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25 May 2008


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oh my..!
I've never done any crochet but I can tell it is not the easiest pattern you could find.
Absolutely beautiful work!


hi Penny, its fantastic, love it.
Sarah x

Catty Ax Lady

MUCH better than the hotpads I remember my mom using! Although I think most of hers were knit, not crochet. Love it!!

Crochet Diva

OooH very cute!


Is that a dk weight cotton? I'm so gonna try that too. Thanks! Where do you come up with this great crocheted stuff? I used to only crochet, but mostly knit now....You've renewed my interest in crocheting. I have a give-away going on this week.


that is the cutest thing I have ever seen! I might need to try this one out!
That is just great :)


Thats very impressive, looks like a lot of hard work went into it ! I'd love to do one...


that is beautiful! i need to work on my crochet so i can make one!


This is freakin' gorgeous! I can't wait to have time to make this beauty. Awesome colors too.


That is so beautiful. I'm still trying to figure out how to follow the directions to make a simple little flower and can't seem to get it.

Darling Petunia

REALLY cute! I can't crochet at all. :(


You have done a marvelous job! And the idea of sewing it to fabric backing, well, it's a "V 8" moment!


Way cute... but I wouldn't let anyone put any food on it!! I'd have to kill them if they got it messy!


This is lovely!!


That is super cute. It would make a great gift.


Oh. How. Cute!!!! Love the color and the backing -- just everything. Thanks for posting the link too!


So pretty! I really need to learn to crochet!

Domestic Chicky

Oh my gosh, that is so adorable - wouldn't it be cute small with a pin backing? I would buy a bunch of those for my bags, jackets, etc... ;-)


Thank you so much for posting the PDF of this hotpad. It is so beautiful. I also appreciate that the changes you made were written on the pattern.
I appreciate you.


This is so pretty! Old fashion yet looks fresh and modern at the same time! Loving it!

Juli Craton

How fun, I am one of those way over 30, and my mom and grandma both hat these around the kitchen. Thanks for sharing this pattern, I will make some for myself and my daughters to keep the tradition going.


I just found this pattern online through Ravelry - http://web.archive.org/web/20071227052119/http://www.angelfire.com/folk/celtwich/Prettypetals.html

Sue Niven

i am in my late 40s and have not seen stuff like this! very nice indeed!


I remember these! Very pretty. You have brought this design into this century by using a slightly heavier cotton and I really love the result. I'm going to have to look for some of that cotton and dig out my crochet hooks! Thanks so much for the inspiration.

Sis Lane

Love this pattern and your choice of cotton fiber! Beautiful work! thanks for sharing!!!!!

Kay Piper

I have been trying to download instructions for the chrysanthemum hotpad but not having any luck. I get a blank screen when I get to the pdf site. It is really pretty and I would like to start on one as soon as possible. Please help.


Could you please post your instructions. The pdf site is not working and I would love to try this pattern. Thank you.

Emily Eubanks

I would love to print this pattern, but the Instruction are not posted. Please post you instructions for this Potholder. It is beautiful.


Kay, Yvonne, and Emily, it's working, just click on the second link, not the first. As I explained in the post, the first site I linked to, the owner took down. I then uploaded the pdf and put a new link in.

Nora B.

Just to clarify a few points ... the original pattern was written to use Knit Cro Sheen which is a cotton THREAD size 10 (also sometimes called bedspread cotton) and a STEEL hook size 7 which is 1.5 mm (not to be confused with a yarn hook size 7 which is 4.5 mm.). Your choice of Paton Grace catagory 3 wt. YARN & hook D (3.25 mm) is beautiful. Thanks for updating & sharing this pattern. Nora


Hi Nora,
Thank-you. Yes, I realize that. I wanted it to be thicker, and faster :).

Pat Edmondson

I would like to make this hotpad but the instructions are not posted - please send it to me at [email protected]. Thank you Pat E


The print is so small I can't read the instructions...love the look and would like to make some for Christmas gifts. Any suggestions?


if you copy and print the pic, you should be able to read it just fine.

Beverly Nulik

Thank you ,Penny, for the darling potholder.


Came across this while on the hunt for a wedding ring pillow pattern for family wedding. Tempted to make one to see how it goes &-)

maria rios

Cant'wait to start crocheting this awesome hot pad!!!!! Thanks for sharing.

