My favorite time of year is finally here! It’s a time of cooler weather, yummy new flavors and scents, and beautiful colors! My very favorite part of Fall is definitely the return of all things Pumpkin Spice!! Coming in close at second favorite is all of the beautiful colors that people use to decorate their homes. I think the most amazing way my neighbors bring the Fall colors out is with brightly colored Mums in their gardens and front porches.
While I was looking through my vintage crochet magazines, I came across a pattern for a potholder that reminded me of these pretty flowers. It’s a 1944 magazine from The Spool Cotton Company, Crochet Your Gifts, Book No. 212:
It inspired me to create this pattern, which is just a slight variation of the original pattern. (If you would like the original pattern, keep scrolling down!) I changed the original pattern slightly to make it easier to understand and to make it a little smaller!)
You can watch the video crochet along here:
Click here for the printable crochet chrysanthemums pattern for my pattern variation or scroll down to see my pattern and the original vintage pattern!
For this project, you will need:
Size 10 crochet cotton in beautiful Fall colors
Size 6 crochet hook
Wooden Buttons (2 for each flower)
Completed flower measures 3” in diameter.
Ch 6. Join with a sl st to make a ring.
Round 1: Ch 3 (counts as first dc now and throughout) 14 dc in ring. Join with sl st in top of beginning ch 3.
Round 2: Ch 3 dc in same place as sl st, 2 dc in each st around (30 sts). Join with sl st in top of beginning ch 3.
Round 3: Ch 1, sc in same place as st st, (for the rest of this row, work in the front loops only!) *hdc in front loop of next st, 5 dc in front loop of next st, hdc in front loop of next st, sc in front loop of next 2 sts. Repeat from* around. Join with sl st in beginning sc.
Round 4: Ch 2, (this row is worked in the remaining back loops of row 2!) *2 dc in loop, 1 dc in next loop. Repeat from * around (45 sts). Join with sl st in top of beginning ch 3.
Round 5: Repeat row 3.
Round 6: Ch 2, (this row is worked in the remaining back loops of row 2!) *2 dc in next loop, 1 dc in next 2 loops. Repeat from * around (60 sts). Join with sl st in top of beginning ch 3.
Round 7: Repeat row 3.
Round 8: Ch 2, (this row is worked in the remaining back loops of row 2!) *2 dc in next loop, 1 dc in next 3 loop. Repeat from * around (75 sts). Join with sl st in top of beginning ch 3.
Round 9: Repeat row 3 and finish off.
Repeat rows 1 through 9 to make one more flower.
Place the 2 flowers back to back (with petals facing out). Using back loops from row 8, slip stitch through loops of both flowers to connect all around, leaving a 1 inch space open. Stuff flower with a little stuffing then continue slip stitches to sew flowers together. Finish off. With needle and crochet cotton, sew buttons to center of flower on both sides.
You can add a string to the top to hang your flower, or use it as a decoration anywhere in your home! I will be adding strings to some of mine to hang from door nobs and others will go on shelves next to pretty Fall pictures!
Here is the what the actual potholder looks like from the original 1944 magazine (I think I will make some potholders in pretty Fall colors too!):
And here is the original pattern:
Thank you for stopping by!! I hope you enjoy crocheting your flowers (and maybe some potholders, too!) in all of the beautiful colors of Fall!
Happy Fall, y’all!
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