My sunflower is worked in 8ply yarn, however if you would like a smaller motif, you may adapt this pattern to be worked in fine crochet cotton.
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Sunflower Motif Pattern
Measurements: Approximately 17cm [6.75ins] in diameter.
Materials: 20g ball 8ply synthetic yellow yarn, small amount of black or dark brown 8ply synthetic yarn, 5.00mm crochet hook.
Tension: Check after one petal is completed. Petal = 6.5cm [2.55ins]
Stitches: Chain, Slip Stitch, Trebles, Double Crochet.
Using black, work 3ch and join with a ss to form a ring.
1st Round: Work 3ch, 9tr into ring, join with ss into 3rd of 3ch. Fasten off.
1st Petal: Join yellow into top of tr, work 11ch, ss into 1st ch, 1dc into each of next 10 ch, ss into join, ss into next tr on br center. Work along other side of petal to correspond, finishing with 1ss into last ch. Fasten off. First petal made.
2nd Petal: Join yellow into top of next tr, work 11ch, ss into 1st ch, 1dc into each of next 10ch, ss into last tr used on 1st petal, ss into join and into next tr. Finish petal as 1st petal.
Work remaining petals as per 2nd petal, joining last petal to previous petal and 1st petal.
Work a round of dc over joinings of petals to center, by passing yarn around back of each petal
Press petals flat with a warm iron.
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