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It’s done – my Polish Star Potholder

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That was fun!  I followed the free pattern that Dot Drake designed, except for the loop.  I like to go back over the chains with a slip stitch in each one to round it out and make it a little thicker.

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My Polish Star Potholder is almost finished

I signed up for a course on Coursera, where you can learn for free, so it took me longer to get back to this than I thought, and I didn’t even do the optional reading assignment. I only got as far as downloading to book to my Kindle.   Honestly, I am so busy in retirement that I am beginning to wonder how I ever found time to work!

Then, when I finally wove my potholder that I mentioned on February 6,  I found that my camera battery died, so I had to wait another day to show you what I did, and provide myself with a reminder of what I did for the next one I crochet.  Short term memory goes first!

Step 1- cross center 4 loops by inserting one on right into one on left:

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Step 2 – insert coral loops into red loop directly below:

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Step 3 – Insert red loops into coral loops directly below:

IMG_1238Step 4 – cross 3 sets, inserting loop on right into loop on left:IMG_1239Step 5 – insert coral into red directly below:IMG_1240Step 6:  insert red into coral directly below:

IMG_1241Repeat Steps 4 – 6 until done, crochet a row of sc, skipping the loops, another row of 24 sc, and a third one, grabbing the loops below while working into 2nd, 8th, 9th,16th, 17th, 23rd scs:

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Tomorrow I hope to finish the back and attach it.  Wish me luck!

Polish Star Potholder

I just had to learn how to do the Polish Star pattern, after seeing the one Lisa posted on her blog, My World of Crochet.  She chose such pretty colors that it stood out in my mind.

I found a free pattern for a pot holder by Dot Drake on Free Patterns.com.  That is a great site, by the way!

Here is what I have so far:

IMG_1150I had a bit of trouble visualizing the next step, so I found a video that helped me:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VaYKM8BfvTs

I can’t wait to start weaving!