Polka-Dot Toaster Cover

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FIN­ISHED MEA­SURE­MENTS

12 inches long x 8 inches wide x 8 inches tall

MA­TE­RI­ALS

• Knit Picks Dishie medium (worsted) weight cot­ton yarn (31/2 oz/190 yds/100g per ball): 1 ball each #25409 swan, #25786 fiesta red and #25788 Ke­nai 2 balls #27041 mint • Size G/6/4mm cro­chet hook or

size needed to ob­tain gauge • Ta­pes­try nee­dle

GAUGE

8 dc = 2 inches; 4 dc rows = 2 inches

PAT­TERN NOTES

Chain-3 at be­gin­ning of row counts as first dou­ble cro­chet un­less oth­er­wise stated. Join with slip stitch as in­di­cated un­less oth­er­wise stated. Weave in ends and block each piece to size be­fore assem­bly.

SPE­CIAL STITCHES

Clus­ter join (cl join): Place slip knot on hook, (yo and in­sert hook in in­di­cated st, yo, draw up a lp, yo, draw through 2 lps on hook) 4 times, yo, draw through all 5 lps on hook, ch 1.

Clus­ter (cl): (Yo, in­sert hook in in­di­cated st, yo, draw up a lp, yo, draw through 2 lps on hook) 4 times, yo, draw through all 5 lps on hook, ch 1.

TOASTER COVER SIDES

Make 2.

Row 1 (RS): With swan, ch 50, sc in 2nd ch from hook and each ch across, turn. (49 sc)

Rows 2–4: Ch 1, sc in each st across, turn. At end of last row, do not turn and do not fas­ten off. Re­move lp from hook and set aside.

Row 6 (RS): Re­place swan lp on hook, ch 3 (see Pat­tern Notes), [dc in next 5 sc of row 4, sc in cl] 7 times, dc in next 6 sc, turn. (42 dc, 7 sc) Rows 7–9: Rep rows 2–4. Row 10 (WS): Sk 3 sc, cl join red in next sc, [ch 6, sk 5 sc, cl] 7 times, leav­ing rem sts un­worked. Fas­ten off. (8 cls, 7 ch-6 sps)

Row 11 (RS): Re­place swan lp on hook, ch 3, dc in next 2 sc, sc in cl, [dc in next 5 sc, sc in cl] 7 times, dc in next 3 sc, turn. (41 dc, 8 sc) Rows 12–21: Rep rows 2–11. Rows 22–26: Ch 1, sc in each sc across, turn. At end of last row, change color (see Stitch Guide) to mint. Rows 27–33: Ch 1, sc in each sc across, turn. Row 34: Ch 1, sk 1 sc, sc in each st to last 2 sc, sc dec (see Stitch Guide) in last 2 sts, turn. (47 sc) Rows 35–37: Rep row 34. At end of last row, fas­ten off. (41 sc)

Bor­der

Note: Change color when work­ing Bor­der to match color change in row 26.

Rnd 1 (RS): Pull up a lp of swan at beg of row 1, ch 1, sc along side edge, evenly plac­ing 37 sc, sc in each sc of row 37, sc along next side edge, evenly plac­ing 37 sc. Fas­ten off. (115 sc)

Fin­ish­ing

With Ke­nai, em­broi­der 4 stars

(see Star Di­a­gram) be­tween rows 25 and 30 of each Side Panel.

CEN­TER PANEL

Row 1: With mint, ch 32, dc in 4th ch from hook (3 sk chs count as dc) and each ch across, turn. (30 dc)

El­e­vate the sta­tus of your toaster with this col­or­ful cover! Worked in sin­gle cro­chet and em­bel­lished with sim­ple stitches, you’ll have this project done in no time!

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