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Showing posts with label sunny flowers. Show all posts
Showing posts with label sunny flowers. Show all posts

Friday, 21 August 2015

Sunflower for Mom

One of the GIFTS I made to hand out on the day of interment of Mommy's ashes was this little Sunflower Mandala design (I made one for the table next to Mom's chair).

I call it "Sunflower for Mommy"

sunflower mandala

The pattern can be found on RAVELRY

sunflower mandala

To celebrate the release of my new pattern I am offering a 30% discount on the purchase of all or any of my three Sunflower Patterns - using Coupon Code SUN0002.    This promotion is valid from now until Sunday, 23 August 2015.

sunflower mandala

I am working on a FREE pattern for a little butterfly which looks lovely sitting on the corner of the mandala - so keep an eye on this and my Zooty Owl Facebook Page!

sunflower mandala

My wonderful crochet buddy Lori Brozo tested this pattern for me (she also made quite a few)!    Thank you so much Lori - I can always rely on you to get the testing done swiftly and accurately!    You ROCK!
 sunflower mandala

Have a wonderful, sunshiney weekend!

Thursday, 8 May 2014

Sunny Flower Coasters: Pattern

Some time ago I made up a little gift for someone special - a mandala and matching coasters.     

crochet mandala

I like to play around with the same basic stitch groupings and designs to see what different effects I can come up with!

The Dahlia centre is an extension of the Sunny Flower which forms the basis of the SUNNY FLOWER MINI MANDALA designed for the Yarndale Yarnbomb! 

I had already written up the pattern for the coasters - but had to wait until after the Yarndale secret was out to publish this!

crochet mandala

Pattern Terms:  US 

 
Yarn:  Raeesah Cotton Soft DK (100% cotton) 
Hook: 4.00mm 
Size:    11cm (4.5 inches)

Skill Level:  Novice

 
Foundation:  4ch,  ss into 1st ch to form circle 

Row 1:  3ch (counts as 1dc);  11 dc into circle;  ss into 3rd ch at start to close (12dc) 


Row 2:  Join yarn into any sp between dc,  3ch (counts as 1dc) 1dc in same space as join (2dc grouping);  *2dc into each sp between dc  (2dc grouping)* *to* to end;   ss into top of 3ch at start to close (24dc)

Row 3:  Join yarn in space between any 2dc groups;  3ch (counts as 1st trc),  2trc into next space as follows - work the first and second parts of the stitch leaving last loop on your hook, into next space work the first and second part of 1 trc leaving the last loop on your hook (four loops on hook).   Yarn over hook and draw through all the loops on your hook to form your cluster;  4ch;  (into same space as last trc, work 1st trc of 4trc cluster;  into next space work 2nd & 3rd tr of 4trc cluster;  into next space work the last st of 4trc cluster, 4ch) x 11 (12 x 4trc clusters made);   sl st into top of first cluster to close.   Break off yarn.

Row 4:    Join yarn in 4 ch space between clusters;  3ch (counts as 1dc), 4dc (5dc grouping), 1ch into same space as join;  *5dc (5dc grouping), 1ch into next 4ch space* *to* 11 x (12 x groupings);  ss into top of 3ch at start to close.

Row 5   ss into any dc;  *1ch, 1ss into top of  next dc*  *to* to end 1ch, ss into ss at start of edging.

NOTE:  

I have provided row by row photos and explanations for the Sunny Flower Mini Mandala HERE

(Rows 1 - 4 are exactly the same!)

Tuesday, 29 April 2014

Sunny Flower Mini Mandala


crochet mandala


Pattern Terms:  US 



Yarn:  Raeesah Cotton Soft DK (100% cotton) 
Hook:  4.00mm 
Size:  18cm (7 inches)

Skill Level: 
Novice



crochet mandala

Foundation:  4ch,  sl st into 1st ch to form circle 

Row 1:  3ch (counts as 1dc);  11 dc into circle;  sl st into 3rd ch at start to close (12dc)


crochet mandala

Row 2:  Join yarn into any sp between dc,  3ch (counts as 1dc) 1dc in same space as join (2dc grouping);  *2dc into each sp between dc  (2dc grouping)* *to* to end;   sl st into top of 3ch at start to close (24dc)


crochet mandala

Row 3:  Join yarn in space between any 2dc groups;  3ch (counts as 1st trc),  2trc into next space as follows - work the first and second parts of the stitch leaving last loop on your hook, into next space work the first and second part of 1 trc leaving the last loop on your hook (four loops on hook).   Yarn over hook and draw through all the loops on your hook to form your cluster;  4ch;  (into same space as last trc, work 1st trc of 4trc cluster;  into next space work 2nd & 3rd tr of 4trc cluster;  into next space work the last st of 4trc cluster, 4ch) x 11 (12 x 4trc clusters made);   sl st into top of first cluster to close.   Break off yarn.


crochet mandala


crochet mandala

Row 4:    Join yarn in 4 ch space between clusters;  3ch (counts as 1dc), 4dc (5dc grouping), 1ch into same space as join;  *5dc (5dc grouping), 1ch into next 4ch space* *to* 11 x (12 x groupings);  sl st into top of 3ch at start to close.


crochet mandala

Row 5:  Join yarn in 1st dc of any 5dc grouping;   2ch (counts as 1hdc);  1hdc into each of next 4dc; 1hdc into 1ch sp:  *1hdc into each of next 5dc, 1hdc into 1ch sp* x 5;   sl st into top op 2ch at start to close.


crochet mandala

Row 6:  Join yarn in any sp between 2 hdc;  4ch in same sp as join (counts as 1sc, 3ch);  *skip 2sp between hdc;   1sc, 3ch into next sp between hdc* *to* to end sl st into 1st of 4ch at start to close.


crochet mandala

Row 7:  Join yarn in an 3ch sp;  3ch (counts as 1dc), 3dc in same sp as join (4dc grouping);  *4dc in next 3ch space (4dc grouping)* *to* to end;  sl st into top of 3ch at start to close.


crochet mandala

Row 8:  Join yarn in any sp between 4dc groupings;  5ch in same sp as join (counts as 1sc, 4ch);  *1sc, 4ch in next space between 4dc groupings* *to* to end sl st into 1st of 4ch at start to close.


crochet mandala

Row 9:  Join yarn in any 4ch sp, 1ch(counts as 1sc); 4sc into same sp as join;   *5sc into next 4ch sp* *to* to end;   sl st into 1ch at start to close.


crochet mandala