Casserole Dish Holder
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Casserole dish holder was made with about three 70-yard skeins
Main Color and 1 skein (70 yards) Contrasting Color heavy rug yarn and Susan Bates aluminum crochet hook size 1.
ch (chain) inc (increase)
sc (single crochet) doc (decrease)
lp (loop) at (stitch)
Mc (Main Color) CC (Contrasting Color)
Gauge: 3 SC equal 1 inch
Holder. With MC, ch 6 for tip. Work 2 sc in second ch from hook, sc in next 3 chs, 2 sc in last ch-7 scs, end each Row with ch 1, turn.
Row 1: Working through both lps at once, 2 sc in first st, sc in each st across to last st, 2 sc in last st-9 scs.
Row 2: SC across, inc 1 st in first and last sts-11 scs.
Row 3: SC in each sc.
Row 4: Repeat Row 2-13 scs.
Next 8 Rows: SC in each st-about 4 ¼ inches.
Shape Thumb: Ch 7 at beginning of next Row, turn, sc in second ch from hook and in each sc across.
Row 1: SC to last st, 2 sc in last st (an inc).
Row 2: 2 SC in first sc and sc in each sc across.
Row 3: Repeat Row 1-22 scs across.
Work 1 Row even.
Next Row: Sc across to last 2 sts, dec 1 st at thumb edge.
Repeat last 2 rows until 15 sts re-main, end on straight edge, place marker.
Work 15 sts even until piece measures 15 inches from marker, end on straight edge.
Row 1: Sc across, inc 1 st in last st-16 sts.
Row 2: Work 1 Row even.
Repeat these 2 rows until 22 sts across, end after a Row 2.
Next Row: Sc across to last 2 sts, work 2 sts together.
Work first 2 sts of next Row together, sc across.
Make 1 more dec at end of next Row-19 sts.
Work 1 Row even, end at straight edge.
Next Row: Work across to last 6 sts, ch 1, turn.
Work these 13 sts for 8 rows.
Dec 1 st each end of next Row.
Work 1 Row even.
Dec 1 st at each end of every Row until 5 sts remain, fasten off.
Stripe Hand Pocket- (Make 2) :
Work same as palm side of holder,
beginning with MC and working 2 rows MC, 2 rows CC until 15 sts remain (piece measures just above wrist from start), end CC stripe, fasten off.
Sew stripe hand pocket to palm side of holder.
Hanging Loop: With CC, ch 15. Sc in second ch from hook and in each ch across, fasten off.
Sew loop to center of holder as illustrated.