Betty Boop Pot Holder

Betty Boop Pot Holder
Betty Boop Pot Holder

 

Materials: Sugar 'N Cream yarn balls, 1 ball Tea Rose: 6 strand floss, 3 skeins med. brown, and 1 skein each of dark brown or black and scarlet red. Crochet hooks Nos. 0 and 5. 1 plastic ring for hanging if desired.

Face-With Tea Rose and No. 0 hook, ch 17, sk 3 ch, sc in next 2 ch, hdc in next 2 ch, dc in next 2 ch, holding back the last lp of each dc on hook, make dc in next 2 ch, yarn over and draw thru all lps on hook (Cluster-decrease made), dc in next 2 ch, hdc in next 2 ch, sc in next ch, sc and hdc in end ch.

Row 2- Ch 3, turn, hdc and sc in 1st hdc, sc in each st across with sc, hdc and dc in end ch-3.

Row 3-Repeat Row 2.

Row 4-Ch 3, turn, sc in each st across with sc and hdc in end ch-3.

Row 5-Ch 1, turn, sc in each sc across to end ch-3.

Row 6-Ch 1, turn, sc in each sc across.

Row 7-Ch 3, turn, sc in each sc across with sc and hdc in end sc.

Repeat Row 5 once and Row 6 four times (thru Row 12).

Row 13-Ch 1, turn, sk 1 sc, sc in each remaining st across with a so-decrease in 2 end sc. (To decrease, draw up a lp in each of 2 end sc, yarn over and draw thru all 3 lps on hook).

Row 14-16 Repeat Row 6 three times. Repeat Row 13 four times (thru Row 20).

Row 21-Ch 1, turn, sk 1 sc, sl st in next sc, sc in next 3 sc, hdc in next 2 sc, dc in next 4 sc, hdc in next 2 sc, sc in next 2 sc, sl st in next sc. Work sc closely around edge, join and fasten off.

Hair-With Med. Brown Floss and No. 5 hook, ch 65, sk 1 ch, sc in next 3 ch, hdc in next 2 ch, (2 dc in next ch) 6 times, dc in next 4 ch, * (dc in next 2 ch made into a Cluster-decrease) 4 times, dc in next 2 ch, (2 dc in next ch) 6 times, * dc in next 8 ch. Repeat from * to * once. Dc in next 8 ch, hdc in end ch.

Row 2-Ch 1, turn, sc in 1st 2 sts, hdc in next 2 sts, dc in next 8 sts, (2 dc in next dc, dc in next dc) 4 times, 2 dc in next dc, (dc in next 3 dc made into a decrease) 3 times, dc in next 4 dc, (2 dc in next dc, dc in next dc) 6 times, (dc in next 3 dc made into a decrease) 3 times, (dc in next dc, 2 dc in next dc) 5 times, (hdc in next dc, 2 hdc in next dc) twice, sc in next 4 sts, sl st in next st. Fasten off. Make a 2nd piece. Sew one on each side of face, turning one piece wrong-side-up. At joining in center of forehead embroider 4 long stitches for bangs.

Lips-With Scarlet ch 12, sk 1 ch, sc in next ch, hdc in next ch, dc in next ch, 2 dc in next ch, dc in next ch, hdc in next 2 ch, (2 dc in next ch) twice, hdc in next ch. sc in end ch. Working back on other side of ch, make sc in same end ch, hdc in next ch, dc in next 2 ch, (2 dc in next ch) 3 times, dc in next 2 ch, hdc in next ch, sl st in end st. Fasten off. Sew on center of Rows 3 and 4 of Face.

Eye-With Dk. Brown or Black ch 4, 3 dc, hdc and sc in 4th ch from hook, ch 19, turn, sl st in top of starting ch-4. Fasten off. Make 2. Sew on Rows 11 to 13, 1 1/4" apart, as illustrated in photo above. Make 1/4" long stitches out from eyelids for eyelashes. Using a scrap of White Floss embroider a small "V" at top of each iris slightly to right of center. Embroider eyebrows across Row 17, 1 1/4" apart.

Steam and press holder dry on back thru a cloth. Line back with cloth. Cover a bone ring with sc in Med. Brown and sew at top.

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