Fenella the Fish Pot Holder Pattern #S-715

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Milwards Steel Crochet Hook No. 2/0 (double zero).

Scraps of pink, white and black felt...2 large and 2 small sequins; 6 beads; ½ yard of ribbon, ¼ inch wide...Brass ring.

Starting at center, ch 2. 1st rnd: 6 sc in 2nd ch from hook. 2nd rnd: 2 sc in each sc around. 3rd rnd: * Sc in next sc, 2 sc in next sc (1 sc increased). Repeat from * around. 4th rnd: Sc in each sc around, increasing 6 sc evenly around. Repeat 4th rnd until piece measures 5 ½ inches in diameter. Next rnd: Ch 4, 2 tr at base of ch-4, in next sc make dc, half dc and dc; 2 tr in next sc, ch 4, sl st in same sc as 2 tr were made (tail), sc in each remaining sc around, increasing as before. Following rnd: Sc in first 3 ch of ch-4, 3 sc in last ch, sc in each st across tip of tail, 3 sc in first ch of second ch-4, sc in each remaining sc, complete rnd, increasing as before to within 1 sc before tail. Next rnd: (Insert hook in next sc and draw loop through) 3 times; thread over and draw through all loops on hook (2 sc decreased), sc in each sc around tail, making 3 sc in center sc of each 3-sc group and decreasing 2 sc at opposite side of tail. Sl st in next sc. Break off.

Cut eye of white felt and mouth of pink felt as shown. With Pink Embroidery Floss, embroider center line of mouth. Sew large sequin and beads in place on eye. Sew eye and mouth in place. Cut a piece of black felt 1 inch square, and slit for eyelashes as shown. Sew eyelashes in place. Make a bow of ribbon and sew in place at tail. Sew sequin on bow. Make another piece the same way. Sew pieces together. Sew brass ring at top.

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