July's Sunflower in Crochet
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July's Flower: The Sunflower
Design by Maggie Petsch
Size: 2-1/2 inches x 3-1/4 inches
Skill Level: Intermediate
- Kreinik's Blending Filament (50m per spool): 1 spool each brown #022 (BFA), citron #028 (BFB) and chartreuse #015 (BFC)
- South Maid crochet cotton size 10 (350 yds per ball): Small amounts each: cappuccino #434 (A), soft yellow #143 (B) and spruce #479 (C)
- Size 7 steel crochet hook or size needed to obtain gauge
- 1-inch pin back
- Sewing needle, green sewing thread and brown sewing thread
- Paper towels or sponge
GAUGE: Check gauge to save time.
Rnds 1-5 = 1 inch in diameter
PATTERN NOTE: Join rnds with a sl st unless otherwise stated.
Rnd 1 (RS): With one strand A and one strand BFA held together, ch 2, 6 sc in second ch from hook, join in first sc. (6 sc)
Rnd 2: Ch 1, 2 sc in same st as joining, 2 sc in each rem sc around, join in first sc. (12 sc)
Rnd 3: Ch 1, sc in same st as joining, 2 sc in next sc, [sc in next sc, 2 sc in next sc] rep around, join in first sc. (18 sc)
Rnd 4: Ch 1, 2 sc in first sc, sc in each of next 2 sc, [2 sc in next sc, sc in each of next 2 sc] rep around, do not join. (24 sc)
Rnd 5: Working in back lps only this rnd, sl st in each sc around, join in beg sl st, fasten off. (24 sl sts)
Rnd 1:With RS facing, working in front lps only around, join one strand B and one strand BFB held tog with a sl st in any sl st, *ch 9, sc in second ch from hook, dc in next ch, tr in each of next 5 chs, hdc in next ch**, sl st in each of next 3 sl sts on Rnd 4, rep from * around, ending last rep at **, sl st in each of next 2 sl sts, join in rem lp of sl st at base of beg ch-9 behind first petal. (8 petals)
Rnd 2: Working in back lps only this rnd behind petals of last rnd, sl st in next st, *ch 10, sc in second ch from hook, dc in next ch, tr in each of next 6 chs, dc in next ch, sk next sl st on Rnd 4**, sl st in each of next 2 sl sts, rep from * around, ending last rep at **, join in next sc, fasten off. (8 petals)
Pin petals of sunflower out and apply starch with paper towel or sponge. Let dry.
LEAF (make 4)
With 1 strand C and 1 strand BFC held tog, ch 16, dc in fourth ch from hook, dc in each of next 7 chs, hdc in each of next 2 chs, sc in each of next 2 chs, (sl st, ch 1, sl st) in last ch; working in rem lps across opposite side of foundation ch, sc in each of next 2 chs, hdc in each of next 2 chs, dc in each of next 7 chs, 2 dc in next ch, fasten off.
Pin leaves out and apply starch with paper towel or sponge. Let dry.
With sewing needle and green sewing thread, using photo as a guide, sew 2 leaves at each side of sunflower along outer edge of Center on WS , overlapping ends slightly. Sew pin back to back of center with sewing needle and brown sewing thread.
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