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Beehive Potholder
Lion Brand® Cotton-Ease®
Pattern Number: 90588AD This beehive potholder is a fun and functional way to decorate your kitchen! Click here for the bear potholder pattern.

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

CORRECTIONS: None

MATERIALS

830-186 Cotton-Ease Yarn: Maize

Muted golden yellow


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

830-125 Cotton-Ease Yarn: Hazelnut

Warm brown


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Note: (B)

830-100 Cotton-Ease Yarn: Snow

Crisp white


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Note: (C)

Lion Brand Crochet Hook - Size G-6 (4 mm)
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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 and draw through all 3 loops on hook - 1 st decreased.

NOTES:
Work in continuous rnds; do not join or turn unless otherwise instructed.


INSTRUCTIONS



HIVE (make 2)
With A, ch 21.


Row 1: Sc in 2nd ch from hook and in each ch across - 20 sts.


Rows 2-20: Ch 1, turn, sc in each st across.


Row 21: Ch 1, turn, sc2tog, sc in each of next 16 sts, sc2tog - 18 sts.


Row 22: Ch 1, turn, sc2tog, sc in each of next 14 sts, sc2tog - 16 sts.


Row 23: Ch 1, turn, sc2tog, sc in each of next 12 sts, sc2tog - 14 sts.


Row 24: Ch 1, turn, sc2tog, sc in each of next 10 sts, sc2tog - 12 sts.


Row 25: Ch 1, turn, sc2tog, sc in each of next 8 sts, sc2tog - 10 sts.


Row 26: Ch 1, turn, sc2tog, sc in each of next 6 sts, sc2tog - 8 sts.

Fasten off.



DOOR
With B, ch 5.


Rnd 1: Work 2 sc in 2nd ch from hook, sc in each of next 2 ch, work 4 sc in last ch; working along opposite side of foundation ch sc in each of next 2 ch, work 2 sc in last ch.


Rnd 2: Work 2 sc in first st, sc in each of next 4 sts, work 4 sc in next st, sc in each st to last, work 2 sc in last st.

Fasten off.



BEE (make 2)
With B, ch 2.

Work 6 sc in first ch.

Fasten off.



BEE WINGS (make 4)
With C, ch 2.

In first ch, work 2 sc, 1 hdc, 1 dc, 1 hdc, 2 sc.

Fasten off.



FINISHING
With wrong sides of Hive 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.

Fasten off.

Join B with a sl st at top of Hive.

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

Fasten off.

Sew Door to Hive.

Sew Bees to Hive, then sew 2 Wings to each Bee.

Weave in ends.

ABBREVIATIONS / REFERENCES
beg = begin(s)(ning)
ch(s) = chain(s)
dc = double crochet
rep = repeat(s)(ing)
sc = single crochet
sk = skip
st(s) = stitch(es)
beg = begin(s)(ning)
ch(s) = chain(s)
dc = double crochet
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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