Crochet Potholder

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Materials

4mm crochet hook

3-x yarn in various colours – double knit

Scissors

Darning needle

Crochet Square Pattern

Make a slip knot (photo 1) then Ch 5 – join with a slip stitch to form a ring (photo 2)

Round 1 – Make 3 ch into the ring, work 2 trebles, then ch 3

Continue to work into the ring, make 3 trebles, 3 chains, three times.

Join the last loop with a slip stitch into the beginning of the ch. This join completes the first ‘ring’ of the round.

You should have 4 shells = 12 trebles (Photo 3)

Round 2 – Ch 4 – then in the next 3-chain space – work 3 trebles, 3 ch, 3 trebles.

Repeat this until the last 3 ch space – in this space work 3 trebles, 3 ch, 2 trebles.

Join with a slip stitch to beginning ch, this completes the round.

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You should have 8 shells = 24 trebles (see photo 4)

Round 3 – make 3 ch, then into the same space – work 3 trebles, 1 ch

In the next corner space work 3 trebles, 3 ch, 3 trebles, 1 ch

Continue all the way round – join with a slip stitch – to complete the shell of the round. 

You should have 12 shells = 36 trebles.

Round 4 – make 4 ch- in the next 1 ch space work 3 trebles, 1 chain

In the next 3 chain space work – 3 trebles, 3 chain, 3 trebles, 1 ch

Then in each next 1 ch space work 3 trebles, 1 ch – repeat all around to last chain space. 

In the last ch space work 2 trebles, 1 ch

Join with a slip stitch to beginning of chain. 

You should have 16 shells = 48 trebles. 

*Follow this pattern (Round 4) to make the square larger – if you want a bigger size. *

Keep going round and change colours to make the potholder. If you want to finish at round 4 you will have a granny square. If you make more of these you will be able to stitch together to make a cushion cover or blanket.