Sunny Day Sun­flow­ers

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FIN­ISHED MEA­SURE­MENT

113/4 inches in di­am­e­ter at widest point

MA­TE­RI­ALS

• Liz­beth size 10 cro­chet cot­ton (122 yds per ball): 1 ball each #602 nat­u­ral, #705 bright yel­low, #692 mocha brown dark, #676 leaf green dark and #695 bright or­ange • Size 7/1.65mm steel cro­chet hook

or size needed to ob­tain gauge • Ta­pes­try nee­dle

GAUGE

Sun­flower rnds 1–10 = 23/4 inches

PAT­TERN NOTES

Weave in loose ends as work pro­gresses. Join with slip stitch as in­di­cated un­less oth­er­wise stated. Chain-3 at be­gin­ning of round counts as first dou­ble cro­chet un­less oth­er­wise stated.

SPE­CIAL STITCHES

Be­gin­ning pop­corn (beg pc): Ch 3, 3 dc in in­di­cated st or sp, drop lp from hook, in­sert hook in 3rd ch of beg ch-3, pick up dropped lp and draw through st on hook.

Pop­corn (pc): 4 dc in in­di­cated st or sp, drop lp from hook, in­sert hook in first dc of 4-dc group, pick up dropped lp and draw through st on hook.

Pi­cot: Ch 3, sl st in top of last st made. Be­gin­ning V-stitch (beg V-st): Ch 6, dc in same sp as beg ch-6.

V-stitch (V-st): (Dc, ch 3, dc) in in­di­cated st or sp.

3-tre­ble clus­ter (3-tr cl): (Yo hook twice, in­sert hook in in­di­cated st, yo, draw up a lp, yo draw through 2 lps on hook) 3 times, yo, draw through all 4 lps on hook.

DOILY FLOWER MO­TIF

Make 6. Rnd 1 (RS): With brown, form a slip ring (see il­lus­tra­tion), beg pc (see Spe­cial Stitches), ch 3, ( pc— see Spe­cial Stitches, ch 3) 5 times in ring, draw ring closed, join (see Pat­tern Notes) in beg pc. (6 pc, 6 ch-3 sps)

Rnd 2: Sl st in next ch-3 sp, (beg pc, ch 3, pc, ch 3) in same ch-3 sp, [{pc, ch 3} twice in next ch-3 sp] around, join in beg pc. Fas­ten off. (12 pc, 12 ch-3 sps)

Rnd 3: Join yel­low in last ch-3 sp made, ch 1, 3 sc in same ch-3 sp (sc, ch 8, sc) in next ch-3 sp, [3 sc in next ch-3 sp, (sc, ch 8, sc) in next ch-3 sp] around, join in beg sc. (30 sc, 6 ch-8 sps)

Rnd 4: Sl st next sc, (7 dc, ch 3, 7 dc) in next ch-8 lp, [sk next 2 sc, sl st in next sc, (7 dc, ch 3, 7 dc) in next ch-8 lp] around, join in beg sc, drop yel­low, do not fas­ten off. (84 dc, 6 ch-3 sps, 6 sl sts)

Rnd 5: With RS fac­ing, work­ing be­hind pe­tals, join or­ange, *(sc,

pi­cot— see Spe­cial Stitches, sc, ch 7) all in next sp be­tween sc sts of next petal, over ch from rnd 2, rep from * around, join in beg sc. Fas­ten off. (12 sc, 6 pi­cots, 6 ch-7 sps)

Rnd 6: Draw up lp of yel­low, sc 1 loosely, sl st in ch-7 lp di­rectly be­hind work, ch 1, (2 sc, ch 7, 2 sc, ch 2) in same ch sp us­ing care to keep pi­cot of pre­vi­ous rnd in front of ch-2 sp, *(2 sc, ch 7, 2 sc, ch 2) in next ch-7 sp us­ing care to keep pi­cot of pre­vi­ous rnd in front of ch-2 sp, rep from * around. Fas­ten off. (12 sc, 6 ch-7 sps, 6 ch-2 sps)

Rnd 7: Sl st in next sc and in next ch-7 lp, ( ch 3— see Pat­tern

Notes, 6 dc, ch 3, 7 dc) in same ch-7 lp, sl st in next ch-2 sp, *(7 dc, ch 3, 7 dc) in next ch-7 lp, sl st in next ch-2 sp, rep from * around, join in 3rd ch of beg ch-3. Fas­ten off. (84 dc, 6 ch-3 sps, 6 sl sts)

Rnd 8 (RS): Work­ing be­hind pe­tals, join or­ange, *(sc, pi­cot, sc, ch 8) in same sp be­tween sc sts of next petal, over the ch from rnd 2, rep from * around, join in beg sc. Fas­ten off. (12 sc, 6 pi­cots, 6 ch-8 sps)

Rnd 9: Join green in next ch-8 sp, ch 1, (3 sc, ch 8, 3 sc, ch 2) in same ch-8 sp, [(3 sc, ch 8, 3 sc, ch 2) in next ch-8 sp] around, join in beg sc. (36 sc, 8 ch-8 sps, 8 ch-2 sps)

