Parsley Puffs and Potholders




Materials Required–
AMERICAN THREAD COMPANY
“PURITAN” MERCERIZED CROCHET
AND KNITTING COTTON


150 yds. White.

“STAR” PEARL COTTON, SIZE 5.

25 yds. Red.

Steel Crochet Hook No. 7.

With White, ch 28, turn and work 27 s c on ch, ch 1, turn.
2nd Row– 1 s c in each s c, ch 2, turn.
3rd Row– Skip 1 s c, 1 s c in each of the next 2 s c, * ch 1, skip 1 s c, 1 s c in each of the next 2 s c, repeat from * across row, ch 2, turn.
4th Row– 2 s c in 1st s c, ch 1, 2 s c in next s c, (an increase) * ch 1, skip 1 s c, 2 s c in next s c, repeat from * across row, ch 1, 2 s c in end ch, ch 2, turn.
5th Row– Skip 1 s c, 2 s c in next s c, * ch 1, skip 1 s c, 2 s c in next s c, repeat from * across row, ch 2, turn.
Repeat the 4th row.
7th, 8th & 9th Rows– Same as 5th row.
10th Row– Increase 1 pattern at beginning of row and 1 pattern at end of row then work 2 rows even in pattern.
Repeat the last 3 rows.
16th Row– Increase 1 pattern at beginning and end of row, then work 20 rows even in pattern.
37th Row– Decrease 1 pattern each end of row, then work 3 rows even.
Repeat the last 4 rows.
45th Row– Decrease 1 pattern each end then work 2 rows even.
48th Row– Decrease 1 pattern each end then work 3 rows even.
52nd Row– Decrease 1 pattern each end then work 2 rows even.
55th Row– Decrease 1 pattern each end then work 1 row even, break thread.
57th Row– With Red, skip 2 sts, 1 s c in each of the next 10 s c, ch 1, turn.
Next Row– 1 s c in each s c, ch 1, turn, skip 1 st, 1 s c in next st, 1 s d c in next st, (s d c; thread over, insert in st, pull through and work off all loops at one time) 1 d c in each of the next 4 sts, 1 s d c in next st, 1 s c in next st, break thread.

SPOUT. With White, attach thread in first st at straight edge and working toward lower edge work 9 patterns across straight edge, ch 2, turn, work a pattern in each pattern increasing 1 pattern at end of row, ch 2, turn.
Next Row– Decrease one pattern at end of row then work 1 row even.
Next Row– Decrease one pattern at end of row.
Next Row– Decrease one pattern at end of row.
Next Row– Decrease one pattern at end of row.
Next Row– Decrease one pattern at beginning of row.
Next Row– Decrease one pattern at end of row, break thread.
Work another section in the same manner.
With Red, crochet the 2 sections together, starting at lower edge, work 1 s c in each s c across bottom, * ch 3, d c in same space, skip 1/8 inch space, s c in next st, repeat from * all around, break thread.
Thread Red into needle and work a row of outline st about 1 inch down from Red top. Work another outline st ¼ inch from lower edge and across side to separate the spout from the body. Draw a 3 ½ inch circle in center and work numerals on it as illustrated. Work a small solid circle in center of clock and work 2 hands using the lazy daisy st.

HANDLE. With White, ch 37, and work 36 s c on ch, break thread.
Attach Red and work 1 s c in each s c working 3 s c at end, turn and working on other side of s c, work 1 s c in each of the next 7 s c, * skip 1 s c, s c in next s c, repeat from * 6 times, 1 s c in each remaining st, break thread leaving an end to sew.
Sew to potholder as illustrated.
LOOP. Wrap Red around small finger 3 times, remove from finger and work 20 s c over loop. Attach to top of potholder.





No. 3214

AMERICAN THREAD COMPANY
“DE LUXE: MERCERIZED CROCHET
AND KNITTING COTTON


155 yds. White. 35 yds. Red.

“STAR” SIX STRAND MERCERIZED
EMBROIDERY COTTON


3 yds. Black.

Steel Crochet Hook No. 7 or 8.

With White, ch 37 and work 36 s c on ch. (Turn each row.)
2nd Row– Ch 3, 2 d c in first s c, 1 d c in each s c, with 2 d c in last s c.
3rd Row– 2 d c in first d c, 1 d c in each remaining d c, with 2 d c in last d c.
Repeat 3rd row 10 more times.
14th to 17th Rows– 1 d c in each d c.
18th to 22nd Rows– Decrease 1 st at the beginning and end of each row, remaining sts even. (Decrease; insert needle in first d c, pull thread through, insert needle in next d c, pull thread through, thread over and pull through 2 loops on needle, thread over and pull through remaining loops.)
23rd to 28th Rows– Decrease 2 sts at beginning and end of each row.
29th Row– Ch 1, decrease 1 st, 1 s c in next d c, 1 s d c in each of the next 3 d c, (s d c; thread over, insert in st, pull through and work off all loops at one time) 1 d c in each d c to within the last 6 d c, 1 s d c in each of the next 3 d c, 1 s c in next d c, then decrease 1 st.
Working down side of kettle, work 2 s c in each d c row, across lower edge work over entire st, 3 s c over first and last s c, 1 s c over each remaining st. Up opposite side work 2 s c in each d c row, 1 s c in each st across top, break thread.
With Red, work 1 row of s c all around, break thread. Work another section to correspond.
With Red, crochet the two sections together, ch 3, thread over, insert needle in same space with ch 3, pull thread through, thread over, insert needle in same space, pull thread through, thread over and pull through all loops on needle, * thread over, insert needle in next st, pull thread through, thread over, insert in same st, pull thread through, thread over and pull through all loops on needle, repeat from * all around, break thread.

HANDLES.
With White, ch 32 and work 31 s c on ch. Attach Red and work 1 s c in each s c, ch 2, turn and work a row of puffs same as on kettle, break thread.
With Red, work an outline st for lid, starting at about the 5th row from top and working down to about the 8th row, then back to 5th on opposite side, then over the outline st work 1 row of s c, break thread.
Work s c over a small bone ring and attach to top of lid.
Embroider face as illustrated.

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