Sunflowers have always been my favorite. Lately, as I work on my Meal-a-Day crochet fundraiser, I find myself gravitating towards crocheting lots of cheery sunflowers for pins, garlands and bows. Since it's only 2 rounds (that's it!), I thought it'd be ideal to share with you. Fast and fun!
Purple Chair Crochet Presents:
** Sunflower Tutorial **
You will need:
Color A: Center color (yellow, green or brown works best)
Color B: Sunflower colored yarn (yellows, generally, but they come in reds, oranges, and even some green)
1 crochet hook (appropriate size for yarn weight)
To begin: With Color A, chain 4 and slip stitch to the first chain.
Round 1: Chain 2 (counts as 1st dc), and dc 15 more in the loop. Join with a slip stitch and fasten off (if desired). 16 double crochet.
One petal completed.
Continue repeating these petals around. Join with slip stitch, fasten off and weave in ends.
Tah-dah! Add a pin, a hair clip, string them along a garland. Crochet some big green leaves and a stem (maybe that will be an addition to my little tutorial). Sew them to a pillow, a blanket, a hat. Frame it in a shadow box. Hang them on a mobile. Anything. Really.
Have a Lovely Day!