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Crochet Potholder Rudolph

Christmas is almost there! It’s time to create a special athmosphere of a miracle around. We exchange all home decorations with christmas specialities. Candels, Nutcrackers, angels and stars are everywhere. Kitchen towels of christmas colours, tablecloth with winter ornaments and a potholder with a funny Rudolph on it!

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You will need:

  • 3.5 mm crochet hook
  • Green, red, brown and white yarn recommended for the hook
  • Scissors
  • Sewing needle

Abbreviations:

  • ch – chain
  • st – stitch
  • sc – single crochet
  • reverse sc – reverse single crochet
  • inc – 2 sc in one st (used to increase st number)
  • X 6 – repeat 6 times
  • number of st in every round is indicated in brackets at the end

Tips:

1. Do not crochet in spiral so the shapes of the nose and the head are clear. Make sl st and 1 ch at the end of every round instead.

2. The base of the pattern is that we have to add 6 st at every round. The inc stitches are over each other in the pattern (like that instructions look more understandable), but if you shift them a bit from each other, the round shapes will look more round and less hexagonal.

Instructions:

Round 1: Start with the red yarn. 6 sc in magic ring (6 )
Round 2: inc X 6 (12)
Round 3: (sc in next st, inc) X 6 (18)
Round 4: (sc in next 2 st, inc) X 6 (24)
Round 5: (sc in next 3 st, inc) X 6 (30)
Round 6: Change to the brown yarn. (sc in next 4 st, inc) X 6 (36)
Round 7: (sc in next 5 st, inc) X 6 (42)
Round 8: (sc in next 6 st, inc) X 6 (48)
Round 9: (sc in next 7 st, inc) X 6 (54)
Round 10: (sc in next 8 st, inc) X 6 (60)
Round 11: (sc in next 9 st, inc) X 6 (66)
Round 12: Change to the green yarn. (sc in next 10 st, inc) X 6 (72)

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Round 13: (sc in next 11 st, inc) X 6 (78)
Round 14: (sc in next 12 st, inc) X 6 (84)
Round 15: (sc in next 13 st, inc) X 6 (90)
Round 16: (sc in next 14 st, inc) X 6 (96)
Round 17: (sc in next 15 st, inc) X 6 (102)
Round 18: (sc in next 16 st, inc) X 6 (108)
Round 19: (sc in next 17 st, inc) X 6 (114)
Round 20: (sc in next 18 st, inc) X 6 (120)
Round 21: (sc in next 19 st, inc) X 6 (126)
Round 22: Change to the white yarn. (sc in next 20 st, inc) X 6 (132)
Round 23: Make a hanging loop: 20 ch, (reverse sc in next 21 st, reverse inc) X 6 (138)
Fasten off, cut the yarn and weave in the ends.

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Eyes:

Round 1: Start with the brown yarn. 6 sc in magic ring, sl st (6 )
Round 2: Change to the white yarn. 1 ch, inc X 6, sc through the center, sl st (12)
Fasten off, cut the yarn leaving tails for sewing (unfortunately, I forgot to do that :).

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Sew the eyes to the head. Embroider the mouth (between Rounds 7 and 8, 15 st long) and the horns, be creative 🙂

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The potholder is finished! Happy Christmas cooking! Ho Ho Ho!

Did you like to crochet with the tutorial? Check out my other patterns here!

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