Pansy Flower Potholder Pattern – Crochet

MATERIALS

Steel crochet needle 00

Cotton Yarn – 1 Skein Each Yellow & Purple & 3 Yards Green

(OR)

Rug Yarn – 2 Skeins Yellow & 1 Skein Purple & 3 Yards Green

With Yellow ch 8, join to form a ring, * ch 3, 3 d c in ring, ch 3, turn.

2nd Row. 2 d c in same space, 3 d c in each of the next 2 d c, 3 d c in end ch, ch 3, turn.

3rd Row. 2 d c in same space, 1 d c in each d c working 3 d c in end ch, ch 3, turn.

4th Row. Same as last row but ch 1 to turn.

5th Row. 1 s c in each of the next 2 sts, 1 s d c in each of the next 2 sts (s d c: yarn over hook, insert in st, pull through, yarn over and pull through all loops at one time), 1 d c in each of the next 12 sts, 1 s d c in each of the next 2 sts, 1 s c in each of the next 2 sts, ch 1, turn. Repeat last row twice, sl st down side of petal, sl st into ring, repeat from * twice, break Yellow.

Attach Purple in ring, ch 3 and work 4 d c in ring, ch 3, turn.

2nd Row. 2 d c in same space, 3 d c in each remaining st.

3rd and 4th Rows. Same as 3rd row of Yellow petal.

5th Row. 1 d c in each st, ch 1, turn.

6th Row. 1 s c in each of the next 2 sts, 1 s d c in each of the next 2 sts, 1 d c in each of the next 15 sts, 1 s d c in each of the next 2 sts, 1 s c in each of the next 2 sts, ch 1, turn. Repeat last row twice, break Purple. Attach Purple in ring and work 1 more petal in same manner, break Purple.

Work a row of s c around entire petal working Yellow on Purple petals and Purple on the 3 Yellow petals.

With Green embroider the Yellow petals as illustrated using long and short stitches. Tack petals in position having the 2 Purple petals at top.

UNDER SECTION

With Yellow ch 2, 8 s c in 2nd st from hook, join in 1st s c.

2nd Row. Ch 1 and work 2 s c in each s c, do not join. Place a marker at beginning of each row.

3rd Row. Working in s c increase in every other s c.

4th Row. Increase in every 3rd s c.

5th Row. 1 s c in each of the next 2 s c, ch 8 for thumb opening, skip 6 s c, 1 s c in each remaining s c.

6th Row. * 1 s c in next st, 2 s c in next st, repeat from * all around working on ch in same manner.

7th and 8th Rows. Work even in s c.

9th Row. Increase in every 4th s c. Work 3 more rows of s c increasing a sufficient number of times in each row to keep work flat, break yarn.

THUMB

With Yellow.

Directions are given for Cotton Yam and  Rug Yarn. Heavy Rug Yam is given in parenthesis.

Work 16 (12) s c around thumb opening and without joining rows work 6 (3) more rows even.

Next row: Decrease 4 (3) sts evenly spaced, then work 2 (1) rows even.

Decrease every other st. until 5 (3) sts remain, break yam leaving an end. Thread into needle and draw together., fasten firmly.

Sew the 2 sections together having the thumb to right and leaving 2 Yellow petals free at lower edge. With Green cover a bone ring with s c and sew to top of holder.

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Mother’s Baby Apron Pattern

This apron provides protection not only against splashing water but also, across the shoulders and back, against baby’s spit-up or drooling.

Cut in one piece it is easy to make, and is especially attractive in white outing flannel with contrasting touches of baby pink or baby blue.

PLEASE NOTE

This apron is easy to make. However, we advise that, before you do any cutting or sewing, you make a paper pattern, try it on and make any necessary adjustments. The diagrams are “medium size,” but little adjustments in skirt length, tie length etc., may spell the difference between a perfect and an imperfect fitting apron.

