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Christmas Tree

This tree (Illustrated on Page 4) may be made with any of AMERICAN THREAD COMPANY products listed below:

MATERIAL

"STAR"

BLEND YARN

Article 75

or

"STAR"

RUG YARN

Article 44

or "AUNT LYDIA’S" HEAVY RUG YARN Article 235 Cardboard.

QUANTITY

skeins

4

Dk.

Green

skeins

5

Dk.

Green

skeins

5

Dk.

Green

APPOX

SIZE OF

HEIGHT

NEEDLE

10 inches

12 inches

14 inches

plastic or

aluminum F

plastic or

aluminum G

plastic or

aluminum H

FOUNDATION: Ch 3, s c in 2nd st from hook, 1 s c in next st, ch 1 to turn all rows. 2nd Row. 2 s c in each s c. 3rd Row. Work even in s c. 4th & 5th Rows. Increase 1 s c at the beginning and end of each row. 6th Row. Work even. 7th Row. Increase 2 sts evenly spaced but not at ends. Work 1 row even. 9th Row. Increase 1 st at center. 10th Row. Increase 3 sts evenly spaced. Work 1 row even. Repeat last 2 rows 5 times. 22nd & 23rd Rows. Work even. 24th Row. Same as 10th row. Repeat the last 3 rows 9 times. Work 1 row even, cut yarn. Cut a piece of cardboard about ½ inch larger on sides only than foundation. Overlap edges together ½ inch and fasten. FRINGE: Cut strands 5 inches long. If "STAR" BLEND YARN is used, cut strands 4 inches long. Starting at the 4th row from lower edge, * pull 3 strands through each st, skip 2 rows and working upward repeat from * 12 times, * pull 3 strands through each st of next row, skip 1 row, repeat from * once, then pull 3 strands through each st of each row until entire foundation is covered. Sew sides together. Place over cardboard. Decorate as illustrated.

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Doll’s Blue & White Dress

This dress (Illustrated on Page 4) may be made with any of AMERICAN THREAD COMPANY products listed below:

MATERIAL

"STAR" PEARL COTTON Article 90, size 5 or

"PURITAN" CROCHET COTTON Article 40

or

"DE LUXE" CROCHET COTTON Article 346

8

inch doll

4

small buttons

½ yd. elastic thread

QUANTITY

3 balls Bali Blue

1 ball White

1 ball Lt. Blue

1 ball White

1 ball Lt. Blue

1 ball White

SIZE OF

NEEDLE

steel 7

steel 7

steel 7

BODICE: With Blue ch 64, d c in 4th st from hook, 1 d c in each remaining st of ch, turn. 2nd Row. Ch 3 (counts as 1st d c), 1 d c in each remaining st, turn. 3rd Row. Same as 2nd row. 4th Row. Right Section of Back, ch 3, 1 d c in each of the next 10 d c, turn. 5th & 6th Rows. Ch 3, 1 d c in each st, turn. 7th Row. Start shaping shoulder, ch 2, 1 s d c in each of the next 4 d c (s d c: thread over hook, insert in st, pull loop

through, thread over and work off all loops at one time), 1 d c in each of the next 6 sts, turn. 8th Row. Ch 1, sl st over the 1st 5 sts, ch 3, 1 d c in each of the next 2 sts, 1 s d c in each of the next 2 sts, 1 s c in each of the next 2 sts, ch 1, turn. 9th Row. Sl st over the 1st 3 sts, s c in next st, 1 s d c in next st, 1 d c in each of the next 2 sts, cut thread. LEFT BACK SECTION: With wrong side of work toward you, skip 40 sts of 3rd row, attach Blue in next st and work from the 4th row to the 6th row inclusive. Next Row. Ch 3, 1 d c in each of the next 5 sts, 1 s d c in each of the next 5 sts, turn. Next Row. Ch 1, 1 s c in each of the 1st 2 sts, 1 s d c in each of the next 2 sts, 1 d c in each of the next 2 sts, 1 d c in same space with last d c, turn. Next Row. Ch 3, 1 d c in next d c, 1 s d c in next st, s c in next st, sl st in each remaining st, cut thread. CENTER FRONT: With wrong side of work toward you, attach Blue in 10th free st of 3rd row, 1 d c in each of the next 21 sts, turn. 2nd & 3rd Rows. Ch 3, 1 d c in each d c, turn each row. 4th Row. Ch 2, 1 s d c in each of the next 4 sts, 1 d c in next st, 2 d c in next st, ch 3, turn. 5th Row. D c in next st, 1 s d c in next st, 1 s c in next st, sl st in each remaining st, cut thread leaving a length for sewing. Leave 8 sts free at center front for neck edge, attach Blue in next st, ch 3, d c in same space, 1 d c in next st, 1 s d c in each of the next 5 sts, ch 1, turn. Next Row. Sl st over the 1st 4 sts, s c in next st, s d c in next st, 1 d c in each of the next 2 sts, cut thread leaving a length. Sew shoulder seams together.

(Continued on page 3)

Doll’s Blue & White Dress

(Continued from page 2)

SKIRT: With right side of work toward you, attach Blue in 1st st of starting ch, ch 3, d c in same space, 2 d c in each remaining st of ch, ch 3 to turn all rows. 2nd Row. 1 d c in each d c. Repeat 2nd row 8 times or desired length, cut thread leaving a length. Sew last 7 rows of skirt together. SLEEVE: With right side of 1st row of work toward you, attach Blue in 1st free st at underarm, ch 1, s c in same space,

1 s c in each of the next 8 sts, then work 2 d c over each of the next 5 rows, 4 d c in joining, 2 d c over each of the next 5 rows, join in 1st s c, ch 3, turn (33 sts).

