Friday, January 4, 2013

Tutorial Vintage Flower Potholder

Well, here it is: The Flower Potholder tutorial!! It took me so much time, but I'm so proud to share it with you!


I used regular cotton and a size 3 hook. Be sure to crochet this potholder tight, than it will function better. Choose your colors carefully. Put them together and make a sketch if you can. You don't want to be halfway discovering you don't like the look of it.

Well, there we go...



Chain 4, join with a slip stitch.

Round 1: Chain 3, then add 14 double crochets into the circle. (total 15 dc) Join with a slip stitch.
Round 2: (Change color if you like) chain 3, *2 dc into next stitch, repeat * 13 times, than 1 dc into the same stitch as the first ch 3, join with a sl st (total 30 dc). 
Round 3: (Change color if you like) Ch 3, *1 dc in next stitch, 2 dc in next st, *repeat 13 times, 1 dc in next st, 1 dc in same stitch as first ch 3. (total 45 dc)

BE SURE TO COUNT YOUR STITCHES!!!  It's very annoying when your finished and the flower has only 14 petals... (believe me, I know)

Round 4: Join with the color you want to use for the edging, Ch 1, 1 single crochet in every stitch, join with a sl st. (Or use the method shown on these pictures for a prettier result when joining). This round is optional. You could leave it out if you want to. I like it better with, but you might not.





Round 5/6: Change color and begin in any stitch you want. Ch 3, 1dc, ch1, 2 dc, * skip 2 stitches, 2 dc, ch1, 2 dc, repeat* 13 times, join with a sl st in the third ch from the first ch 3. (For round 6, start in one of the ch 1 spaces)
Round 7/8: Change color, start in one of the ch 1 spaces, ch 3, 2dc, ch1, 3 dc, *3dc, ch 1, 3 dc, *repeat 13 times, join with a  sl st in the third ch from the first ch 3.
Round 9: Change color, start in one of the ch 1 spaces, ch3, 2dc, ch 2, 3 dc, * 3 dc, ch2, 3 dc, repeat*13 times.


If you don't want to change color, like I did in the back of the potholder, this is a nice method to start each upcoming round: join the first round with a sl st, sl st in next dc, sl st n the chain 1 space, then start  the new round as written above.



Round 10: Change color, start in the ch 2 space, Ch 4, 4 trebbles, *sl st, 10 trebbles, repeat* 13 times, 5 tr, join with a sl st.


Congratulations! You have finished your front now. Time for the back. Again, choose your colors carefully. After finishing both, finish of the loose ends before you start joining them. The joining part is a bit tricky at first. Be careful with your hook. You don't want to pull along all sorts of loops...


For joining: Place the 2 sides back to back,( make sure you have the front pointing towards you) start in the middle of a pettal (both sides), ch1, 2 sc in next stitch (this goes for all the trebbles!) When you come to the middle of 2 pettals, make sure your yarn is right from the hook (first pic), the hook goes in, the first space between rounds 9 (back and front), from the back, yarn over, pull it through so you get 2 loops on the hook (this is tricky at first, you have to make a little turn and it's easy to take other loops with you...), yarn over and pull it through both loops. (It's just a sc around each round), ch 1 and repeat this until your flower is done. Look at the pictures closely. It's sc than ch 1.


When you're at the middle of the flower start by working your hook through the back, and the second one from the front. That's where you turn around.

This will take some practice, but you will get better at it every time.

That's it! Wow, I'm going to get me a cup of tea...

Hope it's clear to all of you. Please let me know if you miss anything, or I made mistakes. And I would love to see the results of course!!


And there they are. Perfect to use! They always cheer me up!


Have a very happy weekend!






45 comments:

  1. What a lovely design. Thank you for sharing it.

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  2. Oh wow, that must have taken you ages, it's so detailed and beautifully photographed. I'll definitely give it a go.

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  3. Supermooi! Leuk dat je weer meedoet met Link Your Stuff.
    Fijn weekend!
    Groetjes, Annemarie

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  4. Very nice! My own potholders: http://howling-liz.blogspot.nl/2012/11/potholders.html

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  5. Very nice! You are invited to share this here: http://juliejewels1.blogspot.com/2013/01/show-your-stuff-57-dessert-throw-down.html

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  6. very well done! I have book marked this and will be surely having a goo at this soon! It's lovely, Happy new year! Heather x

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  7. Thanks everyone, for all the nice compliments. I'm looking forward to seeing your versions!!

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  8. Thanks for sharing this pattern to all of us, I like the colors you have used.

