Free Crochet Pattern Strawflower Potholder #38

 

Strawflower Potholder

FP432

Original Design By: Maggie Weldon

Copyright 2012 Maggie Weldon

Skill: Easy
Size: About 9″ round.
Materials: Worsted Weight Yarn: Off-White – 3 oz Small amounts of Gold and Brown Yarn Needle.
Crochet Hook: Size I-9 (5.50 mm)

Special Stitches
Beginning Cluster (beg-cl): Ch 4 (counts as first tr), keeping last lp of each st on hook, 3 tr in ring; yo and draw through all lps on hook.
Cluster: Keeping last lp of each st on hook, 4 tr in ring; yo and draw through all lps on hook.

FRONT

Rnd 1: Starting at center, with Gold, ch 6, sl st in first ch to form ring; beg-cl in ring, ch 3,[cl in ring, ch 3] 7 times; join with sl st to first cl. (8 petals) Finish off and weave in ends.
Rnd 2: With right side facing, join Brown with sl st to any ch-3 sp, (beg-cl, ch 4, cl) in same sp, ch 4, [(cl, ch 4, cl) in next sp, ch 4] around; join as before. (16 clusters) Finish off and weave in ends.
Rnd 3: With right side facing, join Off-White with sl st to any ch-4 sp, ch 3 (counts as first dc now and throughout), 4 dc in same sp, 4 dc in next sp, [5 dc in next sp, 4 dc in next sp] around; join with sl st to first dc. (72 dc)
Rnd 4: Ch 3, dc in next 4 dc, 2 dc in next dc, [dc in next 5 dc, 2 dc in next dc] around; join as before. (84dc) Finish off and weave in ends.

BACK
Rnd 1: (Right Side) Starting at center, with Off-White, ch 4, 11 dc in 4th ch from hook (skipped ch count as first dc); join with sl st to first dc. (12 dc)
Rnd 2: Ch 3, dc in same st as joining, [2 dc in next dc] around; join as before. (24 dc)
Rnd 3: Ch 3, 2 dc in next dc, [dc in next dc, 2 dc in next dc] around; join as before. (36 dc)
Rnd 4: Ch 3, dc in next dc, 2 dc in next dc, [dc in next 2 dc, 2 dc in next dc] around; join as before. (48 dc)
Rnd 5: Ch 3, dc in next 2 dc, 2 dc in next dc, [dc in next 3 dc, 2 dc in next dc] around; join as before. (60 dc)
Rnd 6: Ch 3, dc in next 3 dc, 2 dc in next dc, [dc in next 4 dc, 2 dc in next dc] around; join as before. (72 dc)
Rnd 7: Ch 3, dc in next 4 dc, 2 dc in next dc, [dc in next 5 dc, 2 dc in next dc] around; join as before. (84 dc) Finish off and weave in ends.

Finishing – use photo as guide
Holding wrong sides of Front and Back together, with Front facing, working through both thicknesses, join Brown with sl st to any dc, ch 1, (sc, ch 15, sl st in sc just worked, sc) in same dc, ch 5, skip next 2 dc, [sc in next dc, ch 5, skip next 2 dc] around; join with sl st to first sc. Finish off and weave in ends.

All Rights Reserved ©2012 Maggie Weldon

Enjoy,
Maggie

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