2nd Row. Work 1 d c in each d c and 1 s c in each s c, join, ch 1, turn. 3rd Row. * Insert hook in next st, pull loop through, repeat from * once, thread over and work off all loops at one time, repeat from beginning 3 times, * thread over hook, insert in next st, thread over and pull loop through, thread over and work off 2 loops, thread over hook, insert in next st, thread over and pull loop through, thread over and work off 2 loops, thread over and work off all loops at one time (decrease), repeat from * 11 times, join in 1st st, do not turn. 4th Row. Ch 1, 1 s c in each st, join, cut thread. 5th Row. Attach White and work 1 row of s c, join, cut thread. Work other sleeve in same manner.

(Continued on page 15)

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Doll’s Red Dress

This dress (Illustrated on Page 4) may be made with any of AMERICAN THREAD COMPANY products listed below:

MATERIAL

"STAR" PEARL COTTON Article 90, size 5 or

"PURITAN" CROCHET COTTON Article 40

or

"DE LUXE" CROCHET COTTON Article 346

and "STAR" SIX STRAND EMBROIDERY COTTON

Article 50

QUANTITY

3 balls Bright Red

or color desired

1 ball Red

or color desired

1 ball Red

or color desired

Asst. Pastel Colors

8

inch doll

4

small buttons

1

yd. ¼ inch Black velvet Ribbon.

SIZE OF

NEEDLE

steel 7

steel 7

steel 7

BODICE: With Red work 1st 6 rows same as Blue dress, on Page 2, turn. 7th Row. Ch 3, 1 d c in each of the next 3 sts, turn. 8th Row. Ch 3, 1 d c in each st, turn. 9th Row. Ch 1, s c in next st, 1 s d c in next d c, 1 d c in each of next 2 sts, cut thread. LEFT BACK SECTION: With wrong side of work toward you, skip 40 sts of 3rd row, attach Red in next st and work from the 4th to the 6th row of Blue and White dress, on Page 2, cut thread, turn. Next Row. Attach Red in 7th st, ch 3, 1 d c in each of the next

3 sts, turn.

Next Row. Ch 3, 1 d c in each of the next 3 sts. Next Row. Ch 3, d c in next d c, 1 s d c in next d c, s c in next st, cut thread.

CENTER FRONT: With Red work 1st 3 rows same as front section of Blue and White dress, on Page 2. Next Row. Ch 3, 1 d c in each of the next 3 sts, turn. Next Row. Ch 3, 1 d c in each st, turn. Next Row. Ch 1, s c in same space, s d c in next d c, 1 d c in each of the next 2 sts, cut thread leaving a length for sewing. Leave 14 sts free at center front for neck edge, attach Red in next st, ch 3, 1 d c in each of the next 3 sts, turn. Next Row. Ch 3, 1 d c in each st, turn.

Next Row. Ch 3, d c in next d c, 1 s d c in next d c, s c in next st, cut thread leaving a length. Sew shoulder seams together. With Red work a row of s c around each armhole. SKIRT: With right side of 1st row of bodice toward you, attach Red in 1st st of starting ch, ch 3, 2 d c in same space, * 2 d c in next d c, 3 d c in next d c, repeat from * across row, turn. 2nd Row. Work a double knot st (double knot st: * draw up about a inch loop on hook, thread over and pull through ch,

s c in single loop of st, repeat from * once), skip 1 st, s c in

next st, repeat from beginning across row, turn. 3rd Row. Work 3 knot sts, s c in center s c of next double knot st, * double knot st, s c in center s c of next double knot

st, repeat from * across row, turn. Repeat last row 4 times or desired length. Next Row. * Draw up a inch loop on hook, thread over and

pull through ch, s c in single loop of st, s c in center s c of next double knot st, repeat from * across row, cut thread. Sew last 7 rows of skirt together. Attach Red in 1st row of bodice at opening, working toward neck edge, s c in same space, ch 5, 2 s c in next row, * ch 5, s

c in next row, s c in next row, repeat from * once, ch 5, s c in

end st, cut thread. Sew buttons in position on opposite side. COLLAR: With Red ch 55, 5 d c in 4th st from hook, * d c in next st of ch, 2 d c in next st, repeat from * across ch, turn. 2nd Row. Same as 2nd row of skirt. 3rd Row. Same as last row of skirt, cut thread. Sew in position to neck edge. TRIM: With ribbon make a small bow and with "STAR" Six Strand Embroidery Cotton work about 11 French knots of various colors in center of bow. Take a 12 inch length of ribbon and tie around waist line of doll. Sew bow over knot as illustrated. Make another small bow for hair and place in position.

Christmas

Ornaments

SANTA CLAUS

Materials Required: AMERICAN THREAD COMPANY "STAR" RUG YARN, Article 44 or "DAWN" KNITTING WORSTED, Article W11 or W41 1 skein Red or Scarlet and 10 yds. White for trim will make 2 Santa Clauses. Steel crochet hook No. 0.

Directions given are for rug yarn. Wool directions are given in brackets.

BODY: Wind Red or Scarlet over 4 inch cardboard 50 (60) times, tie with an 8 inch length of yarn at one end for top of head. Tie securely about 1 inch from top of head for neck. With White, wind around 5 times and tie 1¼ inches from neck for waist. Divide remaining yarn in half for legs and with Red tie each section about ¼ inch from each end, cut and trim for feet. ARMS: Wind Red or Scarlet over 4 inch cardboard 20 (22) times, with White wind around twice and tie inch from each end for hands, insert through center of body, cut and trim for hands. With Black, embroider eyes and nose. WHISKERS: Cut 4 (6) strands of White about 3 inches long, fold in half and fasten at mouth as illustrated. Comb and separate yarn, trim evenly. CAP: With White ch 12 (15), join in 1st st of ch, ch 1 and work 1 s c in each st of ch, 12 (15) s c, join, cut yarn. Next Round. Attach Scarlet or Red, ch 1 and work 1 s c in each s c, join. (Work 1 round even.) Next Round. Ch 1, 1 s c in each s c, decreasing 3 s c evenly spaced, join. Work 1 round even. Repeat last 2 rounds until 4 (6) s c remain, cut yarn leaving an end long enough to draw 4 (6) s c together. TASSEL: With White, cut 4 (6) – 1½ inch strands, tie in center, fold in half and tie inch from top, attach to top of cap as illustrated. Draw yarn at top of head through center of cap. If desired brush cap with glue and sprinkle with artificial snow.

