FLOWER AND SPIDER
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The sample for this potholder is crocheted with filet #2 . If you want a more compact potholder, you can crochet it using filet #1 technique. The inner part of flower is composed with a spider, a common stitch in filet items; if you follow the diagram legend with attention, you should not have problems in accomplishing it.
Size : 17 cm wide (6.8 inches) x 16.5 cm high (6.5 inches) .
Material : Pearl cotton # 8, hook 1.3 mm (Boye steel #10) white and red you can substitute with Cebelia #20 or equivalent cordonnet thread (but the gauge can slightly vary)
With white, start with 76 ch.
Row 1. Tr in 5th ch from hook, and in next 71 chs 4 ch, turn: 72 tr, corresponding to 24 full squares.
Rows 2-22. Proceed following the diagram. (If the above link does not work, click here)
At the end of row 22 cut thread
With red , start with 76 ch
Row 1 Tr in 4th ch from hook, and in next 71 chs 4 ch, turn : 72 tr
Row 2 - 22. Tr in ea. dc 4 ch, turn.
At the end of row 22, do not cut thread, but work buttonhole in the corner you are in.
BUTTONHOLE sc ,18 ch, sl st in sc work 24 sc in loop, end with a sl st in starting sc . Do not cut thread, but work edging.
Join front and back with sc edging all around the four sides, with blue thread. You will have a nice visual effect if you crochet edging in this way: - Taking both and front side with hook, (2 sc between next two dc, sk next 2 dc).
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ŠPatrizia Pisani, 1998-2007
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