Coats & Clark's - Pot Holders
Book 312 - 1955
Party Pot Holders - Pattern No. S-712
No dreary confined-to-the-kitchen pot holder here - the essence of festivity and is meant to be brought to the table and displayed freely to your guests. you'll find it is a real conversation-maker as well as being gay, decorative and very unusual!

COATS & CLARK'S O.N.T. "SPEED-CRO-SHEEN" MERCERIZED COTTON, Art. C.44:
1 ball each of No. 10-A Canary Yellow and No. 131 Fudge Brown.

Milward's Steel Crochet Hook No. 2/0 (double zero)

Yellow feltů. Bone ring.

GAUGE:  5 1/2 sc make 1 inch; 6 rows make 1 inch.

LARGE BANANA (Make 4):  With Canary Yellow, ch 29, drop Canary Yellow, attach Fudge Brown and ch 6.
1st row (Wrong side of work):  With Fudge Brown sl st in 2nd ch from hook and in each of next 5 ch, keeping unused thread on wrong side of work, drop Fudge Brown, pick up Canary Yellow, sc in each of next 13 ch, 2 sc in next ch (an inc made), sc in each remaining chain. Ch 5, turn (tip of banana).  On all even rows, work in back loop of each st.
2nd row:  Sl st in 2nd ch from hook and in each of next 3 ch, 2 sc in next sc, sc in each remaining sc to within last 6 sc, 2 sc in each of the next 2 sc, sc in each of next 4 sc, drop Canary Yellow, pick up Fudge Brown, sl st in each of next 6 sl sts.  Ch 1, turn.
3rd row:  With Fudge Brown sl st in first 3 sl sts, drop Fudge Brown, pick up Canary Yellow, sc in each remaining st to within last 4 sl sts, sl st in each sl st. Ch 1, turn.
4th row:  Sl st in first 4 sl sts, sc in each sc to within last 4 sc, drop Canary Yellow, pick up Fudge Brown, sc in next 3 sc, sl st  in each remaining st. Ch 1, turn.
5th row:  With Fudge Brown sl st in first 4 sts, drop Fudge Brown, pick up Canary Yellow, sc across to within last 4 sl sts, increasing 1 sc in center of row, sl st in each of last 4 sl sts.  Ch 1, turn.
6th and 7th rows:  Repeat 4th and 5th rows.  Break off at end of 7th row.  With Fudge Brown and right side facing, make 5 sc along tip of banana.  Break off.

SMALL BANANA (Make 3):  With Canary Yellow, ch 26, drop Canary Yellow, attach Fudge Brown and ch 6.
1st row (Right side of work):  Sl st in 2nd ch from hook, break off Fudge Brown, pick up Canary Yellow, sl st in next 3 ch, sc  in next 5 ch, 2 sc in each of the next 2 ch, sc in each remaining chain to within last 3 ch, sl st in next 3 ch.  Ch 1, turn.
2nd row:  Sc in each st across to within last 4 sl sts, sl st in each sl st.  Ch 1, turn (tip).
3rd row:  Working in back loop of each st, sl st in first 4 sl sts, sc in each sc across to within last 3 sts, increasing 1 sc in center of row, sl st in last 3 sts.  Ch 1, turn.  Repeat 2nd and 3rd rows alternately 2 times more.  Break off at end of last row.  With Fudge Brown and right side facing, make 6 sc along edge of tip.  Turn.
Next row:  Sl st in each sc across.  Break off.
     With Fudge Brown, embroider markings in stem st on Banana as illustrated.  Arrange Bananas in a bunch, having Large Bananas overlap Small Bananas with tips hanging free and first and 4th Large Bananas meeting at top edge of bunch.

STEM:  With Fudge Brown and right side facing, make 9 sc across top edge of first and 4th Bananas, ch 8, sl st in first sc.
1st rnd:  Sc in each of next 2 sc, work off next 2 sc as 1 sc (a dec), sc in next 4 sc, 8 sc in the ch-8 sp.
2nd to 5th rnds incl:  Sc in each sc around, decreasing 2 sc evenly spaced on each rnd.  Break off at end of last rnd, leaving a 10-inch strand.  Thread into a needle and sew up opening.  Line with felt.  With Brown, sc closely around bone ring.  Sew in place.

ABBREVIATIONS USED:
sc = single crochet
inc = increase
dec = decrease
incl = inclusive
sl st = slip stitch
ch = chain
sp = space
st(s) = stitch(es)
rnd = round

Hope you have enjoyed your visit!  Please let me know how this turns out - I have not made this pattern and probably can't answer any questions.  I have checked for accuracy from the written pattern.  vicki

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