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Orange Blossom Potholder

Materials Required: Lily Cotton Yarn Skeins or Sugar 'n Cream Yarn Balls 1 Skein Orange, Lily Six Strand Floss 3 Shaded
Greens,2 White, 1 Lt Yellow

Crochet Hooks 0 and 5

Orange: With Orange and hook 0 ch 2, 8 sc in 2nd ch from hook. Do not join rows but mark end of each row.

Row 2: (2 sc in next sc) 8 times

Row 3: (Sc in next sc, 2 sc in next sc) 8 times.

Row 4: (Sc in next 2 sc, 2 sc in next sc) 8 times. This is an increase in every 3rd st.

Row 5: Increase in every 4th sc.

Row 6: Work even, without increases. Repeat Rows 5 and 6.

Row 9: Inc. in every 5th sc. Repeat Rows 6 and 9.

Row 12: Inc. in every 6th sc.

Row 13: Repeat Row 6.

Row 14: Inc. in every 7th sc.

Row 15: Inc. in every 12th sc.

Row 16: Repeat Row 6, Sl st in next 4 sc. Fasten off.

Flower: With White Floss and No. 5 hook ch 5, join with sl st to form ring.

Row 1: Ch 1, 10 sc in ring, join to 1st sc.

Row 2: *Ch 8, sk 1 ch, sc in next ch, hdc in next ch, dc in next 2 ch, tr in next 2 ch, holding back the last lp of each dc on hook,
make 2 dc in next ch, thread over and draw thru all lps on hook (cluster made) Sk 1 sc on ring, sl st in next sc. Repeat from * 4
times. Fasten off. Cover center with Lt Yellow French Knots. Make 3 Flowers.

Leaf: With Green Floss ch 26, sk 1 ch, *sc in next ch, hdc in next ch, dc in next 2 ch, tr in next 16 ch, dc in next 2 ch, hdc in next
ch, sc in next ch, *3 sc in end ch, Repeat from * to * on other side of ch.

Row 2: Ch 1, turn, sc in 1st st, hdc in next st, *(dc in next 2 sts, 2 dc in next st) 7 times, dc in next 2 sts, * in next st make 2 dc, ch
3, sl st in last dc for a p, and 2 dc. Repeat from * to *. Hdc in next st, sc in next st. Join and fasten off. Make 3.

Stem: With Green ch 24, sk 4 ch, dc in remaining ch. Fasten off. Fold crosswise in center, forming a loop and sew ends together.
Sew 2 leaves to stem. Sew Leaves and Flowers on Orange as illustrated.
Steam and press dry on back thru a cloth. Line back with cloth.