Broom Potholder Pattern #9473

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MATERIALS:  J. & P. Coats or Clark's O.N.T. Pearl Cotton, Size 3, 3 balls of Ecru and 1 ball of Steel Blue. Scraps of Red and Black ... Steel Crochet Hook No. 7 ... A bone ring.

Starting at side of broom with Ecru, ch 40 to measure about 4½ inches. 1st row: Sc in 2nd ch from hook and in each ch across. Ch 1, turn. 2nd row: Picking up back loop only, make sc in each sc across. Ch 1, turn. Repeat 2nd row until 53 rows are completed.

TOP ... 1st row: Working alongside, make sc in first st of every other row across (27 sc across row). Ch 1, turn. 2nd row: Make sc in each sc across. Ch 1, turn. 3rd row: Dec 1 sc, sc in each sc across, dec 1 sc at end of row—to dec 1 sc, work off 2 sc as 1 sc. Ch 1, turn. Repeat 3rd row until 11 rows are completed (9 sc on 11th row). Break off.

HANDLE ... 1st row: Attach Blue to first sc and make sc in each sc across. Ch 1, turn. 2nd row: Sc in each sc across. Ch 1, turn. Repeat 2nd row un­til handle measures 5 inches. Break off.

Embroider 7 rows along top of rib­bing, using Blue and Red alternately. Embroider short Black scattered lines between ribs. Make another piece same as this. Sew pieces together, padding bottom. Sew bone ring to handle.

Other great patterns from Pot Holders, Book No. 243.

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