Mittens Potholder Pattern #9222

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Mittens Potholder Pattern

MATERIALS: J. & P. COATS KNIT-CRO-SHEEN, 2 balls of White or Ecru, or 3 balls of any color.

CLARK'S O.N.T. or J. & P. COATS SIX STRAND EMBROIDERY FLOSS, 1 skein each of a light and dark color.

Milward's Steel Crochet Hook No. 3.

This amount is sufficient for a pair of Mitts.

GAUGE: 7 sts make 1 inch; 6 rows make 1 inch.

Using double thread, ch 29. 1st row: S c in 2nd ch from hook and in each ch across (28 s c). Ch 1, turn. 2nd row: S c in each s c across. Ch 1, turn. Repeat 2nd row until piece measures 1 inch. To shape for thumb, inc. 1 st at same edge every other row until there are 37 sts. Starting at thumb edge, work across 9 sts. Ch 1, turn. Work over these 9 sts for 1 inch. Dec. 1 st at both ends of each row until 3 sts remain. Fasten off. For Palm, attach double thread where sts were divided and work over remaining 28 sts until piece measures 6½ inches from foundation chain. Dec. 1 st at both ends of each row, until 10 sts remain. Fasten off. Make 3 more pieces same as this.

CORD … Cut 12 strands of thread, each 60 inches long. Twist these strands tightly; double twisted strands and give them a second twist in the opposite direction. Tie loose ends in a knot and trim.

FINISHING … Lay 2 pieces together (thumbs cor­responding), and work a row of s c around through both thicknesses, leaving wrist edge open. Finish other Mitt in same way. Sew an end of cord to wrist edge of each Mitt.

EMBROIDERY … Make 3 diagonal stripes across back of Mitt by running double (12 strands) of dark Six Strand in and out the rows of crochet. Cross the dark stripes with 3 stripes of light color as in illustration.