10.16.2012

patchwork star potholder



Who knew you could do patchwork with crochet!?




After finding the loveliest Leisure Arts Leaflet at the thrift store called NOSTALGIC POT HOLDERS TO CROCHET by Terry Kimbrough (copyright 1991) I noticed a pieced potholder that seemed to be put together very much like fabric patchwork.




Three words?  I. love. this.! 

The way each patch flows out magically like a piece of fabric...




...and yarning over to make a granny hexie for the back.




And I just SMILED when joining the front to the back and seeing the windows of color peeking out.





The icing on this cake was poking out the popcorn stitch in the center of this potholder just like a cute belly button peeking out.




I used up all of my leftover cotton yarn to make this potholder, but now I can see this in so many cute color combinations.

Of course, I'll need to run to the store for more yarn...







26 comments:

Casey said...

I love it! I've been thinking of diamonds a lot lately, so I love seeing this :)

IsaMaria said...

beautiful. I like so mutch.

Chloe G said...

So pretty! I might have to have a go too! x

Tatkis said...

What a lovely potholder! Colours are so cute and sunny!

Hugs,
Tatyana

God's Kid said...

That is awesome!!! And the colors fabulous!!! :)

Jeanne Machado said...

Parabéns desde o Brasil! Ficou maravilhoso, bem colorido, adorei. Bjs.
Jeanne

Gloria Beatriz said...

Beautiful...

Nice star =O

XOXO

Tanya said...

ooOooo like this very much. those colours are gorg.

une fille au bout du fil said...

It is really very successful and I like very much your colors. Bravo for this beautiful creation.
Kisses from France.

Anna said...

Beautiful ! Nice combination of colors, nice pattern...
Have a great day !
Anna

agnieszka said...

brilliant idea! looks soo beautiful!

Radullin blog said...

Dobrý nápad.Krááásný.Radka.

Aisyah Helga said...

That is so cool! I love the color combination! Can't wait to see more of this!

Wendy said...

Oooo... love it!

Biljana said...

Beautiful...

Mariah said...

Tem coisas que a gente sente quando tem um amigo:

*Uma saudade quando ele esta longe;
*Um orgulho enorme quando ele faz sucesso;
*Uma confianca cega quando ele esta por perto;
*Uma alegria imensa quando ele manda uma msg;
*Uma certeza infinita quando ele concorda;
"Cultivar uma amizade e preservar a vida;
Eu tenho muitos motivos pra ser feliz.
Um deles e ter voce como amiga !!!

Monica said...

Beautiful! I love it!
Monica

Marilyn said...

nothing like an "outie" to finsh something off with a flourish...
I have some bits and bobs of cotton...
and I like patchwork...
so what am I waiting for!!!! another great little gem...almost too pretty to use tho'..

annemarie said...

Lovely - patchwork crochet - love the idea. Your colors are just perfect - now you need to do on in Christmas colors. I know that that would be stunning.

Preeti said...

Very beautiful! The colors are bright and cheerful:)

Katie B said...

That's a unique looking potholder. Love the colors!

Andi said...

That has to be, hands down the pretties potholder I have ever seen. Of course being the brilliant person you, the color combo really makes it.
You are quite fantastic....tell your family I said so!

Anonymous said...

Pattern please?

Leo and Lisa Zugner said...

Would you please post instructions for this?

Toni Harned said...

Do you have the pattern or know where I can find it?

Tämä Pöllö said...

Hi Dawn! Love your blog and the sweet simple thing like this amazing potholder! ciao :::Silvia