Butterfly Potholder Pattern

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Potholder No. 13

MATERIALS REQUIRED:
Art. 609 Lily Cotton Yarn Skeins or
Art. 930 Sugar 'N Cream Yarn Balls:
Left over lengths of Yellow, Delft Blue and Red.
Crochet Hook No. 0.

TOP LEFT WING—With Yellow ch 16, 2 sc in 2d ch from hook, * sc in next ch, hdc in next 2 ch, 2 dc in next ch, dc in next 5 ch, 2 dc in next ch, hdc in next 2 ch, sc in next ch, * 3 sc in end ch. Repeat from * to * on other side of ch. Sc in next st, sl st in 1st sc. ROW 2—Ch 1, 2 sc in same sc, sc in each st around with 3 sc in center sc at other end. End with 1 sc in 1st corner, join with sl st in 1st sc. Fasten off. ROW 3—With Blue (sc in next 5 sc, 2 sc in next sc) twice, sc in next 7 sts, 3 sc in next st, (sc in next 5 sc, 2 sc in next sc) twice, sc in next 8 sc. ROW 4—Ch 1, turn, sc in each sc up to tip, 3 sc in center sc at tip, sc in each sc to 3d from end, sl st in next sc. Fasten off. ROW 5—Turn, sl st in Red in last sl st, (ch 1, sk 1 sc, a long sc over next sc) 10 times, inserting hook down between 2 Blue rows, ch 1, sk 1 sc, (a long sc, ch 2, a long sc) all in next (center) st at tip, (ch 1, sk 1 sc, a long sc in next st) 12 times. Fasten off. ROW 6—Join Yellow to 1st ch-1 sp, (sc, ch 2, sc) in each ch-1 sp around. Fasten off.

TOP RIGHT WING—Repeat Rows 1 and 2, then turn and repeat Rows 3 and 4. ROW 5—With Red make a long sc over 1st sc in last row, (ch 1, sk 1 sc, a long sc in next sc) 11 times, ch 1, sk 1 sc, (a long sc, ch 2, a long sc) in next (center) st, (ch 1, sk 1 sc, a long sc in next sc) 10 times, ch 1, sk 1 st, sl st in next st. Fasten off. Repeat Row 6. With Red make a row of 8 French Knots along center of Row 1 of each wing. Sew wings tog.

LOWER LEFT WING—With Yellow ch 6, join with sl st to form ring. ROW 1—Ch 3, 17 dc in ring, join with sl st in ch-3. Fasten off. ROW 2—Sc in Blue in 1 dc, (hdc, 2 dc and hdc) all in next dc, sc in next dc, (sc, ch 2, sc) in each of next 13 dc, sc in next 2 dc, join to 1st sc. Fasten off. ROW 3—Sc in Red in next 2 sts, 3 sc in next st, sc in next 2 sts, 2 sc in next shell, (sc, hdc, dc) in next shell, 4 dc in next shell, dc and hdc in next shell, (sc, ch 2, sc) in each of next 9 shells, sc in next 3 sc. Fasten off. ROW 4—3 sc in Yellow in center sc at next corner, (sk 1 st, a sc, ch 2, sc shell in next st) 7 times, a shell in each of next 9 shells, (sk 1 sc, a shell in next sc) 3 times. Join. Fasten off.

LOWER RIGHT WING—Repeat Row 1, turn and repeat Rows 2 and 3. ROW 4—Mark center sc at next corner, turn and make 3 sc in marked st in Yellow, (sk 1 st, a sc, ch 2, sc shell in next st) 3 times, a shell in each of next 9 shells, (sk 1 st, a shell in next st) 7 times. Join and fasten off. Make a Red French Knot in center of each Lower Wing. Sew wings tog.

BODY—With Blue ch 24, 3 sc and 1 sl st in 2d ch from hook, sc in next ch, hdc in next ch, dc in next 6 ch, hdc in next ch, sc in next ch, hdc in next ch, dc in next 8 ch, hdc in next ch, sc in next 2 ch. Fasten off. Sew Wings tog. lapping Top Wings over Lower Wings. Sew Body between Wings. Cover a bone ring with Yellow sc and sew to top of Head and each Top Wing. Steam and press holder dry on back thru a cloth. Line back with cloth.


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