Bird Cage Potholder Pattern #S-368

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J. & P. COATS "KNIT-CRO-SHEEN," Art. A.64: 1 ball of No. 70 Blue Jewel ... A few yards of No. 12 Black ... Milwards Steel Crochet Hook No. 7 ... A piece of yellow felt ... A bone ring.

Starting at top of Cage with Blue Jewel, ch 2. 1st row: 5 sc in 2nd ch from hook. Ch 1, turn. 2nd row: 2 sc in first sc, sc in next 3 sc, 2 sc in next sc. Ch 1, turn. 3rd to 24th rows incl: 2 sc in first sc, sc in each sc across, 2 sc in last sc. Ch 1, turn. 25th and 26th rows: Sc in each sc across. Ch 1, turn. 27th row: Dec 1 sc —to dec 1 sc, work off 2 sc as 1 sc— sc in each sc across to within last 2 sc, dec 1 sc. Ch 1, turn. Repeat last 3 rows until 25 sc remain on last row. Break off. Attach Black and sc in each sc across. Ch 1, turn. Sc in each sc across. Break off.

Cut out felt bird, pin in place.

BAR (Make 4) ... Cut 3 strands of Black about 10 inches long. Sew in place over Bird to shape top and bot­tom of Cage. Embroider bird's eye, feet and stick with Black, embroider bill with a scrap of Flamingo. With Black make a chain to reach across widest part of Cage, sc in 2nd ch from hook and in each ch across. Break off. Sew in place. Cut 3 strands of Black to reach around outer edge of Cage. Sew in place as before.

Make another piece the same way. For Padding, see patternbook page. With Black sc closely around bone ring. Join and break off. Sew to top of Cage.

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