Sampler Potholder Pattern #9003

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Sampler Potholder Pattern

J. & P. Coats Knit-Cro-Sheen, 3 balls.
Clark's O.N.T. or J. & P. Coats Six Strand Embroidery Floss, 2 skeins of each of 4 colors.
Milward's steel crochet hook No. 8
4 bone rings.
3 screw hooks.

The above material is sufficient for entire set.
   Make an 8-inch chain. 1st row: S c in 2nd ch from hook, s c in each ch until row measures 6½ inches. Cut off remaining chain. Ch 1, turn. 2nd row: S c in each s c. Ch 1, turn. Repeat 2nd row until piece is square. Fasten off. Make another piece like this for this holder; make 4 more for remaining 2 holders.

Embroidery … Embroider in cross stitch, having each cross 2 stitches wide and 2 rows high. Follow illustration for embroidery on each of 3 pieces, using full strand of any 3 colors of six strand for each piece.
   Make pads (see patternbook page) and sew plain piece neatly to back of each embroidered piece. Sew bone ring to upper left-hand corner of each pot holder.

Rack … Work as for pot holders for 18 rows, having work measure 10½ (instead of 6½) inches across. Then dec. 3 sts at both ends of each row until no sts remain—to dec. at beginning of row, sl st across 1st 3 sts; to dec. at end, omit last 3 sts. Fasten off.
   Fold side edges in half (fold is lower edge). Em­broider "HOT", and a decorative motif at each side, above lower edge. Seam side edges. Insert cardboard of required measurement and, with needle and thread, run long connecting stitches across back, between turned-up foundation edge and decrease-edges. Sew a bone ring to upper point. Screw 3 hooks at bottom of rack; hang pot holders on hooks.