I did as suggested and carried the yarn across the back. I'm use to that in Tunisian, but in this pattern you turn your work and go back, so it was a bit tricky for me to carry it across the front. However, after a bit it got easier. This, and a few more, will be sent to the June charity for the potholder group on Ravelry. The charity this month is:
ETA: I forgot to mention that Paula is the hostess for this months events and she did make some nifty choices for the potholder patterns!