I must have inherited my love of sunflowers from my mother, who grew many different varieties in her garden. She loved to make big bouquets of them for her kitchen, and always trimmed them with bright red bows!
Even though this little project is quick and easy to make, I incorporated a couple of fun-to-make stitches into the design. The center is worked in dc cluster stitches, and the petals are formed by working a slanted shell stitch, which is one of my favorite techniques for giving an item a scalloped edge. Be sure to use 100% cotton yarn, as it is always best for items that will be used in water.
These little sunflowers make wonderful gift items, but be sure to make a couple to keep for yourself. They will add a sweet touch of summer to your home all year long!
The pattern is in PDF format, so you will need to be able to open Adobe Acrobat. It prints out to 3 pages. I use a large font for easier reading and add lots of pictures.
Skill Level: Easy. This is a clearly written and easy to follow pattern, but basic crochet knowledge is recommended.
Size: About 7" across.