Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Fanciful Flower Potholder Crochet-a-Long

Special thanks to misadeliege for permission 
to use her wonderful photo for this blog page.

Introduction:
On May 1, 2011 the Fanciful Flower Potholder pattern was published (see previous blog post) and with the publication the start of a Crochet A-Long (CAL) was launched within the "Good Things Together" group on ravelry.com. Ravely is a one million* member online organization for knitters, crocheters, weavers and spinners. More than 50 ravelry members representing at least 8 countries signed on to participate in the CAL event and in just over two weeks 50 of the participants crocheted 100 potholders. 

* May 1, 2012, update: One year later ravelry is now over 2 million members.

The countries represented in this CAL include: the U.S. (about half of the states), Canada, the UK, Scotland, Norway, Greece, France, Australia and India. Additional supportive participants hailed from a few other countries, too.

Purpose:
The purpose of this blog page is to share a little art gallery, of sorts, featuring all of the potholders made in the CAL. Because each is a little "fiber work of art," crocheters were asked to select titles for their potholders for the gallery post. The creations are shown in the order in which they were posted as we went along. The chosen title and the creator's ravelry name is listed under each potholder. 

The many variations of this Fanciful Flower Potholder pattern shown here will serve to inspire future pattern users because of the unique color choices and creative interpretations.

Welcome to
Our Fanciful Flower Potholder 
"Art Gallery"



”Lily on a Lily Pad”
by braydenbugsmom
”Crafty Chrysanthemum”
by mrscampion
”Fiesta Flower”
by spookycuddles
”Heart-centered Kaleidoscope
Flower and Leaves”
by Myriahann
”Strawberry Pie”
by kdemoise
”Happy Scrappy”
by Gwinzi
”Lily Pad”
by warpspeedlinda
”Ruby Red”
by Melanie702
”Royal, Ruffly, Round
and Remarkable”
by caseyplusthree
”Cheerful Spring Flower”
by sarianastar
”Phlower Power”
by Jadedrachen
”Sunny Sunflower”
by spookycuddles
”In the Pink”
by Whmsygirl
”Blueberry Tart”
by kdemoise
”Tropic Passion”
by KnitaStitch
”Cheery Day”
by bluesaddiction
”Pool Party”
by happyscraps
”Sunny Day”
by AuntIda
”Pizza Party”
by mehere7
”I Wanna Be a Peony”
by KnitaStitch
”Pink Sherbet”
by Elizabeth702
”Phall Phlower”
by Jadedrachen
”Victorian Influence”
by noynoyavery
”Lily Pad”
by happyscraps
”Cottage Rose”
by kdemoise
”Sweet Cinnamon”
by MadeByHand
”Pistachio Fruitcake”
by MadeByHand

