Grape Arbor large mat, medium mat and pot holder S-406



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Grape Arbor large mat, medium mat and pot holder S-406

J & P Coats “Knit-Cro-Sheen,” Art. A. 64: 5 balls of No. 18-A Shaded Purples and 2 balls of No. 48 Hunter’s Green.

Milwards Steel Crochet Hook No. 7.

84 bottle caps . . . ¼ yard felt.

Large Mat . . . Using Shaded Purples cover 54 bottle caps.

Bottle Cap Cover . . . Starting at center, ch 4.

1st rnd: 19 dc in 4th ch from hook. Join to top of ch-4.

2nd rnd: 2 sc in same place as sl st. * sc in next 4 dc, 2 sc in next dc. Repeat from * around. Join.

3rd to 6th rnds incl: Sc in each sc around. Join.

7th rnd: Ch 3, dc in each sc around. Join and break off, leaving a 6-inch length of thread. Insert a bottle cap and sew up opening by gathering last rnd.

Sew together as shown in illustration.

Leaf (Make 2) . . . Starting at the center with Hunter’s Green, ch 20.

1st row: Sc in 2nd ch from hook and in each ch across, 3 sc in last ch; working along opposite side of starting chain make sc in each ch across to within last 2 ch. Ch 1, turn. Hereafter pick up back loop on each sc.

2nd row: Sc in each sc to center sc of 3 sc group, 3 sc in center sc, sc in each remaining sc to within last 2 sc. Ch 1, turn.

3rd to 8th rows incl: Repeat 2nd row.

9th row: Sc in each sc to center sc of 3-sc group, sl st in center sc. Break off.

Holding leaves back to back, sew around outer edges. Make 2 more leaves the same way. Sew to mat as shown in illustration.

Medium Mat . . . Make 30 grapes and 3 leaves as before. Sew together as shown in illustration.

Pot Holder . . . Cut 2 thicknesses of felt the size of a bottle cap (1 1/8 inches in diameter) for each grape. Make 2 leaves and 19 grapes, using felt in place of bottle caps.

Sew together as before. Attach Hunter’s Green between leaves and ch. 20.

Sl st in same place where thread was attached, then sc closely around chain. Join and break off.


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