Well today isn’t as spring time-y as yesterday and it is definitely a bit colder and greyer than it has been, but this cute little Sunflower is sure to cheer you up and brighten your day.
The pattern has been written using standard US crochet terms.
Gauge is not entirely important but my finished Sunflower is approximately 3.5 inches across.
You will need:
3mm crochet hook
Small amount of 4ply cotton (I used roughly 15g of each Canary and Light Brown Scheepjeswol Cotton8)
sc- single crochet
slst- slip stitch
st(s)- stitch (es)
hdc- haft double crochet
dc- double crochet
htr- half treble crochet
1) create 8sc into a magic loop, join with a slst to top of 1st sc.
2) ch1 (not counted as 1st st), 2sc in each st around, join with slst to top of 1st sc- 16 sts
3) ch1 (not counted as 1st st), sc in same st as join, *2sc, sc* rep around ending with 2sc join with slst to top of 1st sc and fasten off.- 24 sts
4) create a standing hdc in to the St where you have fastened off, ch1, hdc in same st, *sk1, (hdc, ch1, hdc)in same st* rep around, join with slst to 1st standing hdc, you will have 2 stitches left unworked, but you have done it right and it should look like this
5 & 6) Sl st to 1St ch sp (ch3 (counts as 1st dc), dc, ch1, 2dc in same ch sp), (2dc, ch1, 2dc) in each ch sp around join to top of ch3 with slst
7) *6htr into ch sp (there is no need for chain stitches as this group will create a nice little fan at the top of your work), slst to 1st dc of next group, 7dc in to ch sp, sl st to 1st dc of next group* repeat around, join with a slst to the start of the round and fasten off. Weave in your ends and you’re all done.
As ever if you have any issues please let me know and I will try to help.