Welcome to the Summer Quickies CAL. A series of super quick summer crochet projects organised by Marie from Underground Crafter and sponsored by Hobbii yarn. These projects are great for a lazy summer’s crafternoon. Click this link to see whole range of free crochet summer patterns.
For my pattern I felt really inspired by that stalwart of summer: the sunflower. I wanted to create a realistic looking sunflower with many layers of petals in different yellow tones to hang as a wreath in my home. I had great fun mixing the cotton and the kid silk yarn to create a textured center like a real sunflower has.
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The lovely people at Hobbii yarn have sponsored this event and provided me with gorgeous yarn from their Friends Range.
You will need the following materials.
16 cm diameter metal hoop
Tapestry needle and sharp scissors
Optional: Masking tape/glue
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The pattern is written using USA terminology, for a conversion chart to US terminology click this link.
The sunflowers are worked in the round. You do not need to turn your work after each round and you continue working in the same direction as before.
[Stitches written in brackets like this are all worked into the same stitch.]
For the first stitch on each rounf: Chain 1 to move up to the next round if the round starts with double crochet.
Ch – chain
Dc – double crochet
Hdc – half double crochet
Mc – magic circle
Tr – treble
Sc – Single Crochet
Ss – slip stitch
WS – Wrong side
Tr with 3 ch picot – treble with 3 chain picot
Start crocheting here:
Sunflower – Make 2
Center – Make 2 per sunflower
Foundation: Mc with 6 sc OR work 3 ch, join with ss and work 6 sc into circle. (6)
Round 1: (2sc). 6 times. (12)
Round 2: 1sc, (2sc). 6 times. (18)
Round 3: 2sc, (2sc). 6 times. (24)
Round 4: 3sc, (2sc). 6 times. (30)
When you have finished both parts, hold them with WS together and join them with ss and fasten off.
Hold the center so that the slip stitches face the back.
Round 5: (sc, 3dc, sc) into every stitch around. (30 inner petals)
Don’t fasten off.
Work into the back center part.
Round 6: sc, ch 1, skip 1sc. 15 times. (15 and 15 ch-1-sp)
Round 7: ss to ch-1-sp, (sc, hdc, dc, tr with 3-ch-picot, dc, hdc, sc) into ch-1-sp, ch 1 skip 1sc. 15 times. Fasten off. (15 outer petals and 15 ch-1-sp).
Outer petals cont.
Round 8: (sc, dc with 3-ch-picot, sc) in ch-1-sp, ch 3 behind petal from round 7. 15 times. Fasten off, leaving long ends to tie the flower to the hoop. (15 petals and 15 ch-3-sp).
Leaves – make 2 per flowers
Foundation: Ch 13.
Round 1: Start in second ch from hook, 2sc, 2hdc, 2dc, 3tr, 2dc, hdc, sc, ch1 and start working on the other side of the foundation ch, sc, hdc, 2dc, 3tr, 2dc, 2hdc, 2sc. Fasten off, leaving a long tail to sew in.
Once you have crocheted all the pieces, sew two leaves securely to the back of each flower and fasten off all green ends.
Then use the long ends of the sunflower to tie it in place on the hoop. Depending on how secure your knots are, you may also like to add a little bit of strength to your knots with glue or masking tape so that the flower doesn’t flop.