Rnd 10: Sl st in next 2 sc, sl st in next ch-8 lp, (ch 3, 6 dc, ch 3, 7 dc) in same ch-8 lp, 3 sc next ch-2 sp, *(7 dc, ch 3, 7 dc) in next

ch-8 lp, 3 sc in next ch-2 sp, rep from * around, join in 3rd ch of beg ch-3. Fas­ten off. (84 dc, 6 ch-3 sps, 18 sc) Rnd 11: Join nat­u­ral in ch-3 sp of leaf, ch 1, *(sc, ch 3, sc) in ch-3 sp of leaf, ch 7, (tr, ch 3, tr) in 2nd sc of next 3-sc group be­tween leaves, rep from * around, join in beg sc. (12 sc, 12 tr, 12 ch-3 sps, 12 ch-7 sps)

Rnd 12: Sl st in next ch-3 sp, ch 1, (sc, ch 3, sc) in same ch-3 sp, (sc, pi­cot, sc) in 4th ch of next ch-7 sp, ch 3, [sc, ch 3] twice in next ch-3 sp be­tween tr sts, (sc, pi­cot, sc) in 4th ch of next ch-7, ch 3, *(sc, ch 3, sc) in next ch-3 sp, (sc, pi­cot, sc) in 4th ch of ch-7 sp, ch 3, (sc, ch 3) twice in ch-3 sp be­tween tr sts, (sc, pi­cot, sc) in 4th ch of next ch-7 sp, ch 3, rep from * around, join in beg sc. Fas­ten off. (48 sc, 12 pi­cots, 36 ch-3 sps)

Rnds 1–11: Rep rnds 1–11 of Flower Mo­tif. Rnd 12: Rep rnd 12 of Flower

Mo­tif, do not fas­ten off. Rnd 13: Sl st in next ch-3 sp,

beg V-st (see Spe­cial Stitches) in same ch-3 sp, ch 9, sk next ch-3 sp, pi­cot and next ch-3 sp, * V-st

(see Spe­cial Stitches) in next ch-3 sp, ch 9, sk next ch-3 sp, pi­cot and next ch-3 sp, rep from * around, join in 3rd ch of beg ch-6. (12 V-sts, 12 ch-9 sps)

Rnd 14: Sl st in next V-st, ch 1, (sc, ch 2, keep­ing next Flower Mo­tif to right, sl st in next Flower Mo­tif in ch-3 sp at tip of leaf on rnd 12, ch 2, sc) in same ch sp on Cen­ter Flower Mo­tif, sc in next ch-9 sp, (pi­cot, sc) 7 times in same ch-9 sp, (2 sc, pi­cot, 2 sc) in next V-st, sc in next ch-9 sp, (pi­cot, sc) 7 times in same ch-9 sp, *(sc, ch 2, sl st in next Flower Mo­tif in ch-3 sp at tip of leaf on rnd 12, ch 2, sc) in same ch sp on Cen­ter Mo­tif, sc in next ch-9 sp, (pi­cot, sc) 7 times in same ch-9 sp, (2 sc, pi­cot, 2 sc) in next V-st, sc in next ch-9 sp, (pi­cot, sc) 7 times in same ch-9 sp, rep from * around, join in beg sc. Fas­ten off. (132 sc, 90 pi­cots, 12 ch-2 sps, 6 sl sts) Rnd 15: Now work­ing on outer edge of 6 Flower Mo­tifs, join nat­u­ral in 7th free ch-3 sp on any Flower Mo­tif on outer edge, ch 1, [sc in same ch-3 sp, ch 7, sk next pi­cot, sc in next ch-3 sp, ch 7, sk next ch-3 sp] 7 times, sc in next ch-3 sp, ch 7, sk next pi­cot, sc in next ch-3 sp, ch 7, *in cor­re­spond­ing ch-3 sp on next Mo­tif [sc in ch-3 sp, ch 7, sk next pi­cot, sc in next ch-3 sp, ch 7, sk next ch-3 sp] 7 times, sc in next ch-3 sp, ch 7, sk next pi­cot, sc in next ch-3 sp, ch 7, rep from * around, join in beg sc. Fas­ten off. (96 sc, 96 ch-7 sps)

Make 6.

Row 1: Join brown in 2nd to last ch-7 sp made on Flower Mo­tif, ch 1, sc in same ch sp,

work­ing in ch-7 sp be­tween Flower Mo­tifs (pc, ch 3) 3 times, pc in ch-7 sp, sc in next ch-7 sp on next Flower Mo­tif. Fas­ten off. (4 pc, 2 sc) Row 2: Join or­ange in next ch-7 sp on Flower Mo­tif above where brown was at­tached, ch 1, sc in same ch-7 sp, [5 tr in next ch-3 sp] 3 times, sc in next ch-7 sp on next free Flower Mo­tif. Fas­ten off. (15 tr, 2 sc)

Row 3: Join yel­low in next ch-7 sp on Flower Mo­tif above where or­ange was at­tached, ch 1, sc in same ch-7 sp, [ 3-tr cl (see Spe

cial Stitches) in next tr, ch 3, sk next tr] 7 times, 3-tr cl in next tr, sc in next free ch-7 sp on next Flower Mo­tif. Fas­ten off. (8 3-tr cls, 7 ch-3 sps, 2 sc) Rep Rows 1–3 in each ch-7 sp be­tween Flower Mo­tifs. CW

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