Delightful Diamond Dishcloths

I had seen dishcloths and potholders like these before, there are quite a few variations of this general pattern.  Some are sc, some dc, the vintage potholders are often double thick (I will be making some of those soon!).  I think the general pattern has been around for some time, it is simple, easy to remember and practical.  The ones by Apple Blossom Dreams (it was a free pattern when I made these, now it is only available for purchase) really caught my eye, they were so pretty and colorful that I just had to make some of my own.

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A Chicken for Every Pot

I have a weird obsession, um, I like things that are chickens, they amuse me and make me smile.  I don’t know why.  I also need something to keep me from burning my fingers when I cook.  And so, I needed to make this chicken potholder. (I had to do it, I tell you!)

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I ♥ this chicken!

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A Little Flower

A seven petal flower.  Why 7?  I don’t know, it made me happy.

What you need

Size 7 (4.5mm) hook
Bits and scraps of yarn, I used acrylic worsted weight

How to go about it

Round 1

  • Make a slide ring, pull through a loop, ch1, {sc, ch1} 7 times in loop. or ch4, in 3rd ch from hook {sc, ch1} 7 times.
  • Slpst in top of sc, end off.

Round 2

  • Add second color with a slpst in one of the chain 1 spaces. In the same space, ch 2, 2hdc, ch 2, slpst.
  • In the next ch 1 space, {slpst, ch 2, 2hdc, ch 2, slpst}, repeat around in each ch1 space.
  • Slpst into ch 1 space of your first petal, end off. Weave in the ends
7 Petal Flower