19 October 2011

Free Crochet Pattern: Sunflower Motif



Round 1      3.5mm Hook and brown DK yarn, Ch6, join with SS to form ring.

Round 2      Ch3, DC11 into ring, join with SS into first space.

Round 3      [Ch4, SS into same space, SS into next space], repeat [ ] all the way round. = 12 Loops

Round 4    You will now be working behind the loops created in round 3 but hooking into spaces of round 2. This creates a second round of loops which fall behind and are visible between the loops made in the previous round.

SS into first space, [C4, SS into next space], repeat [ ] 11 times more, SS into first space to join. = 12 loops.

Round 5    Join yellow DK yarn into vertical running stitch below loop on wrong side of piece, [Ch3, SS to next vertical stitch], repeat [ ] 11 times = 12 loops.













Round 6    SS into first loop, Ch3, hdc5 keeping stitches on hook, draw yarn through all stitches to complete stitches and form petal, [Ch3, hdc6, draw yarn through all stitches to form petal], repeat [ ] 11 times more, join with SS to top of first petal = 12 petals

Round 7    SS into first loop, Ch3, hdc5 keeping stitches on hook, draw yarn through all stitches to complete stitches and form petal, [Ch5, hdc6, draw yarn through all stitches to form petal], repeat [ ] 11 times more, join with SS to top of first petal = 12 petals .

Round 8    Join on green DK yarn, SS to first loop, Ch3, DC5, DC1 into top of petal, [DC6, DC1 into top of petal] repeat [ ] 11 times more. Tie off to end.


Use this motif as a coaster or stitch sides together to form a napkin ring. They would also look great threaded onto a crochet chain to make a sunflower garland on their own or alternated with my pumpkins from earlier this month for a seasonal feel. They would also look lovely joined together to make a lacy tablecloth or afghan.  Enjoy and please show me what you make, would love to see.


3 comments:

Carina said...

Oh I love this. What a brilliant pattern! Now I want to make a whole blanket of sunflowers - if only I had the time...! :-)

Anonymous said...

these are so cute! i'm going to make a lot and attach them to make a lightweight scarf! thanks for the pattern.

churchgirl said...

Absolutely adorable, I am thinking of making some coasters!!