Libra Potholder

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MATERIALS:

J. & P. Coats "Knit-Cro-Sheen," Art. A.64, 1 ball each of No. 84 Beige and No. 43 Dk. Yellow; or
Clark's O.N.T. Mercerized Bedspread Cotton, Art. B.504, colors of your own choice; or
J. & P. Coats or Clark's O.N.T. Pearl Cotton, Size 5, Art. A. or B.19, 3 balls of No. 61 Ecru and 1 ball of No. 11 Orange.

Milwards Steel Crochet Hook No.7.
A piece of grey felt for lining.
A bone ring.

Starting at center with Beige, ch 2. 1st rnd: 7 sc in 2nd ch from hook. 2nd rnd: 2 sc in each sc around. 3rd rnd: * 2 sc in next sc (1 sc increased), sc in next sc. Repeat from * around. 4th rnd: * 2 sc in next sc, sc in next 2 sc. Repeat from * around. Inc 7 sc evenly on each rod until piece measures 5 ¾ inches in diameter. Join and break off. Next rnd: Attach Dk. Yellow to same place as sl st, sc in each sc around. Following rnd: Sc in each sc around. Join and break off.

SCALES . . . Starting at center with Yellow, ch 41. 1st rnd: Half dc in 3rd ch from hook, half dc in next ch, sc in next 6 ch, half dc in next 3 ch, dc in next 7 ch, half dc in next 4 ch, sc in next 9 ch, sl st in next 5 ch, sc in next ch, half dc in next ch, 3 sc in next ch; now, working along opposite side of starting chain, half dc in next ch, sc in next ch, sl st in next 5 ch, sc in next 9 ch, half dc in next 4 ch, dc in next 7 ch, half dc in next 3 ch, sc in next 6 ch, half dc in next 3 ch. Break off.

SIDE PIECE (Make 2) . . . With Yellow, ch 22. 1st row: Half dc in 3rd ch from hook and in next 2 ch, 2 half dc in next ch, half dc in next ch, dc in next 2 ch, 2 dc in next ch, dc in next ch, 2 half dc in next ch, half dc in next 2 ch, sc in next 5 ch, half dc in same ch as last sc, skip 2 ch, sl st in next ch. Break off. Next row: On opposite side of starting chain, attach Yellow in center sc of 5-sc group, ch 35. Sl st in same ch where thread was attached. Break off. Following row: Skip 12 ch, attach Yellow to next ch, 2 sc in same ch, sc in next 9 ch, 2 sc in next ch. Break off. Attach thread to same place where thread was attached, ch 12, sl st in ch opposite center sc of last sc row. Break off.

TOP PIECE . . . Ch 4, sc in 2nd ch from hook, half dc in next ch, 3 sc in next ch; working along opposite side of starting chain, make sc in next 2 ch, 3 sc in next sc, sc in half dc, sl st in next sc. Break off.

Sew to center of pot holder as illustrated. Embroider letters in Yellow chain stitch. Cut a piece of felt slightly larger than outer edge of pot holder. Pink around edges and sew in place. With Yellow sc closely around bone ring. Join and break off. Sew to pot holder.


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