Textured Heart Kitchen Set

by Priscilla Hewitt ©2000

This set includes instructions for potholder, hotpad and dishcloth.

Materials: Worsted weight cotton yarn - about 6 oz. of the main color (MC)

and 2 oz. of the contrasting color (CC)

For Potholder: Crochet hooks size F and G

For Hotpad: Crochet hooks size G and H

For Dishcloth: Crochet hooks size H and I


Potholder Instructions

(make 2)

Starting at the bottom point of the heart with MC and size F hook, ch 2

Row 1: (Sc, dc, sc) in the 2nd ch from hook; ch 1, turn. (3 sts)

Row 2: (Hdc, dc) in the first sc, sc in the next dc, (dc, hdc) in the last sc; ch

1, turn. (5 sts)

Row 3: (Hdc, dc) in the first hdc, sc in the next dc, dc in the next sc, sc in

the next dc, (dc, hdc) in the last hdc; ch 1, turn. (7 sts)

Row 4: (Hdc, dc) in the first hdc, (sc in the next dc, dc in the next sc) 2

times, sc in the next dc, (dc, hdc) in the last hdc; ch 1, turn. (9 sts)

Row 5: (Hdc, dc) in the first hdc, (sc in the next dc, dc in the next sc) 3

times, sc in the next dc, (dc, hdc) in the last hdc; ch 1, turn. (11 sts)

Row 6: (Hdc, dc) in the first hdc, (sc in the next dc, dc in the next sc) 4

times, sc in the next dc, (dc, hdc) in the last hdc; ch 1, turn. (13 sts)

Row 7: (Hdc, dc) in the first hdc, (sc in the next dc, dc in the next sc) 5

times, sc in the next dc, (dc, hdc) in the last hdc; ch 1, turn. (15 sts)

Row 8: (Hdc, dc) in the first hdc, (sc in the next dc, dc in the next sc) 6

times, sc in the next dc, (dc, hdc) in the last hdc; ch 1, turn. (17 sts)

Row 9: (Hdc, dc) in the first hdc, (sc in the next dc, dc in the next sc) 7

times, sc in the next dc, (dc, hdc) in the last hdc; ch 1, turn. (19 sts)

Row 10: (Hdc, dc) in the first hdc, (sc in the next dc, dc in the next sc) 8

times, sc in the next dc, (dc, hdc) in the last hdc; ch 1, turn. (21 sts)

Row 11: (Hdc, dc) in the first hdc, (sc in the next dc, dc in the next sc) 9

times, sc in the next dc, (dc, hdc) in the last hdc; ch 1, turn. (23 sts)

Row 12: (Hdc, dc) in the first hdc, (sc in the next dc, dc in the next sc) 10

times, sc in the next dc, (dc, hdc) in the last hdc; ch 1, turn. (25 sts)

Row 13: Hdc in the first hdc, (sc in the next dc, dc in the next sc) 11 times,

sc in the next dc, hdc in the last hdc; ch 1, turn. (25 sts)

Row 14: Hdc in the first hdc, (dc in the next sc, sc in the next dc) 11 times,

dc in the next sc, hdc in the last hdc; ch 1, turn. (25 sts)

Row 15: Repeat row 13

Row 16: Repeat row 14

Row 17: Repeat row 13

Row 18: Hdc decrease over the first 2 sts (to work hdc decrease - yo, insert

hook in first st and pull up a loop, yo, insert hook in next st and pull up a

loop, yo and pull through all 5 remaining loops on hook); (sc in the next dc,

dc in the next sc) 10 times, sc in the next dc, hdc decrease over the last 2

sts; ch 1, turn. (23 sts)

Row 19: Hdc decrease over the first 2 sts, (sc in the next dc, dc in the next

sc) 9 times, sc in the next dc, hdc decrease over the last 2 sts; ch 1, turn.

(21 sts)

First lobe of heart:

Row 20: Hdc decrease over the first 2 sts, (sc in the next dc, dc in the next

sc) 3 times, sc in the next dc, hdc decrease over the last 2 sts; ch 1, turn,

leaving remaining sts unworked. (9 sts)

Row 21: Hdc decrease over the first 2 sts, (sc in the next dc, dc in the next

sc) 2 times, sc in the next dc, hdc decrease over the last 2 sts; ch 1, turn.

(7 sts)

Row 22: Hdc decrease over the first 2 sts, sc in the next dc, dc in the next

sc, sc in the next dc, hdc decrease over the last 2 sts. (5 sts) Fasten off.

Weave in end.

To work row 20 of the second lobe of the heart, attach yarn with a sl st to

the last WORKED st on row 19, ch 1, hdc decrease over the SAME st and the

next st; (sc in the next dc, dc in the next sc) 3 times, sc in the next dc, hdc

decrease over the last 2 sts; ch 1 turn. (9 sts)

Work rows 21 and 22 the same as the first lobe.

Edging

Round 1: Using size G hook, attach MC with a sc in the bottom point of the

heart, work 22 sc along the side of the heart in the hdc of each row, sc in

each of the 5 sts on row 22, sc in the sides of the next 6 hdc in the top

center of the heart, sc in each of the 5 sts on row 22, sc along the side of

the heart in the hdc of each row; join with a sl st to the first dc. (61 sc)

Fasten off.

Repeat round 1 of edging on the second heart.

Round 2: With wrong sides of hearts together and matching, sc through

each sc of both hearts to join. (61 sc) Fasten off. Weave in ends.

Round 3: Using size F hook, attach CC with a sc in the sc at the bottom

point of the heart, (ch 2, sc in the next sc) 29 times, skip next sc, sc in the

next sc, ch 15 for hanging loop, sc in the next sc, skip next sc, (sc in the

next sc, ch 2) 29 times; join with a sl st to the first sc.

Round 4: (Sl st in the next ch 2 sp, ch 2, dc in the same ch 2 sp) 29 times,

skip next sc, sl st in the next sc, sl st in each of the 15 chs of the hanging

loop, sl st in the next sc, skip the next sc, (sl st in the next ch 2 sp, ch 2, dc

in the same ch 2 sp) 29 times; join with a sl st to the first sl st. Fasten off.

Weave in ends.


Hot Pad Instructions

Work as for potholder, substituting a size G hook for the size F hook, and a

size H hook for the size G hook, and eliminating the ch 15 for the hanging

loop in the edging.


Dishcloth Instructions

Make only one heart. Work as for potholder, substituting a size H hook for

the size F hook, and a size I hook for the size G hook. Skip round 2 of the

edging, and and eliminate the ch 15 for the hanging loop in round 3 of the

edging.

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