Can you ever really have too many pot holders? There’s always a new, pretty potholder just asking to be made, and this spring-inspired Pretty Petals Potholder is the perfect way to brighten up as winter begins to disappear. You’ll want to make this in a variety of colors from plum to teal to yellow. You can mix and match or coordinate the colors with your teapot, casserole dish, or pie plate for a super cute look.
This pattern is labeled “Easy” so it’s a perfect intro into a more complicated looking crochet pattern without being too intimidating. Impress your friends and family with your skills by showing off these potholders or presenting them with their own!
To make your own bevy of beautiful flower pot holders, you’ll need an “E” size crochet hook and one skein of your preferred color in a size three fashion crochet thread. There are extra supplies needed if you want to make the potholders even safer to handle, including wool felt, cotton quilt batting, thread to match the felt (or coordinate with it if you’re feeling fancy), and scissors.
This is a pattern where you’ll want to insure that you have the correct gauge, so crochet the first three rounds and then measure it. If it’s around 2 1/2″, you’re good to go. If not, simply move up or down a crochet hook size and try it again to make sure you’re on the right path.
There aren’t many stitches required in this pattern – you’ll only need to know chain (ch), slip stitch (sl st), single crochet (sc), and half double crochet (hdc). These potholders don’t take up much time so you may want to make two or three in succession so that you have a range to choose from next time you’re in the kitchen.
If you’d like to make your own Pretty Petal Potholders, you can find the free crochet pattern at Red Heart. Be sure to check out their other free crochet patterns as well!