Wednesday, October 21, 2015
Yarn: Lion Brand Vanna's Choice Medium Weight #4 yarn in Mustard #128
Hook: G/6 4.25mm crochet hook.
The Center Rounds
The center consists of two groups of rounds a smaller, tighter inner, and a larger outer. The center is separated by a ring of realistic fringe fiber.
To learn how to crochet in rounds, I found that this video on You Tube was very helpful. How to Single Crochet in Rounds
Yarn: Bernat Satin, worsted weight, color mocha 04013
Hook: F/5 3.75mm crochet hook
Crochet 3-4 rows of rounds
Then I switched to a bulkier yarn in a heather striped pattern. I felt this yarn was reminiscent of the stripe and texture of some sunflower seeds. The pattern of the single crochet resembles sunflower seeds nestled and packed in the flower head.
Yarn: Lion Brand, Heartland Thick and Quick, weight super bulky 6, color Sequoia 126
Hook: I/9 5.50mm crochet hook
Attach yarn and continue the rounds with the bulkier yarn. 6-8 rows.
The Fuzzy Ring
To make the sunflower center look even more realistic, I stitched a fringe yarn around the center circle. Sunflowers often have a fibrous texture in this area of the head. I used a large darning needle and stitched in and out pulling the fringe fibers to straighten them.
Yarn: Bernat Boa, Bulky 5, Color Raven 46040
Putting it Together