It’s sunflower season. Although the sunflowers in my garden are taking their time, like everything else does (I am starting to think my garden has its own microclimate), I am seeing sunflowers everywhere, in gardens, in the fields and of course in crochet. And so it is not surprizing that the flower the we started last week is gaining big bright yellow petals, just like the sunflowers. And that makes me happy, because I just loves these cheerful flowers, whose bright yellow heads make me smile and who are later a good source of food for the garden birds. I hope that you also enjoy adding the sunflower petals to these squares.
This week, we are adding more petals to the corner squares.
Tapestry needle and sharp scissors
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The pattern is written using UK terminology, for a conversion chart to US terminology click this link.
The blanket is worked in the round. You do not need to turn your work after each row 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 row: Chain 1 to move up to the next round if the round starts with double crochet. Chain 2 if the round starts with a half treble crochet, and chain 3 if the round starts with a treble crochet. These chains count as the first stitch in the row
Ch – chain
dc – double crochet
dtr – double treble crochet
Fptr – front post double treble
Htr – half treble
Tr – treble
Start crocheting here:
Use Gold. [dc, htr, 2tr, dtr, 2tr, htr, dc] in ch-5-sp. 8 times. Fasten off. (72).
Use Sunshine. Fptr over fptr from round 6, ch 7 behind petal. 8 times. (8 stitches and 8 ch-7-sp)
[dc, htr, 2tr, 3dtr, 2tr, htr, dc] in ch-7-sp. 8 times. Fasten off. (88)
The size of the flower should now be approx. 17 cm in diameter.