The Purple PonchoUncategorizedHappy Spring – Week in Review #1
Flower potholders - multi-colored fronts with solid red backs. My favorite :)

Flower potholders – multi-colored fronts with solid red backs. My favorite.

I’ve been working madly on a recently discovered Flower Potholder pattern I found on Ravelry designed by Jennifer Martin last week.  I know that I love them when I’m working on one flower and already thinking of the next color combination to make!  There are hundreds of examples to look at on Ravelry and get some inspiration on color combinations too.

Click here for pattern on Ravelry.

 




 

I’m using a variety of cottons by Sugar & Cream and Bernat for these lovely flowers.  You actually make two of them and then stitch them together for extra thickness so you won’t burn yourself.  My favorites so far are the ones with multi-colored fronts with solid red on the back.  (I love a little red in the kitchen).  They are quite large, approximately 8” in diameter and each flower has 15 petals.  The response on my Facebook  page last week was very high when I posted this pattern.  I’ve had several requests for these and have been making them ever since!  I want to make some for me too 🙂

I hope you give them a try, they are really beautiful in person.  They make great hostess gifts, house warming gifts, Mother’s Day gifts, of course Christmas gifts, or just because!

Flower potholder in progress.

Flower potholder in progress.

Flower potholder - yellow, turquoise and variegated with turquoise edging.

Flower potholder – yellow, turquoise and variegated with turquoise edging.

Flower potholder - variegated rose and pink colors with dark brown edging.

Flower potholder – variegated rose and pink colors with dark brown edging.

 

Flower potholders - multi-colored fronts with solid red backs.

Flower potholders – multi-colored fronts with solid red backs.

Flower pot holders - multi-colored fronts with solid red on the back.

Flower pot holders – multi-colored fronts with solid red on the back.

 

It’s official, Spring is here.  I love this time of year when the flowers are starting to bloom and it is nice outside.  School is almost out and everyone is looking forward to summer.   Here are some spring photos I took recently of some flowers we planted.   Did I mention that I love flowers?

Beautiful Ranunculus!

Beautiful Ranunculus!

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I love pansies!

I love pansies!

 

Thanks for reading!
Have a great day,

Carolyn

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Comments

Happy Spring – Week in Review #1 — 25 Comments

  1. Spring has sprung. I like the colors you choose for the pot holders. They will brighten up any kitchen.

  2. Thank you Mary! Yes, I always have a smaller project in my purse or my crochet bag along with me. There always seems to be down time that you can get a few rows in! 🙂 I will link up on Friday, thanks for the invite and thanks for stopping by!

  3. Love the potholders. I don’t usually crochet things like that but these are so neat I might have to make a couple for my kitchen. Thanks for sharing the pattern link.

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  5. Carolyn – thank you for sharing your joy of crocheting with us at Inspire Me Monday at Create With Joy – your work is lovely!

    Your beautiful potholders made me smile. Congratulations – you are one of our featured guests at this week’s party! 🙂

  6. Hi Maria, these would look great in your new kitchen! I’m glad you are inspired to make some, you will love them! 🙂

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  9. Oooo I love these potholders, what great colours you’ve used. I love that you crochet in the car, I do the same when I’m waiting for the kids!

  10. Hi Julie, Thank you so much! It’s amazing how many people crochet in their cars, I never see anyone doing it, but they tell me they do too! Thanks for stopping by! 🙂

  11. When I was driving Taxi, I used to crochet, knitt, needle point or whatever craft was going at the time. Made it great the passengers had to get in the back because my wool and stuff was all over the front seat.

  12. Hi Georgina, I hope you weren’t crafting and driving at the same time, just in between rides. That’s a great story.

  13. Thanks so much for sharing. It’s a beautiful pattern and I can envision it in many different color combinations! And the flowers are gorgeous!

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