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Chicken Potholder

Chicken Potholder

Materials: Worsted Weight Yarn 2.5 oz Main Color, 8 yds each Accent Colours
Aluminum Crochet Hook Size H or 5.00 mm
1 Purchased Eye or Button
Yarn Needle

Body (make 2):
Rnd 1: Ch 4, work 11 dc in first ch; join with sl st to 4th ch of beginning ch-4: 12
sts.

Rnds 2 and 3: Ch 3 (counts as first dc, now and throughout), dc in same sp, 2 dc
in next dc (inc made), inc in each dc around; join to 3rd ch of beginning ch-3 (now
and throughout): 48 dc.

Rnd 4: Ch 3, dc in same sp, dc in next 3 dc, * inc, dc in next 3 dc; rep from *
around; join: 60 dc.

Rnd 5: Ch 3, dc in same sp, dc in next 4 dc, * inc, dc in next 4 dc; rep from *
around; join: 72 dc.

Rnd 6: Ch 3, dc in same sp, dc in next 5 dc, * inc, dc in next 5 dc: rep from *
around; join: 84 dc.

Tail:
Ch 1, (sc, hdc, dc, hdc) in same sp, (sc, hdc, 2 dc, hdc) in next dc, sc in next dc, (2
dc, 3 tr) in next dc, (dc, hdc) in next dc, (dc, 2 tr, 2 dtr, 2 tr) in next dc, (dc, tr, 2 dtr,
tr) in next dc, dc in next dc, sc in next dc, sl st in next dc: finish off.

Wing:
Using pic as guide for placement, join accent colour at 3rd ch of beginning ch-3
of rnd 3, sl st in next 48 dc, work sl sts over rnd 3 in a straight line and then work
sl sts back to the beginning sl st; join, finish off.  

Head (make 2):
Rnd 1: Ch 4, work 11 dc in first ch; join with sl st to 4th ch of beginning ch-4: 12
sts.

Rnds 2 and 3: Ch 3 (counts as first dc, now and throughout), dc in same sp, 2 dc
in next dc (inc made), inc in each dc around; join in 3rd ch of beginning ch-3 (now
and throughout): 48 dc.

Rnd 4: Ch 2, hdc in next 20 dc, 2 dc in next dc (beak), hdc in rem dc; join to 2nd ch
of beginning ch-2, finish off.

Finishing:
Sew heads to bodies above wing with hdc at top. Join front and back by working
sc in each st around, increasing as necessary to keep piece lying flat.

Comb:
Join 2 strands of accent color in 4th sc from end of last round of head, ch 3, sc in
next sc (ch 4, sc in next sc) 2 times, (ch 5, sc in next sc)3 times, (ch 6, sc in next
sc) 8 times, sl st in each hdc to beak; finish off.

Join 2 strands accent colour in first sc under beak, ch 4, sc in next sc, (ch 5, sc
in next sc) twice; finish off.
Work long straight stitches to accent beak; sew on eye