Humpty Dumpty Potholder Pattern #9242

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Humpty Dumpty Potholder Pattern

MATERIALS: CLARK'S O.N.T. or J. & P. COATS PEARL COTTON, size 3, 1 ball of Ecru.

CLARK'S O.N.T. or J. & P. COATS SIX STRAND EMBROIDERY FLOSS, 1 skein each of Red, Black, Blue and Green

Milward's Steel Crochet Hook No. 7.

A piece of gingham or cotton fabric for lining.

GAUGE … 10 sts make 1 inch; 9 rows make 1 inch. With Pearl Cotton, ch 11. 1st row: S c in 2nd ch from hook and in each ch across. Ch 4, turn. 2nd row: S c in 2nd ch from hook, sc in 2 ch (3 s c increased), s c in each s c across to last s c. Then make a founda­tion s c as follows: Insert hook in last s c, draw loop through; thread over and draw through 1 loop (1 ch st made, to be used as a foundation st for next s c); complete s c in usual manner. Insert hook in ch st and work as before. Make 1 more foundation s c and 1 s c in the usual way (3 s c increased). Ch 4, turn. 3rd and 4th rows: Repeat 2nd row, chaining only 1 at end of 4th row. 5th to 12th rows incl.: S c in each s c, increasing 1 s c at both ends of row—to increase 1 s c, work 2 s c in 1 st. Ch 1, turn. There are 44 s c at end of 12th row. Hereafter increase 1 st at end of each row, until there are 58 sts. Work 1 inch straight. Then dec. 1 st at both ends of next row and every 3rd row there­after, until 50 sts remain—to dec. 1 st, work off 2 sts as 1 st. Now decrease 1 st at end of each row until 34 sts remain. Next row: Sl st across 3 sts, ch 1, s c in each st to last 2 sts. (2 sts decreased at each end). Ch 1, turn. Repeat last row until 10 sts remain. Fasten off.

With Six Strand, embroider mouth and nostrils in Red, the iris of the eyes in Blue; do the rest of the fea­tures and outline the collar with Black. Embroider the tie with Green.

Pad this piece on wrong side. Cut lining slightly larger than crocheted piece to allow for turn-in. Cut a strip of fabric 2 x 7 inches for band. Fold strip in half lengthwise, and seam raw edges; then turn to right side. Sew lining to back of crocheted piece, having band across center back, and turning ends under be­tween fabric and crochet.