Free Crochet Pattern Grape Cluster Potholder #63

Grape Cluster Potholder

FP115

Original Design By: Maggie Weldon

Copyright 2012 Maggie Weldon

Skill: Easy
Size: 8 ½” across.
Materials: Worsted Weight Yarn; Purple (P) – ½ oz, 28 yd (14 g, 25 m); Green (G) – 1 oz, 55 yd (28 g, 50 m); White (W) – ½ oz, 28 yd (14 g, 25 m); Yarn Needle.
Crochet Hook: Size I-9 (5.50 mm) or size needed to obtain gauge.
Gauge: Rnd 1 = 2 ½” across.

JOINING WITH SC
When instructed to join with sc, begin with sl knot on hook, insert hook in st or sp indicated, yo and pull up a loop, yo and draw through both loops on hook.

Special Stitches
Beginning Popcorn (beg-pc): Ch 4, 4 tr in st or sp indicated, drop lp from hook, insert hook from front to back in 3rd ch of beg ch-3, pick up dropped lp, pull through lp on hook.
Popcorn (pc): 5 tr in wt or sp indicated, drop lp from hook, insert hook from front to back in top of first tr, pick up dropped lp, pull through lp on hook.

Front
Rnd 1: With P, ch 6, sl st in first ch to form ring; beg-pc, ch 4, (pc, ch 4) 5 times; join with sl st to beg-pc. (6 pcs)
Rnd 2: Sl st in ch-4 sp, (beg-pc, ch 4, pc) in same sp, ch 4, (pc, ch 4, pc) in each ch-4 sp around, ch 4; join with sl st to beg-pc. (12 pcs) Finish off and weave in ends.
Rnd 3: With right side facing, join G with sl st to any ch-4 sp, ch 4 (counts as first tr), (tr, ch 3, 2 tr) in same sp, (2 tr, ch 3, 2 tr) in each ch-4 sp around; join with sl st to first tr. (48 tr)
Rnd 4: With right side facing, join W with sl st to any ch-3 sp, ch 3 (counts as first dc now and throughout), 5 dc in same sp, 6 dc in each ch-3 sp around; join with sl st to first dc. (72 dc)
Rnd 5: Ch 3, dc in each of next 4 sts, 2 dc in next st, (dc in next 5 sts, 2 dc in next st) around; join. (84 dc) Finish off and weave in ends.

Back
Rnd 1: With G, ch 1, (center ch), ch 3, work 11 dc in center ch; join with sl st to first dc. (12 dc)
Rnd 2: Ch 3, 2 dc in each st around; join. (24 dc)
Rnd 3: Ch 3, 2 dc in next st, (dc in next st, 2 dc in next st) around; join. (36 dc)
Rnd 4: Ch 3, dc in next st, 2 dc in next st, (dc in next 2 sts, 2 dc in next st) around; join. (48 dc)
Rnd 5: Ch 3, dc in next 2 sts, 2 dc in next st, (dc in next 3 sts, 2 dc in next st) around; join. (60 dc)
Rnd 6: Ch 3, dc in next 3 sts, 2 dc in next st, (dc in next 4 sts, 2 dc in next st) around; join. (72 dc)
Rnd 7: Ch 3, dc in next 4 sts, 2 dc in next st, (dc in next 5 sts, 2 dc in next st) around; join. (84 dc) Finish off and weave in ends.

Finishing
With wrong sides together and Front facing, working through both sides at the same time, join G with sc to any st, ch 15, sl st in sc just made (hanger made), sc in same st as joining, work 88 sc evenly spaced around; join with sl st to first sc. (90 sc) Finish off and weave in ends.

All Rights Reserved ©2012 Maggie Weldon

Enjoy,
Maggie

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