Penelope’s Pretty Petunia Potholder, free crochet pattern on

Penelope’s Pretty Pansy Potholder on free crochet pattern

Penelope’s Pretty Petunia Potholder

Sassy up your kitchen with this stunning Penelope’s Pretty Petunia Potholder crochet pattern. You will love it so much, you’ll make extras and hang them where they can be visible from every angle of the kitchen. (Maybe even catch a glimpse from the dining room?)

Penelope’s Pretty Petunia Potholder crochet pattern works up a double-sided potholder for twice the protection. At this size, it will even work well as a trivet to protect your table or counters.

You may be stopping in from the American Crochet Holiday Blog Hop 2016 so you’ll see a list of those links below; but I wanted to tell you a little tidbit about this pattern. Inspired by Sylvia of All Sylvia’s creations on Etsy, this pattern was written up as quickly as I could schedule it! She had been using my Easy, Pretty, and Free Crochet Flower Pattern with bonus Headband pattern to sell in her Etsy shop and one day she just kept going. She was so kind to say she wanted to share exactly how she did it with you all! After sending me her all notes, my tech editor helped me modify it and write it out.

Penelope’s Pretty Pansy Potholder on free crochet pattern

Yarn – 100% Cotton, worsted weight
Main Color (MC) – lavender (50 yds), Color A – yellow (12 yds), Color B – purple (10 yds)

Materials – H/5mm hook, darning needle, scissors, stitch markers (optional)

Difficulty – Easy

Size – 7″ square

Gauge – Not crucial for this pattern

Stitch Guide in American Terms

MC – main color
Sc – single crochet
Hdc – half double crochet
Dc – double crochet
Lfpdc – long front post double crochet
Inc – increase (2 of the stitch worked into the same stitch)
St/Sts – stitch/stitches

Special Stitches: Lfpdc – long front post double crochet is worked around the post of the stitch directly below from Round 1. If you’re following the pattern correctly, you will notice that it works out to be every other stitch in Round 1.

Pattern Notes:  Beginning chain counts as a stitch for front of pot holder. Beginning chain does NOT count as a stitch for back of pot holder. Front piece is worked flat, in the round. Back piece is worked back and forth in rows. Working in the space – when the instructions say to work in the space, you are working in the space BETWEEN the stitches of the previous round, not in the actual stitches themselves.

Front Piece:
With Color A chain 4, join into loop
Round 1: Chain 3, dc 11 in loop, slip stitch to beginning chain, join MC (12sts)
Round 2: Chain 3, dc in space beside beginning chain, 2 dc in each space around, slip stitch to beginning chain, join Color B, fasten off MC – 24 sts.
Round 3: Slip stitch in first 2 spaces, ch 3, dc in same space, 2 dc in each of the next 2 spaces, lfpdc, * 2 dc in each of the next 3 spaces, dc in next space, lfpdc, dc in next space repeat from * 4 times, slip stitch to beginning chain – 48 sts (6 lfpdc, 42 dc)
Round 4: Chain 3, dc 5, dc 3 in next 2 spaces, * dc 6, dc 3 in next 2 spaces, repeat from * 4 times, slip stitch to beginning chain, join Color A, fasten off Color B – 72 sts.
Round 5: Chain 1, sc in same stitch, sc 5, chain 3, skip 5, slip stitch, * sc 6, chain 3, skip 5, repeat from * 4 times, slip stitch to 1st sc – 36 sc, 6 chain-3 spaces.
Round 6: Chain 1, sc in same stitch, sc 5, 2 sc in chain-3 space, * sc 6, chain 2 in chain-3 space, repeat from * 4 times, slip stitch to 1st sc – 48 sts
Round 7: Chain 1, sc in same stitch as chain, sc 4, hdc 3, [dc 2, ch 2, dc 2] in chain-2 space, hdc 3, * sc 5, hdc 3, (dc 2, chain 2, dc 2) in chain-2 space, hdc 3, repeat from * 2 times, slip stitch to 1st st – 60 sts
Round 8: Chain 1, sc in same stitch as chain, sc 10, [dc 2, chain 2, dc 2] in chain-2 space, * sc 15, [dc 2, chain 2, dc 2] in chain-2 space, repeat from * once, [dc 2, chain 2, dc 2] in chain-2 space, sc 5, slip stitch to 1st stitch, join MC, fasten off Color A – 76 sts
Round 9: Chain 1, sc in same stitch as chain, sc 11, sc 3 in chain-2 space, * sc 19, sc 3 in chain-2 space, repeat from * twice, sc 7, slip stitch to 1st st, fasten off.

Potholder back:
Using MC, chain 22
Row 1: Sc in the second chain from hook and in each chain across, turn – 21 sts
Row 2-21: Chain 1, sc across, turn – 21 sts
Do NOT fasten off.

To assemble:
Place wrong sides together. With back of potholder facing you, sc both pieces together. When last corner is reached, chain 10, sl st into the st next to chain to make a loop, chain 1, turn sc around loop until chain 10 is covered. Fasten off. Weave in ends.

This pattern has been featured as the the August 25th free crochet pattern from the 2016 Holiday Blog Hop – American Crochet

Copyright © 2010-2016 Simply Collectible, all rights reserved. No pattern or other materials may be reproduced – mechanically, electronically, or by any other means, including photocopy – without written permission of Simply Collectible.

Original Pattern by: Celina Lane, Simply Collectible

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