Small Pincushion Pattern #4012

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MATERIALS:

CLARK'S O.N.T. or J. & P. COATS BEST SIX CORD MERCERIZED CROCHET, size 30, 1 ball of Self-shading or Variegated color.

Steel crochet hook No. 10.

½ yard narrow ribbon.

TOP ... Starting at center, ch 2. 1st rnd: In 2nd ch from hook make sc, h dc and 15 dc. Do not join rnds. Here­after work only in the back loop of each st, work dc's around, increasing 12 dc in each rnd—to inc a dc, make 2 dc in 1 st—until there are 77 dc in rnd. Next 2 rnds: Dc in each dc around without increasing, ending with h dc in next st, sc in next st, sl st in next st. Fasten off. Lay this piece aside.

BOTTOM ... Make another circular piece as before but working in both loops of each st, until there are 77 dc in the rnd, h dc in next st, sc in next st, sl st in next st. Do not fasten off, but work edging as follows: 1st rnd: Ch 5, * dc in next st, ch 7, skip 5 sts, dc in next st, ch 2. Repeat from * around, ending with ch 7, sl st in 3rd st of 1st ch-5. 2nd rnd: Sl st in next 2 ch and the follow­ing dc, * 9 sc in ch 7 sp, ch 5. Repeat from * around, ending with ch 5, sl st in 1st sc. 3rd rnd: * Sc in next 7 sc, ch 5, sc in next loop, ch 5, skip 1 sc. Repeat from * around, ending with ch 5, sl st in 1st sc. 4th rnd: * Sc in next 5 sc, (ch 5, sc in next loop) twice; ch 5, skip 1 sc. Repeat from * around, ending rnd as before. 5th rnd: * Sc in next 3 sc, (ch 5, sc in next loop) 3 times; ch 5, skip 1 sc. Repeat from * around. Join. 6th rnd: * Sc in next sc, (ch 5, sc in next loop) 4 times; ch 5, skip 1 sc. Repeat from * around. Join. 7th rnd: Sl st in next 2 ch, sc in loop, * ch 5, sc in next loop, ch 2, in next loop make 6 tr with a p between—to make a p, ch 3 and sc in 3rd ch from hook; now ch 2, sc in next loop, ch 5, sc in each of next 2 loops. Repeat from * around. Join and fasten off. Sew last rnd of top to last dc-rnd of bottom, stuffing with cotton before opening becomes too small. Pass ribbon through sps of 1st rnd of edging and tie ends in a bow.


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