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Sunflower Square number 33

I love sunflowers so I decided to add one or two to my blanket. It is very easy to make and I have added a link to Youtube to explain how to sew it up. I used square 1 as the backing for my sunflower. You can use any yarn for this pattern as long as you use the same thickness for centre and petals.


Centre of flower

Cast on 10 stitches and knit 10 rows cast off. leave a tail for sewing.

Petals of flower

Cast on 10 stitches

Row 1 - knit

Row 2 - k8 k2tog

Row 3 - cast off 7 sts

Row 4 - cast on 8sts using two needle cast on (10 st in total)

Row 5 - knit all stitches

Row 6 - k8, k2tog

Work rows 3 - 6 until you have 9 petals

Last petal - work rows 4 - 6 then cast off all stitches cut yarn leaving about 12" to sew up.


SEWING UP

Centre of flower

using the same colour yarn as centre make a running stitches around the edge of square (fig 1) and pull up tight to make a circle. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i1-B01FB56s

This might need a little bit of fiddling to get it round.(fig 2)

Petals

You will notice that your petals are facing different ways (fig3). Fold every other petal so that they are all facing the same way and sew a running stitch along the bottom of the petals (fig4 +5) pull petals together to form a circle and sew the bottom row together(fig6) to form a circle. Place the centre on the top of your petals (fig7) and turn your work over. Sew the two pieces together(fig8). You can add seeds like mine or just leave your centre plain. Sew your flower to your square(fig9)


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