - -
Jan 2006 by Gail E & Wendy G
2 skeins of contrasting colors of ww cotton yarn
size H hook
Large eye needle for weaving ends
Note: When working Row 2, Always stitch with A to A, and with B to B.
With color A, ch 29, sc in 3rd ch from hook and each ch across, going under only one loop of chain. Drop color, do not finish off.
Row 1: Attach color B with sl st to empty loop of starting chain, at the end opposite of the starting tail. ch 1, sc in same loop as sl st, and in each st across. "Fold" two rows of sc up so that they are back-to-back. ch 1, with side “A” facing you, working “over the top of the pot holder *sc in back loop of B and closest loop of A, repeat from * across. Drop color, do not finish off.
Row 2: Pick up the other color and Ch 1, turn, working over the top of the piece, sc in the horizontal bar (the horizontal bar that you will crochet into is in the same row of the color yarn you just picked up) of the row below all the way across. Ch 1 and turn.
Row 3: "Fold" (it will kind of "fold" automatically as you work along) the two rows of sc up so they are back-to-back. *sc in back loop of the row facing you and the closest loop of the row facing away from you, repeat from * across to end of row. Drop color, do not finish off.
Continue repeating rows 2 & 3 until pot holder is approximately square. End with row 2 of color A. End color B.
Last row: ch 1 with color A, turn, *sl st in back loop of B and closest loop of A, repeat from * across. Drop color, do not finish off.
ch 10, join with sc 3rd stitch away from the corner. sc in next st. hdc in first ch and each ch back to starting point, sl st to the stitch beside starting ch. End yarn, weave in ends.