V-STITCH POTHOLDER

MATERIALS: 1/2 oz. each of 2 colors worsted weight yarn, Size H hook

SIZE: 7 1/2" across.

STITCHES:

For begnning shell (beg shell), (ch 3, dc, ch 1, 2 dc) in same sp.
For shell, (2 dc, ch 1, 2 dc) in next ch sp or shell.
For beginning V-stitch (beg V-st), ch 4, dc in same st.
For V-stitch (V-st), (dc, ch 1, dc) in next st.

DIRECTIONS: (Make 2)

Rnd 1: With Color A, ch 4, sl st in first ch to form ring, ch 3, 11 dc in ring, join with sl st in top of ch-3 (12).
Rnd 2: Ch 3, dc in same st, 2 dc in each st around, join (24).
Rnd 3: Beg V-st, skip next st, (V-st in next st, skip next st) around, join with sl st in 3rd ch of ch-4, fasten off (l2 V-sts).
Rnd 4: Join Color B with sl st in any V-st, beg shell, shell in each V-st around, join with sl st in top of ch-3 (12 shells).
Rnd 5: S1 st in next st, sl st in first ch sp, beg shell, shell in each shell around, join, fasten off.

FINISHING: To join, with wrong sides held together, working through both thicknesses, join Color A with sl st in any shell, (ch 3, 2 dc; for hanging loop, ch 8, sl st in first ch; 3 dc) in same sp, sc between next 2 shells, *(3 dc, ch 2, 3 dc) in next shell, sc between next 2 shells; repeat from * around, join with sl st in top of ch-3, fasten off.

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