Steel crochet needle 00
Cotton Yarn – 1 Skein Each Yellow & Purple & 3 Yards Green
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.
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.
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.