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The Backward Rose Potholder Free Crochet Pattern

Updated on November 2, 2014
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SheilaSchnauzies is a Miniature Schnauzer rescuer, writer, crochet designer, gardener, crafter, wife, mom & friend living in Omaha, NE.

Crochet This Pretty Rose Potholder For Your Kitchen!

Crocheters have been making potholders from time immemorial, but they're always looking for something new and different... and here it is! You can crochet this Backward Rose Potholder easily in your dream colors and decorate your kitchen! Or you could crochet a bouquet of them for a friend in their favorite colors... or wouldn't they make a great Christmas, bridal shower or housewarming gift!

Keep the yarns simple and washable if you're planning to actually use the potholders. I recommend 100% cotton for the best durability.

My example shown was crocheted with Bernat Cotton Tots white background and a pink variegated Sugar n' Cream cotton for the flower. My prototype measures 9" across. It was gifted in a potholder exchange!

Hope you have as much fun crocheting it as I did designing it!

With Ribbon Hanger...

With Ribbon Hanger...
With Ribbon Hanger...

Get The Hook I Used! - You Will LOVE It!

Clover 1007/G Soft Touch 4.0-mm Crochet Hooks, Size G
Clover 1007/G Soft Touch 4.0-mm Crochet Hooks, Size G

In my opinion, simply the best crochet hook ever! I have severe arthritis in both hands and this hook allows me to keep crocheting! Even if you don't have arthritis, this hook's ergonomic design prevents hand fatigue! Oh and did I mention... it's practically indestructible too!

 

What You Will Need

Use Up That Scrap Yarn!!

Small amount (less than 1 skein) Bernat Cotton Tots in White

Small amount Bernat Cotton Tots OR Peaches n' Creme OR Sugar n' Cream Yarn in desired rose, leaf and boder colors

(My rose was done in the pink variegated colorway of Sugar n' Cream.)

OR

TWO Strands of Aunt Lydia's Bamboo Ice held together

OR

One strand of Aunt Lydia's held with 1 strand DMC Senso (That's what I used for leaves in the example).

A Word About Yarn Selection...

Feel free to interchange yarns as long as they equal similar thickness and weight, and the pattern will work fine. I often have good luck with using two strands of size 3 thread in a project along with a regular 100% cotton yarn such as Bernat CottonTots.

Crochet A Potholder For A Friend!

How To Stitch The Magic!

With Size G hook or your preferred size, and your choice of background color yarn... chain 6, join with sl st to form ring.

Round 1/

(Ch 3, SC in ring) 5 times. Ch 3, join with sl st to base of first ch-3. (Six ch-3 spaces)

Round 2/

Slip stitch into next ch 3 space. *Ch 4, SC in next ch-3 space. Repeat from * around ending with ch 4, sl st in base of first ch-4.

Round 3/

Slip stitch into next ch 4 space. *Ch 5, SC in next ch-4 space. Repeat from * around ending with CH 5, sl st in base of first ch-5.

Round 4/

Slip stitch into next ch 5 space. *CH 7, SC in next ch-5 space. Repeat from * around ending with ch 7, sl st in base of first ch-7.

Round 5/

Slip stitch into next ch-7 space. *Ch 3, SC in ch 7 space. CH 3, slip stitch in next ch 7 space. Repeat from * around ending with ch 3, sl st in base of first ch-3.

Round 6/

Sl st into next ch 3 space. *Ch 4, SC in next ch 3 space. Repeat from * around ending with ch 4, sl st in base of first ch 4.

Round 7/

Sl st into next ch 4 space. *Ch 6, SC in next ch 4 space. Repeat from * around ending with ch 6, sl st in base of first ch 6.

Round 8/

Sl st into next ch 6 space. *Ch 7, SC in next ch 7 space. Repeat from * around ending with ch 7, sl st in base of first ch 7. Do NOT fasten off.

(Continued below

Pattern Part 2 - Filling In The Meshes

Border Round

Sl st into ch 7 space. *CH 2, work 3 DC in space. CH 4, sl st in base of ch 4 just made. Work 4 more DC in same space. SC in next SC. Sl st into next ch 7 space. Repeat from * around ending with sl st in first sl st. Fasten off.

Leaf Round

Attach Green yarn in any free space on next row working inward with a slip stitch. *CH 2, work 3 DC in space. CH 4, sl st in base of ch 4 just made. Work 4 more DC and SC in same space. Sl st into next ch 6 space. Repeat from * around ending with sl st in first sl st. Fasten off.

Rose Rounds

Attach Rose color in any free space on next row working inward with a slip stitch. *CH 2, work 2 DC in space. CH 4, sl st in base of ch 4 just made. Work 3 more DC and SC in same space. Sl st into next space. Repeat from * around ending with sl st in first sl st. CH 2, slip stitch in free mesh on next round inward.

Repeat this round for all remaining open meshes. When you finish each round, Ch 2 and slip stitch in the next open mesh inward.

When you have filled in the final inner round, you will see a space that needs to be filled in the very center. You'll also see two small white chain areas across from one another. Crochet the circle closed by slip stitching through both chains at once, then work a final petal over those two chains. Voila!

Add a simple ribbon hanger and you're good to go!

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I freely admit to being personally responsible for taking all of the amateur photographs in this lens! So... photographs ©SheilaSchnauzies 2012, all rights reserved.

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      anonymous 

      5 years ago

      Love the pretty potholder. My daughter crochets.

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      gradientcat 

      6 years ago

      Pretty potholder.

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      Wednesday-Elf 

      6 years ago from Savannah, Georgia

      This takes me back to the potholders my great-grandmother used to crochet (she's the reason I love to crochet). This is a beautiful rose pattern. Thanks for designing and printing it.

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      KayeSI 

      6 years ago

      Oh how lovely! I used to crochet a lot - now writing keeps me too busy. But my granddaughters have learned how - thru me and their other grandma - and I'm always looking for fun patterns for them. Definitely saving this one as it reminds me of one my grandmother used to have - talk about your sweet AND fun family memories. Thank you so much for this - and for your delightful visit.

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      Kumar P S 

      6 years ago

      Nice lens ! Thanks for sharing.

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      fathomblueEG 

      6 years ago

      You are truly a gifted yarn artisan for sure. I love your work! Thank you for sharing:-)

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      religions7 

      6 years ago

      Do you have a lens somewhere explaining the abbreviations you use in giving the pattern?

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      Sara Duggan 

      6 years ago from California

      What a great little pattern. Can't wait to try it out.

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