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.