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Betty by DROPS Design
"Like a beautiful sunrise..."
Felted DROPS pot holders in "Big Delight".
DROPS 147-30
DROPS design: Pattern no db-015
Yarn group C
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RECTANGULAR POT HOLDER IN SPIRAL:
Measurements:
Before felting: approx. 25 x 25 cm / 9¾" x 9¾"
After felting: approx. 20 x 20 cm / 8" x 8"

Materials:
DROPS BIG DELIGHT from Garnstudio
100 g color no 07, sunrise (for 2 holders)

DROPS STRAIGHT NEEDLES size 5 mm / US 8 - or size needed to get 17 sts x 33 rows in garter st = 10 x 10 cm / 4'' x 4''.


ROUND POT HOLDER IN SPIRAL:
Measurements:
Before felting: approx. 23 cm / 9'' in diameter.
After felting: approx. 18 cm / 7'' in diameter.

Materials:
DROPS BIG DELIGHT from Garnstudio
100 g color no 07, sunrise (for 2 holders)

DROPS STRAIGHT NEEDLES size 5 mm / US 8 - or size needed to get 17 sts x 33 rows in garter st = 10 x 10 cm / 4'' x 4''.

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  • DROPS BIG DELIGHT PRINT (100g)
    9.90 USD
NOTE: This pattern is written in American English. All measurements in charts are in cm. For conversion from cm to inch - click here. There are different terms for crocheting in British and American English. If this pattern includes crochet, click for "crochet terms" here. For this pattern in British English, please click here.
GARTER ST (back and forth on needle):
K all rows. 1 ridge = K 2 rows.

SHORT ROWS (applies to rectangular pot holder):
Work 1 row over the first 14 sts, turn and work back. Work 1 row over the first 13 sts, turn and work back. Continue with short rows, work 1 st less every time until 2 rows have been worked only over the first stitch. Then work 1 row over the first 2 sts, turn and work back, 1 row over the first 3 sts, turn and work back. Continue like this by working 1 st more every time until 1 row has been worked over the first 14 sts, turn and work back.
1 repetition with short rows = 54 rows.

KNITTING TIP (applies to round pot holder):
When turning mid piece, slip first st. Tighten yarn and continue as before. This is done to avoid holes where turning.
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RECTANGULAR POT HOLDER IN SPIRAL:
The entire pot holder is worked in GARTER ST, i.e. K all rows. Diagram A.1 shows knitting direction.
Cast on 14 sts on needle size 5 mm / US 8 with Big Delight and work in GARTER ST – see explanation above, AT THE SAME TIME work 1 repetition with SHORT ROWS - see explanation above.
Then K 2 rows over all sts, work 1 repetition with short rows, K 2 rows over all sts and 1 repetition with short rows again.
*Then work 1 row over all sts (from RS).
Work next row as follows (from WS): Pick up the outermost st from cast on edge, work first st from left needle, pass the new st over, work the rest of row, work 2 rows back and forth over the 14 sts (without picking up) *, repeat these 4 rows from *-* until 1 st has been picked up in every other st along cast on edge.
Work 1 repetition with short rows.
** Work 1 row over all sts (from RS), work next row as follows (from WS): Pick up in front loop of outermost st along the side on first row with short rows, work first st from left needle, pass the new st over, work the rest of row, work 2 rows back and forth over the 14 sts (without picking up) **, repeat these 4 rows from **-** until 1 st has been picked up in every other garter st ridge along the entire side from previous row.
Work 1 repetition with short rows, repeat from **-** until 1 st has been picked up in every other garter st ridge along the entire side from previous row and bind off – NOTE: make sure to bind off from cast on edge and out towards the corner.
When 1 st remains, make a loop in the corner as follows: * Make 1 YO, dec 1 st by passing st over YO *, repeat from *-* until loop measures approx. 10 cm / 4''.
Cut the yarn, pull it through last st and fasten loop nicely in the corner of pot holder.
Pot holder measures approx. 25 x 25 cm / 9¾" x 9¾" .

FELTING:
Place the piece in the washing machine with a detergent without enzymes and optical bleach. Wash warm at 40C/104F with normal spin but no pre-wash. After wash shape the pot holder to the right measurements while still wet and leave to dry flat. At subsequent wash, wash the pot holder at regular wool program.
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ROUND POT HOLDER IN SPIRAL:
The entire pot holder is worked in GARTER ST, i.e. K all rows.
Cast on 2 sts on needle size 5 mm / US 8 with Big Delight.
ROW 1-2: K 2 sts, turn and K back.
ROW 3-4: K 1 st, turn and K back.
ROW 5-6: K 2 sts, turn and work 2 sts in first st, K last st = 3 sts.
ROW 7-8: K 1 st, turn and K back.
ROW 9-10: K 2 sts, turn and K back.
ROW 11-12: K 3 sts, turn and K 1, work 2 sts in next st, K last st = 4 sts.
ROW 13-14: K 1 st, turn and K back.
ROW 15-16: K 2 sts, turn and K back.
ROW 17-18: K 3 sts, turn and K back.
ROW 19-20: K 4 sts, turn and K 2, work 2 sts in next st, K last st = 5 sts.
ROW 21-22: K 1 st, turn and K back.
ROW 23-24: K 2 sts, turn and K back.
ROW 25-26: K 3 sts, turn and K back.
ROW 27-28: K 4 sts, turn and K back.
ROW 29-30: K 5 sts, turn and K 3, work 2 sts in next st, K last st = 6 sts.
ROW 31-32: K 1 st, turn and K back.
ROW 33-34: K 2 sts, turn and K back.
ROW 35-36: K 3 sts, turn and K back.
ROW 37-38: K 4 sts, turn and K back.
ROW 39-40: K 5 sts, turn and K back.
ROW 41-42: K 6 sts, turn and K 4, work 2 sts in next st, K last st = 7 sts.

Continue like this by inc 1 st at the end of next row after 2 rows more have been worked over all sts until there are 10 sts on needle, 90 rows have now been worked – insert 1 marker.
Work next row as follows from RS:
ROW 91 (= RS): Work the first 8 sts.
ROW 92 (= WS): Turn and work back.
ROW 93 (= RS): Work all sts.
ROW 94 (= WS): Pick up the outermost st in front loop from 1st row, work first st from left needle, pass the new st over, work the rest of row.
ROW 95 (= RS): Work the first 8 sts.
ROW 96 (= WS): Turn and work back.
ROW 97 (= RS): Work all sts.
ROW 98 (= WS): Pick up the outermost st in front loop from 3rd row, work first st from left needle, pass the new st over, work the rest of row.

Repeat the last 4 rows upwards, work 4 rows in every garter st ridge from circle/previous row.
Continue with spiral until marker on 90th row.
Now dec gradually so that 1 st remains on needle as follows:
Continue the same way (repeat rows 95-98) while AT THE SAME TIME K tog the first 2 sts at beg of every 12th row (i.e. every 6th ridge) until only 1 st remains on needle.
Now make a loop as follows: * 1 YO, pass st on right needle over YO *, repeat from *-* until loop measures approx. 10 cm / 4''.
Cut the yarn, pull it through st and fasten the loop.
Pot holder measures approx. 23 cm / 9'' in diameter.

FELTING:
See explanation under rectangular pot holder.


Diagram

cast on edge
knitting direction


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