Tuesday, April 17, 2007

Free Potholder Crochet Pattern - Pink Pig



Materials: J.& P. Coats Knit-Cro-Sheen, Art. A.64: 2 balls of No. 65 Beauty Pink and 1 ball of No. 12 Black. Milwards Steel Crochet Hooks No. 4 and 7. Bone or plastic ring.

Body Front: Starting at back end with a double strand of Beauty Pink and No. 4 hook, ch 12. 1st Row: 2 sc in 2nd ch from hook, sc in each ch across. Ch 1, turn. 2nd - 15th Rows: 2 sc in first sc, sc in each sc across, 2 sc in last sc. Ch 1, turn (40 sc on 15th row). 16th - 30th Rows: Sc in each sc across. Ch 1, turn. 31st Row: Dec 1 sc - to dec 1 sc, work off 2 sc as 1 sc - sc in each sc across to within last 2 sc, dec 1 sc. Ch 1, turn. 32nd Row: Repeat 16th row. Repeat the last 2 rows until 18 sts remain. Now dec 1 sc at both ends of every row until 12 sts remain. Break off.


Snout: Starting at center with single strand of Black and No. 7 hook, ch 8. 1st Rnd: 2 sc in 2nd ch from hook, sc in each ch across, 2 sc in last ch; working along opposite side of starting chain, make sc in each remaining ch across. 2nd Rnd: Sc in each sc around, increasing 2 sc evenly on each end. Repeat 2nd rnd until piece measures 1 3/4" long. Break off and sew in place.


Nostrils (Make 2): Starting at center with single strand of Beauty Pink and No. 7 hook, ch 2,
8 sc in 2nd ch from hook. Join and break off. Sew in place on Nose.


Eye: Starting at center with black and No. 7 hook, ch 2.
1st Rnd: 6 sc in 2nd ch from hook.
2nd Rnd: * 2 sc in next sc, sc in next sc. Repeat from * around. Join and break off. Sew in place. With a single strand of Black embroider a circle around eye and outline of an ear.


Mouth: With Black and No. 7 hook, ch 4.
1st Row: Sc in 2nd ch from hook and in each ch across. Ch 1, turn.
2nd Row: Sc in each sc across. Ch 1, turn.
3rd Row: Dec 1 sc, sc in next sc. Ch 1, turn.
4th Row: Repeat 2nd row.
5th Row: Dec 1 sc. Break off. Sew in place.


Back: Work exactly as for Front.


Padding: Cut lining material slightly smaller than crocheted pieces. Tack to wrong side of one piece. With wrong sides facing and working through both thicknesses, attach a double strand of Beauty Pink and with No. 4 hook, sc closely around potholder. Join and break off.


Foot: Using a double strand of Beauty Pink and No. 4 hook, ch 7.
1st Row: Sc in 2nd ch from hook and in each ch across. Ch 1, turn.
2nd - 3rd Rows: Sc in each sc across. Ch 1, turn.
4th Row: Sc in next 3 sc. Ch 1, turn.
5th Row: Repeat 2nd row.
6th Row: Dec 1 sc, sc in next sc. Ch 1, turn.
7th Row: Dec 1 sc. Break off. Attach thread to first free sc on 3rd row. Repeat 4th - 7th rows. Break off. Make another piece in same way. Sew 2 pieces together. Sew in place. Make another foot in same manner and sew in place.

Tail: With a single strand of Black and No. 7 hook, ch 4. Join with sl st to form ring.
1st Rnd: Sc in each ch around.
2nd Rnd: Sc in each sc around. Repeat 2nd rnd until piece measure 4". Join and break off. Twist Tail to form a loop. Tack loop in place. Sew Tail to potholder. With Black, sc closely around bone ring. Sew in place.

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