STAR

This Star may be made with any of the AMERICAN THREAD COMPANY products listed below:

MATERIAL

"GEM" CROCHET COTTON Article 35, size 30 or "PURITAN" CROCHET COTTON Article 40

or

"STAR" TATTING CROCHET Article 25

QUANTITY

1 ball White will make 16 stars

1 ball White will make 11 stars

1 ball White will make 2 stars

SIZE OF NEEDLE

steel 12

steel 7 or 8

steel 12 or 13

Ch 4 and work 9 d c in first st of ch, join forming a circle. 2nd Row. Mark the beginning with a thread, ch 1, * 1 s c in each of the next 2 d c, ch 3, repeat from * all around, do not join rows. 3rd Row. * 1 s c in each of the next 2 s c, 5 d c in next 3 ch

loop, repeat from * all around. 4th Row. 1 s c in each of the next 4 sts, 3 s c in next st, * 1 s c in each of the next 6 sts, 3 s c in next st, repeat from * all around ending row with 1 s c in each of the next 2 d c. 5th Row. Skip 2 s c, 1 s c in each of the next 3 s c, 5 s c in next s c, 1 s c in each of the next 3 s c, repeat from beginning all around ending row with 1 s c in each of the next 2 sts. 6th Row. 1 s c in each of the next 5 sts, ch 3, skip 1 s c, 1 s c

in each of the next 5 s c, turn, skip 1 s c, 1 s c in each of the

next 4 s c, 5 d c in loop, 1 s c in each of the next 4 s c, turn, 1 s

c in each of the next 6 sts, 1 d c, 2 tr c, 1 d c in next st, 1 s c in each of the next 6 sts, repeat from beginning all around. 7th Row. Work 7 s c on side of point, 2 d c in next tr c, ch 3, 2

d c in next tr c, 7 s c down other side of point, repeat in same manner all around. 8th Row. 1 s c in each s c skipping 1 st between points and working 3 d c in loop at top of each point.

9th Row. 1 s c in each st working 1 d c, ch 3, 1 d c in center d

c at top of each point. Ch 15 for loop. Trim with colored sequins as illustrated. Use starch to stiffen.

JACK FROST

Materials Required: AMERICAN THREAD COMPANY "STAR" RUG YARN, Article 44 or "DAWN" KNITTING WORSTED, Article W11 or W41 1 skein White will make 2 Jack Frosts. and "STAR" PEARL COTTON, Article 90, size 5 1 ball Black. Steel crochet hook No. 8.

Directions are given for rug yarn. Wool directions are given in brackets. BODY: Wind White over 4 inch cardboard 66 (76) times, tie with an 8 inch length of yarn at one end for top of head. Tie securely about 1¼ inches from top of head for neck. Tie 1¼ inches from neck for waist. Divide remaining yarn in half for legs and tie each section ¼ inch from each end, cut and trim for feet.

(Continued on page 7)

Jack Frost Ornament

(Continued from page 6)

ARMS: Wind White over 4 inch cardboard. 22 (24) times, tie ¼ inch from each end for hands, insert through center of body

and tie at each side for shoulders. Cut and trim ends for hands. With Black, embroider eyes, nose, mouth and buttons as

illustrated.

HAT: With Black, ch 2, 6 s c in 2nd st from hook, join in 1st s

c.

2nd Row. Ch 1 and work 2 s c in each s c (12 s c), join. 3rd Row. Working in s c, increase in every other s c, join. 4th Row. Increase in every 3rd s c, join. 5th Row. Increase in every 4th s c, join, (30 s c). 6th Row. Working in back loop of st, 1 s c in each s c, join. 7th to 17th Rows. Working through both loops of sts and joining each row, work 1 s c in each s c. 18th Row. Working through front loop of st, work 1 s c in each s c, join. 19th Row. Working through both loops, work in s c increasing 1 s c in every 6th s c, join. 20th Row. Increase in every 7th s c, join. 21st Row. Increase in every 8th s c, join. 22nd Row. Work 1 s c in each s c, cut yarn. Draw yarn at top of head through center of hat and tie as illustrated. Sew hat to head. If desired brush hat with glue and sprinkle with artificial snow.

SNOW FLAKE

This Snow Flake may be made with any of the AMERICAN THREAD COMPANY products listed below:

MATERIAL

"GEM" CROCHET COTTON Article 35, size 50 or

"STAR" CROCHET COTTON Article 20, size 50 or

"STAR" CROCHET COTTON Article 30, size 50

QUANTITY

1 ball White will

make 66 snowflakes

1 ball White will

make 50 snowflakes

1 ball White will

make 20 snowflakes

SIZE OF

NEEDLE

steel 12 or 13

steel 12 or 13

steel 12 or 13

Ch 8, join to form ring. 1st Row. Ch 1, 15 s c in ring, join in ch 1. 2nd Row. * Ch 6, s c in next s c, repeat from * all around ending row with ch 2, 1 d c in same space with 1st ch 6 (16 loops). 3rd Row. * Ch 8, skip 1 loop, s c in next loop, repeat from * all around, ending row with ch 3, 1 tr c in same space with 1st ch 8. 4th Row. ** Ch 11, sl st in 5th st from hook for picot, * ch 6,

sl

st in 5th st from hook for picot, repeat from * twice, ch 10, s

c

in 10th st from hook, * ch 5, sl st in 5th st from hook for

picot, ch 1, s c in base of opposite picot, repeat from * 3 times, ch 6, s c in next loop, ch 11, sl st in 5th ch from hook for picot, ch 6, sl st in 5th st from hook for picot, ch 8, s c in 8th st from hook, * ch 5, sl st in 5th st from hook for picot, ch 1, s c in base of opposite picot, repeat from * once, ch 6, s c in next loop, repeat from ** all around, join, cut thread.

