Make your own free website on Tripod.com

1942 PUSSY CAT POTHOLDER with an embroidered face -See NB

Tested and edited by Shirley Guess for Crochet Partners 11/96

Notes: Originally this pattern called for Rug Yarn, which used to be wool. Now they are acryllic and don't hold up well around the heat. Instead, I used a double strand of 4 ply cotton worsted and lined it. It is sturdy and works well as a trivet. If you want an actual potholder, then use only one strand of cotton worsted and line the back of the potholder.


MATERIALS: Note: The original pattern didn't indicate how much yarn was needed. I've listed what I used. I crocheted this potholder with a double strand of cotton worsted weight and then lined the back with one of those iron-on patches you use to repair jeans. It is more of a hotpad/trivet than a potholder.

Finished size 5- 1/2 inches long by 6-1/2 wide at ears

1 oz cotton worsted any color
Aluminium Hook H
Small amount of embroidery floss in 3 colors (1 for eyes, 1 for whiskers, 1 for nose)
Small amount of contrasting cotton worsted for crocheted ribbon (optional)

DIRECTIONS:

  • Row 1: Ch 6. Hdc and sc in 3 rd stitch from hook. Dc in next 2 sts. Sc and hdc in end stitch. Ch 3, turn.

  • Row 2: Hdc and sc in 3 rd ch st from hook. Sc in next 6 sts and hdc in end chain.

  • Row 3: Ch 2 turn. Hdc and sc in last hdc, sc across, with sc and hdc in end hdc.

  • Row 4: repeat row 3.

  • Row 5-Row 9: Ch 1, turn, sc in 14 sc.

  • Row 10: Ch 2, turn, hdc and sc in last sc, sc across, with sc and hdc in end sc.

  • Row 11: Ch 1, turn, sc in each st

  • Row 12: Ch 2, turn, hdc and sc in last sc, sc across, with sc and hdc in end sc.

  • Row 13: Ch 1, turn, sc in each st

  • Row 14: Ch 1, turn, sc in each st (18 sc).

    EARS:

  • Row 15: Ch 3, turn, Dc in last sc (from previous row), 2 dc in next st, 2 hdc in next, sc in 2 sc, hdc in 2 sc, dc in next, (2 dc in next st) twice, dc in next st, hdc in 2 sc, sc in 2 sc, 2 hdc in next, 2 dc in next, (dc, ch 3 and sc) in next st, sc around to other ear, widening as necessary.

  • (editor's note: The pattern does not specify how or when to widen. However, you can widen the potholder by making longer stitches--such as double or treble crochets. If you think your cat's face looks too thin, experiment with a few larger stitches.)

  • Embroider face using stitch guide.

  • Make for the top: Chain 8, sl st to first st to make ring. 15 sc in ring. Sew ring on top. Crocheted Ribbon: Chain desired length. Turn and hdc in each st across. End off. Tie in bow and sew to chin of cat.

    CPpat40.html
    Pattern updated 11/96

    NB: This pattern came from a Lily Miles collection called Crochet House and has a publication date of 1942. ###

  • Whenever possible, Crochet Partners has made a good faith effort to determine whether patterns bearing copyright dates of 1973 or earlier have been renewed before posting. If displayed on the original document, the name of the original copyright holder and the date of publication is included in the posting.

    Crochet Partners is a non-commercial web site,
    sponsored and maintained by volunteers.

  • Back to CP's Pattern Index ||| CP'S Site Map (Text Only)"||| CP's Home Page

    MANY VOLUNTEERS HAVE CONTRIBUTED TO THE CONTENT & QUALITY OF THE CROCHET PARTNERS'S WEB SITE.
    IT IS SUPPORTED THROUGH WEB SPONSORS AND OUR WEB MASTER.
    THANK YOU SPONSORS!

    Site Design & Content Editor: Shefog Designs, web master.
    Crochet Partners Web Site, S. Guess (c) 1995-98