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Pink meets Hemp

Last weekend I made this potholder.
(Yes, another one...)
The front is made of organic hemp yarn,
the back & edging of cotton.
I quite like the combination of the rough & soft textures.

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If you're interested in the pattern, it's as simple as it looks. :-)
The front is a granny square of nine rows.
The back is a solid square, also of nine rounds.
I used a 3 mm hook.
The pattern for the back is as follows (American terminology):

ByHaafner, crochet, potholder, pastel, granny square, pink, organic hemp yarn, Rosenthal teapot, crochet crabstitch

Chain 6 and slipstitch to form a ring.
 Round 1:
20 double crochet (dc) in the ring. Join with a slipstitch.
 Round 2:
[in 1 dc of the previous round: 2 dc, chain 2, 2 dc. Then 1 dc in each of the next 4 stitches.] 4x.
Join with a slipstitch.
 Round 3
[in the corner space: 2dc, chain 2, 2 dc. Then dc in each of the next stitches till the next corner space.] 4x
Join with a slipstitch. 
♦ Rounds 4-9: repeat round 3. (The number of stitches between the corners will increase.)

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For the loop you can use a key chain as a base, then single crochet on it.
You can sew or crochet it to your potholder (I did a bit of both.)
I then single crocheted the back and front together, using the cotton (one round).
To make an edging I used the crab stitch, which is fun doing.
It's a backward single crochet; on YouTube you'll find lots of great tutorials.

Okay, that's quite enough about one potholder.
I hope you haven't falling asleep. :-)
Thanks for visiting! Wishing you all a very fine day.
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10 comments:

  1. Wow, I love the edging stitch! Never heard of the crab stitch but I'm sure to look it up. I've been looking for a neat stitch to finish some of my WIP's and this might be suitable for a few of them. Thanks ;)

    love, Kirsten

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    1. My pleasure - I'm glad you like it!

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  2. Beautiful colours. The tea pot is lovely too. Time to go make a cup of tea methinks

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    1. Thanks! Yes, making yourself a cup of tea is always a good idea. :-)

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  3. Simple, but so nice. I actually need one, so I will give it a try...Thanks for the inspiration!

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  4. Very pretty. I like the yarn combination.

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  5. So beautiful! Thanks for sharing the pattern!! Love the colors! Have a lovely day! xo Heather

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  6. it's lovely, thank you for the pattern. The 'crab' stich is really effective. It all looks very sophisticated with the finer yarn and pretty colours! Heather x

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  7. so lovely ,very soft color ,and very new border,thanks for sharing the pattern with us,xox,zohreh

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