HOLLY WREATH

This wreath may be made with any of the AMERICAN THREAD COMPANY products listed below:

MATERIAL

"STAR" PEARL COTTON Article 90, size 5 or "PURITAN" CROCHET COTTON Article 40

or "DE LUXE" CROCHET COTTON Article 346

6 inches medium wire.

1 small safety pin.

QUANTITY

1 ball each Bright Red

and Lt. Emerald or White

1 ball each Red

and Kelly Green or White

1 ball White will make 20 snowflakes

SIZE OF

NEEDLE

steel 12 or 13

steel 12 or 13

steel 12 or 13

With Green or White ch 3, s c in 2nd st from hook, sl st in next st of ch, ch 3 to turn all rows. 2nd Row. Sl st in 3rd st from hook, sl st in next sl st, s c in next s c.

3rd Row. Sl st in 3rd st from hook, s c in next s c, sl st in next

sl st. Repeat the last 2 rows until strip measures about 4½

inches, cut thread leaving a length. Sew the 2 ends together.

With Red embroider 4 groups of 3 French knots at intervals. BOW: With Red ch 50, cut thread. Tie a bow and sew in position as illustrated.

Cut wire to size of wreath and overcast to wrong side. Sew pin

to left of bow on wrong side.

CHRISTMAS BELLS

Materials Required: AMERICAN THREAD COMPANY "DAWN" PERMANENT "CRIMPSET" Nylon, Article N6 1 ball each White, Scarlet, or Medium Green (1 ball will make 6 Bells) or "STAR" BLEND YARN, Article 75 1 skein each White, Red or Dk. Green (1 skein will make 5 Bells)

1 pr. bone knitting needles No. 3

Directions are given for wool. "STAR" Blend yarn directions are given in brackets. Cast on 14 (12) sts, K 1 row. Next Row. * K 11 (9) sts, turn. Next Row. K across 11 (9) sts, turn. Next 2 Rows. K across entire row. Repeat from * 14 (12) times, bind off. TURN BACK: Pick up and K 31 (26) sts across bottom of bell.

K

1 row (wrong side of turn back). P 1 row. K 1 row. P 1 row.

K

7 (5) rows, bind off. Draw top of bell together. Sew sides of

bell above turn back together on wrong side. Sew the turn back on opposite side and fold back. Attach a 5 inch length of yarn at top of bell and tie in loop. If desired brush each bell with glue and sprinkle with artificial snow.

Directions for Angel and Cane on pages 14 and 15.

Poinsettia

These flowers (Illustrated on Page 5) maybe made with any of AMERICAN THREAD COMPANY products listed below:

MATERIAL

QUANTITY FOR

SIZE OF

5 FLOWERS

NEEDLE

"GEM"

7

balls Bright Red

CROCHET COTTON

3

balls Hunter Green

Article 35, size 30

1

ball Yellow

or "PURITAN"

4

balls Red

CROCHET COTTON

2

balls Kelly Green

Article 40

1

ball Yellow

or "DE LUXE"

4

balls Red

CROCHET COTTON

2

balls Kelly Green

Article 346

1

ball Yellow

5 –15-inch lengths of heavy wire 16 yds. medium wire Green crepe paper.

steel 10

steel 12

steel 10

steel 10

Flowers and leaves are worked with a double strand of thread if "GEM" Crochet Cotton is used and a single strand if "PURITAN" or "DE LUXE" Crochet Cotton are used unless otherwise stated. HALF LARGE PETAL: With Red and No. 10 hook ch 3, s c in 2nd st from hook, 1 s c in next st of ch, ch 1 to turn all rows. 2nd to 8th Rows. 1 s c in each s c. 9th Row. Working in s c increase 1 st at the beginning of row. Work 2 rows even. 12th Row. Increase 1 st at end of row. Work 5 rows even. 18th Row. Decrease 1 st at end of row (to decrease: * insert hook in next st, pull loop through, repeat from * once, thread over and work off all loops at one time). Work 1 row even. 20th Row. Increase 1 st at end of row. Work 1 row even. Repeat the last 2 rows once. 24th Row. Same as 20th row. 25th Row. Same as 9th row. 26th Row. Same as 18th row. Work 1 row even. 28th Row. Same as 12th row. 29th Row. Same as 9th row. Work 7 rows even. 37th Row. Decrease 1 st at beginning of row. 38th Row. Same as 12th row. Work 3 rows even. 42nd Row. Same as 18th row. Work 1 row even. 44th Row. Same as 18th row. Work 3 rows even. 48th Row. Same as 18th row. Work 2 rows even. 51st Row. Same as 37th row. 52nd Row. Same as 18th row. Work 1 row even. 54th Row. Same as 18th row. Work 1 row even. 56th Row. Decrease 1 st, cut thread. Work 11 more sections in same manner. HALF MEDIUM PETAL: Work same as half large petal for the first 25 rows. Work 5 rows even. 31st Row. Decrease 1 st at the beginning of row. Work 1 row even. Repeat last 2 rows twice. Work 2 more rows even. 39th Row. Same as 31st row. Work 1 row even. 41st & 42nd Rows. Decrease 1 st in each row, cut thread. Work 7 more sections in same manner. HALF SMALL PETAL: Work same as half large petal for the first 24 rows.

