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Mushroom Potholder
Lion Brand® Cotton-Ease®
Pattern Number: 90542AD This retro-style mushroom potholder is both useful and decorative! Click here for the house potholder pattern.

SKILL LEVEL:  Easy (Level 2)
SIZE: One Size
About 8 1/2 in. (22 cm)

CORRECTIONS: None

MATERIALS

830-132 Cotton-Ease Yarn: Cactus

Warm olive green


Quantity needed: 1 Skeins
Estimated Price: $ 7.69
Note: (A)

830-099 Cotton-Ease Yarn: Almond

Cream


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Note: (B)

830-112 Cotton-Ease Yarn: Berry

Dusty mauve


Quantity needed: 1 Skeins
Estimated Price: $ 7.69
Note: (C)

Lion Brand Crochet Hook - Size G-6 (4 mm)
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Lion Brand Split Ring Stitch Markers
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Lion Brand Large-Eye Blunt Needles (Set of 6)
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STITCH EXPLANATION:
sc2tog (sc 2 sts together) Insert hook into st and draw up a loop.

Insert hook into next st and draw up a loop.

Yarn over, draw through all 3 loops on hook - 1 st decreased.


INSTRUCTIONS



MUSHROOM
CAP
With A, ch 2.


Rnd 1: Work 5 sc in first ch.

Place marker in first st for beg of rnd; move marker up as each rnd is completed.


Rnd 2: Work 2 sc in each st around - 10 sts.


Rnd 3: *2 sc in next st, sc in next st, rep from * around - 15 sts.


Rnd 4: *2 sc in next st, sc in each of next 2 sts, rep from * around - 20 sts.


Rnd 5: *2 sc in next st, sc in each of next 3 sts, rep from * around - 25 sts.


Rnd 6: *2 sc in next st, sc in each of next 4 sts, rep from * around - 30 sts.


Rnd 7: *2 sc in next st, sc in each of next 5 sts, rep from * around - 35 sts.


Rnd 8: Sc in each st around - 35 sts.


Rnd 9: *2 sc in next st, sc in each of next 6 sts, rep from * around - 40 sts.


Rnd 10: Sc in each st around - 40 sts.


Rnd 11: *2 sc in next st, sc in each of next 7 sts, rep from * around - 45 sts.


Rnd 12: Sc in each st around - 45 sts.


Rnd 13: *2 sc in next st, sc in each of next 8 sts, rep from * around - 50 sts.


Rnds 14-30: Sc in each st around.

Fasten off.



LARGE SPOT
With B, ch 2.


Rnd 1: Work 6 sc in first ch.

Place marker in first st for beg of rnd; move marker up as each rnd is completed.


Rnd 2: Work 2 sc in each st around - 12 sts.


Rnd 3: *2 sc in next st, sc in next st, rep from * around - 18 sts.

Fasten off.



MEDIUM SPOT
With B, ch 2.


Rnd 1: Work 6 sc in first chain.

Place marker in first st for beg of rnd; move marker up as each rnd is completed.


Rnd 2: Work 2 sc in each st around - 12 sts.

Fasten off.



SMALL SPOT
With B, ch 2.


Rnd 1: Work 6 sc in first ch.

Fasten off.



STEM
With B, ch 11.


Row 1: Sc in 2nd ch from hook and in each ch across - 10 sts.


Row 2: Ch 1, turn, sc in each st across.

Rep Row 2 until piece measures about 3 1/2 in.

(9 cm) from beg.

Fasten off.

Fold Stem in half, so that first and last row meet for 'top' of Stem.

Join B with sl st in one lower corner of Stem.

Working through both thicknesses, sc evenly spaced around 3 sides of Stem to join.

Work 2 sc in last corner.

Fasten off.



FLOWER
With C, ch 2.


Rnd 1: Work 6 sc in first ch.


Rnd 2: (2 hdc, sl st) in each st around.

Fasten off.



FINISHING
Flatten Cap.

Sl Stem into Cap at open edge.

Sew across edge through all thicknesses.

Sew Spots to Cap.

Sew Flower to Stem.


Hanging Loop
Join A with sl st to top of Cap.

Ch 12, sl st in same st as join.

Fasten off.

Weave in ends.

ABBREVIATIONS / REFERENCES
beg = begin(s)(ning)
ch(s) = chain(s)
hdc = half double crochet
rep = repeat(s)(ing)
rnd(s) = round(s)
sc = single crochet
sl st = slip stitch
st(s) = stitch(es)


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