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Sunflower Potholder
Sunflower Potholder or Hot Pad

Materials: For Potholder Crochet Cotton Dk Brown and Orange, Crochet Hook
Size 0
For Hot Pad use Worsted Weight Yarn, Crochet Hook Size 5.00

Starting in center with orange, ch 5, join with sl st to form ring.

Row 1: Ch 1, 8 sc in ring, join with sl st in first sc, draw out lp, pass ball thru and
pull tight.

Row 2: Turn, sc in brown in back lp of 1 sc, * holding back the last lp of each dc
on hook, make 2 dc in same sc, yarn over and draw thru all lps on hook ( a
cluster-puff st made), sc in back lp of next sc. Repeat from * around (8 puffs),
letting orange hang down on side towards you-out of the way. Draw sc down
tight between puff sts so the puff out on back–right side of work. Join with sl st
in first sc, pull out lp, pass ball thru and pull tight.

Row 3: Turn, pull up orange insert hook in one st, catch orange and draw thru, ch
1, 2 sc in both lps of each st around (32 sc), letting brown hang down at back.
Join with sl st in first sc, draw out lp, pass ball thru and pull tight.

Row 4: Turn, draw up brown and thru both lps of one sc, ch 1, (a 2-dc cluster-puff
in back lp of next sc, sc in both lps of next sc) repeat around (16 puffs), letting
orange hang down on side towards you. Join brown and fasten as before.

Row 5: Turn, join orange, sc in one puff st, (2 sc in next sc, sc in next puff st),
repeat around (48 sc)

Row 6: Repeat row 4. (24 puffs)

Row 7: Turn, join orange, ch 1, (sc in next 3 sc, 2 sc in next sc) repeat around (60
sc). Join and fasten as before.         

Row 8: Repeat row 4. (30 puffs)

Row 9: Turn, join orange, ch 1, sc in each st around. Join and fasten as before.

Row 10: Repeat row 4 (30 puffs). Fasten off brown.

Row 11: (Petals): With wrong side up, join orange to sc between any 2 puffs, ch 7,
skip 1 ch, sc in next ch, hdc in next ch, dc in next 3 ch, a 2-dc cluster in next ch,
skip next puff st, sl st in next sc, * ch 1, turn and working in back lps only, skip sl
st, sc in next 4 dc. Ch 3, turn, skip 1 ch, sc in next ch, hdc in next ch, dc in back
lps of next 3 sc, a 2-dc cluster in next sc, skip puff st, sl st in next sc. Repeat
from * around (30 petals). End with sc-row and sew to first row.

Cover orange center (row 1) with brown French knots. Crochet a hanging loop in
orange.