Tuesday, January 16, 2007

Petals Potholder - Free Crochet Pattern

Petals Potholder

This is a fun potholder and though the picture is in black and white, it works up nicely with different colors for the rounds of petals. I have a few of Mama's that she made in variegated that are lovely. And take a tip from her...if you make one (not two and sewing them together), this makes a great little dish cloth!

Petals Potholder

Materials: Knit-Cro-Sheen, 1 ball; steel crochet hook No. 7; one bone ring
Starting at center, ch 6. Join with a sl st to form ring.
1st rnd: Ch 1, 15 sc in ring. Join with sl st in first sc.
2nd rnd: Ch 3 (to count as 1 dc), dc in same place as sl st, 2 dc in ea st around (30 sts). Join with sl st in top of first ch-3.
3rd rnd: Ch 1, sc in same place as sl st, * hdc in front loop of next st, 5 dc in front loop of next st, hdc in front loop of next st, sc in front lp of next 2 sts. Repeat from * around.. Join last sc in same place as first sc.
4th rnd: Ch 3, dc in remaining lp of ea st of round before last, increasing 15 sts evenly around (45 sts). Join. Repeat 3rd and 4th rounds alternately until piece measures 6 1/4 inches and end with 3rd rnd: Fasten off.
Make another piece same as the first and sew these two pieces together along outer edges of dc rnd, having petals on outside. Sew on bone ring ( or simply chain a couple inches to make a loop).