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Hearts & Flowers Valentine Potholder Free Crochet Pattern!

Updated on October 27, 2014
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SheilaSchnauzies is a Miniature Schnauzer rescuer, writer, crochet designer, gardener, crafter, wife, mom & friend living in Omaha, NE.

Crochet A Pretty Potholder For Valentine's Day!

I just love crocheting things for Valentine's Day! I designed this new pattern for my crochet potholder exchange partner, Sheri. I used a different yarn (for me) than usual, Vanna's "I Love This Cotton." I was impressed with its softness. I did have to size down to an "F" crochet hook because it seemed a bit thinner than my normal cotton yarn.

This is not a difficult pattern at all. The hearts are all single and double crochet. The edging is double crochet popcorns. As a final touch, we add a "ribbon" which is a crocheted chain that you weave in and out of the next-to-last round.

This heart is crocheted in a different manner than I normally would do. Usually I do strictly rounds. But here, I decided to start with the traditional round, then changed to back-and-forth rows! It was really fun to do and worked up really fast. It was also way easier to keep track of the number of stitches for me by doing it this way, for some reason. Who knows...

I'm going to make another three - one for next month's exchange partner, another for my daughter and daughter in law each. I think they'll enjoy them. Who knows - if I don't get too sick of it, I may make one for myself! I know one will be red and white, another white with red, and mine will probably be white, pink and red.

However you decide to color yours, I hope you enjoy making it! Happy Valentine crocheting!

The Schnauzer Difficulty Rating! 3 - Intermediate - Due to Popcorns, Use Of 3D Freeform Work

The Schnauzer Difficulty Rating!
The Schnauzer Difficulty Rating!

What You Will Need

1 Skein "I Love This Cotton" Yarn in "Rosy"

1 ball Sugar & Cream yarn OR small amounts of pink, green and cream scrap cotton yarn

Crochet hook size F or your preferred

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You may use different yarns such as scrap yarns or threads with good results! Just make sure to keep them similar in weight and thickness so as not to throw off the pattern.

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Hearts & Flowers Valentine Potholder

A Crochet Pattern By SheilaSchnauzies

Pattern and all content ©SheilaSchnauzies 2014

Please do not distribute this pattern anywhere internet, email, real world or otherwise.

You may sell items made personally by you from this pattern. Thank you!

Note From Designer…

Here is a pretty little potholder to do in Valentine colors! I tried making a heart in a new way, working in the round in back and forth rows, and I enjoyed it!

Directions (Make Two)

With Rosy, Chain 5. Join with sl st to form ring.

Round 1

Ch 1, work 9 SC in ring. Do NOT join. Ch 1, turn.

Rounds 2-3

Ch 1, work 2 SC in first two SC. SC in next two SC (6 SC so far). Ch 1, SC again in same SC (Start counting SC’s here). SC in next SC. Work 2 SC in each of next 2 SC (6 SC’s since the ch-1). Ch 1, turn.

Round 4-On

Continue in pattern, except work 2 SC’s in the first THREE SC’s, then SC in each stitch down to the ch 1 space at heart point. Ch 1, SC in same space. SC in each stitch up other side until you reach the last THREE SC’s, and work 2 SC each in those - then ch 1, turn.

Continue in this pattern until you reach a count of 31 stitches on each side of heart. Fasten off, weave in ends.

Flower Inset Leaf Portion

NOTE: This Sugar n’ Cream color is a self striping yarn. I wound off the yarn into a ball until it arrived at the Green section. Save the white and rose sections of the yarn, wound in separate balls, for later in the pattern. You won’t need to do the whole ball! You only need very small amounts of each color. If this prospect is not appealing to you, just use small amounts of scrap yarn in cream, rose and green OR purchase Sugar n’ Cream in those separate colors.

Attach Green Sugar n’ Cream to top inner edge of heart on right side. Ch 5, sl st at corer edge at opposite side of top of heart. *Ch 1, SC in inner edge of opening. Repeat from * spaced evenly around. When you reach the top chain, SC into the chain. Join with sl st to first SC. Sl st into ch 1 space.

Flower Inset Leaf Portion Round 2

*Ch 2, draw up thread in space you are in and the next ch 1 space. Complete SC. (Decrease made). Repeat from * around.

Flower Inset Leaf Portion Round 3

Sl st into next space. *Ch 2, SC in same space. Slip stitch in next space. Repeat from * around, fasten off.

Flower Inset Flower Portion

Attach Pink in any space on innermost leaf portion. *Work SC, DC, Ch 2, DC, and SC in space. Slip stitch in next space. Repeat from * around. Do not join. After last petal, slip stitch around a chain space in next row working outward. Continue in pattern making one petal in each chain space. Fasten off, weave in all ends.

Joining The Layers & Hanging Loop (Worked Together)

Attach Pink in ch 1 space at point of heart. Ch 2, [DC through both layers in each stitch. Evenly work 2DC (increase) 5 times on curved portion of heart side.] Work a slip stitch in stitch before flower at top. Ch 10, sl st in first stitch on opposite side of heart next to flower (through both layers). Ch 1, turn. Work 6 SC, ch1, 6 more SC in ch 10 space. Ch 1, turn. Work one SC in each SC across, doing (SC-ch 1-SC) in ch 1 space. Work SC in remaining SC across. Sl st in first stitch of heart left of flower. Ch 2, repeat directions inside [ ]. End with sl st in second ch of beg ch 2.

Final Round

Ch 2, (counts as first DC) work 5 DC popcorn in point stitch. *[Ch 3, skip one DC, SC in next DC. Ch 3, skip one DC, work 5DCPopcorn in next DC.] Repeat from * until you arrive at hanging loop, making sure you have a SC just before the hanging loop. (Ch 3, skip one SC, SC in next SC) all across hanging loop ending with a SC at the end of loop. Resume pattern inside [ ] until you arrive at point. End with ch 3, sl st in top of point popcorn. Fasten off, weave in all ends.

Ribbon Accent

With your scrap Variegated Pink, make a chain long enough to weave through all the DC’s on the joining round, plus sufficient chain to tie a small bow.

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A Note From Your Designer...

Hi, I'm SheilaSchnauzies, also published as SheilaSparkles, and my life's passion is designing in Crochet! I also love to share gifts with friends, and this pattern is my gift to you! I give away about 95% of my pattern designs free. The other 5% are sold on my pattern store at Craftsy.com to benefit the vet expenses of my Miniature Schnauzer Rescue, Sheila's Schnauzies.

Just one little favor, please... I would appreciate it if you do not post this pattern anywhere on the Internet or in the 'real world.' Instead, you are most welcome to provide a link to this webpage.

I use a system I call the "Official Schnauzer Difficulty Rating" just for fun, to rate the difficulty of my patterns. If it's a 3/5 or more, I'll explain why I consider it more difficult. A few of my designs use techniques that are a bit unconventional! If it's one of those patterns, I'll warn you ahead of time. I do a lot of custom-fit patterns, for example. They are made to fit YOU, not a measurement from a chart. They're surprisingly easy to do and actually end up fitting. That's a good thing, yes?

So glad you found my patterns! I hope you really enjoy making whatever it is you're making! Crochet hugs, -Sheila

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      Marie 3 years ago

      Your heart themed potholder is simply beautiful. I've only just started to learn crochet (as in this week!) so I won't be making anything this big just yet but I hope I can make it in future. Maybe for the next Valentine's Day :)

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      Sheila 3 years ago from Omaha, NE

      @Craftymarie: Thanks, I am very honored! That's the great thing about crochet patterns - they're still good whenever you are ready to do them!

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