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Holly Berry Potholder
Holly Berry Potholder

Materials
150 yds White
100 yds Red
50 yds Green
Crochet Hook Size 7 & Fiberfill
Finished Size: Approximately 6 3/4" across

Special Stitches:
Shell (2 dc, ch 2, 2 dc) in next ch sp.
Beginning Shell - Sl st across to first ch sp, (sl st, ch 3, dc, ch 2, 2 dc) in     
first ch sp.

Front:
Rnd 1: With white, ch 5, sl st in first ch of form ring, ch 3 (counts as first dc), 14 dc in ring, join with sl st in top of ch-3. (15 dc made)

Rnd 2: Ch 3, dc in next 2 sts, ch 3, (dc in next 3 sts, ch 3) around, join.

Rnd 3: (Ch 3, dc) in first st, dc in next st, 2 dc in next st, ch 2, dc in next ch sp, ch 2, (2 dc in next st, dc in next st, 2 dc in next st, ch 2,
dc in next ch sp, ch 2) around, join.

Rnd 4: (Ch 3, dc) in first st, *[dc in next 3 sts, 2 dc in next st, ch 2, (dc in next ch sp) 2 times], 2 dc in next st; repeat from * 3 more times;
repeat between [ ], join.

Rnd 5: Ch 4 (counts as first dc adn ch-1 sp), dc in next st, (ch 1, dc in next st) 5 times, ch 2, skip next ch sp, shell in next ch sp, ch 2,
skip nex ch cp, *dc in next st, (ch 1, dc in next st) 6 times, ch 2, skip next ch sp, shell in next ch sp, ch 2, skip next ch sp; repeat from *
around, join with sl st in third ch of ch-4. Fasten off.

Rnd 6: Join with sl st in ch sp of any shell, (ch 3, dc, ch 2, 2 dc) in same ch sp (shell made), *[ch 3, skip next ch sp, sc in next ch sp, (ch
4, sc in next ch sp) 5 times, ch 3, skip next ch sp], shell in ch sp of next shell; repeat from * 3 more times; repeat between [ ], join with sl
st in top of ch-3.

Rnd 7: Sl st in next st, (sl st, ch 3, dc, ch 2, dc, ch 2, 2 dc) in next sp, *[ch 3, skip next ch sp, sc in next ch sp, (ch 4, sc in  next ch sp) 4
times, ch 3, skip next ch sp], (2 dc, ch 2, dc, ch 2, 2 dc) in next shell; repeat from * 3 more times; repeat between [ ], join.

Rnd 8: Working in rows, for first pineapple, sl st in next st, sl st in next 2 chs, sl st in next st, (sl st, ch 3, dc, ch 2, 2 dc) in next ch sp, ch
3, skip next ch sp, sc in next ch sp, (ch 4, sc in next ch sp) 3 times, ch 3, skip next ch sp, shell in next ch sp leaving remaining ch sps
unworked, turn.

Rnd 9: Beg shell, ch 3, skip next ch sp, sc in next ch sp, (ch 4, sc in next ch sp) 2 times, ch 3, skip next ch sp, shell in last shell, turn.

Rnd 10: Beg shell, ch 3, skip next ch sp, sc in next ch sp, ch 4, sc in next ch sp, ch 3, skip next ch sp, shell in last shell, turn.

Rnd 11: Beg shell, ch 3, skip next ch sp, sc in next ch sp, ch 3, skip next ch sp, shell in last shell, turn.

Rnd 12: Beg shell, skip next 2 ch sps, shell in last shell, turn.

Rnd 13: Sl st in next st, sl st in next ch sp, ch 3, (yo, insert hook in same ch sp, yo, pull lp through, yo pull through 2 lps on hook) 2
times, yo insert hook in last ch sp, yo, pull lp through, yo, pull through 2 lps on hook; repeat between ( ) 2 more times, yo pull through all
lps on hook (decrease cluster made), turn. Fasten off.

Row 8: For next pineapple, join white with sl st in next unworked ch sp of rnd 7, (ch 3, dc, ch 2, 2 dc) in same ch sp, ch 3, skip next ch
sp, sc in next ch sp, (ch 4, sc in next ch sp) 3 times, ch 3, skip next ch sp, shell in next ch sp leaving remaining ch sps unworked, turn.

Rows 9 - 13: Repeat rows 9 to 13 of first pineapple.
Repeat next pineapple three more times for a total of five pineapples.

Back
Rnd 1: With white, ch 5, sl st in first ch to form ring, ch 3 (counts as first dc), 14 dc in ring, join with sl st in top of ch-3. (15 dc made)

Rnd 2: (Ch 3, dc) in first st, dc in next st, 2 dc in next st, ch 1, (2 dc in next st, dc in next st, 2 dc in next st) around, join.

Rnd 3: (Ch3, dc) in first st, dc in next 3 sts, 2 dc in next st, ch 1, skip next ch sp, (2 dc in nex st, dc in next 3 sts, 2 dc in next st, ch 1,
skip next ch sp) around, join.

