Secret Hand Mirror Adornment
American Thread Aunt Lydias Heavy Rug Yarn: 1 x 70 yard skein each White and Pink
(Originally 50% Rayon/50% Cotton, then nylon was used in the blend. See suggested yarn at end of post.)
Plastic Crochet Hook Size US H-8/UK 8/Metric 3.75 to 4.00mm
1 Hand Mirror 6 ¼ inches in diameter
Scrap of Black Felt
With White ch 2, 6 s c in 2nd st from hook, do not join this or following rounds. Place a marker at beg of each round.
2nd Round: 2 s c in each s c.
3rd Round: * 1 s c in next s c, 2 s c in next s c, repeat from * all around.
4th ROUND: * 1 s c in each of the next 2 s c, 2 s c in next s c, repeat from * all around.
5th ROUND: * 1 s c in each of the next 3 s c, 2 s c in next s c, repeat from * all around.
6th to 10th Rounds: Continue in same manner having 1 more st between each increase in each row (60 sts).
11th ROUND: 1 s c in each s c, cut yarn.
With wrong side of work facing, attach Pink in any s c of the 10th round, and working over s c of 11th round, work 1 double loop st in each s c (double loop st: insert hook in st, winding yarn clock wise, wind yarn twice around index finger, insert hook from left to right through loops on finger, pick up both loops and pull through st, drop loops from finger, yo and pull through all loops on hook). Cut yarn.
Attach Pink in any 5 and work 1 s c in each of the next 52 sl leaving 8 sts free for handle, ch 1, turn
2nd ROW: 1 s c in each s c, cut yarn
With Pink, ch 2, 8 s c in 15 st of ch, do not join this or following rounds. Place a marker at beg of each round.
Next Two Rounds: 1 s c in each s c cut yarn, leaving a length. Fill slightly with cotton and draw sts tog at top. At tach yarn at top and ch 6, fasten to cover cut yarn.
Wind Pink 25 times over a 1 inch ruler. Stitch across top, slip off ruler and stitch in place to front as illustrated.
Finish face as illustrated in felt. Lace a length of yarn through last row of back facing, place cover on mirror, draw tog and tie. Tie strands of yarn in bow as illustrated.
Patons Merino Extrafine DK 100% Virgin Wool 4.00mm crochet hook. Shown in Pale Pink.