Suzanne laBombard

Hi Penny, Thanks for posting this. It looks beautiful. Could you tell me what a "bone ring" is and if you used a ring in your version. I'm thinking it's it's something that used to be used in patterns. Thanks again. Suzanne


Hi Suzanne,
A bone ring is a ring made of a hard, heat resistant material. Today, I would have used a drapery ring (which is plastic, but would have been fine). However, I didn't use one in my version. Good luck!


Hi Penny
HELP!! I'm just a beginner and not sure of some of the directions. I can't understand the writing in the changes or should I just go by the pattern in the WayBackMachine.Where do you find the bone ring.In round 4 I'm not sure what you mean by the remaing loop of each st of round before. Even though the hook was changed to D is it still Steel? Thanks




I went to the fabric store and ask them for material that is heat resistant. they really do make some, its called insul-bright, you buy it by the yard.

sorry, this is for backing and between potholders to keep the heat from coming thru.



Sorry. I want to make this but I absolutely can NOT make heads or tails of your handwritten notes. Could you please take the time to re-write them legibly or have someone else write them for you. No offense intended, but please help?!???

Joan E

Hi Rosemary,
The top says"sz-D-Using Paton's Grace mercerized cotton"
At the end of th row...15 sts evenly around, she added "4th round and every round thereafter"
Next she crossed out pieces measures 6 1/4 inches and replaced it with "there are 7 rows of petals"
I hope this helps. I can't wait to make one


Hello everyone, Joan interpreted my handwriting perfectly Yay! Thanks so much Joan for taking the time to post that!
And Letha, yes, I use insulbrite on a regular basis, however, did not feel the need to use it on this potholder. The outside fabrics don't need to be heat resistant, just make sure they're cotton so they don't melt :)

sue collins

can anyone write this pattern out step by step, i can crochet but just do not get this pattern. thank you, sue collins


Hi Sue,
I am a seasoned crochet-er and it took me a couple of attempts to understand the pattern as well. Since the instructions are written out step by step in this post, I would recommend you just try it a couple more times. You'll get it!

Lyn J

I do remember my Mom had some of these and can't wait to make my own!
Thanks for sharing.

Barbara McFarland

I made a PDF using your pictures and entering your notes but I don't know how to link it so here is everything else without pictures:
Pretty Petals Potholder
Complete Book of Crochet
The Spool Cotton Company
• KNIT-CRO-SHEEN, 1 ball, plus scrap yarn for center
• Steel Crochet Hook No.7 or size D if using Paton’s Grace mercerized cotton instead of KNIT-CRO-SHEEN
• 1 bone ring
Starting at center, ch 6, Join with sl st to form ring.
1st rnd: Ch 1, 15 sc in ring, Join with sl st in 1st sc.
2nd rnd: Ch 3 (to count as 1 dc), dc in same place as sl st, 2 dc in each st around (30 sts), Join with sl st in top st of 1st ch-3.
3rd rnd: Ch 1, sc in same place as sl st, * half dc in front loop of next st, 5 dc in front loop of next
st, half dc in front loop of next st, sc in front loop of next 2 sts, Repeat from* around, Join last sc in same place as 1st sc.
4th rnd: Ch 3, dc in remaining loop of each st of rnd before last, increasing 15 sts evenly around from 4th rnd and every rnd thereafter. (45 sts), Join.
Repeat 3rd and 4th rnds alternately until there are seven rows of petals and piece measures approx. 6 ¼”, ending with the 3rd rnd, break off.
Make another piece same as this, sew these 2 pieces together along outer edges of last dc-rnd,
having petals on outside, Sew on bone ring.
HOW TO PAD POT HOLDERS..., If pot holder consists of two pieces, one for each side, cut
flannel, muslin or any soft material slightly smaller than crocheted pieces, Tack to wrong side of
one piece, Complete according to directions, If pot holder consists of only one piece cut a lining,
allowing 1½” inch all around for seams, turn back seam allowance and sew neatly in place on wrong side.
Copyright 2000-2006 Celt's Vintage Crochet
All Rights Reserved
http://www.angelfire.comlfolk/celtwich/Prettypetals.html 5/24/2008

I hope this helps some.

Robin Ivison

can we make the writing pattern bigger and make the corrections??

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