March 4, 2012

"Sunny Days Ahead...."

Have I mentioned that I am in love with Pinterest?  It is so much fun to wander and get lost in all the beautiful pins!  I've found countless new crochet patterns and blogs through this crazy wandering so if you haven't ventured or stumbled upon it, trust me, you won't be disappointed!  Just click here...

Ok, back to the business at hand (or in the hands being worked on!)  I saw this adorable Blythe doll hat a few days ago on Pinterest and fell totally in love...isn't it soooo sweet!

Photo from Flickr

 I just had to have that sunflower pattern...but pattern anywhere to be found.  I scanned Ravelry and several other sources...but nothing quite like this flower design showed up.  So I set out to make my own pattern...and think I captured it pretty well....

                                        I was pretty darn excited when I got done!! 

 So for anyone else who really really wants a "growing in the field" type sunflower - here it is! 

Crochet Sunflower                                                                              
Worsted Weight Yarn - Dark Brown, Bright Yellow
Crochet Hook – 5.50 mm ( size I ) 

All terms are American crochet -
Stitches used:  hdbl (half double)  dbl (double)  htrb (half treble)

American htrb =
  • Yo twice. Insert hook in next stitch and draw up a loop (4 loops on hook)
  • Yo and draw through two loops (3 loops on hook)
  • Yo and draw through remaining loops (1 loop on hook)
  • Picot – chain three, sl st into third chain from hook 

    Center - Dark Brown:
    Row 1 – ch 4 and join to make circle
    Row 2 – 6 sc in center and place stitch marker (6)
    Row 3 – 2sc into each sc around (12)
    Row 4 – 2sc in first ch space, 1 sc in next ch space *repeat around* (18)
    Row 5 – 2sc in first ch space, 1 sc in next two ch spaces, *repeat around* (24) 

    Petals - Change to yellow

    SL stitch into next ch space – entire petal is made in this ch space throughout
    1st petal  – chain 2 (counts as first hdbl), dbl, htrb, picot, htrb, dbl, hdbl
    Skip 1 ch space and sl stitch into the next chain space 
    Second and all remaining petals:
    In same ch space as you sl st – hdbl, dbl, htrb, picot, htrb, dbl, hdbl – skip one chain space and start next petal in the next chain
    Repeat this petal all the way around until you meet first petal made

    Bind off – weave in ends - DONE! 

    Attach to purse, pin or hat for a sunny and happy accessory!


    Mylise said...

    J'adore !!!!
    Bravo, it's a wonderful work...I love all you have done...
    Bonne semaine, amitiés.

    Anna said...

    The hat is tooo cuuute !
    Have a nice week.

    Anna said...

    precioso blog,e visto tus mantas y me encantan,te sigo besos!

    Anna said...

    precioso blog! e visto tus mantas tan coloridas y fantastocas y me encantan te sigo!besos!

    FILIGREE MOON said...

    So pretty! Thank you for sharing your pattern.

    Annie said...

    Helloooo, and thanks for popping by at knitsofacto :D

    Your tiny sunflower is adorable, thank you for sharing the pattern. I am totally a novice when it comes to crochet but I shall certainly have a bash at these :D

    Sunflower Girl said...

    LOVE sunflowers with a passion, so I love the sunflower pattern.... BUT.... I also LOVE the hat... where can I find that particular pattern and pattern for the other flowers please?? Thanks for sharing your sunflower pattern!!! LOVE IT!!!!!

    Gabriele said...

    Sonnenblumen gehören zu meinen Lieblingsblumen ♥ Dankeschön für Deine Sonnenblumenanleitung. Thanks a lot - Gabriele von der Zimtstange

    Kyla said...

    I absolutely LOVE this tutorial! This is a beautiful Sunflower that is also easy to create for a beginner! I have already made three for family and wore mine to a job interview! Thanks so, so much for providing us with this tutorial! Sunflowers are my favorite, so this pattern is definitely a keeper!

    Susiee said...

    The sunflower couldn't be cuter. It came out just perfect. I am attaching it to a beach bag and know that the sunflower lover that I'm giving this bag to will be pleased.
    Thank you for sharing your pattern.

    RacMacA said...

    Just want to say, I like yours better :)

    Brenda said...

    Great job! Thanks for sharing the pattern.spec

    Anonymous said...

    Sunflowers are my favorite! ♥ I have a pattern but it takes forever and is layered so you have to start it when your finished. I don't like it. However, I stumpled upon your pattern through Pintrest and I LOVE IT!! Thank you so much for making such a perfect sunflower that will make me happy in my spring hat days!!

    Renee•Candy Stick Lane said...

    I'm trying it tonight so excited. Found you On ravelry. Thank you for this pattern

    Unknown said...

    This is so beautiful. Thank you for the pattern.