Hi guys! Welcome to Week 5 of the Pot Holders Galore Crochet-along. Since this is the final week of the crochet-along, I wanted to do something special. This week, there will be 2 pot holder patterns to choose from: The Simply Daisy Pot Holder and the Afternoon Tea Pot Holder. You can make 1, or both, it’s up to you!
The Simply Daisy Crochet Pot Holder uses the star stitch to create a beautiful flower pattern. My husband told me this stitch reminds him of piped frosting, and I can’t unsee it. This stitch looks beautiful with any yarn (solid, striped, variegated), so no matter what yarn you choose, your pot holder will be a master piece.
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Important Links / Schedule:
- Potholder #1: Fairy Dust
- Potholder #2: Bake Me a Pie
- Potholder #3: Ripple Effect
- Potholder #4: Colorama
- Potholder #5: Simply Daisy (this post)
- Potholder #6: Afternoon Tea
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- 4.0mm crochet hook
- Yarn Needle
- Stitch Marker or Safety Pin
- Approximately 140 yds / 128 m of any medium 4 worsted weight cotton yarn per pot holder
- Dishie Yarn, Weight 4 Medium Worsted Yarn (100% Cotton, 190 yd / 174 m, 3.5 oz/ 100 g)
- Colours Pictured Below (Left to Right): Swan and Honey Dew
*The Ad-free Printable PDF for the Crochet-along includes written instructions for all 6 patterns, step-by-step pictures, links to the video tutorial, and is ready to print and use!
- Ch – chain
- St – stitch
- Sl st – slip stitch
- Sc – single crochet
- First Star – first star stitch of Rnd 1 (see tutorial)
- BegStar – beginning star stitch for Rnd 3 (see tutorial below)
- Star st- star stitch (see tutorial below)
- Yo – yarn over
- Rnd – round
Gauge: Approximately 18 sts x 11 rows = 4” x 4”
- Note: 18 sts means 18 sc or 9 Star.
Trouble with Gauge?
If your gauge is too small, try using a thicker weight 4 yarn or a larger crochet hook. If your gauge is too big, try using a thinner weight 4 yarn or a smaller crochet hook. You can also try adjusting your tension.
- When the pot holder is folded, it measures approximately 7.25” wide x 7” long, and 9.5” along the diagonal.
- When the pot holder is lying flat, it measures approximately 10” wide by 5.25” long.
How to Customize the Size of your Simply Daisy Crochet Pot Holder:
If you would like to make a different sized pot holder, you can find customization instructions HERE.
First Star Tutorial:
The First Star Stitch is the first stitch of Rnd 1, and is ONLY used in Rnd 1. After Rnd 1 we will begin each new rnd using the “BegStar st” (tutorial below).
- YO and insert hook into the second ch from the hook. (Picture 1 & 2)
- YO and draw up a loop – you should have 3 loops on the hook. (Picture 3)
- [Insert hook into next ch, YO and draw up a loop] 3 times – you should have 6 loops on the hook. (Picture 4, 5 & 6)
- YO and pull through all 6 loops. (Picture 7)
- Ch 1 to complete the st. (Picture 8)
Beginning Star Stitch Tutorial (BegStar):
After Rnd 1, we will begin each new rnd using the BegStar st.
- YO and insert hook into first sc of previous rnd.
- YO and draw up a loop – you should have 3 loops on the hook. (Picture 1)
- YO and insert hook into same st. YO and draw up a loop – you should have 5 loops on the hook. (Picture 2)
- Insert hook into next sc. YO and draw up a loop – you should have 6 loops on the hook. (Picture 3)
- YO and pull through all 6 loops. (Picture 4 & 5)
- Ch 1 to complete the st. Mark it with a stitch marker. (Picture 6)
Star Stitch Tutorial (Main Repeat):
After the first star stitch of each rnd, the remaining star stitches will be worked this way!
- A – “Eye” or Ch-1 sp
- B – Leg of Stitch
- C – Last St / Ch Used
- D – Next Available Ch / St
- Insert hook into the ch-1 sp of the last st – this is called the “eye” of the st. (Picture 1)
- YO and draw up a loop – you should have 2 loops on the hook. (Picture 2)
- Insert hook into the leg of the last st, YO, and draw up a loop – you should have 3 loops on the hook. (Picture 3)
- Insert hook into the last ch / st used by prev star, YO and draw up a loop – you should have 4 loops on the hook. (Picture 4)
- [Insert hook into next available ch or st, YO and draw up a loop] 2 times – you should have 6 loops on the hook. (Picture 5)
- YO, and pull through all 6 loops. (Picture 6)
- Ch 1 to complete the st. (Picture 7)
Here is the complete video tutorial for the Simply Daisy Crochet Pot Holder. It walks you through Rnds 1 – 4, fastening off and folding your pot holder.
