Flower Holder Pattern #12

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LILY DOUBLE QUICK, Art. 50, in Black: 1 skein.

No. 3 Steel Crochet Hook.

32 inches black millinery wire or other stiff wire. Smallest size baking pan - 3 ¾ x 7 ¾ x 2 ¼ inches.

BOTTOM: Repeat Bottom of Casserole Cover to *. Ch 1, turn, 2 sc in 1st sc, sc around with 3 sc in each corner, having number of sc on each side (corner sc to corner sc incl) divisible by 5 plus 1; end with 1 sc in 1st corner, join to back lp of 1st sc.

TOP: RND 1: Ch 1, sc in same st, sc in back lp of each sc around; join.

RND 2: Work in both lps. Ch 1, sc in same sc, sc in next sc, (ch 5, sk 2 sc, sc in next 3 sc) repeated around; end with 1 sc, join to 1st sc.

RND 3: Ch 7, * (sc in 2d, 3d & 4th sts of next ch-5 lp, ch 5) repeated across; ch 3, tr in center sc of 3 corner sc, ch 3 and repeat from * around; end with ch 3, join to 4th st of ch-7.

RND 4: Ch 1, sc in same st, sc in next ch, * (ch 5, sc in 3 center sts of next ch-5) repeated across; ch 5, sc in 3d st of ch-3, sc in tr, sc in next ch; repeat from * around; end with 1 sc, join to 1st sc. Repeat Rnds 3 & 4 twice.

RND 9: Repeat Rnd 3 but with ch-3 lps instead of ch-5.

RND 10: Ch 1, sc in each sc and tr around, 3 sc in each sp; join.

RND 11: Ch 1, sc in each sc around; join.

RND 12: Ch 1, sc at base of each sc around; join and fasten off.

Cut wire into four 8-inch pieces. Wrap ends with gummed tape.

CROCHETED ROPE: Ch 2, 5 sc in 2d ch from hook. Cup sc, tight-side-inside and working in back lp, sc in 1st sc, sc in each sc around and around for ½ inch, push end of 1 wire into it and continue making Rope around outside of wire until it is covered, always with 5 sc in a rnd. Close with sl sts. Fasten off. Bend 3 ¾ inches of one end and 1 ¾ inches of other end, into tight coils. Sew straight piece (between coils) up one corner with large coil extending ½ inch below bottom of Holder. Repeat on each corner.

Starch, blocking over pan. Lace string across top to pull sides up taut. Leave until dry.

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