Water Pitcher Potholder Pattern #9353

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, size 5, 3 balls.
Steel Crochet Hook No. 6.

Starting at bottom, ch 21. 1st row: 3 tr in 5th ch from hook, dc in each ch across to last ch, 4 tr in last ch. Ch 4, turn. 2nd row: 3 tr at base of turning ch, dc in each st across to turning ch, tr in top st of turning ch. Ch 4, turn. Repeat the 2nd row 3 more times, making ch 3 (instead of ch-4) at end of 5th row. 6th and 7th rows: Dc in each st across and in top st of turning ch. Ch 3, turn. 8th to 19th rows incl: Dc in each dc across, decreasing 1 dc at both ends of each row—to dec a dc, work off 2 dc as 1 dc. Ch 3, turn. 20th to 25th rows incl: Dc in each dc across, increasing 1 dc at both ends of each row—to inc a dc, make 2 dc in 1 dc. Ch 3, turn. 26th to 29th rows incl: Holding back on hook the last loop of each dc, make dc in next 4 sts, thread over and draw through all loops on hook (thus decreasing 4 sts), dc in each dc across to last 5 sts, work off these 5 sts as 1 st as before (thus decreasing 4 more sts). Ch 3, turn. Omit turning ch at end of last row. Fasten off. Make another piece same as this.

HANDLE . . . Ch 12. 1st row: Dc in 4th ch from hook and in each ch across. Ch 3, turn. 2nd row: Dc in next 8 dc and in top st of turning ch. Ch 3, turn. Repeat the 2nd row until piece measures 3 ½ inches. Fasten off.

Double this piece lengthwise and sew the two long edges together. With Six Strand Embroidery Floss, embroider the length of Handle with cross stitches. Embroider one crocheted piece as in illustration, using blanket stitch for rim, cross stitch for top band and feather stitch for lower band. Place pad (for padding, see pattern book) between crocheted pieces and sew edges together. Sew on Handle.

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