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Old 05-06-2010, 08:31 PM   #1
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This pattern should be SIMPLE!
I can't even make this simple potholder turn out right. If I put 3 sc in the last sc on EVERY round, it just mainly makes a flat piece with no triangular point like in the pictures. If I don't 3sc, the whole thing comes out lopsided.

I'm sure I'm just overlooking something simple, but what am I doing wrong?

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Old 05-07-2010, 07:38 AM   #2
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If I get it right, you put 3 sc in the first and last sc of the starting chain, then you just sc into every sc.
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Old 05-07-2010, 09:33 AM   #3
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You put 3 sc in the second ch from hook, then sc in all the other chains, put 3 sc in last ch. Then you sc in each ch on the opposite side (your chains that you originally chained to begin the potholder). Does that make any sense??
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Old 05-07-2010, 11:41 PM   #4
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I was intrigued by this pattern so I had to give it a try to see where the difficulty might be. What a fun little project!

If you are still having trouble with it, and you would like to actually SEE how it's done, I would be happy to do a video showing this project from beginning to end and post it on my website. It would be just like the one I did for the Tunisian Short Row Dishcloth a while back. You would be able to watch the video while stitching along.

Let me know if you think that would be helpful to you.

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Old 05-09-2010, 12:15 AM   #5
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Only twice, not every round.
Originally Posted by heather_dw View Post
I can't even make this simple potholder turn out right. If I put 3 sc in the last sc on EVERY round, it just mainly makes a flat piece with no triangular point like in the pictures. If I don't 3sc, the whole thing comes out lopsided.

I'm sure I'm just overlooking something simple, but what am I doing wrong?


You only increase, once at each end of the chain on the first round only. The increases are to give two nice little corners on your "pocket."

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Now you continue sc in each chain of your starting chain in the loops you didn't work on the first pass (across the front). One round completed (no join, just continue working into the next SC even if it is a little higher or above the round you just finished. This will smooth out into a coil or spiral round.

If you start with chain 33, then you will have 66 sts in each round. I've made a few.
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I think I may give this a try ! . Good luck with yours, I hope it turns out nicely.
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Old 05-18-2010, 04:58 PM   #7
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Originally Posted by OffJumpsJack View Post

You only increase, once at each end of the chain on the first round only. The increases are to give two nice little corners on your "pocket."

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Now you continue sc in each chain of your starting chain in the loops you didn't work on the first pass (across the front). One round completed (no join, just continue working into the next SC even if it is a little higher or above the round you just finished. This will smooth out into a coil or spiral round.

If you start with chain 33, then you will have 66 sts in each round. I've made a few.
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I have also knit this same pattern instead of crochet:
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I KNEW that looked familiar!
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I did a video tutorial for this crocheted pattern if you'd like to SEE it done! Sometimes that helps.

You can find it HERE.

Warning: making these can become an addiction!

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I have to say I was never interested in making potholders until I saw the videos... now... I just have to concur my fear of 'sewing' things together!
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Old 05-19-2010, 01:06 PM   #10
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Originally Posted by etoilechaude View Post
I have to say I was never interested in making potholders until I saw the videos... now... I just have to concur my fear of 'sewing' things together!
You can do it! I know you can! Just get a blunt needle with a large eye and do exactly what you see me do in the video! Then post a picture here cuz I know your potholder will turn out GREAT!

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