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Hibiscus Hexagon Potholder Free Pattern

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Hibiscus Hexagon Potholder

FP340

Easy Skill

Size: About 6 inches diameter

Materials:Size 10 Cotton Thread:  White (125 yds), Pink (25 yds) & Green (10 yds), Gold Metallic (30 yds), Plastic Ring (for hanger).

Crochet Hook:Size 7 (1.65 mm).

Abbreviations

beg

beginning

rnd

round

ch

chain

sc

single crochet(s)

dc

double crochet

sl st(s)

slip stitch(es)

lp(s)

loop(s)

sp(s)

space(s)

rem

remaining

st(s)

stitch(es)

rep

repeat

yo

yarn over

 

JOINING WITH SC
When instructed to join with sc, begin with sl knot on hook, insert hook in st or sp indicated, yo and pull up a loop, yo and draw through both loops on hook.

SPECIAL STITCHES

French Knot
Bring yarn threaded needle up from wrong to right side of work at A. Wrap yarn twice around needle. Tighten the twists and insert needle again at A. Pull needle with firm even pressure until the yarn slides through the wrapped yarn, making a knot that lies on the right side.

SIDES (Make 2)
Rnd 1:Starting at top, with W, ch 6, sl st in first ch to form ring, ch 3 (counts as first dc now and throughout), 11 dc in ring; join with sl st to first dc.  JOIN ALL DC RNDS IN THIS MANNER. DO NOT TURN EACH RND. (12 dc)
Rnd 2:Ch 3, dc in same dc as joining, (2 dc in next dc) around; join. (24 dc)
Rnd 3:Ch 3, dc in same dc as joining, dc in next 3 dc, (3 dc in next dc, dc in next 3 dc) around, dc in same first st; join. (36 dc)
Rnd 4:Ch 3, dc in same st as joining, dc in next 5 dc, (3 dc in next dc, dc in next 5 dc) around, dc in same first st; join. (48 dc)
Rnd 5:Ch 3, dc in same st as joining, dc in next 7 dc, (3 dc in next dc, dc in next 7 dc) around, dc in same first st; join. (60 dc)
Rnd 6:Ch 3, dc in same st as joining, dc in next 9 dc, (3 dc in next dc, dc in next 9 dc) around, dc in same first st; join. (72 dc)
Rnd 7:Ch 3, dc in same st as joining, dc in next 11 dc, (3 dc in next dc, dc in next 11 dc) around, dc in same first st; join. (84 dc)
Rnd 8:Ch 3, dc in same st as joining, dc in next 13 dc, (3 dc in next dc, dc in next 13 dc) around, dc in same first st; join. (96 dc)
Rnd 9:Ch 3, dc in same st as joining, dc in next 15 dc, (3 dc in next dc, dc in next 15 dc) around, dc in same first st; join. (108 dc)
Rnd 10:Ch 3, dc in same st as joining, dc in next 17 dc, (3 dc in next dc, dc in next 17 dc) around, dc in same first st; join. (120 dc)
Rnd 11:Ch 3, dc in same st as joining, dc in next 19 dc, (3 dc in next dc, dc in next 19 dc) around, dc in same first st; join. (132 dc)
Rnd 12:Ch 3, dc in same st as joining, dc in next 21 dc, (3 dc in next dc, dc in next 21 dc) around, dc in same first st; join. (144 dc)
Rnd 13:Ch 3, dc in same st as joining, dc in next 23 dc, (3 dc in next dc, dc in next 23 dc) around, dc in same first st; join. (156 dc)
Rnd 14:Ch 3, dc in same st as joining, dc in next 25 dc, (3 dc in next dc, dc in next 25 dc) around, dc in same first st; join. (168 dc)

Finish off and weave in ends.

FLOWER(Make 5)
Row 1:(Right Side) Starting at center, with Pink, ch 3, 2 dc in 3rd ch from hook. (3 dc)
Row 2:Ch 3, dc in first dc, dc in next dc, 2 dc in last dc. (5 dc)
Rows 3-5:Ch 3, dc in first dc, dc across to last dc, 2 dc in last dc. (7, 9, 11 dc) DO NOT FINISH OFF.
Row 6:Ch 1, skip first dc, sc in next dc, hdc in next dc, dc in next dc, 2 dc in next 2 dc, dc in next dc, hdc in next dc, sc in next dc, sl st in last dc.
Row 7:
Ch 1, turn, sl st in each st across. Finish off leaving long end.

LEAVES(Make 3)
Rnd 1:(Right Side) Starting at center, with Green, (ch 6, 3 dc in 3rd ch from hook) 3 times, ch 6, (4 dc, ch 3, sl st) in 3rd ch from hook (top leaf), working down other side, (sl st to next leaf, in same ch opposite leaf, work (ch 3, 2 dc, ch 3, sl st) 3 times, sl st in last 3 ch. Finish off leaving long end.

Assembly- use photo as guide

- Using one Side, with right side facing, arrange petals around center of Side with points meeting in middle. Using long ends, sew in place.

- Position and with long ends, sew Leaves around Flower.

- Using Metallic thread, embroider 5 French Knots in center of Flower.

EDGING
Rnd 1:
Using both Sides, with right sides facing (wrong sides together), working through both thicknesses, join Gold Metallic with sc to any corner center dc, sc in same dc, (sc in next dc) across to next corner, * 3 sc in center corner dc, (sc in next dc) across to next corner; rep from * around, sc in same first dc; join with sl st to first sc.
Rnd 2:Ch 1, 2 sc in first sc, (sc in next dc) across to next corner, * 3 sc in center corner dc, (sc in next dc) across to next corner; rep from * around, sc in same first dc; join with sl st to first sc. Finish off and weave in ends.

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