Snail Potholder Pattern #9487

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MATERIALS: J. & P. Coats or Clark's O.N.T. Pearl Cotton, Size 5, 3 balls of Ecru. Scraps of Black ... Steel Crochet Hook No. 3 ... A bone ring.

Use double thread throughout.

Starting at center, ch 5. 1st rnd: 7 dc in 4th ch from hook. 2nd rnd: 2 dc in each dc around (7 dc increased). Now dc in each dc around, increasing as necessary to keep work flat, until piece measures 5½ inches in diameter, sl st in next 2 dc. Break off. With Black embroider snail. On 9th rnd em­broider "Take It Easy and Live Longer" in stem St. For Padding, see patternbook page. Overcast edges together with Black. Sew on bone ring.

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