Dancing Sheep Potholder free crochet pattern by DivineDebris.com
Dancing Sheep Potholder free crochet pattern by DivineDebris.com

Did someone say more sleep? No, wait, sheep. There’s sheep. Sorry, it’s been a long week and I’m pretty tired. The hubs and I took the weekend off and went out of town where we spend money and had fun but… I doubt I’m alone in this, now I feel like I need a vacation from my vacation. I do so love going away, getting a break from the “norm” but when I get home I do love the comforting touch of my couch beneath my butt and the nice routine of working on patterns.

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Materials:

  • US H (5.00) mm crochet hook
  • Worsted weight/ size #4/ medium weight yarn
    • 1.50 Oz/ 73 yards
    • I used Sugar and Cream yarn for this (4 – 5 colors)
    • For hot pads or pot holders, use cotton yarn because acrylic will burn/ melt
  • Yarn needleRavelry link

Gauge:

  • 4.5” x 4.5” = 16 scs x 17 rows

Terms/ stitches:

  • RS: right side
  • Ch: chain
  • St: stitch
  • Slip st: slip stitch
  • Sc: single crochet

Notes:

  • This pattern is worked back and forth in rows, with a turn at the end/ beginning.
  • The ch 1 at the beginning of the row does not count as a stitch.
  • This pattern is worked from the bottom up.
  • All of the stitches in this pattern are single crochets, because of this the sides portion (where all the color changes are) only tells you how many stitches to do in what color, this is what the number in the parenthesis means.
  • Rather than changing, cutting, and weaving in the ends of all the colors, the colors A and D yarn are carried  in the photos. Here’s a great tutorial on color changes. In this pattern, the active yarn is worked over the inactive. I drop the other colors when they’re not in use.
  • Also check out this post about tapestry crochet from Moogly, it’s helpful.
  • You can replace the chain row with a foundation single crochet row.
  • Color A: is orange, Color B: is black, Color C: is white, and Color D: is red.
    Dancing Sheep Potholder free crochet pattern by DivineDebris.com
    Dancing Sheep Potholder free crochet pattern by DivineDebris.com

    Finished dimensions:

    • Height: 7.25″
    • Width: 8″

    Pattern instructions:

    Row 1: A: Ch 31, sc into the second ch from the hook and across – 30 scs
    Row 2: Ch 1, turn, sc across – 30 scs
    Row 3: A: Ch 1, turn, (6), B: (1), A: (3), B: (1), A: (10), B: (1), A: (3), B: (1), A: (4) – 30 scs
    Row 4: A: Ch 1, turn, (4), B: (1), A: (1), B: (1), A: (1), B: (1), A: (1), B: (1), A: (8), B: (1), A: (1), B: (1), A: (1), B: (1), A: (1), B: (1), A: (4) – 30 scs
    Row 5: A: Ch 1, turn, (3), C: (9), A: (6), C: (9), A: (3) – 30 scs
    Rows 6 – 8: A: Ch 1, turn, (2), C: (11), A: (4), C: (11), A: (2) – 30 scs
    Row 9: A: Ch 1, turn, (2), C: (7), B: (2), C: (2), A: (4), C: (7), B: (2), C: (2), A: (2) – 30 scs
    Row 10: A: Ch 1, turn, (2), C: (1), B: (4), C: (6), A: (4), C: (1), B: (4), C: (6), A: (2) – 30 scs
    Row 11: A: Ch 1, turn, (3), C: (9), A: (6), C: (9), A: (3) – 30 scs
    Rows 12 – 14: A: Ch 1, turn, (30) – 30 scs
    Row 15 – 17: D: Ch 1, turn, (30) – 30 scs
    Row 18: D: Ch 1, turn, (4), B: (1), D: (3), B: (1), D: (10), B: (1), D: (3), B: (1), D: (6) – 30 scs
    Row 19: D: Ch 1, turn, (4), B: (1), D: (1), B: (1), D: (1), B: (1), D: (1), B: (1), D: (8), B: (1), D: (1), B: (1), D: (1), B: (1), D: (1), B: (1), D: (4) – 30 scs
    Row 20: D: Ch 1, turn, (3), C: (9), D: (6), C: (9), D: (3) – 30 scs
    Rows 21 – 23: D: Ch 1, turn, (2), C: (11), D: (4), C: (11), D: (2) – 30 scs
    Row 24: D: Ch 1, turn, (2), C: (2), B: (2), C: (7), D: (4), C: (2), B: (2), C: (7), D: (2) – 30 scs
    Row 25: D: Ch 1, turn, (2), C: (6), B: (4), C: (1), D: (4), C: (6), B: (4), C: (1), D: (2) – 30 scs
    Row 26: D: Ch 1, turn, (3), C: (9), D: (6), C: (9), D: (3) – 30 scs
    Rows 28 – 29: D: Ch 1, turn, (30) – 30 scs

    Border:

    Row 30: (in any color, I used an cream color) Ch 1, turn, sc across (30), ch 1 at the corner, sc down the edge of the rows (29), ch 1 at the corner, sc across the other edge of the original ch row (30), ch 1 at the corner, sc down the edge of the rows (29), ch 15 at the corner, slip st into the first sc to secure- 118 scs, 3 ch-1 spaces, 1 ch-15 space
    Fasten off, weave in your ends.

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