25th Row. Decrease 1 st at beginning of row. Work 1 row even. Repeat last 2 rows once. Work one more row even. 30th Row. Decrease 1 st at end of row. 31st Row. Same as 25th row. 32nd Row. Decrease 1 st, cut thread. Work 5 more sections in same manner. Place the straight edge of 2 halves together. Working through both sections and over a medium wire leaving about a 3 inch length, attach Red in 1st row, then work 1 s c in each remaining row, cut thread. All size petals are joined in same manner. LEAF: With Green ch 2, 2 s c in 2nd st from hook, ch 1, turn. 2nd, 3rd & 4th Rows. 1 s c in each s c, ch 1 to turn all rows. 5th Row. 1 s c in next s c, 2 s c in next s c. 6th Row. 1 s c in each of the next 2 s c, 2 s c in next s c, then work 1 row even. 8th Row. Working in s c increase 1 s c at beginning and end of row. 9th Row. Work even. Repeat the last 2 rows once. Next 4 Rows. Increase 1 s c at beginning and end of each row, then work 1 row even. Next 3 Rows. Increase 1 s c at beginning and end of each row, then work 1 row even. Next 4 Rows. Increase 1 s c at beginning and end of each row (30 s c in last row). 25th Row. Decrease 1 s c at beginning of row, 1 s c in each remaining s c, working 2 s c in last s c. 26th Row. Decrease 1 s c at end of row. 27th Row. Decrease 1 s c at beginning and end of row. 28th Row. Decrease 1 s c at beginning of row. 29th Row. Decrease 1 s c at end of row. 30th Row. Same as 25th row, then work 1 row even. 32nd Row. Increase 1 s c at end of row, then work 1 row even. 34th Row. Increase 1 s c at end of row. 35th Row. Increase 1 s c at beginning and end of row, then work 1 row even. 37th Row. Decrease 1 s c at beginning of row. 38th Row. 1 s c in each of the next 24 s c, decrease in next 2 s c (25 s c). 39th Row. Same as 25th row. 40th Row. Sl st in each of the next 2 s c, 1 s c in each of the next 21 s c, decrease in next 2 s c. 41st Row. Decrease in 1st 2 s c, 1 s c in each of the next 17 s c, decrease in next 2 s c. 42nd & 43rd Rows. Decrease 1 s c at beginning and end of each row, then work 1 row even. 45th Row. Decrease 1 s c at beginning and end of row, then work 1 row even. Repeat the last 2 rows once. Next 3 Rows. Decrease 1 s c at beginning and end of each row, then work 1 row even. Next Row. Same as 45th row, then work 1 row even. Next Row. Decrease 1 s c at beginning of row. Next Row. Skip 1 s c, s c in next s c, cut thread. Attach thread at lower edge of leaf and working over an 18 inch length of medium wire work a row of s c all around leaf leaving about a 4 inch length of wire free on each side at lower edge. Work 2 leaves for each flower.

(Continued on page 11)

Poinsettia Flower

(Continued from page 10)

more centers in same manner. With Red using a double strand

CENTER: With Green (using a single strand of thread and No. 12 hook if Article 35 is used) ch 2, 2 s c in 2nd st from hook, ch 1 to turn all rows. 2nd Row. 2 s c in each s c. 3rd Row. 1 s c in each s c. 4th Row. Increase 1 s c at the beginning and end of row. Repeat the last 2 rows 3 times, cut thread leaving a length. Sew sides together. Attach Yellow in joining of last row, * ch

3, s c in next s c, repeat from * all around, cut thread. Work 4

of thread cut a length about 6 inches long, knot one end and

insert in each center. Sew the base of the 5 centers together and attach to medium wire. Attach centers to top of a 15 inch length of heavy wire for stem. Place the petals (row of s c on wrong side) around the center, first the small, next the medium and then the large, twisting the free lengths of wire at end of petals around wire of stem. Thread a needle with Red and sew bases of petals together to hold firmly. Cover stem with a ½ strip Green crepe paper and attach 1st leaf about 2½ inches

below flower and 2nd leaf about 1½ inches from 1st leaf.

c

c

c

c

Christmas Stocking

(Illustrated on Page 5)

Materials Required: AMERICAN THREAD COMPANY "DAWN" KNITTING WORSTED, Article W11 or W41 or W42 5 ozs. Scarlet, 2 ozs. White and 4 yds. Golf Green for trim. or "STAR" Blend Yarn, Article 75 4 skeins Red, 1 skein each White and Dk. Green. 1 set double pointed needles No. 5.

Gauge: 5 sts = 1 inch. 7 rounds = 1 inch.

CUFF: With White cast on 80 sts, divide sts on 3 needles (27

sts on 2 needles, 26 sts on 3rd needle), join. Place a marker at

beginning of round. K 1 round. P 1 round. Following the chart work as follows:

Next Round. With White K 1, attach Scarlet or Red, K 1, * pick up White (when changing colors always pick up new color from underneath color which is dropped thus twisting

yarn to avoid a hole), K 1, drop White, pick up Scarlet or Red

K 1, repeat from * all around. Work 25 rounds more. With

White, K 1 round. P 2 rounds. Turn work inside out (wrong side of cuff is right side of stocking). P 1 round, decreasing 2 sts evenly spaced (78 sts), cut White. Attach Scarlet or Red

and work in stockinette st (K each round) for 3 inches.

Next Round. Beginning at center back, K 1, K 2 tog, K to within 3 sts of end of round, K 2 tog, K 1. Continue in stockinette st until stocking measures 12 inches from the cuff. Next Round. K 1, K 2 tog, K to within 3 sts of end of round,

K 2 tog, K 1. K 5 rounds even.

Repeat last 6 rounds until there

are 68 sts on needle. Continue in stockinette st until stocking measures 15½ inches from cuff. HEEL: Divide sts as follows: place the 17 sts before center back on one needle and on same needle K the 17 sts after center back, leaving remaining sts on 2 needles for instep, cut yarn. Attach White and on 34 heel sts, P 1 row, K 1 row for 3 inches ending with a P row. Turn Heel: 1st Row. Slip 1, K 18, K 2 tog, K 1, turn. 2nd Row. Slip 1, P 5, P 2 tog, P 1, turn. 3rd Row. Slip 1, K 6, K 2 tog, K 1, turn. 4th Row. Slip 1, P 7, P 2 tog, P 1, turn. Continue in the above manner having 1 st more before decreases on each row, until 20 sts remain ending with a P row, cut yarn. Attach Scarlet or Red, K and divide these sts on 2 needles. With 10 sts on needle pick up and K 15 sts on right side of heel (1st needle), K across 34 sts of instep (2nd needle), pick up and K 15 sts on left side of heel, add remaining sts of heel on 3rd needle. Work 1 round even. Then decrease every other round as follows: 1st needle: K to within 3 sts of end of needle, K 2 tog, K 1. 2nd needle: K across. 3rd needle: K 1, slip 1, K 1, pass slip st over K st, K to end of round. Decrease in same manner until there are 68 sts on needles (34 sts on instep needle and 17 sts on each back needle). Work even until foot measures 10 inches from center

back of heel, cut yarn. Attach White, work 1 round even. Decrease for toe: 1st needle: K to within 3 sts of end of needle, K 2 tog, K 1. 2nd needle: K 1, slip 1, K 1, pass slip st over K st, work to within 3 sts of end of same needle, K 2 tog,

K

1. 3rd needle: K 1, slip 1, K 1, pass slip st over K st and K

to

end of round. K 1 round even. Repeat last 2 rounds until 20

sts remain (10 sts on instep needle and 5 sts on each back

needle).

