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Front and Back of the Flower Power Potholder:
*The Ad-free Printable PDF for the Flower Power Potholder is available as an individual PDF pattern, or as a Crochet Along bundle which includes written instructions for all 12 patterns, step-by-step pictures, links to the video tutorial, and is ready to print and use! Each month, the next pattern will be ready to download.
Gauge: Approximately 4 Rnds = 4” x 4”
Pattern Measurements and Construction:
How to Customize the Size of Your Potholder:
To make your potholder smaller or larger than the original pattern, follow the instructions below:
- Repeat Rnd 4 of Hexagon #1 until satisfied with the size of your hexagon.
- Keep track of the number of rnds worked because you will repeat Rnd 4 of Hexagon #2 for the same number of rnds.
- Then follow the instructions for blocking and joining your hexagons!
Puff Stitch – Complete Photo Tutorial:
- YO, and insert the hook in the st.
- YO and draw up a loop – there should be 3 loops on the hook.
- Repeat Steps 1-2, two more times in the same stitch – there should be 7 loops on the hook.
- YO and pull through the first 6 loops on the hook – there should be 2 loops remaining on the hook.
- YO and pull through the last 2 loops to close the st.
*If you’d like to see a photo tutorial of the puff stitch, you can find it here!
- The beginning ch of each rnd does not count as a st.
- This potholder is made up of 2 hexagons – front and back. Crochet the back hexagon first, followed by the front, then join them together as you crochet.
- Stitch counts are shown in <> at the end of each rnd.
Hexagon #1 (Back):
Make a MR.
Rnd 1: Ch 2, 12 dc in MR. Sl st into the first dc to join. <12 dc>
Rnd 2: Ch 2, 2 dc in first st – mark first dc with a stitch marker, [dc in next st, 3 dc in next st – mark second dc with a stitch marker] 5 times, dc in last st, dc in first st to complete the corner. Sl st into the first dc to join. <24 dc>
Rnd 3: Ch 2, [(dc, ch 1, dc) in st – this st is marked with a stitch marker, dc in next 3 sts] 6 times. Sl st into the first dc to join, then into the ch-1 sp. <30 dc, 6 ch-1 sp>
Rnds 4 – 8: Ch 2, [(dc, ch 1, dc) in ch-1 sp, dc in each st across until next ch-1 sp] 6 times. Sl st into the first dc to join, then into the ch-1 sp.
- Rnd 4: 42 dc, 6 ch-1 sp
- Rnd 5: 54 dc, 6 ch-1 sp
- Rnd 6: 66 dc, 6 ch-1 sp
- Rnd 7: 78 dc, 6 ch-1 sp
- Rnd 8: 90 dc, 6 ch-1 sp
Fasten off and weave in ends.
Hexagon #2 (Front):
Make a MR.
Rnd 1: Ch 2, [Ps, ch 1] 6 times in MR. Sl st into the first Ps to join, then into the ch-1 sp. <6 Ps, 6 ch-1 sp>
Rnd 2: Ch 2, [(Ps, ch 1, Ps, ch 1) in ch-1 sp] 6 times. Sl st into the first Ps to join, then into the ch-1 sp. <12 Ps, 12 ch-1sp>
Rnd 3: Ch 2, [(Ps, ch 1, Ps) in ch-1 sp, dc in next st, dc in next ch-1 sp, dc in next st] 6 times. Sl st into the first Ps to join, then into the ch-1 sp. <12 Ps, 6 ch-1 sp, 18 dc>
Rnds 4 – 8: Ch 2, [(Ps, ch 1, Ps) in ch-1 sp, dc in each st across until next ch-1 sp] 6 times. Sl st into the first Ps to join, then into the ch-1 sp.
- Rnd 4: 12 Ps, 6 ch-1 sp, 30 dc
- Rnd 5: 12 Ps, 6 ch-1 sp, 42 dc
- Rnd 6: 12 Ps, 6 ch-1 sp, 54 dc
- Rnd 7: 12 Ps, 6 ch-1 sp, 66 dc
- Rnd 8: 12 Ps, 6 ch-1 sp, 78 dc
Do not fasten off. Instead, pull up the loop on the hook, and mark it with a stitch marker, so it doesn’t unravel. Proceed to the blocking instructions, before joining the hexagons together.
Blocking the Hexagons:
It is important to block the hexagons before you join them, so that they are the same size.
- Place Hexagon #2 on a blocking mat or foam.
- Stretch the hexagon so that it lies flat, by placing pins into the center and the 6 corner ch-1 sps.
- Measure the length and width of the hexagon. It should measure approximately 9” long by 8” wide.
- Repeat the steps above for Hexagon #1, making sure that it measures 9” long by 8” wide when pinned.
- With a steamer or spray bottle, gently steam/spray each hexagon. When using a steamer, stay at least 2 inches away from the hexagon, so the yarn doesn’t burn.
- Gently pat the steam/water into the hexagons with your hand.
- Allow the hexagons to dry completely before unpinning them.
Joining the Two Hexagons:
To join the hexagons together, place Hexagon #2 on top of Hexagon #1, making sure that the wrong sides are touching and the right sides are facing out. Remove the stitch marker from the loop of Hexagon #2, then place the loop on your hook and tighten it up. Ch 1.
Going through the matching sts/ch-1sps of both hexagons, [3 hdc in ch-1 sp, hdc in next 15 sts] 5 times. Proceed to the instructions below for adding a ch-circle, before completing the last side.
In last ch-1 sp: 2 hdc, ch 13, insert hook into the front loop and the 2 legs of the second hdc and make a sl st – this creates a ch-circle. Hdc in same ch-1 sp.
Hdc in last 15 sts. Do not join with a sl st; instead, proceed to the invisible join method below. <108 hdc>
Invisible Join Method:
To create a seamless join at the end of the potholder, try the invisible join method below. It really works, so you won’t be able to see where you fastened off!
- After working the last st, pull up the loop on the hook to make a long tail for seaming, and cut the strand. (Picture 1 & 2)
- Thread a yarn needle with the tail, and insert needle from back to front through the 2 loops of the second st of the rnd. (Picture 3 & 4)
- Insert needle from front to back into the back loop of the last st of the rnd. (Picture 5 & 6)
- On the back side of your potholder, weave the tail through a few stitches to pull the join closed. (Picture 7)
- Now weave in your end normally, and make a knot to secure it. This creates a seamless join! (Picture 8)