Sunflower for Ukraine

The Sunflower is the National flower of Ukraine and because I wanted to show my support I created this  little sunflower.   I plan to cover my world in Sunflowers to show my support.  

The pattern was sent to all Yarn Me Calm email subscribers free on the first day of March, 2022.  However since then I have been asked numerous times for the pattern to be shared more widely, so here it is!

A big thank you to Bek for testing it for me at the last minute (with no notice at all) to make sure what was in my head translated well enough for others!

I used 8 ply brown and mustard 100% brushed cotton yarn for my Sunflower.  Fiddlesticks Wren has a fabulous range of colours to create your Sunflower, you only need a small amount of each colour so you could make several from each ball of yarn.

 I used a 3.5mm Tulip Etimo Hook for my Sunflower.

 

 

 

US Terms. 

WIth brown yarn, start with a magic ring, chain 2 (counts as first half double crochet) 14 half double crochet into the ring, join with a slip stitch to the first chain 2. (15)

Round 1: Chain 2 (counts as first half double crochet), 1 half double crochet in the same stitch, 2 half double crochet in each stitch around and join with a slip stitch to the first chain 2. (30)

Round 2: Chain 2 (counts as first half double crochet), in the same stitch 1 half double crochet, chain 1, 2 half double crochet, skip 2 stitches. *In the next stitch 2 half double crochet, 1 chain, 2 half double crochet, skip 2 stitches*. Repeat from *to* until the end of the round and join to the first chain with a slip stitch (10 x 4 half double crochet/chain 1 clusters).

Round 3: Join yellow yarn with a standing double crochet in any chain one space (counts as first double crochet). 2 double crochet, 2 chain, 3 double crochet in the same chain space. *3 double crochet, 2 chain, 3 double crochet in the next stitch* . Repeat from * to * and join with a slip stitch the standing double crochet. (10 petals).

Round 4: Chain 1 (counts as 1 single crochet), skip 2 stitches, 8 double crochet in the chain 2 space, skip 3 stitches and 1 single crochet in the space between the skipped stitches and the start of the next 3 double crochet. *Skip 3 double crochet, 8 double crochet in the chain 2 space, skip 3 double crochet and 1 single crochet in the space between the skipped stitches and the start of the next 3 double crochet*. Repeat from * to * join with a slip stitch to the first stitch of the round. (10 petals)

Round 5: 1 chain, 1 front post single crochet around the single crochet directly below. *1 single crochet in the next 4 stitches, chain 3, slip stitch into the first chain (picot), 1 single crochet into the next 4 stitches, 1 front post single crochet around the single crochet*. Repeat from * to * join with a slip stitch to the first front post single crochet. Finish off and weave in ends.

 

UK Terms. 

WIth brown yarn, start with a magic ring, chain 2 (counts as first half treble crochet) 14 half treble crochet into the ring, join with a slip stitch to the first chain 2. (15)

Round 1: Chain 2 (counts as first half treble crochet), 1 half treble crochet in the same stitch, 2 half treble crochet in each stitch around and join with a slip stitch to the first chain 2. (30)

Round 2: Chain 2 (counts as first half treble crochet), in the same stitch 1 half treble crochet, chain 1, 2 half treble crochet, skip 2 stitches. *In the next stitch 2 half treble crochet, 1 chain, 2 half treble crochet, skip 2 stitches*. Repeat from *to* until the end of the round and join to the first chain with a slip stitch (10 x 4 half treble crochet/chain 1 clusters).

Round 3: Join yellow yarn with a standing treble crochet in any chain one space (counts as first treble crochet). 2 treble crochet, 2 chain, 3 treble crochet in the same chain space. *3 treble crochet, 2 chain, 3 treble crochet in the next stitch* . Repeat from * to * and join with a slip stitch the standing treble crochet. (10 petals).

Round 4: Chain 1 (counts as 1 double crochet), skip 2 stitches, 8 treble crochet in the chain 2 space, skip 3 stitches and 1 double crochet in the space between the skipped stitches and the start of the next 3 treble crochet. *Skip 3 treble crochet, 8 treble crochet in the chain 2 space, skip 3 treble crochet and 1 double crochet in the space between the skipped stitches and the start of the next 3 treble crochet*. Repeat from * to * join with a slip stitch to the first stitch of the round. (10 petals)

Round 5: 1 chain, 1 front post double crochet around the double crochet directly below. *1 double crochet in the next 4 stitches, chain 3, slip stitch into the first chain (picot), 1 double crochet into the next 4 stitches, 1 front post double crochet around the double crochet*. Repeat from * to * join with a slip stitch to the first front post double crochet. Finish off and weave in ends.

There are a lot of uses for this cute little sunflower, it makes a perfect sized coaster and sits really flat.  You could join them together as you go by joining through the picot, you could use them as an appliqué and more!  

You are welcome to share the pattern, however please acknowledge that the design belongs to Yarn Me Calm respecting my rights as a designer, thank you!  I would also love it if you tag me if you make any of my designs!

I do my best to make sure that there aren't any errors but hey, I'm human!  If you do find any bugs in the pattern please don't hesitate to contact me via email so I can iron them out!

I am not perfect so I definitely make mistakes!

If you have questions about this pattern, please contact me at

andrea@yarnmecalm.com.au

 

I hope you enjoy the pattern!

Andrea x