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Crochet A Tea Cup

Make a tea cup using your crochet skills and delight your friends!

by Craftbits (shellie wilson)

What you need

Lily Soft Spun Yarn:--1 ball each Pink, Blue, Green and Yellow (sufficient for 12 Cups), with crochet hook size 3;
Lily Sil-Tone Mercerized Crochet Cotton:--1 ball each Med. Green, Beauty Rose, Blue, Orange and Lavender.
Crochet hook size 10

Instructions

SAUCER — In Green Soft Spun. ch 2, 9 sc in starting st. * In back lps only, make 2 sc in each sc around. Mark end of rows.

ROW 3 — (Sc in next sc, 2 sc in next) repeated around.

ROW 4 — (Sc in 2 sc, 2 sc in next sc) repeated around. * Continue for 3 more rows, 1 more sc between widenings in each row. Put each widening in the 2d sc of each widening in previous row.

ROW 8 — Sc in each sc around with one widening to make 64 sc.

ROW 9 — Sc in each sc around.

EDGE — Sc in 3 sc, sl st in next 2 sc, (ch 1, dc in next sc, ch 1, sl st in next sc) repeated around. Fasten off.

CUP — Ch 2, 8 sc in starting st. Repeat Saucer from * to *.

ROWS 5 thru 12 – (Make next row even, without widenings. Make next row with only one widening) 4 times.

ROW 13 — Work even.

ROW 14 — Repeat Edge.

HANDLE — Ch 2, 5 sc in starting st. In back lps, sc in each sc around and around for 2 1/4″. Sl st in next 2 sc. Fasten off. Sew on cup for a handle. Tack Cup on Saucer.

LEAF SPRAY — In Green Sil-Tone, ** ch 11, * sk last st, (sl st, sc, 2 hdc and sl st) on ch, * (ch 6 and repeat from * to *) twice. Sk 3 leaves, sl st in ch-5 stem. Repeat from **. Fasten off. Make 5.

FLOWER In Beauty Rose Sil-Tone, (ch 4, dc in 4th ch from hook, ch 3, sl st in same st) 5 times, sl st at base of 1st petal. Fasten off. Make 5. Sew a flower on center of stem between leaves. Tack one on each side of Cup and 3 on Saucer.

Make 2d Cup and Saucer of Blue with Orange flowers, a 3d Set of Yellow Soft Spun with Lavender flowers, and a Pink Set with Blue flowers.

Rub the handle, inside of Cup and bottom of Saucer with a pad of cloth dipped in hot, thick starch. As starch sets, arrange Cups and Saucers in true shape.

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