Shade Pull Pattern #954

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Shade Pull Pattern #954

Materials: Clark's O.N.T. or J. & P. Coats Mercerized Crochet, 1 ball, size 30.
Milward's steel crochet hook No. 10.
An automobile headlight bulb.
3 glass beads.

Cover. Starting at center, ch 6, join with sl st to form ring. 1st rnd: Ch 4 (to count as d c and ch 1), * d c in ring, ch 1. Repeat from * 13 times. Join last ch-1 to 3rd st of ch-4 first made (15 ch-1 sp's). 2nd rnd: Ch 4, skip 1st ch-1, * d c in next ch-1, ch 1 d c in same ch-1 (1 sp increased), ch 1, d c in next ch 1, ch 1, d c in next ch 1, ch 1. Repeat from * around (thus increasing in every 3rd sp). Join. 3rd rnd: Repeat 2nd rnd, but increasing 1 sp in every 4th sp (instead of every 3rd). Join. 4th rnd: Same as 2nd rnd, but increasing in every 5th sp. Join. 5th rnd: Ch 3, * skip 1st ch-1 sp, s c in next sp, ch 3. Repeat from * around. Join. 6th rnd: Sl st to center of 1st ch-3 loop, ch 3, * s c in next loop, ch 3. Repeat from * around. Join. 7th rnd: Sl st to center of 1st ch-3 loop, ch 6, * d tr in next loop, ch 1. Repeat from * around. Ch 2, turn. Hereafter work is done in rows instead of rnds.

1st row: * S c in d tr, s c in sp. Repeat from * across. Ch 1, turn. 2nd to 8th rows incl: S c in each s c across. Ch 1, turn. 9th row: S c in each s c across, decreasing 5 s c at equal distances apart. Ch 1, turn. 10th row: Repeat 9th row, but making 6 decreases (instead of 5 decreases). Ch 1, turn. 11th and 12th rows: * Skip 1 s c, s c in next s c. Repeat from * across. Break off.

Slip cover over bulb and sew edges together securely. Make a chain 15 inches long, then double the chain and make a knot about one inch from both ends. Slip both ends of chain through the beads and sew ends to tip of bulb as in illustration.