Rnd 4: (Ch 3, dc) in first st, dc in next 5 sts, 2 dc in next st, ch 1, skip next ch sp, (2 dc in next st, dc in next 5 sts, 2 dc in next st, ch 1,
skip next ch sp) around, join.

Rnd 5: (Ch 3, dc) in first st, (dc in next 3 sts, 2 dc in next st) 2 times, ch 1, skip next ch sp, * 2 dc in next st, (dc in next 3 sts, 2 dc in next
st) 2 times, ch 1, skip next ch sp; repeat from * around, join.

Rnd 6: (Ch 3, dc) in first st, dc in next 10 sts, 2 dc in next st, ch 1, skip next ch sp, (2 dc in next st, dc in next 10 sts, 2 dc in next st, ch 1,
skip next ch sp) around, join.

Rnd 7: (Ch 3, dc) in first st, *[dc in next 3 sts, 2 dc in next st, dc in next 4 sts, 2 dc in next st, dc in next 3 sts, 2 dc in next st, ch 1, dc on
next ch sp. ch 1], 2 dc in next st; repeat from * 3 more times; repeat between [ ], join. turn.

Row 8: Working in rows, for first pineapple, sl st in next ch sp, turn, (ch 3, dc, ch 2, 2 dc)in same ch sp, skip next 3 sts, dc in next 12 sts,
skip next 3 sts, shell in next ch sp leaving remaining sts adn ch sps unworked, turn.

Row 9: Beg shell, skip first 2 sts of 12-dc group, dc in next 8 sts, skip last 2 sts of 12-dc group, shell in last shell, turn.

Row 10: Beg shell, skip first st of next 8-dc group, dc in next 6 sts, skip last st of 8-dc group, shell in last shell, turn.

Row 11: Beg shell, skip first st of 6-dc group, dc in next 4 sts, skip last st of 6-dc group, shell in last shell, turn.

Row 12: Beg shell, skip first st of 4-dc group, dc in next 2 sts, skip last st of 4-dc group, shell in last shell, turn.

Row 13: Sl st in next st, sl st in next ch sp, ch 3, (yo, insert hook in same ch sp, yo, pull lp through, yo, pull through 2 lps on hook) 2
times, yo, insert hook in last ch sp, yo, pull lp though, yo, pull through 2 lps on hook; repeat between ( ) 2 more times, yo, pull through
all lps on hook (decrease cluster made), turn. Fasten off.

Row 8: For next pineapple, join white with sl st in next unworked ch sp of rnd 7, (ch 3, dc, ch 2, 2 dc) in same ch sp, skip next 3 sts, dc in
next 12 sts, skip next 3 sts, shell in next ch sp leaving remaining sts and ch sps unworked, turn.

Rows 9-13: Repeat rows 9-13 of first pineapple. Repeat next pineapple three more times for a total of five pineapples.

Edging:
Rnd 1: Holding front and back wrong sides together, matching pineapples and working through both thicknesses, with front facing you,
join white with sc in center of decrease cluster on any pineapple, ch 3, sc in same st, working in ends of row, *[ch 3, skip first row, (sc in
next row, ch 3) 5 times, sc in next dc, ch 3, (sc in next row, ch 3)  5 times], (sc, ch 3, sc) in center of next decrease cluster; repeat from *
3 more times; repeat from [ ], join with sl st in fist sc. Fasten off. (65 ch sps made)

Rnd 2: Join red with sc in first ch sp, for hanger, ch 15; sc in same ch sp, (sc, hdc, dc, hdc, sc) in each of next 5 ch sps, ch 3, skip next
ch sp; working over next sc, sc in next dc on row below, ch 3, skip next ch sp, *(sc, hdc, dc, hdc, sc) in each of next 11 ch sps, ch 3, skip
next ch sp; working over next sc, sc in next dc on row below, ch 3, skip next ch sp; repeat from * 3 more times, (sc, hdc, dc, hdc, sc) in
each of last 5 ch sps, join, work 20 sc in ch-15 loop, sl st in next sc. Fasten off.

Berry: (make 3)
Rnd 1: With red, ch 2, 8 sc in second ch from hook, join with sl st in first sc. (8 sc made)

Rnd 2: Ch 1, 2 sc in each st around, join. (16)

Rnd 3-6: Ch 1, sc in each st around, join. At end of last rnd, stuff.

Rnds 7-9: Ch 1, sc first 2 sts tog, (sc next 2 sts tog) around, join, ending with 2 sts in last rnd. At end of last rnd, fasten off.

Sew opening closed.
Sew three berries together forming a cluster.
Sew berry cluster over center of front side as shown.

Leaf: (make 3):
With green, ch 13, sc in second ch from hook, hdc in next ch, dc in next 2 chs, tr in next 4 chs, dc in next 2 chs, hdc in next ch, (sc, ch 2,
sc) in last ch; working on opposite side of chs, hdc in next ch, dc in next 2 chs, tr in next 4 chs, dc in next 2 chs, hdc in next ch, sc in last
ch, join with sl st in first sc. Fasten off.
Arrange and sew leaves to front side around berry cluster as shown in pic.