Irish Rose and Sunflower Potholders

Crochet flower potholders. Free pattern. Banana Moon Studio. Two flower crochet potholders in frames. One has a bright blue flower in the center edged with two shades of green. The others has a dark purple center with pale yellow green petals like a sunflower.

I’m so excited to get to show this off to you today! These fresh, floral potholders were originally published in the Mar/Apr 2012 issue of Crochet Today! If you’ve perused very many issues of Crochet Today you’ve probably noticed that they usually have at least one vintage pattern redesigned. These are a vintage redesign.  I was thrilled to hear from the editor, Theresa Gonzalez back in October, I think it was, about doing these for them, especially since I had never gotten to publish with them before.  I had submitted several designs to them and never had one accepted, so I was just about to give up on it.  Fortunately, that didn’t happen!

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Both potholders are double thick, so they are great for actually using! These potholders are made in SMC On Your Toes Bamboo, a bamboo sock weight yarn. Originally they were published in the Mar/Apr 2012 issue of Crochet Today! Sadly, this yarn has been discontinued and the magazine is out of print. So I suggest you use We Crochet Comfy fingering weight instead. You can get that here.

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As with all my patterns, please do not make copies for others. Instead, please direct them to my website to get their own. Thank you!

Irish Rose and Sunflower Potholders

By April Garwood

These beautiful potholders are a great way to brighten up the kitchen.  Make them as a housewarming gift or keep them for yourself!

Skill Level: Intermediate

Finished Measurements

Sunflower Potholder: 7 ½ inches diameter

Irish Rose Potholder: 7 ¼ inches diameter

Yarn We Crochet Comfy Fingering weight (75% Pima Cotton, 25% Acrylic; 218 yds; 50 g; yarn weight 1/super fine): #24826 Marlin, #24830 Peapod, #28020 Ivy, and #24825 Lilac, one ball each color.

Crochet Hook D/3 (3.25mm) crochet hook, or any size to obtain correct gauge

Gauge 7 rounds in pattern st = 4 inches (10cm) diameter.  Remember to check gauge for best results!

How to make a gauge swatch:

Follow pattern for first 7 rnds of Sunflower potholder pattern.

Special Abbreviations:

2-dc cluster (2 double crochet cluster) [yarn over, insert hook in designated st, yarn over, pull up a loop, yarn over, pull through 2 loops]2 times, yarn over pull through all 3 loops on hook.

3-dc cluster (3 double crochet cluster) [yarn over, insert hook in designated st, yarn over, pull up a loop, yarn over, pull through 2 loops]3 times, yarn over pull through all 4 loops on hook.

tr6tog (treble 6 stitches together) [yarn over twice, insert hook in next tr, yarn over, pull up a loop, yarn over, pull through 2 loops, yarn over, pull through 2 loops]6 times, 7 loops on hook, yarn over, pull through all 7 loops.

3-tr cluster (3 treble crochet cluster) [yarn over twice, insert hook in designated st, yarn over, pull up a loop, yarn over, pull through 2 loops, yarn over pull through 2 loops]3 times, 4 loops on hook, yarn over, pull through all 4 loops.

4-tr cluster (4 treble crochet cluster) [yarn over twice, insert hook in designated st, yarn over, pull up a loop, yarn over, pull through 2 loops, yarn over pull through 2 loops]4 times, 5 loops on hook, yarn over, pull through all 5 loops.

sc blo (single crochet in the back loop only) insert hook in only the back loop of the designated stitch, then complete sc as usual.

Instructions

Sunflower Potholder

Front

With A, ch 2

Rnd 1: 10 sc in 2nd ch from hook, join to first sc with sl st — 10 sc.

Rnd 2: Ch 2, 2-dc cluster(see Special Abbreviations) in same sc as joining, ch 1, *3-dc cluster(see Special Abbreviations) in next sc, ch 1, repeat from * around, join to top of first cluster with sl st — 10 clusters

Rnd 3: Ch 1, 4 sc in same st as joining, 4 sc in each cluster around, join to first sc with sl st — 40 sc.

Rnd 4: Ch 2, 2-dc cluster in same sc as joining, ch 1, *skip next sc, 3-dc cluster in next sc, ch 1, repeat from * around, join to first cluster with sl st — 20 clusters.

