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Firecracker Duster

By: Berta Gilholm

This clever little Firecracker Duster makes dusting corners and getting ready for your big 4th of July bash a cinch. This free crochet pattern uses a size 9 crochet hook and worsted weight yarn.

Materials:

  • Sugar’n Cream 100% Cotton 4-ply: 1 Red, 1 White, 1 Blue
  • White Eyelash Yarn
  • Crochet Hook (5.5mm, US I or 9)
  • Gauge with size I hook: 10 sc = 3’’,  9 sc rows = 3’’

Approximately 10 inches tall

Instructions:

Tube:
With Red, Ch 36
Row 1: Sc in 2nd ch from hook, Sc in each ch across, turn (35 sc)
Row 2: Work in back loops, Ch 1, Sc in each sc across, turn (35 sc)
Row 3:  Repeat Row 2 (35 sc) Fasten off Red, Join White cotton
Row 4 - 6: Repeat row 2 (35 sc) Fasten off White cotton, Join Blue
Row 7 - 9: Repeat row 2 (35 sc) Fasten off Blue, leaving a 14” tail thread with a yarn needle, using a whip stitch, sew together Row 9 and the first Chain row. Fasten off and weave in ends.
Loops and Finishing: “Work in rounds”
With Blue, join yarn with a slipstitch in first stitch on one end of the tube.
Ch 1, Sc in same stitch as ch 1, Sc in the end stitch of each row around the tube and the chain row for a total of 11 sc, fasten off and weave in end.
 

Loops:
With 1 strand of Red and 1 strand of White Eyelash held together, join yarn with a slipstitch in first stitch on the other end of the tube.
Rnd 1: Ch 1, Sc in same stitch as ch 1, Chain 12, slip stitch in next row end stitch, Repeat from * 8 times around, join with slst to first sc, Drop Red only and carry behind work.
Join Blue with a slip stitch, with Blue and White Eyelash held together go to rnd 2.
Rnd 2: Ch 1, Sc in same stitch as ch 1, Chain 14, slip stitch in middle stitch between loops of previous round, Repeat from * 8 times around, join with slst to first sc.
Rnd 3: Fasten off Blue, Pick up Red and hold with White Eyelash and repeat round 2, one more time.
Fasten White Eyelash.
Fasten off Red leaving a 8” tail, thread tail in yarn needle and stitch around opening, pull red yarn until opening closes, fasten off and trim loose ends.

Place on broom handle to remove cobwebs from ceilings, doors, etc. You can twist the tube to give it a barber pole look as in the picture. Shake and wash when dirty.

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