*Note: The Simply Daisy Crochet Pot Holder is completed the same way as Week 1’s Fairy Dust Pot Holder, so please reference the video tutorial here for weaving in your ends, seaming, and adding a ch-circle. There are timestamps in the video, so you can skip to the part(s) you need.
- Do not turn at the end of each rnd.
- This pattern is worked in a continuous rnd, which means that the rnds do not end with a sl st. Instead, mark the first st of the rnd with a stitch marker (or safety pin) to know where it starts.
- Please reference the tutorials above for the First Star (Rnd 1), BegStar, and the main Star st repeat.
- Stitch counts are given at the end of each rnd in <> brackets.
- The teal yarn is used to highlight the stitch placement in the step-by-step pictures.
With Colour A, ch 49.
Rnd 1: Work First Star (see tutorial above) into second ch from hook and next 3 chs, work Star st across to last ch.
- Rotate your work 180 degrees clockwise, so you are working along the bottom of the chain.
- Using the last st as a base, Star st across first two bottom chs (Picture 2), work Star st across to last ch. Do not join with a sl st. <46 Star>
Rnd 2: Sc in top of First Star of previous rnd (mark with a stitch marker), sc in ch-1 sp of First Star (Picture 1), 2 sc in each ch-1 sp around. Do not join with a sl st. <92 sc>
Rnd 3: BegStar across first 2 sts (mark ch-1 sp with a stitch marker), Star st around. Do not join with a sl st. <46 Star>
Rnd 4: Sc in BegStar of previous rnd (mark with a stitch marker), sc in ch-1 sp of BegStar (Picture 1), 2 sc in each ch-1 sp around. Do not join with a sl st. <92 sc>
Rnds 5 – 14: Repeat Rnds 3 – 4, 5 times. As the pot holder grows, it starts to look like a pouch.
Make a sl st into both loops of the first st of Rnd 14. Fasten off, and leave a long tail (approx. 12”) to seam the pot holder together. Weave in the ends, except for the long seaming tail.
Folding, Seaming, and Adding a Ch-Circle
The Simply Daisy Crochet Pot Holder is folded and seamed the same way as Week 1’s Fairy Dust Pot Holder, so please reference the photo tutorials and instructions included below.
Place one hand on each side of the pot holder. Push the sides down into the center to make a square that meets on a diagonal.
Note: Since the seaming tail is in the center of the diagonal, seam the left side of the pot holder first, then seam the right side.
- Line up the two sides along the diagonal, and whip stitch in the FLO of each st across. This seams the left side of the pot holder. (Pictures 1, 2, 3)
- *Tip: To create a less noticeable seam, pull tight after working each whip stitch. Picture 3 has very loose whip stitches which is used to highlight the stitch placement.
- When the left side is seamed, insert the yarn needle into the corner of the pot holder. (Picture 4 & 5)
- Grab the yarn needle with your hand and pull it through the inside of the potholder. This creates a rounded corner on the left side of the pot holder, and allows you to use the same tail to seam the right side of the pot holder. (Picture 6)
- To seam the right side, whip stitch in FLO of each st across. (Picture 7)
- When the right side is seamed, insert the yarn needle into the corner, and weave it through a few stitches to create a rounded corner. (Picture 8)
- Secure the tail with a knot, before trimming it.
Last Step: Adding a Chain Circle to Hang the Pot Holder
- Make sure that the front side of the pot holder is facing you.
- Insert hook into the top-left corner, and attach yarn with a sl st. (Picture 1 & 2)
- Ch 13, and sl st into same sp to make a ch circle. (Picture 3, 4, & 5)
- Fasten off and weave in ends!
The Afternoon Tea Pot Holder (Pattern #2 for Week 5) will be released on Wednesday, June 22!
Congratulations! You just finished your first Simply Daisy Crochet Pot Holder. I hope you enjoyed making it as much as I did.
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