 

MATERIALS

Thread to match bias binding

1 skein six strand Embroidery Cotton – Pink or blue

1½ yds. outing flannel

Scrap of pink or blue percale

4 yds. pink or blue bias binding

 

INSTRUCTIONS

Cut apron according to diagram below. Bind neck and apron’s edge with bias binding skipping the bottom of the back. Hem top of pocket. Edge pocket’s sides with bias binding and stitch in place. Gather bottom of back to 10” width. Cut tie-belt 3” wide – 2 yds. long. Fold along entire center length. Turn in raw edges. Sew along bottom of the back, leaving equal length to tie in front. Stitch rest of belt. From pink or blue cut 2 bows. Applique to skirt. With pencil, write word “Baby” on skirt. Go over pencil lines with chain stitch using embroidery cotton. Parts of bows may be outlined, too, with chain stitches.

APPLIQUES

To make the appliques in the easiest way, cut the patterns from cardboard. Cut material slightly larger, then with hot iron press edges of cloth (clipped to make it lie flat) over cardboard pattern. If material is hard to handle, baste it to cardboard first, then pres – and remove basting threads. Hem, slip-stitch, or blanket-stitch cut-out in place.

 

ENLARGING PATTERNS

Here are some tips on enlarging the patterns:

Step 1 – Rule a large sheet of paper into one-inch squares.

Step 2 – Rule the diagram into small squares. Simply take a pencil and ruler and extend the guide lines right over the diagrams.

Step 3 – With pencil, draw the diagram onto the large sheet – square-by-square. There is your pattern! All diagrams, unless otherwise stated, allow for seams.

Save Fats and Greases

Growing up we ALWAYS dumped all grease into an empty coffee can.  I was told it was so that the grease didn’t clog the drains – but there may have been another reason too…as seen in this 1945 ad:

“Pass the Ammunition!

The fats and greases you save in your kitchen are ammunition when they reach the fighting front. Salvage every speck and turn it in to your neighborhood collecting center.  Every drop of fat and grease is an important contribution to the war effort.”

By the way….still, to this day, I pour grease into coffee cans…how about you?

Vintage Kitten in a Shoe Image

Original image courtesy of The Graphics Fairy.

Duck and Duckling Knitting Patterns

Duck and Ducklings Knitting Patterns (#109)

Duck and Duckling Knitting Patterns

Quack, quack, quack go the Momma duck and here little ducklings! Adorable and easy to knit.

(this is a paid pattern)

MATERIALS

4 ply Miss Canada Superior Fingering.

Duck – 2 ozs. Yellow and ¼ oz. Orange.

Scraps of Black for embroidery.

Two No. 8 Knitting Needles.

Kapok for stuffing.

Ducklings – Wool left from Duck will make 2 Ducklings.

Two No. 11 Knitting Needles.

Kapok for stuffing.

 

MEASUREMENTS

Duck – 8½ ins. high.

Ducklings – 5½ ins. high.

(this is a paid pattern)

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Rabbit and Bunny Knitting Pattern (#108)

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What is cuter than a rabbit and her bunny baby? Easily knit this adorable pair of bunnies!

MATERIALS

4 ply Miss Canada Superior Fingering.

Adult Rabbit – 3 ozs. Pink and 1 oz. White.

Scraps of Rose for embroidery.

Two No. 9 Knitting Needles.

Kapok for Stuffing.

Baby Rabbit – 1 oz. Pink and ½ oz. White.

Scraps of Rose for embroidery.

Two No. 11 Knitting Needles.

Kapok for Stuffing.

MEASUREMENTS

Adult Rabbit – 9½ ins. high. Baby Rabbit – 6½ ins. high.

Note – The Adult Rabbit is worked with double wool throughout and No. 9 needles (For double wool wind 2 balls together into 1 ball).

The Baby Rabbit is worked with single wool throughout and No. 11 needles from same instructions as for Adult, noting changes written in brackets thus:—()

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