The Sunflower Pot holder is a free crochet pattern at Nana’s Crafty Home!
The Sunflower Pot holder is the third pattern in my Rustic Sunflower Kitchen crochet pattern set. I just released the Sunflower Towel Topper free crochet pattern as well as the Sunflower Coaster pattern.
I made these pot holders with Hobby Lobby’s I Love This Cotton!* which is a #4 medium worsted weight cotton yarn. If you are using this pattern for a pot holder and want to use another yarn – I recommend only using another 100% cotton yarn. If you use an acrylic yarn it will melt under heat.
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The only stitches you need in your crochet arsenal for this pattern are sc, hdc, double and treble. The main body of the panels are made with single crochet stitches and the petals of the sunflower use a combination of hdc, dc & treble to create each petal.
I have two video tutorials which will help you with all three of these patterns – the How to Crochet a Perfect Circle Tutorial as well as a tutorial which will show you how to crochet the petals of the sunflower. You can find the sunflower petal tutorial below. Subscribe to my YouTube Channel to get notified whenever I post a new video.
These pot holders are a great way to use up scrap yarn you have on hand and even though they look fantastic, bright and cheerful in sunflower themed colors I think they would also look great in other colors as well!
These pot holders are extra thick as there is a second panel which is joined to the sunflower front panel creating a double thickness.
I did not add a hanging loop on my pot holder but you could certainly do that as well to display from your kitchen cabinets.
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Rustic Sunflower Pot Holder free crochet pattern
Pattern written in US crochet terminology
Size H/8 (5.0 mm) crochet hook
Approximate finished size: 8 1/2” round
Gauge: 4” = 9 rounds of sc
WS = wrong side
RS = right side
MC = magic circle
ch = chain
sc = single crochet
sl st = slip stitch
hdc = half double crochet
dc = double crochet
st = stitch
sk = skip
FLO = front loop only
tr = treble
Notes about pattern:
- Worked in seamless rounds – do not sl st join at the end of each round, use a stitch marker in 1st st of each round and move up to keep track of rounds.
- Pot holder is worked in two panels which are then joined with sl st at the end.
Sunflower Front Panel
Round 1: (RS) With Color A, make a MC, ch 1, 6 sc in MC. (6)
Round 2: 2 sc in each st. (12)
Round 3: *2 sc in next st, 1 sc in next st,* repeat between * * to end. (18)
Round 4: 1 sc in next st, 2 sc in next st, *1 sc in next 2 st, 2 sc in next st* repeat between * * to last st, 1 sc in last st. (24)
Round 5: *2 sc in next st, 1 sc in next 3 st,* repeat between * * to end. (30)
Round 6: 1 sc in next 2 st, 2 sc in next st, *1 sc in next 4 st, 2 sc in next st,* repeat between * * to last 2 st, 1 sc in last 2 st. (36)
Round 7: *2 sc in next st, 1 sc in next 5 st,* repeat between * * to end. (42)
Round 8: 1 sc in next 3 st, 2 sc in next st, *1 sc in next 6 st, 2 sc in next st,* repeat between * * to last 3 st, 1 sc in last 3 st. (48)
Round 9: *2 sc in next st, 1 sc in next 7 st,* repeat between * * to end. (54)
Round 10: 1 sc in next 4 st, 2 sc in next st, *1 sc in next 8 st, 2 sc in next st,* repeat between * * to last 4 st, 1 sc in last 4 st. (60)
Round 11: *2 sc in next st, 1 sc in next 9 st,* repeat between * * to end. (66)
Round 12: 1 sc in next 5 st, 2 sc in next st, *1 sc in next 10 st, 2 sc in next st,* repeat between * * to last 5 st, 1 sc in last 5 st. (72)
Round 13: *2 sc in next st, 1 sc in next 11 st,* repeat between * * to end. (78)
Fasten off Color A
Round 14: (working in FLO), with Color B, *ch 7, sl st in 3rd ch from hook, 1 hdc in next ch, 1 dc in next 2 chs, 1 tr in next ch, sk next 3 st, sl st in next st,* repeat between * * to end (2 st will remain unworked).
Round 15: repeat round 14 (working behind petals of previous round) sl st to 1st st.
Fasten off. Weave in ends.
Sunflower Back Panel
Repeat rounds 1 – 13 of Sunflower Front Panel.
Do not fasten off. Weave in ends.
With WS of panels facing, attach front and back panels together with stitch markers through unused back loop of front panel. With Color A, sl st in each st through both front and back panels to end.
Fasten off. Weave in ends.