8 Star Ripple Pot Holder/Trivet

8 Star Ripple Pot Holder/Trivet. Free PatternI have made several ripple afghans and really like them. I was looking through patterns for pot holders and didn’t see any for ripple stitch ones that were quite what I had in mind. So, I adapted what I have done on the ripple afghans and this pattern is what I came up with. I really like the look, and since they are made with two layers they provide a lot of protection for my table and counter top. I hope that you like them and if you have any questions on the pattern please let me know and I will see if I can help.

Materials:
Worsted Weight cotton yarn in your choice of color or colors.
“G” Crochet Hook
Tapestry Needle for weaving in ends

Notes:
This can be made all in one color, with a different color for each row or your choice. The back and the front can be made the same or you can use different colors on each side. Just remember that the joining round color will show on both sides.

Starting with round three the dc count will increase by 16 each row and the ones you count are the ones between the fpdc and the shell.

Special Stitches:
Single Crochet Shell- (2sc, ch2, 2sc)
Shell- (2dc, ch2, 2dc) in specified space or stitch.
V-St- (dc, ch2, dc) in specified space or stitch.
Fpdc-Front post double crochet
Fpsc-Front post single crochet

Directions:
Rnd 1: Ch4, join with sl st in first chain. Chain 3, counts as first dc and ch1. (dc, ch1)7 times. Sl st in top of beginning ch3.(8 dc, 8 ch1 spaces)

Rnd 2: Fpdc around post of beginning ch3 of previous rnd, (V-st in next ch1 sp, fpdc around next dc) 7 times, V-st in next ch1 sp, sl st in top of beginning ch2. (8 fpdc, 8 V-st Shells)

Rnd 3: Fpdc around post below sl join, (skip next dc, shell in next ch2 sp, skip next dc, fpdc around next dc) 7 times. Skip next dc, shell in next ch2 sp, sl st in top of beginning fpdc. (8 shells, 8 fpdc)

Rnd 4: Fpdc around post below sl join, (skip next dc, dc in next dc, shell in next ch2 sp, dc in next dc, skip next dc, fpdc around next dc) 7 times. Skip next dc, dc in next dc, shell in next ch2 sp, dc in next dc, sl st in top of beginning fpdc. (8 shells, 16 dc, 8 fpdc)

Rnd 5: Fpdc around post below sl join, (skip next dc, dc in next 2 dc, shell in next ch2 sp, dc in next 2 dc, skip next dc, fpdc around next dc) 7 times. Skip next dc, dc in next 2 dc, shell in next ch2 sp, dc in next 2 dc, sl st in top of beginning fpdc. (8 shells, 32 dc, 8 fpdc)

Rnd 6: Fpdc around post below sl join, (skip next dc, dc in next 3 dc, shell in ch2 sp, dc in next 3 dc, skip next dc, fpdc around next dc) 7 times. Skip next dc, dc in next 3 dc, shell in next ch2 sp, dc in next 3 dc, sl st in top of beginning fpdc. (8 Shells, 48dc, 8 fpdc)

Rnd 7: Fpsc around post below sl join, (skip next dc, sc in next 4 dc, single crochet shell in ch2 sp, sc in next 4 dc, skip next dc, fpsc around next dc) 7 times. Skip next dc, sc in next 4 dc, single crochet shell in next ch2 sp, sc in next 4 dc, sl st in top of beginning fpsc.

Finish off and weave in ends leaving the tail from your beginning circle loose (you will be tying this to the other side when joining.)

Make another using the same pattern. You can use the same colors or different color if you choose. Just note that the joining round color will show on both sides.

Before doing joining round, place wrong sides together and tie the tails from the first round (where you chained four and joined into a circle) of front and back together. This holds the center together so it doesn’t shift and it makes your beginning circle secure so it won’t come open when the pot holder is washed.

Joining Round: Join with sl st in the stitch above any fpsc stitch. Ch1, sc in each stitch around going through front and back pieces matching up stitches doing 2 sc in each ch2 space of each shell. Finish off and weave in ends.

Enjoy, and enjoy the food from the pots and casseroles you will sit on them!

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