Rnd 5: Ch 1, 3 sc in same st as joining, 3 sc in each cluster around, join to first sc with sl st — 60 sc.

Rnds 6-8: Repeat Rnds 4 and 5, repeat Rnd 4 — 45 clusters.

Rnd 9: Ch 1, 2 sc in same st as joining, 2 sc in each cluster around, join to first sc with sl st — 90 sc. Fasten off.

Rnd 10: Join B with sl st to any sc from last rnd of center, ch 3(counts as dc), 6 dc in same sc, *skip 4 sc, 7 dc in next sc, repeat from * around, join to top of ch 3 with sl st — 126 dc.

Rnd 11: Sl st in next 3 dc, ch 4 (counts as tr), 6 tr in same dc, *sk next 6 dc, 7 tr in next dc, repeat from * around, join to first tr with sl st — 126 tr.

Rnd 12: Ch 1, sc in same tr as join, sc in next 3 tr, ch 4, tr6tog (see Special Abbreviations), ch 4, 2 sc in next tr, sc in next 7 tr, ch 4, tr6tog, ch 4, repeat from * around, sc in last 4 tr, join to first sc with sl st — 9 tr6tog, 81 sc. Fasten off.

Back

Make as for front.

Finishing

Weave in all ends.

Place front and back wrong sides together with petal tips (tops of tr6tog from last rnd of petals) aligned, secure with a few stitch markers if desired. Working through both thicknesses, join A with sc on last rnd of center in third un-worked sc in space between two petals, ch 1, insert hook down through space under first rnd of shells, bring hook up in space under second rnd of shells, sc around shells, ch 2, insert hook in space under second rnd of shells, bring hook up above last rnd of petals, sc around sts of last 2 rnds, sc in next 4 sc, skip next sc of back, 4 sc in next ch sp, sc, ch 11, sc in tr6tog,  4 sc in next ch sp, skip next sc of front, sc in next 4 sc, insert hook in space below second rnd of shells, bring hook up above last rnd of petals, sc around sts of last 2 rnds, ch 2, insert hook in space below first rnd of shells, bring hook up in space below second rnd of shells, sc around shells, ch 1, sc in second un-worked sc between closest 2 shells, *sc in next sc, ch 1, insert hook down through space under first rnd of shells, bring hook up in space under second rnd of shells, sc around shells, ch 2, insert hook in space under second rnd of shells, bring hook up above last rnd of petals, sc around sts of last 2 rnds, sc in next 4 sc, skip next sc of back, 4 sc in next ch sp, 2 sc in tr6tog, 4 sc in next ch sp, skip next sc of front, sc in next 4 sc, insert hook in space below second rnd of shells, bring hook up above last rnd of petals, sc around sts of last 2 rnds, ch 2, insert hook in space below first rnd of shells, bring hook up in space below second rnd of shells, sc around shells, ch 1, sc in second un-worked sc between 2 shells closest, repeat from * around, join to first sc with sl st — 162 sc around outside edge. Fasten off.

Weave in ends.

Irish Rose Potholder

Front

With C, ch 6, join to first ch with sl st to form ring.

Rnd 1: Ch 1, 12 sc in ring, join to first sc with sl st — 12 sc.

Rnd 2: Ch 1, sc in same sc as join, ch 3, *skip next sc, sc in next sc, ch 3, repeat from * around, join to first sc with sl st — 6 3-ch sps.

Rnd 3: Ch 1, *sc, hdc, 3 dc, hdc, sc in next ch sp, repeat from * around, join to first sc with sl st — 42 sts.

Rnd 4: Ch 1, sc blo in same sc as join, ch 4, *skip next 6 sts, sc blo in next sc, ch 4, repeat from * around, join to first sc with sl st — 6 4-ch sps.

Rnd 5: Ch 1, *sc, hdc, 5 dc, hdc, sc in next ch sp, repeat from * around, join to first sc with sl st — 54 sts.

Rnd 6: Ch 1, sc blo in same sc as join, ch 5, *skip next 8 sts, sc blo in next sc, ch 5, repeat from * around, join to first sc with sl st — 6 5-ch sps.

Rnd 7: Ch 1, *sc, hdc, 7 dc, hdc, sc in next ch sp, repeat from * around, join to first sc with sl st — 66 sts.

