Kookaburra Tea Pot Holder/Needle case



Source: http://handmadebymother.blogspot.com/2010/01/happy-australia-day.html

MATERIALS:
PATWIN 4 ply PATONIZED.  Scraps of Brown, Fawn and Turquoise.  One No. 2 Steel Crochet Hook (American Gauge).  Two Small Pearl Buttons for eyes.  Piece of flannel for Needle Case.

If used as Needle Case make flannel lining and sew inside.

SIDE: Beginning at head with Fawn Ch. 3 sts.  Join in ring with s.s.

1st round: Ch. 1.  11 d.c. in ring.  Join with s.s.  Ch. 1.  Turn.

2nd round: *1.s.c. in each of the next 2 sts.  2 s.c. in next st.*  Repeat from * to * once.  Leave Fawn.  Join Brown.  Repeat from * to * twice.  Join with s.s.  Ch. 1.  Turn.

3rd round: *1.s.c. in next st.  2 s.c. in next st.*  Repeat from * to * 3 times.  Break Brown and pick up Fawn.  Repeat from * to * to end of round.  Join with s.s.  Ch. 1.  Turn.

4th round: *1.s.c. in each of next 2 sts.  2 s.c. in next st.*  Repeat from * to * to end of round.  Join with s.s.  Ch. 1.  Turn.  Working in rows, proceed:–

1st row: 1.s.c. in each of 1st. 4 sts.  2 s.c. in next st.  1.s.c. in each of next 4 sts.  2 s.c. in next st.  1.s.c. in next st.  Ch. 1.  Turn.  (13 s.c. in row).

2nd and 3rd rows: 1.s.c. in each s.c. of previous row.

4th row: 1.s.c. in each of 1st. 6 sts.  Ch. 1.  Turn.  Working on these 6 sts. work 9 rows even.

14th row: 1.s.c. in 1st. st.  Miss 1.st.  1.s.c. in each st. to end of row.  Ch. 1.  Turn.

15th row: 1.s.c. in each st. of previous row.  Ch. 1.  Turn.  Repeat 14th and 15th rows to 3 s.c. in row.  Work 1 row even.  Fasten off.  Proceed:–

Join Brown after the 6 Fawn s.c. in 4th row.  Ch. 1.

1st row: 1.s.c. in each of next 7 s.c.  Ch. 1.  Turn.  Working on these 7 sts. work 9 rows even.

11th row: Work in s.c. to last 3 s.c.  Miss 1.s.c.  1.s.c. in each of remaining 2 s.c.  Ch. 1.  Turn.

12th row: 1.s.c. in each st. of previous row.  Ch. 1.  Turn.  Repeat 11th and 12th rows to 3 s.c. in row.  Work 1 row even.  Fasten off.  Sew this section to the Fawn Section.  Make another side to correspond.

WINGS:  Take 2 strands of wool (1 each Turquoise and Brown).  Ch. 8.  Leave Turquoise.  With Brown Ch. 9.

1st row: With Brown work 1.s.c. in 2nd Ch. from hook and 1.s.c. in each of next 7 Ch.  With Turquoise and Brown work 1.s.c. in each of remaining 8 Ch.  Ch. 1.  Turn.

2nd row: With Turquoise and Brown *work 1.s.c. in next st.  2 s.c. in next st.*  Repeat from * to * 4 times.  Break Turquoise.  With Brown repeat from * to * to end of row.  Ch. 4.  Turn.

3rd row: 1.s.c. in 2nd Ch. from hook and 1.s.c. in each Ch. and st. to end of row.  Fasten off.  Darn in all ends.

BEAK:  With Brown Ch. 8 sts.  1.d.c. in 4th Ch. from hook.  1.h.tr. in next Ch.  1.s.c. in next Ch.  1.s.s. in each of remaining 2 Ch.  Working along other side of Ch. work 1.s.s. in each of next 2 Ch.  1.s.c. in next Ch.  1.h.tr. in next Ch.  1.d.c. in each of remaining 2 Ch.  Fasten off.  Fold beak in half and join.

TO MAKE UP: Sew up seam along back and around head.  Pad the head with wool and sew buttons in position for eyes.  Sew beak and wings in position.  For the tail cut strands of Fawn and Brown 8 ins. long.  Place cut ends of 2 strands together, thus forming a loop.  Pass this loop down through the s.c. at end of body for about 1/2 inch, then pass the cut ends of the same strands through the loop and draw up.  Repeat this in each s.c. along the end using corresponding colors.


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