Santa Door Knob
Materials Required: AMERICAN THREAD COMPANY “DAWN” KNITTING WORSTED
1 ounce each Scarlet and White and “STAR RAYON”, Article 300.
1 skein Marine Blue
2 small round bells
2 bells about 1 inch in length
1 small Christmas ornament
1 snap fastener
Plastic crochet hook size F
Face: With White chain (ch) 2, 8 single crochet (sc) in 2nd stitch (st) from hook, do not join this or following rows. Place a marker at the beginning of each row.
2nd Row. 2 sc in each sc.
3rd Row. * Sc in next sc, 2 sc in next sc, repeat from * all around.
4th Row. * Sc in next sc, 2 sc in next sc, repeat from * all around.
5th Row. Working in sc increase in every 4th sc.
6th Row. Increase in every 5th sc.
7th Row. Decrease 8 sts evenly spaced (to decrease: * insert hook in next st, pull loop through, repeat from * once, yarn over and work off all loops at one time).
8th Row. Decrease 8 sts evenly spaced, ch 1, turn.
Repeat last row until 24 sts remain. Work 1 row even, cut yarn.
Hat: With Scarlet ch 12, sc in 2nd st from hook, 1 sc in each remaining st of ch, ch 1 to turn all rows.
2nd, 3rd and 4th Rows. 1 sc in each sc.
5th Row. Working in sc, decrease 1 sc at beginning and end of row. Work 4 rows even. Repeat last 5 rows 3 times, cut yarn.
Work another section in same manner. With Scarlet crochet the 2 sections together leaving starting chains free. With wrong side of hat toward you leaving front edge free attach White at right hand corner and work 13 double loop sts across back edge only to opposite corner (double loop st: yarn over index finger twice, insert hook in st, draw yarn through, pulling yarn from under finger, drop loops from finger letting loops fall to right side of work and complete sc), cut yarn. With opening of face at lower end and right side of face and hat toward you, place hat on face leaving 5 rows from center of face free. With White sew in position along lower part of 6th row of face. Fill hat slightly with cotton. With Scarlet sew back of hat to back of face.
Whiskers: With right side of face toward you attach White in same st where end of hat is attached at left hand side, work a row of slip stitches (sl sts) around lower edge of face working over 6th row of face to opposite side of cap, ch 1, turn.
Next Row. Working in back loop of sts, work 1 double loop st in each st pulling up each loop about 1 1/2 inches, cut yarn.
Next Row. With wrong side of work toward you, attach White in 5th double loop st, double loop st in same space pulling up loop about 1 1/2 inches, 1 double loop st in each st to within last 4 sts, cut yarn.
Next Row. Work in same manner as last row but start in 7th double loop st and finish in 6th double loop st from end, cut yarn.
Next Row. Working in same manner start in the 3rd double loop st and finish in 3rd double loop st from end.
Pompon: Wind White over a 3/4 inch cardboard 30 times, tie one end, cut other end. Trim into shape and sew to top of hat. Sew 2 small bells below pompon.
With Scarlet embroider nose with a French knot and mouth with back sts. Embroider eye with “STAR” RAYON in satin st.
Bell Chain: With Scarlet ch 14, join to center of last row of double loop sts of whiskers, ch 9, attach one bell, ch 9, sl st in sl st, ch 14, attach other bell, join to 1st st of ch, cut yarn. Sew ornament to lower part of hat as illustrated. Sew snap fastener at back opening.