If you make some of these crochet flowers I hope they brighten up your day as much as they do mine!
I have sunflower ones strung together using a basic crochet chain stitch in our back garden, these have a brown centre with yellow petals. On our allotment I have a string of brightly coloured ones with yellow centres. I’ve had lots of compliments about the ones at 5B from fellow allotmenteers on our site.
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I used a 4.5 hook and DK wool. For bigger flowers use a larger hook. Great flower to add to a hat, scarf or hairband, also makes a pretty brooch using a smaller hook.
The pattern uses UK terms.
Rnd 1 Make 6 DC into the second stitch from the hook
Rnd 2 Ch 1 Make 2 DC in each DC of the previous round, slip stitch into first stitch (12)
Rnd 3 Ch 1 Make 2 DC in the first stitch, 1 DC in the second stitch, continue this to the end of the row, slip stitch into first stitch (18)
Rnd 4 Ch 1 Make 2 DC in the first stitch, 1 DC in the second and 1 DC in the third stitch, continue this to the end of the row, slip stitch into first stitch (24)
Cut wool and add new colour
Rnd 5 Chain 3 then three TR crochet into the first stitch of the next row, miss the next two stitches then make four TR in the next stitch. Continue to make four TR in every third stitch to the end.
Rnd 6 Chain 1, make five TR in the middle of the four TR of the previous row, chain 1, make 1 DC in the space before the next four TR stitches. Continue this to the end of the row. Fasten off and sew in the ends.
You can see below that it took a couple of attempts to get this pattern how I wanted it. I’m loving the bright multi coloured wool that I bought. I’m going to use different shades of yellow and these will brighten up our allotment in the spring.