Friday, February 18, 2011

Retro Craft Friday: Funny Face Potholders

This is a 1955 craft pamphlet from Coats and Clark.  Here's the introduction:

Practically everyone we've ever known enjoys a good joke, a funny story or a clever cartoon, so it occurred to us to put a smile in the kitchen.  Even though pot holders are a necessity, they don't have to look dreary - and these are every bit as practical as any you've ever used! Here they are, then - light-hearted, happy-go-lucky, cook's best friends - pot holders to add a merry, decorative note to your kitchen...and to start a fad with all your friends!

Here's the basic information for the circles. The decorative parts are copyrighted but I found this on ebay if you want your own...

Starting at center of Head with Mid Rose Mercerized cotton (Craft stores have crochet thread now.) ch 2. 1st rnd:  6 sc in 2nd ch from hook.  2nd rnd:  2 sc in each sc around.  3rd rnd:  *2 sc in next sc ( 1 sc increased) sc in next sc.  Repeat from * around.  4th rnd:  Sc in each sc, increasing 6 sc evenly around.  Repeat 4th rnd until piece measures 6 inches in diameter.  Sl st in next sc.  Break off.

1 comment:

Christina said...

Nice.I have a vintage, crocheted, raccoon potholder I found at a resale shop.