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Before I had children, I had this awesome craft room where the walls were decorated in vintage crochet patterns, all placed in floating frames.  <Big sigh....>

I wish I had taken a photo of the room to reminisce.

Anyway, in the now-packed-away stash of crochet patterns that USED TO BE wall decorations, I found this 1971 dated leaflet called "this 'n' that" - crocheted with washable rug yarn, published by Columbia Minerva.  One of the more colorful leaflet patterns I have from that stash, I used the photos to create a crochet pattern of my own, using standard weight acrylic yarn, and felt for the "classic" 1970's decor that I imagine must have been standard decor in the kitchen during that era.

As the pattern was for rug yarn, I literally started from scratch with the pattern, and made two different types of potholder crochet patterns for the various crocheting ranges that may be interested in a relatively quick project that could potentially use up scrap yarn.
As an experienced crocheter, it took me about 2-1/2 hours to crochet the pot holders themselves, and at least an hour to sew on the embellishment.

I also attached the files I made for my felt patterns for your use.  (See step 4.)  Please DO NOT sell these patterns, but feel free to sell ANYTHING you create from them.

A shout-out to the crocheted potholder pattern that has come before me on this site:
Super Simple Single Crochet Pot Holder by Crystals Creations

Read on to get started on these!
 
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OMG those are so cute! And they look like such fun to decorate :)
Thank you!
My daughter picked the colors for the butterfly one and hung it in her room! I hope I get around to making the cherry and apple ones. Those are more of my taste. =)