I love sunflowers so a couple of years ago I decided to plant some in my yard. I planted 3 different kinds, in 3 rows, the length of this fence. Between birds and my lab, Oila, this is all that came up.
At least I did get a few. Sunflowers are such a happy addition to my yard.
Next spring I am going to start my seeds inside. I think plants will have a better chance. None of the tall ones came up like they did last year.
Since sunflowers brighten my yard, I wanted some for my kitchen too. I hope you will enjoy this set.
Last year I created a set of sunflowers for our gift event and just kept adding pieces to it because we had a lot of fun making them. Each week this month I will add another piece of the set. Patterns from the set will be listed below:
Kitchen Sunflowers Hanging Towel Crochet Pattern
The pattern for this towel is available below, here on the blog.
- Yarn: 240 yards variegated yellow cotton yarn, 30 yards brown cotton yarn, 30 yards yellow cotton yarn
- Crochet Hooks: H (5mm), I (5.5mm)
- Notions: Yarn needle for weaving in ends, ¾” button
- Optional: Measuring tape, scissors
- Finished Measurement: 17” long x 12.5” wide
- Gauge: not needed for this project.
- The first stitch of each row is worked into the same stitch as the turning chain.
- Stitch count remains the same unless noted at end of row/round.
- If you have any questions about this pattern please contact [email protected].
Cluster: *YO, insert hook in the st, pull up a loop*, repeat two more times, YO and pull through all 7 loops on hook.
1. With an I hook and ww cotton yarn (variegated yellow in sample), ch 41, sc in the 2nd ch from hook and in each ch across. (40sts)
2. Ch 1, turn, hdc in the same st, hdc in the next st, *cluster in the next st (see page one for special stitch), hdc 4*, repeat until 3 sts remain, cluster in the next st, hdc 2.
3. Repeat previous row until piece measures 12-12.5” from starting edge.
4. Ch 1, turn, *sc 3, sc2tog*, repeat to end of row. (32sts)
5. Ch 1, turn, sc2tog, sc 6, repeat to end of row. (28sts)
6. Ch 1, turn, sc2tog, sc 5, repeat to end of row. (24sts)
7. Ch 1, turn, sc2tog, sc 4, repeat to end of row. (20sts)
8. Ch 1, turn, sc2tog, sc 3, repeat to end of row. (16sts)
9. Ch 1, turn, sc in each st to end of row.
10. Ch 1, turn, sc2tog, sc 6, repeat once. (14sts)
11. Ch 1, turn, sc2tog, sc 5, repeat once. (12sts)
12. Ch 1, turn, sc in each st to end of row.
13. Ch 1, turn, sc2tog, sc 4, repeat once. (10sts)
14. Ch 1, turn, sc in each st to end of row.
15. Ch 1, turn, sc2tog, sc 3, repeat to end of row. (8sts)
16. Ch 1, turn, sc2tog, sc 2, repeat to end of row. (6sts)
17-22. Ch 2, turn, hdc in each st to end of row.
23. This step creates the buttonhole. Ch 1, turn, sc 2, ch 3, sk 2, sc 2.
24. Ch 1, turn, sc2tog, sc 2 in space, sc2tog. Finish off and weave in the end.
Button: with a yarn needle and matching yarn, sew the button to the top of the cloth before the skinny section begins. The side with the button is now the back of the cloth. The sunflower will be sewn to the opposite side.
Bottom Edge Trim: With the front of the cloth towards you, attach matching yarn to the bottom right st with an I hook. LOOSELY sl st in each st across the bottom edge. Weave in ends. This will help keep the bottom edge from rolling.
Small Sunflower (make 1-2)
1. With an H hook and ww yarn (brown or color of choice), create a circle of 8 sc sts (or preferred method for starting a circle of 8 sc sts), pull closed and sl st in first st to join. (8sts)
2. Ch 1, 2sc in each st to end of round, sl st to join. (16sts)
3. Ch 1, *sc, 2sc in next st*, repeat to end of round, sl st to join. (24sts)
4. Finish off the brown and change to yellow yarn. *ch 2, dc in the same st, ch 2, sl st in the 2nd ch from hook, (dc, ch 2, sl st) in the next st, sl st in the next st*, repeat to end of round. Finish off and weave in ends. (12 petals)
With a yarn needle and yarn to match the center of the flower, sew the center to the front of the cloth so the petals cover the top loop of the cloth (when buttoned).
Optional: Sew the additional flower so it overlaps the first flower or to the bottom corner of the cloth.