Dress Potholder
Materials 3 oz worsted weight yarn - 2 different colours
Crochet hook size H
Measurments: 7 + 1/2" tall and 11 + 1/2" wide corner to corner of skirt.
1" plastic ring.
With main colour work 24 sc into ring. Join with a sl st to front lp of first sc.
Rnd 2: Ch 2 (counts as first hdc). Hdc in front loop of next 17 sc, ch 1, turn work to back and hdc in back lps of 18 sc just worked. Join with sl st to top of ch2 (36hdc).
Rnd 3: ch2, *2 hdc in next hdc, hdc in next hdc; rep from * around, remembering to work in the ch 1 sp also. End by working sl st in top of starting ch 3 (57hdc).
Rnd 4: ch 2, hdc in each st around, join with sl st to top of ch 2 (57hdc).
Rnd 5: Rep Rnd 4, changing to alt. colour when joining to top of ch 2 with sl st (57hdc).
Rnd 6: (ch 4, trc, ch 1, 2 trc) all in joining st. *sk 2 hdc (2 trc, ch 1, 2 trc) in next hdc (trc shell made). Rep from * around ending by joining to top of ch 4 with sl st (19trc shells).
At this point flatten down your work. Find the points of the shoulders. The 3rd space between shells on both the front and back will be the side edge of the skirt. You will have 4 shells in the front skirt, 5 shells in the back skirt. The 5 remaining shells on either side form the sleeves. The space between the centre shells in the front will be your starting point.
Rnd 7: In sp described above, join main colour with sl st on hook, ch 3, *(2 dc, ch 1, 2 dc) in ch 1 sp of trc shell (dc shell made), dc in sp between shells. Rep from * once, working last dc in both thicknesses (i.e. front and back) making sure you have divided front, back and sleeves as described above. Turn work over to back and work dc shell in ch 1 sp of trc shell, dc in space between shells, re from * 4 times, working last dc in both thicknesses. Turn work over to front again and work dc shell in sp of trc shell, dc in sp between shells, dc shell in ch 1 sp of trc shell, dc in sp between shells, dc shell in ch 1 sp of trc shell, join to top of ch 3 with sl st.
Rnd 8: Sl st between dc and dc shell, ch 3; *dc shell in ch 1 of dc shell, dc between dc shell and dc, dc between dc and dc shell. Rep from * around ending by joining with sl st to top of ch 3.
Rnd 9: Sl st between dc and dc shell, ch 3, *dc shell in ch 1 of dc shell, dc between dc shell and dc, dc between next 2 dc, dc between next dc and dc shell. Re from * around ending by joining with sl st to top of ch 3.
Rnds 10-13: Work pattern as established. This means that you will work a dc shell in the ch 1 sp of each dc shell in the previous rnd, and dc between dc's and dc shell. This will increase your dc between the dc shells and one each rnd. Draw through alt. colour and sl st when finished Rnd 13.
Rnd 14: Ch 1, work sc in each st around and 3 sc in each ch 1 sp of dc shell. Fasten off.