I was so happy when Spring finally arrived and I wanted to design a bright and cheerful flower potholder to welcome it in. I'm now trying to ignore the fact that our weather has turned cold again and we had to turn our furnace back on. But this flower does cheer me up with it's bright colors. :)
The striped center of the flower is done by stitching the stripes into the potholder's front piece by following a color chart. The flower is made separately, then positioned over the striped section on the potholder front and stitched into place.
And since this potholder involves changing color on each stitch to make the stripes and also the border, I've included a little photo tutorial in the pattern on how to change color on every stitch.
Finished size is about 8 1/4" x 8 1/4" (not including the ring at the top)