Palette Potholder Pattern #S-370

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J. & P. COATS "KNIT-CRO-SHEEN," Art. A.64: 3 balls of No. 64 Platinum, 1 ball of No. 126 Spanish Red ... A few yards of No. 12 Black and 5 more assorted colors ... Milwards Steel Crochet Hooks No. 4 and No. 7 ... A bone ring.

Use Platinum double throughout.

PALETTE ... Starting at bottom with Platinum and No. 4 hook, ch 11. 1st row: Sc in 2nd ch from hook and each ch across. Ch 1, turn. 2nd row: 2 sc in first sc (1 sc increased), sc in each sc across, 2 sc in last sc. Ch 1, turn. Repeat 2nd row until there are 30 sc on row. Then inc 1 sc at begin­ning of each row until there are 45 sc on row. Work without increasing until piece measures 5 inches long. Dec 1 sc—to dec 1 sc, work off 2 sc as 1 sc—at beginning of every other row until there are 35 sc on row.

To Shape Top: 1st row: Dec 1 sc, sc in next 16 sc. Ch 1, turn. 2nd row: Dec 1 sc, sc in each sc across. Ch 1, turn. Repeat 2nd row until 8 sc re­main. Break off. Attach thread to next free sc on last complete row, dec 1 sc, sc in each sc across to within last 2 sc, dec 1 sc. Ch 1, turn. Repeat last row until 5 sc remain. Break off. Attach a double strand of Spanish Red and sc closely around. Join and break off.

COLOR DABS ... With single strand of Black and No. 7 hook, ch 2. 1st rnd: 7 sc in 2nd ch from hook. 2nd rnd: 2 sc in each sc around. Inc 7 sc evenly on each rnd until piece measures 1 ¼ inches in diameter. Join and break off.

Make 1 Red and 5 more in assorted colors. Sew in place.

BRUSH (Make 2) ... Starting at long side with Black and No. 7 hook, ch 20. 1st row: Sc in 2nd ch from hook and in next 3 ch, half dc in next 6 ch, dc in next 9 ch. Break off. Sew sc end to Black color dab. With Black embroider bristles on brushes. Make another piece the same way. For Padding, see patternbook page. Working through both thicknesses and using a single strand of Red, sl st in back loop of each sc around. Join and break off. With Red sc closely around bone ring. Sew in place.


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