Little Hen Pot Holder Pattern

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Little Hen Pot Holder Pattern

A little hen to "set" upon the handle of hottest pots and pans • you'll "hatch" no burned fingers with this nifty holder for protection.

MATERIALS: 80 yds. of White Enter­prise Yarn and about 30 yds. of color to match the kitchen for the trim, for each hen.

BODY: With White ch 33, 32 sc in ch.
ROW 2: Ch 1, 32 sc.
ROW 3: Ch 1, sc in 31 sc (a dec of 1 st at tail).
ROW 4: Ch 1, sk 1, sc in 30 sts.
Repeat Rows 3 and 4 for 10 rows in all (24 sc in Row 10).
ROW 11 through 16: Dec 1 sc every other row at front and every row at tail, (15 sc in Row 16).
ROWS 17 and 18: Ch 1, sk last sc, sc in 12 (dec of 2 sts end of each row).
ROW 19: Ch 1, sk 1 sc, sc in 7. This completes one side of body. Fasten off. Join White to first st (of 32 sts) and at front of body, work 32 sc and make second side.

EDGE: With color, sc in front end of Row 1 of body, (ch 1, sc bet next 2 rows) repeat around. Sl st to first sc.
ROW 2: Ch 1, and work sc over each ch-l of previous row with ch 1 bet sc. Inc of ch 1, sc in same st where needed. Steam and press body. For increased protection, pad body with flannel and line.

HEAD: Make 2—With White ch 12, 11 sc on ch. Ch 1, sk last sc, sc in 10 sc. Ch 1, sk last sc, sc in 9 sc. Ch 1, sc in last 9. Ch 2, sk 1 st of ch, sc in 10 sts. Ch 1, 10 sc. Ch 2, sk 1 st, 11 sc. Ch 1, sk 1, sc in 10 sc. Ch 2, sk 1 st, 11 sc. Ch 1, sk 1, sc in 10. Ch 2, sl st in last 3 sc, sc in 7 sc. Fasten off.
Sew together at sides and around top and stuff slightly. Sew to first 11 sts on each side at front of body.

COMB: With color, sl st to fourth st from point of bill, sl st in next, (sc, hdc, dc) in 3 sts, 2 dc in 2, dc in end of next 2 rows down back of head dc, sc, in next 2. Fasten off. Sew bone ring to comb and embroider eye as illustrated.