I just finished the first side of Henry Rooster’s body, so I wanted to share the instructions for how I worked these rows. Don’t forget, these are only my interpretation of the free pattern you will find at Free Vintage Crochet–where there are many, many more patterns well worth making, too! Before I post the pattern rows for Henry, look at this Spiral Crochet bean bag I made from a 1942 pattern on the site. The instructions are very easy to follow! LINK TO PATTERNOkay! Here is how I finished up the first body side for Henry Rooster:
NOTE: do not chain 1 at the end of Row 29. You will notice I do not chain 1 at the end of a row when I am going to begin the next row with a single crochet decrease–I think it gives a better edge.
Row 30. [This row should be starting at the inner edge of Henry, the side where you left unworked stitches which are the top of his body.] Single crochet decrease, single crochet to last stitch, 2 single crochet in last stitch. Chain 1, turn.
Row 31. Single crochet in each stitch.
Rows 32-35. Repeat Rows 30 and 31. At end of Row 31, chain 1 to turn.
Rows 36-41. Single crochet in each stitch. Chain 1, turn. Do not chain 1 at the end of Row 41.
Rows 41-47. Single crochet decrease, single crochet in each stitch to last 2 stitches; single crochet decrease.
At the end of Row 47 you should have 4 stitches left. Fasten off.
NEXT: make another Body piece exactly the same!