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Banana Bunch Potholder

Materials: Crochet Cotton 1 Ball Each of Canary Yellow and Fudge
Brown

Crochet Hook Steel 00

Yellow Felt

Large Banana (make 4):With yellow ch 29, drop yellow, attach brown
and ch 6.

Row 1 (wrong side): With brown sl st in 2nd ch from hook and in each of
next 5 ch, keeping unused thread on wrong side of work, drop brown,
pick up yellow, sc in each of next 13 ch, 2 sc in next ch (an increase
made), sc in each remaining ch. Ch 5, turn (tip of banana). On all even
rows, work in back loop of each st.

Row 2: Sl st in 2nd ch from hook and in each of next 3 ch, 2 sc in next
sc, sc in each remaining sc to within last 6 sc, 2 sc in each of next 2 sc,
sc in each of next 4 sc, drop yellow, pick up brown, sl st in each of next 6
sls sts. Ch 1, turn.

Row 3: With brown sl st in first 3 sl sts, drop brown, pick up yellow, sc in
each remaining st to within last 4 sl sts, sl st in each sl st. Ch , turn.Row
4: Sl st in first 4 sl sts, sc in each sc to within last 4 sc, drop yellow, pick
up brown, sc in next 3 sc, sl st in each remaining st. Ch 1, turn.

Row 5: With brown sl st in first 4 sts, drop brown, pick up yellow, sc
across to within last 4 st sts, increasing 1 sc in center of row, sl st in
each of last 4 sl sts. Ch 1, turn.

Rows 6 & 7: Repeat 4th and 5th rows. Break off at end of 7th row.

With brown and right side facing, make 5 sc along tip of banana. Break
off.

Small Banana (make 3):With yellow, ch 26, drop yellow attach brown and
ch 6.

Row 1: (right side of work): Sl st in 2nd ch from hook, break off brown,
pick up yellow, sl st in next 3 ch, sc in next 5 ch, 2 sc in each fo the next
2 ch, sc in each remaining chain to within last 3 ch, sl st in next 3 ch. Ch
1, turn.

Row 2: Sc in each st across to within last 4 sl sts, sl st in each sl st. Ch
1, turn. (Tip).

Row 3: Working in back loop of each st, sl st in first 4 sl sts, sc in each
sc across to within last 3 sts, increasing 1 sc in center of row, sl st in last
3 sts. Ch 1, turn.
Repeat 2nd and 3rd rows alternately 2 times more. Break off at end of
last row. With brown and right side facing, make 6 sc along edge of tip.
Turn.Next Row: Sl st in each sc across. Break off.

With brown, embroider markings in stem st on bananas as in pic.
Arrange bananas in a bunch, having large bananas overlap small
bananas with tips having free and first and 4th large bananas meeting at
top edge of bunch.

Stem: With brown and right side facing, make 9 sc across top edge of
first and 4th bananas, ch 8, sl st in first sc.

Rnd 1: Sc in each of next 2 sc, work off next 2 sc as 1 sc (a decrease),
sc in next 4 sc, 8 sc in the ch-8 sp.

Rnds 2 to 5: Sc in each sc around, decreasing 2 sc evenly spaced on
each rnd. Break off at end of last rnd, leaving a 10-inch strand. Thread
into a needle and sew up opening. Line with felt. With brown, make a sc
chain for hanging. Sew to potholder.