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on instep needle and 5 sts on each back needle). (Continued on page 14) 11 Digital

Loop Stitch Dog

Loop Stitch Dog Materials Required: AMERICAN THREAD COMPANY "DAWN" KNITTING WORSTED, Article W11 or W41 or

Materials Required: AMERICAN THREAD COMPANY "DAWN" KNITTING WORSTED, Article W11 or W41 or W42

5 ozs. Amber or color desired. Or "STAR" RUG YARN, Article 44.

5 skeins Yellow or color desired. Kapok or cotton for filling. ½ yd. 1 inch Ribbon.

2 Buttons for eyes.

Plastic crochet hook No. 4 or F.

BODY SECTION: Ch 5 join to form a ring, ch 3, 11 d c in ring, join in 3rd st of ch. 2nd Row. Ch 3 (counts as 1 d c), d c in same space, 2 d c in each remaining d c (24 d c), join in 3rd st of ch. 3rd Row. Ch 3, 2 d c in next d c, * 1 d c in next d c, 2 d c in next d c, repeat from * all around, join. 4th Row. Ch 3, 1 d c in next d c, 2 d c in next d c, * 1 d c in each of the next 2 d c, 2 d c in next d c, repeat from * all around, join. 5th Row. Working in d c, increase in every 4th d c (60 d c), join, turn. 6th Row. Ch 2, s d c loop st in same space (s d c loop st: yarn over hook, insert in st, wind yarn over index finger, insert hook through the yarn under the index finger and draw the yarn through st letting the loop fall to right side of work, yarn

over and pull through all 3 loops at one time), 1 s d c loop st in each remaining d c, join in 1st loop st. 7th Row. Ch 2 and work 1 s d c loop st in each loop st decreasing 6 loop sts evenly spaced, join in 1st loop st. 8th Row. Ch 2 and work 1 s d c loop st in each loop st, join in 1st loop st. Repeat the last 2 rows 5 times, cut yarn. HEAD: Ch 5, join to form a ring, ch 3 and work 11 d c in ring, join in 3rd st of ch, turn. 2nd Row. Ch 2 and work 2 s d c loop sts in each d c, join in 1st loop st. Join all rows in same manner. 3rd Row. Increase 1 s d c loop st in every other loop st (36 loop sts). Next 2 Rows. Work in s d c loop sts increasing 6 sts evenly spaced in each row (48 loop sts in last row). 6th Row. Work even in s d c loop sts. Next 6 Rows. Working in s d c loop sts, decrease 4 loop sts evenly spaced in each row. 13th and 14th Rows. Work even in s d c loop sts, cut yarn. Fill body and head with kapok or cotton and sew head to body. LOWER LEG: Ch 5, join to form a ring, ch 3, 11 d c in ring, join in 3rd st of ch, turn. 2nd Row. Ch 2, 1 s d c loop st in each d c, join in 1st loop st. Join each row in same manner. 3rd Row. Working in loop sts, increase 9 loop sts evenly spaced.

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S now Ma n   Materials Required: AMERICAN THREAD COMPANY "AUNT LYDIA'S" HEAVY RUG YARN,

Snow Man

 

Materials Required: AMERICAN THREAD COMPANY "AUNT LYDIA'S" HEAVY RUG YARN, Article 235

3rd Row. 1 s c in next s c, 2 s c in next s c, repeat from beginning all around.

7 – 70 yd. skeins White.

4th Row. Increase in every 3rd st. Work 1 row even.

1 – 70 yd. skein each Black, National Blue and Light Yellow

6th Row. Decrease 6 sts evenly spaced (to decrease: * insert

 

and

"STAR" SIX STRAND EMBROIDERY COTTON,

hook in next st, pull loop through, repeat from * once, thread

Article 50.

over and work off all loops at one time). Work 1 row even, cut

3

skeins Lt. Emerald.

thread leaving an end. Fill with kapok and sew in position.

2

skeins Bright Red.

EYE: With Black work the 1st 3 rows same as nose, sl st in

1

skein each Black and Dark Orange.

next st, cut thread. Work another eye in same manner. Sew in

1

Pipe Cleaner.

position.

Aluminum or plastic crochet hook No. H.

MOUTH: With Red ch 23, s c in 2nd st from hook, 1 s c in

Steel crochet hook No. 6.

each of the next 2 sts, 1 s d c in each of the next 3 sts (s d c:

BODY: Wind 5 skeins of White over an 18 inch cardboard, tie

with a double strand of yarn at one end for top of head. Tie tightly about 3½ inches from top of head for neck. Divide remaining yarn in half for legs and tie each section about 2 inches from each end. Cut and trim for feet. ARMS: Wind 2 skeins of White over a 14 inch cardboard, tie

2 inches from each end for hands, then tie each side about 3½ inches from each hand tying for shoulders, insert through center of body. Tie about 5 inches from neck for waist. Cut and trim ends for hands. Eyes, mouth, nose, holly leaves, berries, buttons, pipe and band for hat are worked with "STAR" Six Strand Embroidery cotton and steel crochet hook No. 6. NOSE: With Red ch 2, 6 s c in 2nd st from hook, without joining rows work 2 s c in each s c. Place a marker at the beginning of each row.

