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Bear Potholder
Lion Brand® Cotton-Ease®
Pattern Number: 90566AD This adorable bear potholder is a fun and functional way to decorate your kitchen! Click here for the beehive potholder pattern.

SKILL LEVEL:  Easy (Level 2)
SIZE: One Size
About 7 1/2 in. (19.5 cm)

CORRECTIONS: None

MATERIALS

830-125 Cotton-Ease Yarn: Hazelnut

Warm brown


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

830-099 Cotton-Ease Yarn: Almond

Cream


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

Lion Brand Crochet Hook - Size G-6 (4 mm)
Quantity needed: 1
Estimated Price: $ 2.45


Lion Brand Split Ring Stitch Markers
Quantity needed: 1
Estimated Price: $ 2.49


Lion Brand Large-Eye Blunt Needles (Set of 6)
Quantity needed: 1
Estimated Price: $ 3.59

Additional Materials
Small amount of black yarn
NOTES:
Work in continuous rnds; do not join or turn unless otherwise instructed.


INSTRUCTIONS



BEAR
HEAD (make 2)
With A, 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.


Rnd 4: *2 sc in next st, sc in each of next 2 sts, rep from * around - 24 sts.


Rnd 5: *2 sc in next st, sc in each of next 3 sts, rep from * around - 30 sts.


Rnd 6: *2 sc in next st, sc in each of next 4 sts, rep from * around - 36 sts.


Rnd 7: *2 sc in next st, sc in each of next 5 sts, rep from * around - 42 sts.


Rnd 8: *2 sc in next st, sc in each of next 6 sts, rep from * around - 48 sts.


Rnd 9: *2 sc in next st, sc in each of next 7 sts, rep from * around - 54 sts.


Rnd 10: *2 sc in next st, sc in each of next 8 sts, rep from * around - 60 sts.


Rnd 11: *2 sc in next st, sc in each of next 9 sts, rep from * around - 66 sts.


Rnd 12: *2 sc in next st, sc in each of next 10 sts, rep from * around - 72 sts.

Fasten off.



NOSE
With B, ch 2.


Rnds 1-3: Rep Rnds 1-3 of Head - 18 sts.

Fasten off.



EARS (make 2)
With B, ch 2.


Rnd 1: Work 8 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 - 16 sts.


Rnd 3: *2 sc in next st, sc in next st, rep from * around - 24 sts.


Rnd 4: *2 sc in next st, sc in each of next 2 sts, rep from * around - 32 sts.



FINISHING
With wrong sides of the Head pieces held together, and working through both thicknesses, join A with a sl st anywhere along outside edge.

Work sc evenly spaced around to join pieces.

At end of rnd, join with sl st to beg sc.

Ch 12 (for hanging loop), then join with sl st to beg ch.

Fasten off.

Sew Nose to center of Head.

With A, embroider straight sts for Nose detail.

With black yarn, embroider French knot eyes.

Fold each Ear in half to make a semi-circle.

Sew around curved edge through both thicknesses, then sew Ears to Head.

Weave in ends.

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


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