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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

Materials needed:

  • 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
  • Starch
  • Paper towels or sponge

Instructions:

GAUGE: Check gauge to save time.

Rnds 1-5 = 1 inch in diameter

PATTERN NOTE: Join rnds with a sl st unless otherwise stated. 

FLOWER

Center

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)

Petals

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. 

FINISHING

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.

Would this product be useful in your business (ie, manufacturing, teaching, retail)? If so, you could benefit from bulk quantities at wholesale pricing. To open a wholesale account, we require a copy of your business license on file. Send a copy along with your business name and contact info to: 

  • Kreinik Customer Service Department, 1708 Gihon Road, Parkersburg, WV 26101 USA
  • or fax it to 304-428-4326

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