Rnd 8: Ch 1, sc blo in same sc as join, ch 6, *skip next 10 sts, sc blo in next sc, ch 6, repeat from * around, join to first sc with sl st — 6 6-ch sps

Rnd 9: Ch 1, *sc, hdc, 9 dc, hdc, sc in next ch sp, repeat from * around, join to first sc with sl st — 78 sts. Fasten off.

Rnd 10: Join B with sc to center dc of any petal, ch 6, *dc in sc of Rnd 8 between same and next petals, ch 6, sc in center dc of next petal, ch 6, repeat from * around, join to first sc with sl st — 12 6-ch sps.

Rnd 11: Ch 3, 3-tr cluster (see Special Abbreviations) in same sc as join, [ch 5, 4-tr cluster (see Special Abbreviations)] 2 times in same sc, *tr, ch 2, tr in next dc, 4-tr cluster in next sc, [ch 5, 4-tr cluster] 2 times in same sc, repeat from * around, join to first cluster with sl st — 18 clusters. Fasten off.

Rnd 12: Join D with sc in same place as ending join of Rnd 11, 5 sc in next ch sp, 3 sc in next cluster, 5 sc in next ch sp, sc in next cluster, *sc in next tr, 2 sc in next ch sp, sc in next tr, sc in next cluster, 5 sc in next ch sp, 3 sc in next cluster, 5 sc in next ch sp, sc in next cluster, repeat form * around, join to first sc with sl st — 114 sc.

Rnds 13-14: Ch 2(does not count as a st now and throughout), dc blo in each st around, working 3 dc blo in center st of each 3-st group, join to first dc with sl st — 138 dc blo.

Fasten off.

Back

Rnd 1: With B ch 3, 15 dc in 3rd ch from hook (ch 2 does not count as a st now and throughout), join to first dc with sl st — 15 dc.

Rnd 2: Ch 2, 2 dc in each dc around, join to first dc with sl st — 30 dc.

Rnd 3: Ch 1, sc in same dc as join, hdc, dc in next dc, dc, hdc in next dc, sc in next 2 dc, *sc in next dc, hdc, dc in next dc, dc, hdc in next dc, sc in next 2 dc, repeat from * around, join to first sc with sl st — 42 sts.

Rnd 4: Ch 1, *sc, hdc in next sc, 2 dc in next hdc, 2 dc in next dc, 3 dc in next dc, 2 dc in next hdc, hdc, sc in next sc, skip next sc, repeat from * around, join to first sc with sl st — 78 sts.

Rnd 5: Ch 8, skip next 6 sts, sc in next dc, *ch 6, skip next 6 sts, dc in sc of Rnd 3 between 2 closest petals, ch 6, skip next 6 sts, sc in next dc, repeat from * around, join to 2nd ch of beg ch with sl st — 12 ch sps.

Rnd 6: Ch 4 (counts as tr), 3 tr in same ch as joining, 4-tr cluster in next sc, [ch 5, 4-tr cluster] 2 times in same sc, *4 tr in next dc, 4-tr cluster in next sc, [ch 5, 4-tr cluster]2 times in same sc, repeat from * around, join to first tr with sl st — 18 clusters.

Rnd 7: Ch 1, *sc in next 4 tr, sc in next cluster, 5 sc in next ch sp, 3 sc in next cluster, 5 sc in next ch sp, sc in next cluster, repeat from * around, join to first sc with sl st — 114 sc.

Rnds 8-9: Ch 2, dc blo in each st around, working 3 dc blo in center st of each 3-st group, join to first dc blo with sl st — 138 dc blo. Fasten off.

Finishing

Place front and back wrong sides together. Working through both thicknesses, join B with sc in same st as last joining on front, sc in each st around, working 2 sc in center dc of each 3-dc group, at last point, sc in center dc of 3-dc group, ch 11, sc in same dc, sc in each rem dc, join to first sc with sl st — 144 sc. Fasten off.

Tips

Use locking stitch markers to hold front and back together while joining.

As with all my patterns, please do not make paper or digital copies for others. Instead, please direct them to my website to get their own. Thank you!

Happy crocheting!

April

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Crochet flower potholders. Free pattern. Banana Moon Studio. Two flower crochet potholders in frames. One has a bright blue flower in the center edged with two shades of green. The others has a dark purple center with pale yellow green petals like a sunflower.

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