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  9. Wow..ik vind hem fantastisch!...wat een kleurexplosie, ik weet alleen niet of ik nou Nederlands of Engels moet typen, dus doe ik het beide:-)) Bedankt voor de tutorial!!
    Wow..I think it's fantastic!..it's an explosion of colours, I don't know if i must type in Dutch or English, so I did both:-))Thanx for the tutorial!!

    Grtzz..Maddy

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  10. Thank you for sharing. Your blog is great and I will head over to follow in future. Take care.

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  11. W♥w, that's absolutely gorgeous!! I had this potholder style in mind for so long but no pattern up to now. Thank you very much for sharing, it's sooo lovely :-)). I like your sweet blog as well and signed in!

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  12. This is so pretty! I love other the fantastic colors :)

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  13. Beautiful pattern - the finished flower is so pretty and I love the colours! Elisabeth xx

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  14. Very beautiful! I would love to repost this on my blog and link back to your post here for the pattern. :) I must try this!

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  15. Gorgeous pattern - thank you for sharing. I love your colours.
    Dropping by from Petals to Picots Friday linky Party.

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  16. O, wat prachtig,zo'n mooi kleurrijk kleedje en buitengewoon goed uitgelegd.

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  17. Hoi Jenn, kom eens kijken naar de mijne:
    http://mejuffrouwb.blogspot.nl/2013/03/lente-wip-1.html
    Bedankt voor de tutorial!
    Groetjes,
    Suzanne

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  18. Lovely pattern. Thanks for sharing!

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  19. Thank you for creating such a detailed and lovely tutorial! Is this pattern on Ravelry? I'd like to link it up on my project page once I've completed the pattern.

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    1. No, it's not on ravelry. It's just this tutorial. Good luck!

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    2. Hi Jenn!
      In that case I'll make sure I link your blog to the project page, as well as the Pinterest Pin that led me here. That way, you'll get more love for this beautiful pattern!

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  20. Thanx a lot and I'm curios for your results!

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  21. Dank je wel dat is erg leuk hoor. I really Love it since I'm mainly English now. I will be having a go really soon!

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  22. Heb je deze toevallig ook in het nederlands?

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  23. Nee, ik doe al mijn patronen in het Engels. Je zou de plaatjes kunnen volgen. Hier (http://www.alshakenjeliefis.nl/?page_id=434) kun je de vertaling van de steken vinden. Ik gebruik de Amerikaanse termen. Succes!

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  24. do you know of a good video tutorial for joining? I am having a difficult time with it. I love this pattern

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  25. oh, so cool! hope I understand your instruction and can once make some too!

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    1. I'm sure you will! It's such a fun project!

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  26. Can you please tell me what kind of yarn you use doing your projects?

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  27. If you click the label YARN in the sidebar, you will find which brands I use for my crochet. good luck!

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  28. You're a genius and kind hearted. May Allah bless you always.

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  29. Realize this is an older post, but I've just found it via link from another blog (Cosmos and Cotton, I believe). Have you share the pattern for the BACK of this vintage flower potholder/mandala?
    that basketweave sort of look is so different....and not like the 'other' basketweave stitch/blocks which I've seen/done in the past.
    It's the one that Cosmos and Cotton showed at bottom of her page...in yellow and variegated yarns...beautiful work - and something I'd like to try.

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  30. Hi jenn thankyou for replying back to me. Is there a pattern for your rainbow dioly with the one with the date 30th june 2014 called chot chat thanks janet.

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    1. What do you mean by 'called chot chat'? The pattern for that doily will be available in the Color 'n Cream Etsy Shop in a little while. Keep an eye on my FB page.

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    2. Hi jenn sorry i'm getting confused with all the amazing things you have.I was talking about the rainbow doily with the flower centre dated as 30th june 2014.
      Is that the pattern that will be available to purchase in the color 'n cream etsy shop.

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    3. Yes it is, but it won't be finished until after the holiday. I'm sorry, but I cannot keep up with all my ideas! Have a happy summer!

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    4. Happy summer to you aswell jenn.

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  31. how sweet way to knitting the hairbands...

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  32. How big does it turn out to be?

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  33. My Grandad used to make potholders EXACTLY like this! There was a huge pile of them at my grandparents. I only have one now and I can't wait to make more. I have been searching for a pattern to make them for ages. Love this!

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    1. Wow! That's original, a granddad who crochets! I really love this pattern too. I hope you enjoy it! Thanks for sharing this with me.

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