Circle Pot Holder Pattern

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Approx. Diameter - 7"

You Need: Columbia-Minerva Yarn, 1 ball each of MC and CC (makes 2).
"Boye" crochet hook Size H or size to give gauge.

Gauge: 3 sc = 1"; 3 rnds =1"

With CC, ch 3. Join with a sl st to form ring.

Rnd 1: Ch 2, work 6 sc in ring. Join with sl st to first sc. Mark end of each rnd.

Rnd 2: Ch 1, 2 sc in same sc with joining, 2 sc in each sc around (12 sc). Join each rnd as before.

Note: Beg each rnd with sc in same sc with joining.

Rnd 3: Ch 1, *sc in 1 sc, 2 sc in next sc; rep from * around, cut CC, draw MC thru lp on hook (18 sc).

Rnd 4: Ch 1, sc in sc with joining, insert hook in sc 3 rnds below (first rnd), directly under sc just worked, draw up lp to height of Rnd 4, complete sc (long sc-LSC), * sc in each of next 3 sc, work LSC in sc of Rnd 1 directly below last sc worked; rep from *, end sc in each of last 2 sc (6 LSC).

Rnds 5 & 6: Ch 1, working in sc, inc 6 sts evenly spaced, not directly over incs of previous rnd (36 sc). Cut MC, draw CC thru lp. Second CC section.

Rnd 7: Rep Rnd 5 (42 sc).

Rnd 8: Sc in each sc.

Rnd 9: Rep Rnd 5 (48 sc). Cut CC, draw MC thru lp.

Rnd 10: Ch 1, sc in first sc. LSC in sc 3 rnds below (first rnd of 2nd CC section), *sk sc directly behind LSC, sc in each of next 3 sc, LSC as before (3 sc between LSC); rep from *, end sc in each of last 3 sc (12 LSC - 48 sts).

Rnd 11: Sc in each st. Join, ch 1.

Rnd 12: (Backward sc): Working from left to right, *sc in next sc, ch 1; rep from * around. Join with sl st to first sc.

Hanging Loop: Ch 8, join with sl st to same sc as last joining. Ch 1, work backward sc in each ch. Join and fasten off.

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