Xmas Tree Potholder Pattern #S-372

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J. & P. COATS "KNIT-CRO-SHEEN," Art. A.64: 2 balls of No. 48 Hunter's Green, 1 ball of No. 126 Spanish Red ... A few yards of No. 43 Dk. Yellow ... Milwards Steel Crochet Hook No. 4 ... A bone ring.

Use thread double throughout.

Starting at top with Hunter's Green, ch 2. 1st row: 3 sc in 2nd ch from hook. Ch 1, turn. 2nd row: 2 sc in first sc (1 sc increased), sc in next sc, 2 sc in next sc. Ch 1, turn. 3rd to 14th rows incl: 2 sc in first sc, sc in each sc across, 2 sc in last sc. Ch 1, turn. 15th and 16th rows: 2 sc in first sc, sc in each sc across to within last 4 sc. Ch 1, turn. Inc 1 sc at both ends of every row for 12 more rows. Repeat 15th and 16th rows, then con­tinue increasing 1 sc at both ends of every row until piece measures 6 inches from top. Break off.

STAND ... Starting at bottom with Spanish Red, ch 14. 1st row: Sc in 2nd ch from hook and each ch across. Ch 1, turn. 2nd to 6th rows incl: Sc in each sc across. Ch 1, turn. Break off at end of 6th row. Sew Stand to Tree.

TRIMMING ... With Dk. Yellow make a chain 2 yards long. Sew in place on Tree.

ORNAMENT (Make 6) ... With single strand of Red, ch 2. 1st rnd: 6 sc in 2nd ch from hook. 2nd rnd: 2 sc in each sc around. Join and break off. Sew in place on Tree.

Make another piece the same way. For Padding, see patternbook page. Sew pieces together. With single strand of Yellow, sc closely around bone ring. Sew in place.


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