Free Crochet Pattern ~ Strawberry Potholder
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Strawberry Potholder

Materials: Worsted Weight Yarn 2 oz Red & Green
Crochet Hook Size G or 4.50 mm

With Green ch 4, join with slip st to form a ring.

Rnd 1: Ch 3 (counts as first dc, now and throughout), dc in ring, ch 2, (2 dc, ch 2) 5 times in ring; join
with slip st to first dc (now and throughout): 6 ch-2 sps.

Note: Work beginning shell as follows: slip st in next dc and in first ch-2 sp, ch 3, (dc, ch 2, 2 dc) in
same sp.

Rnd 2: Work beginning shell, ch 2, (2 dc, ch 2, 2 dc) in next ch-2 sp (shell made), ch 1, 9 dc in next ch-2
sp, ch 1, work shell in next ch-2 sp, ch 2, work shell in next ch-2 sp, ch 1, 9 dc in next ch-2 sp, ch 1;
join.

Rnd 3: Work beginning shell, *ch 2, skip next ch-2 sp, work shell in next shell (ch-2 sp), ch 1, 2 dc in
neach of next 4 dc, dc in next dc, 2 dc in each of next 4 dc, ch 1*, work shell in next shell, repeat from
* to * once; join.

Rnd 4: Work beginning shell, * ch 2, work shelll in next shell, ch 1, dc in next 17 dc, ch 1 *, work shell
in next shell, repeat from * to * once; join, finish off.

Rnd 5: Join Red with slip st in beginning shell; ch 3, (dc, ch 2, 2 dc) in same sp, * ch 2, work shell in
next shell, ch 1, work FPdc around next 17 dc (front post dc - work dc from front to back around post
of next st from right to left), ch 1 *, work shell in next shell, repeat from * to * once; join.

Rnd 6: Work beginning shell, * ch 2, work shell in next shell, ch 1, work FPdc around each FPdc to next
ch-1 sp, ch 1 *, work shell in next shell, repeat from * to * once; join.

Note: Work FPdc decrease as follow: (yo, pull up a loop around post of next FPdc, yo and draw through
2 loops on hook) twice, yo and draw through all 3 loops on hook.

Rnd 7: (decrease rnd): Work beginning shell, * ch 2, work shell in next shell, ch 1, work FPdc
decrease, work FPdc around each FPdc to within 2 FPdc of next ch-1 sp, work FPdc decrease, ch 1*,
work shell in next shell, repeat from * to * once; join.

Rnds 8 and 9: Repeat Rnd 6 twice.

Rnd 10: Repeat Rnd 7.

Rnd 11: Repeat Rnd 6.

Rnds 12 to 16: Repeat Rnd 7, 5 times.

Rnd 17: Work beginning shell, * ch 2, work shell in next shell, ch 1, skip next FPdc, work FPdc around
next Fpdc, ch 1 *, work shell in next shell, repeat from * to * once; join.

Rnd 18: Slip st in next dc and in first ch-2 sp, ch 3, dc in same sp, work 2 dc in each of next 3 shells;
join, finish off.

Finishing: Join Green with slip st at top of strawberry and ch 8, join with slip st to form ring. Work 25
sc in ring, slip st in first sc; join with slip st in same st as beginning ch-8; finish off.
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