”Tart ‘n Tangy”
by happyscraps
”Berry Blossom”
by Stoneybrooke
”Earth Eclipse”
by KristyRecycles
”Mod Mustard”
by KristyRecycles
”Sunny Side Up”
by Sophietd
”May Flower”
by noynoyavery
”Phantastic Phlower”
by Jadedrachen
”Turquoise Surprise”
by TracyMB
”Mother’s Day Potholder”
by Futuregirl
”Pink Posey”
by KnitaStitch
”Coconut Ice”
by auchgan
”May the Fourth
be with You”
by warpspeedlinda
”Lavender in Bloom”
by sarianastar
”Peaches ‘n Cream”
by happyscraps
”Coral Flower”
by chickennanna
”French Connection”
by KristyRecycles
”Sugar ‘n Spice”
by happyscraps
”Grandma’s Kitchen”
by MadeByHand
”Hip Rose”
by TracyMB
”Sweet Marmalade”
by happyscraps
”A Melody of Lime”
by feltedknits
”Purple Passion”
by stashes
”Pretty in Pink”
by Sophietd
”Rough Surf”
by feltedknits
”Vintage in Bloom”
by uryarntootin
”Sea Anemone”
by delights
”Faded Denim”
by chickennanna
”Grandma’s Pretty
Pink Sky”
by KristyRecycles
”Sweet Limetta”
by Buhbye
”Sherbet Rose”
by Sophietd
”Autumn Flower”
by Gwinzi
”Lime Tart”
by feltedknits
”Peppermint Delight”
by Cajunflower23
”Arkansas Beauty”
by aunteewee
”Peony Pizzazz”
by TracyMB
”Rainbow Sherbet”
by happyscraps
”Blueberry Hill”
by itty
”Black-eyed Susan”
by 10cowife
”Frippery Fleur”
by PepperHollow
”Dandy Dahlia”
by delights
”Scrappy Posey”
by JuleeQue
”Lemon Souffle”
by auchgan
”Frog’s Dream Lily
and Pad”
by Myriahann
”Lovely Bloom”
by Rufarocrafty
”Purple Passion Hydrangea”
by locteach
”It’s a Beautiful Life”
by locteach
”Country Meadow Wildflowers”
by JanetMB
”Soft Violet Swirl”
by KnitaStitch
”Aqua Velva”
by KnitaStitch
”Perky Poinsettia”
by yarnedaround
”Crazy Mum”
by manosa
”Gloria’s Flower”
by manosa
”Pepper Blossom”
by MadeByHand
”Blue Jean Baby”
by MadeByHand
”Peachy Wild Rose”
by delights
”Spumoni”
by Buhbye

”Café Latte”
by KnitaStitch
”Girlyman”
by KristyRecycles
”Spring Green”
by KristyRecycles
”Kaleidoscope Pie”
by feltedknits
”Anemone”
by Abby-Sophia
”Blueberry Coulis”
by auchgan
”Grapevine”
by JanetMB
”Butter Cream”
by JanetMB
”Cajun Spice”
by Cajunflower23
”Tropical Punch”
by Irish
”Rose Petal”
by JustJune

”Blau Blume”
by sarianastar
”Tart aux Fruits”
by misadeliege
”Cabbage Rose”
by Julawells
”Blaze Rose”
by aunteewee
”Tangerine Dreams”
by Lazydaisy2002
”Tea Rose”
by Lazydaisy2002
”Daisy”
by yarnedaround
”Sunflower”
by yarnedaround


Special thanks: I would like to acknowledge the moderator, auchgan, of the "Good Things Together" group for inviting and encouraging the inclusion of special events, such as this Fanciful Flower Potholder CAL, and for being an active participant, too. Thanks to all of the participants of this event for pattern testing, for creating interesting potholders and for all of the fun and supportive posts to the threads that buoyed and helped others along the way. 

14 comments:

  1. What a fun thing to be a part of! I've already enjoyed using mine. Thanks so much for this delightful pattern. And I just spotted that Knit Picks has launched its line called "Dishie" which is worsted weight cotton in 15 colors. I see lots of possibilities for pot holders now!!!

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  2. WOW! These are all so beautiful. I love the artfulness of this CAL! Nice work, everyone!

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  3. What a fun and lovely page to view! Nice work, crocheter's, and Delights! :-)

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  4. It was super fun to be part of this CAL Claudia! Your pattern is so versatile and thanks a million for sharing this beauty! Nice work everyone!

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  5. What a gorgeous bouquet!! Thanks much for the pattern and the fun! :)

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  6. They look gorgeous. Thank you Delights.
    Sophietd

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  7. wow, dont they all look lovely, this has been a great cal. thanks so much for allowing me to join in X

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  8. Beeeautiful! Congratulations, ladies!!

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  9. lindo!!
    adoro los grannys, son súper versátiles

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  10. Wow, such beautiful potholders! I love them all! :) :)
    _______
    Lee Ann

    My new blog: Crochetgottaloveit
    *********
    My website: Crochet...Gotta Love It!

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  11. Hermoso tu blog y tus trabajos, gracias por compartir, ya soy tu seguidora!!! besos desde Argentina

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  12. I really like your blog and more of the work it presents. I have done many "potholders" following your step-by-step. Thank you for teaching!
    Claudia - São Paulo - Brasil

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  13. Those are beautiful!

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