Matryoshka Russian Nesting Doll Potholder by Amy Manning

Matryoshka Russian Nesting Doll Potholder

April 2011
Worsted (9 wpi) ?
4 stitches and 4 rows = 1 inch
in single crochet
3.5 mm (E)
3.75 mm (F)
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In 1900, 50 million people celebrated the past century’s artistic achievements and looked forward to the technology of the future at the Exposition Universelle in Paris. The prize-winning exhibits included a set of Russian nesting dolls painted by one of the country’s finest illustrators and Campbell’s condensed soup in its now-familiar red and white can.

Double-layered potholder begins at center of head; head and scarf are worked outwards in rounds. Dress is worked back and forth in rows down from neck.

Pattern requires four colors of yarn; embroidery can be done with those colors or with scraps of other cotton yarn or floss.

Dress requires slightly more than 1/2 ball of yarn, so a coordinated set can be made by swapping MC for one of the CC.

Skills: slip stitch, single crochet, half double crochet, double crochet, treble crochet, adjustable ring, embroidery stitches of your choice.

Copyright 2011 by Amy Manning. By purchasing, using, or retaining this pattern, you agree to use it solely for your individual, personal use. You further agree not to copy or distribute it or allow its copying or distribution. Contact the author on Ravelry to negotiate a license for distribution, reproduction, or commercial use.