Tomato Potholder Pattern

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MATERIALS:

Clark's Biq Ball Mercerized Crochet, Art. B.34, Size 20, 2 balls of No. 123-A Flamingo and 1 ball of No. 48 Hunter's Green.

Milwards Steel Crochet Hook No. 4. Red felt for lining.

TOMATO . . . Starting at center with double strand of Flamingo, ch 2. 1st rnd: In 2nd ch from hook make sc, half dc, dc, 3 tr, 5 dc, 3 tr, dc, half dc and sc. Join with sl st to first sc. 2nd rnd: Ch 1, 2 sc in each st around. Join. 3rd rnd: Ch 1, sc in same place as sl st, half dc in next sc, dc in next sc, 2 dc in next sc, dc in next sc, tr in next 3 sc, * dc in next 2 sc, 2 dc in next sc. Repeat from * around to within last 8 sc, tr in next 3 sc, dc in next sc, 2 dc in next sc, half dc in next sc, sc in last sc. Join. 4th rnd: Ch 1, sc in same place as sl st, * 2 sc in next st, sc in next 2 sts. Repeat from * around. Join. 5th rnd: Ch 1, sc in same place as sl st, half dc in next sc, * 2 dc in next sc, dc in next 2 sc. Repeat from * around to within last 2 sc, half dc in next sc, sc in last sc. Join. 6th rnd: Ch 1, sc in same place as sl st and in each st around. Join. 7th rnd: Ch 1, sc in same place as sl st, half dc in next sc, * 2 dc in next sc, dc in next 3 sc. Repeat from * around to within last 2 sc, half dc in next sc, sc in last sc. Join. 8th rnd: Repeat 6th rnd. 9th rnd: Ch 1, sc in same place as sl st, half dc in next sc, 2 dc in next sc, (dc in next sc, 2 dc in next sc) 3 times; * dc in next 4 sc, 2 dc in next sc. Repeat from * around to within last 9 sc, (2 dc in next sc, dc in next sc) 3 times; 2 dc in next sc, half dc in next sc, sc in last sc. Join. 10th rnd: Repeat 6th rnd. 11th rnd: Ch 1, sc in same place as sl st, half dc in next sc, 2 dc in next sc, (dc in next sc, 2 dc in next sc) 5 times; * dc in next 5 sc, 2 dc in next sc. Repeat from * around to within last 13 sc, (2 dc in next sc, dc in next sc) 5 times; 2 dc in next sc, half dc in next sc, sc in last sc. Join. 12th rnd: Repeat 6th rnd. 13th rnd: Ch 1, sc in same place as st st, half dc in next sc, 2 dc in next sc, (dc in next sc, 2 dc in next sc) 5 times; * dc in next 6 sc, 2 dc in next sc. Repeat from * around to within last 13 sc, (2 dc in next sc, dc in next sc) 5 times; 2 dc in next sc, half dc in next sc, sc in last sc. Join. 14th rnd: Repeat 6th rnd. 15th rnd: Sc in back loop of each sc around. Join and break off. Make another piece the same way.

LEAF AND STEM (Make 2) . . . With 4 strands of Hunter's Green, ch 6, d tr in 6th ch from hook, ch 3, sl st in 3rd ch from hook (picot made), ch 5, sc in same ch as d tr was made, (ch 5, d tr in same ch as last d tr was made, picot, ch 5, sc in same ch as last d tr was made) twice; ch 25, sc in 2nd ch from hook and in next 16 ch, sl st in side of first sc made on stem, sc in each remaining ch, sl st in base of leaf. Break off.

Sew Leaves in place. Sew stem together. Cut a piece of felt slightly smaller than each pot holder piece. Sew in place. Sew pot holder together, joining 4 inches across top.


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