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Crochet Potholder and Matching Dishcloth

Crochet potholders and matching dishcloths are a charming addition to any kitchen. Not only do they add a touch of handmade warmth, but they also serve a practical purpose by protecting your hands and surfaces from hot pots and pans. The beauty of crocheting these items lies in the creative freedom it offers — from selecting the perfect yarn colors to experimenting with different crochet stitches to achieve unique textures. Whether you're a seasoned crocheter or a beginner looking for a fun project, making a set of matching potholders and dishcloths is a delightful way to add a personal touch to your kitchen and bring a smile to your face every time you use them.

Matierials: For both dishcloth & potholders — 3.5 ozs. color #46N Rose pink of Lily Sugar'n Cream 4-ply worsted wt. 100% cotton yarn, 2 oz. Ivory #7 Sugar'n Cream Yarn, 2 small plastic rings for hanging potholder. Size G crochet hook or size needed to obtain guage.

GUAGE: With G hook, 1 sc + ch 2, 3 times = 2", 7 rows = 2".
SIZE: Dishcloth — 9 1/2" x 10", Potholders — 6 1/2" X 5 3/4".
SKILL LEVEL: Easy

DIRECTIONS:

DISHCLOTH

Row 1: With rose pink, ch 44, sc in 2nd ch from hook, ch 2, skip 2 ch, sc in next ch, (ch 2, skip 2 ch, sc in next ch) rep across, ch 1, turn (14 ch 2 spaces).
Rows 2-3: (Sc in sc, ch 2, skip ch 2 space, sc in next sc) rep across, ch 1, turn. At end of Row 3 change to ivory.
Rows 4-5: Rep Row 2. At end of Row 5 change to rose pink.
Rows 6-8: With rose pink, rep row 2. At end of row 8 change to ivory.
Rows 9-10: With ivory, rep row 2.
Rows 11-33: Continue alternating rows 6-10 until 33 rows are completed. End off. Work in all loose ends.

Potholder
(For each — work one front & one back)
Row 1: With rose pink, ch 29, sc in 2nd ch from hook, ch 2, skip 2 ch, sc in next ch, (ch 2, skip 2 ch, sc in next ch) rep across, ch l, turn (9 ch, 2 spaces)
Rows 2-3: Repeat Rows 2-3 of dishcloth.
Rows 4-10: Rep rows 4-10 of dishcloth.
Rows 11-18: Continure alternating rows 6-10 of dishcloth until 18 rows are completed. End off work of first side of potholder. Work in all loose ends. At end of second side of potholder do not end off. Instead, work 1 sl st through both thicknesses of potholder in each st and row around entire pieces. After last st work 3 sl sts through plastic ring. End off.

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