Butterfly Potholder Pattern #9351

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, size 5, 2 balls.
Steel Crochet Hook No. 6.
1 bone ring.

UPPER WING (Make 2) . . . Starting at center, ch 3. 1st rnd: In 2nd ch from hook, make sc, h dc, 16 dc (18 sts). Do not join rnds. Hereafter work only in the back loop of each st. 2nd rnd: 2 dc in each st around (36 dc). 3rd rnd: * Dc in 2 dc, 2 dc in next dc (an inc). Repeat from * around (48 dc). Continue thus, making 12 increases on each rnd, being careful not to have increases fall directly over each other, until piece measure 4 ¾ inches in diameter; then make h dc in next st, sc in next st, sl st in next st. Fasten off.

LOWER WING (Make 2) . . . Work as for Upper Wing until piece measures 4 ¼ inches in diameter. Fasten off.

BODY . . . Starting at one end, ch 16. 1st row: Sc in 2nd ch from hook and in each ch across. Ch 1, turn. Hereafter work only in the back loop of each sc. 2nd row: 2 sc in 1st sc (an inc made), sc in each sc to last 2 sc, work off last sc as 1 (a dec made). Ch 1, turn. 3rd row: Skip 1st sc, sc in each sc to last sc, 2 sc in last sc. Ch 1, turn. Repeat the 2nd and 3rd rows alternately until 20 ridges have been made (2 rows make 1 ridge). Fasten off.

Double this piece lengthwise and sew long edges together, forming a tube. Stuff tube with cotton. Pull one end of tube through bone ring for ½ inch and sew securely. Line wings if desired and arrange upper and lower wings as in illustration and tack in place. Sew body piece across joining of wings.

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