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Spring Forth Potholder

Crochet
Worsted / 10 ply (9 wpi) ?
15 stitches and 16 rows = 4 inches in crunch stitch
4.0 mm (G)
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Another easy level (dare I say “beginner”?) potholder created with two identical rectangles constructed separately and then assembled. The inspiration for this handy item was an incredible February thaw here in Minnesota wherein the temps reached 53 degrees – unheard of in this neck of the woods! My lawn was peeking out of the snow (which had been piled up over 3 feet the day before) as it melted away, the sun was bright and warm and my thoughts were of bright greens, soft cotton, and little crocheted frills.

The basic stitch pattern is the crunch stitch, which I have been jazzed about lately. It involves alternating hdc and slip stitch and creates a nice texture that is bumpy, without being stripey, and has a lovely diagonal slash look. It feels like an extreme mono tweed!