thread over hook, insert in st, pull loop through, thread over and pull through all loops at one time), 1 d c in each of the next 3 sts, 1 tr c in each of the next 4 sts, 1 d c in each of the next 3 sts, 1 s d c in each of the next 3 sts, 1 s c in each of the last 3 sts, cut thread. Sew in position. HAT: With Black "Aunt Lydia's" Heavy Rug Yarn and Aluminum hook No. H, work 1st 4 rows same as nose. 5th Row. Increase in every 4th s c. 6th Row. Increase in every 5th s c. 7th Row. Sl st in 1st 2 s c, working in back loop of sts only, work 1 s c in each s c working 1 s c in each of the 1st 2 sl sts (36 s c). 8th Row. Working through both loops work 1 s c in each s c. 9th Row. Decrease 6 sts evenly spaced. Work 1 row even. 11th Row. Same as 9th row (24 s c). Work 6 rows even. 18th Row. 2 s c in each s c. Work 3 rows even ending last row with sl st in last 2 sts, cut yarn.

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Christmas Stocking

(Continued from page 11)

Weave sts together as follows: * pass needle through 1st st of

front needle as if knitting and slip st off needle, pass through 2nd st as if purling and leave st on needle, pass through 1st st of back needle as if purling and slip st off needle, pass through 2nd st as if knitting and leave st on needle, repeat from * until all sts are worked off. Fasten yarn at side of toe. NOEL: With basting thread trace greetings on stocking. With

a double strand of White, crochet a chain long enough to cover

each letter. Sew over tracing. With Green, work a running st through 2nd and 25th row of pattern, working over 1 st and under the next. On 14th row of pattern (waist line), work a running st over 1st st of girl doll, under next st and over next st. On boy doll work a running st over center st only.

Angel

(Illustrated on Page 9)

Materials Required: AMERICAN THREAD COMPANY "STAR" RUG YARN, Article 44 or "DAWN" KNITTING WORSTED, Article W11 or W41 1 skein White & 2 yds. Yellow for hair will make 2 Angels and "STAR" RAYON, Article 300 2 skeins Dk. Orange. 1 skein each Red, Blue and Black. Steel crochet hook No. 5

Directions are given for rug yarn. Wool directions are given in brackets.

BODY: Wind White over 4 inch cardboard 66 (76) times, tie with an 8 inch length at one end for top of head. Wind around about 8 times and tie securely about ¾ inch from top of head for neck. With Rayon, wind around 8 times about 1 inch from neck for waist. Cut and trim loops at lower edge for skirt. ARMS: Wind White over 4 inch cardboard 20 (22) times. With Rayon wind 4 times about ¼ inch from each end for hands, insert through center of body, cut and trim each end for hands. Cut 7 – 4 inch strands of Yellow, attach to top of head for hair and tie at each end with Rayon. HALO: With Rayon, ch 26 (22), 1 s c in 2nd st from hook, 1 s

c in each of the next 4 (3) sts of ch, 1 s d c in each of the next 15 (13) sts of ch (s d c: yarn over hook, insert in st, pull through, yarn over and work off all loops at one time), 1 s c in each remaining st of ch, cut yarn. Embroider eyes in Blue, work eye lashes and nose in Black and mouth in Red. Sew Halo to head. If desired brush dress and sleeves with glue and sprinkle with tiny sequins or artificial snow.

Snowman

(Continued from page 13)

BAND: With Green ch 9, s c in 2nd st from hook, 1 s c in each remaining st of ch, ch 1 to turn all rows.

2nd Row. 1 s c in each s c. Repeat 2nd row 94 times or long enough to go around crown of hat. Place around crown and sew short ends together. HOLLY LEAF: With Green ch 3, d c in 3rd st from hook, ch

3, turn.

2nd Row. S c in 2nd st from hook, s c in next st of ch, 1 d c in

next d c, 2 d c in next st, ch 3, turn. 3rd Row. S c in 2nd st from hook, 1 s c in next st of ch, 1 d c in each of the next 2 d c, 2 d c in next d c, ch 3, turn. 4th Row. S c in 2nd st from hook, 1 s c in next st of ch, 1 d c in each of the next 3 d c, 2 d c in next d c, ch 3, turn. 5th Row. S c in 2nd st from hook, 1 s c in next st of ch, 1 d c in each of the next 4 d c, 2 d c in next d c, ch 3, turn. 6th Row. S c in 2nd st from hook, 1 s c in next st of ch, 1 d c in each of the next 6 d c, ch 2, turn. 7th Row. S c in 2nd st from hook, 1 s c in next d c, 1 d c in each of the next 5 d c, ch 2, turn. 8th Row. S c in 2nd st from hook, 1 s c in next d c, 1 d c in each of the next 4 d c, ch 2, turn. 9th Row. S c in 2nd st from hook, s c in next d c, 1 d c in each

of the next 3 d c, ch 1, turn. 10th Row. Sl st in each of the next 2 sts, ch 2, then keeping last loop of each of the following sts on hook d c in same space with last sl st, 1 d c in next d c, thread over and work off all loops at one time, cut thread. Work another leaf in same manner. BERRY: With Red work 1st 2 rows same as nose. 3rd & 4th Rows. Work even in s c. 5th Row. 1 s c in next s c, decrease in next 2 sts, repeat from beginning all around. Fill with kapok or Red thread, then decrease every other st until 3 sts remain, cut thread leaving an end. Work 2 more berries in same manner. Sew leaves and berries in position on band as illustrated. EAR MUFFS: Pompons. Over a inch cardboard wind Blue 50 times, tie in center and trim. Work another pompon in same manner. With aluminum hook No. H with Blue ch 24, cut yarn. Sew each end of ch to a pompon and sew ear muffs in position. SCARF: With Light Yellow and aluminum hook No. H ch 9,

