1942 PUSSY CAT POTHOLDER with an embroidered
face -See NB
Tested and edited by Shirley Guess for Crochet
- Finished size 5- 1/2 inches long by 6-1/2 wide at ears, using
two strands of cotton worsted
- Embroidery stitch guide provided at end.
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
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).
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
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
Pattern updated 11/96
NB: This pattern came from a Lily Miles collection called Crochet
House and has a publication date of 1942. ###
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