Sunflowers are beautiful and vibrant plants that are known for their large, yellow petals and tall, sturdy stalks. These magnificent flowers can grow up to several feet in height, making them a stunning addition to any garden or landscape.
Not only are sunflowers visually appealing, but they also hold significant symbolism. They are often associated with happiness, warmth, and positivity. Sunflowers have a way of brightening up any space and bringing a sense of joy and optimism. Let’s create our yarn version of the Sunflower!
MEDIUM WEIGHT / WORSTED WEIGHT COTTON BLEND YARN
COLOURS: YELLOW + BROWN
5 MM CROCHET HOOK
YARN A: BROWN; YARN B: YELLOW
With your brown yarn and 5 MM crochet hook, create a Magic Ring (MR).
ROUND 1: Chain (CH) 3 (counts as a stitch), hook in 7 Extend Single Crochet (ESC) stitches inside the MR. Pull the ring close. Total Stitches: 8
** To create your Extended Single Crochet: Insert your hook into the designated stitch and pull up a loop, Yarn Over (YO) and pull through one loop, YO and pull through the last 2 loops on your hook.
ROUND 2: CH 3, ESC in the same stitch, * Extended Single Crochet Increase (ESC INC) in the next 7 stitches. Total Stitches: 16
ROUND 3: * CH 3 (counts as a stitch), ESC INC in the next stitch, Repeat * 8 times, joining Yarn B in the last stitch. Total Stitches: 24
CREATING THE PETALS
*CH 5, Treble Crochet Two Together (TR2TOG), 2 CH Picot, CH 5, SL ST in the same stitch, SL ST in the next 2 stitches, repeat * 10 times.
Fasten off and weave in any loose ends.