d c in 4th st from hook, 1 d c in each remaining st of ch, ch 3

to turn all rows. 2nd Row: 1 d c in each d c. Repeat 2nd row until strip measures 22 inches or desired length, cut yarn. FRINGE: Cut a 4 inch length of yarn, double in half, loop through 1st st of one short edge, draw ends through loop tightly. Repeat across row, trim fringe evenly. Work opposite edge in same manner. BUTTON: With Black work 1st 2 rows same as nose ending last row with sl st, cut thread leaving an end. Work 2 more buttons in same manner. Sew in position. PIPE: With Dark Orange work 1st 2 rows same as nose. 3rd Row. Ch 3, * popcorn st in next st (popcorn st: 4 d c in same space, drop loop from hook, insert in 1st d c, pull loop through, ch 1 to tighten st), 1 d c in next st, repeat from * 4 times, popcorn st in next st, join in 3rd st of ch. 4th & 5th Rows. Ch 3, then work 1 popcorn st over each popcorn st and 1 d c over each d c, join each row, cut thread. STEM: Wind thread over a 3 inch section of a pipe cleaner, fasten ends. Insert one end in pipe and the other in mouth.

Doll’s Blue & White Dress

(Continued from page 3)

COLLAR: Right Side – With White ch 25, d c in 4th st from hook, 1 d c in each of the next 3 sts of ch, 3 d c in next st of ch, 1 d c in each remaining st of ch, cut thread. LEFT SIDE: With White ch 25, d c in 4th st from hook, 1 d c in each of the next 15 sts of ch, 3 d c in next st, 1 d c in each remaining st of ch, cut thread. Sew collar to neck edge of dress as illustrated. TRIM: With White ch 15, s c in 2nd st from hook, 1 s c in

each of the next 12 sts of ch, 3 s c in last st, working on opposite side of ch, 1 s c in each st, cut thread leaving a length for sewing. Tack in position as illustrated. Embroider French knots at even intervals as illustrated. Attach Blue in 1st row of bodice at opening, working toward neck edge, s c in same space, ch 5, * 3 s c in next row, ch 5, skip 1 row, repeat from * twice, s c in next st, cut thread. Sew buttons in positions on opposite side. BONNET: Back Section – With Blue ch 12, d c in 4th st from hook, 1 d c in each remaining st of ch, ch 3 to turn all rows. 2nd Row. 1 d c in each st. 3rd Row. Increase 1 d c at the beginning and end of row. Repeat the last 2 rows twice ending last row with ch 18, cut thread. Attach Blue in 1st st of last row, ch 21, turn. Next Row. 1 d c in 4th st from hook, 1 d c in each remaining

st of ch, 1 d c in each d c, 1 d c in each st of ch at end of row,

ch 3, turn. Work 6 more rows even in d c, cut thread. Next Row. Attach White and work 1 d c in each d c, cut thread. Sew long sides of back section to the extended sides of front sections. Working across neck edge attach Blue in 1st row of Blue, 2 s c

over each of the next 7 rows, 1 s c in each of the next 8 sts, 2 s

c over each row of the next 7 rows, join, cut thread. Using a

double strand of elastic thread, attach thread in 4th row of inside of bonnet, allowing enough to fit under chin and sew to same row at opposite side. PANTIES: With Blue, ch 10, d c in 4th st from hook, 1 d c in each remaining st of ch, ch 3 to turn all rows. 2nd Row: D c in same space, 1 d c in each of the next 6 d c, 2 d c in last st. Next 5 Rows. Increase 2 d c at the beginning and end of each row. Work 2 rows even. Next 2 Rows. Decrease 1 st at the beginning and end of each row, cut thread. Attach Blue on opposite side of starting ch, ch 3, 1 d c in each remaining st, then work from the 2nd to the last row, cut thread. Fold work in half and sew last 4 rows together to form leg openings. Attach White in joining of leg opening, * ch 3, s c in next row, repeat from * all around, join, cut thread. Work other leg opening in same manner. BEADING: Attach Blue at either joining at top edge, ch 5, skip 2 d c, d c in next d c, * ch 2, skip 2 d c, d c in next d c, repeat from * all around, ending row with ch 2, join in 3rd st of ch, cut thread. Crochet a ch long enough to lace through beading.

Loop Stitch Dog

(Continued from page 12)

Work 7 rows even in s d c loop sts, cut yarn leaving an end. Work another lower leg in same manner. UPPER LEG: Work same as lower leg but work 6 rows even in loop sts, cut yarn leaving an end. Work another leg in the same manner. TAIL: Work same as lower legs but work 5 rows in loop sts. EARS: Ch 22, s c loop st in 2nd st from hook (s c loop st:

wind yarn over index finger, insert hook in st, draw yarn through pulling yarn from under index finger, drop loop from hook letting loop fall to right side of work and complete s c), 1 s c loop st in each remaining st of ch, working on other side of ch, 1 s c loop st in each st, join, do not turn, 1 s c loop st in each of the next 20 loop sts, cut yarn leaving an end. Work another ear in same manner. NOSE: Ch 2, 4 s c in 2nd st from hook, join. 2nd Row. Ch 1, 2 s c in each s c, without joining rows work 1 row even in s c. Next Row. Increase 2 s c evenly spaced, then work 1 row even, cut yarn leaving an end. Fill with kapok and sew in position. TO ASSEMBLE: Fill lower legs with kapok and sew to body section starting at 5th row and leaving about 8 d c free at center between legs. Fill upper legs with kapok and sew directly above lower legs leaving about 3 rows free. Fill tail with kapok and sew in position. Sew buttons in position for eyes. Embroider nose and mouth in Black with "STAR" Six Strand Embroidery Cotton and sew in position as illustrated. Sew ears to side of head. Finish with ribbon bow.

Candy Cane

(Illustrated on Page 9)

CANE: Take 1 strand each of Red and White "STAR" RUG YARN or "DAWN" KNITTING WORSTED. Fasten to one end of pipe cleaner. Twist both colors around pipe cleaner to opposite end, fasten with glue or scotch tape. Trim ends and bend one end to form cane as illustrated.

or scotch tape. Trim ends and bend one end to form cane as illustrated. 15 Digital