July is National Ice Cream Month, and what better way to celebrate than to crochet some ice cream cone potholders for your summer parties. Each potholder works up quickly with a double strand of cotton yarn and measures approximately 5″x7″. Make a few in your favorite “flavors.”
Cotton worsted yarn:
½ oz. MC
½ oz. CC
Size J crochet hook
Row 1: With double strand of MC, ch 9, sc in 2nd ch from hook and each of next 7 ch (8 sc).
Rows 2-6: Ch 1, turn, sc in each st.
Row 7: Ch 1, turn, sc in each st, ch 3.
Row 8: Sc in 2nd ch from hook and next ch, sc in next 8 sts, 2 fsc (12 sc).
Rows 9-11: Ch 1, turn, sc in each st.
Row 12: Ch 1, turn, sc in each st to end, 2 sc in last st. Working down side, sc in each row end, sc across bottom and up other side with 2 sc in each corner. Join with sl st in 1st st of Row 12. Fasten off MC.
Row 1: With double strand of CC, ch 2, 4 sc in 2nd ch from hook.
Row 2: Ch 1, turn, 2 sc in each st (8 sc).
Row 3: Ch 1, turn, *sc in next st, 2 sc in next st,* repeat 3 times (12 sc).
Row 4: Ch 1, turn, *sc in next 2 sts, 2 sc in next st,* repeat 3 times (16 sc).
Row 5: Ch 1, turn, *sc in next 3 sts, 2 sc in next st,* repeat 3 times (20 sc).
Row 6: Ch 1, turn, *sc in next 4 sts, 2 sc in next st,* repeat once more, ch 6, sl st in 1st ch, repeat * to * 2 more times (24 sc).
Ch 1, turn to work across bottom, sl st in end of Row 5, ch 3, 4 dc in same sp, sc in end of Row 3, 5 dc in center of Row 1, sc in end of Row 3 on other side, 5 dc in Row 5, sl st in last st of Row 6.
Fasten off CC leaving 12” length. Sew scoop to cone.
Along with summer crochet projects, my mind has also been on my upcoming trip to the Chain Link Conference in Manchester next month. This will be my first time attending, and I’m excited at the possibilities. My biggest frustration so far is how many skeins of yarn to pack for a crochet convention. Maybe I should take an extra (empty) suitcase for the yarn I’ll buy on market day, or maybe I’ll just pack an extra tote bag.
Stay tuned next week for photos from the Chain Link Conference, a Christmas in July sale, and a free Christmas ornament pattern.