FREE Crochet Sunflower Pattern

Free crochet sunflower pattern.

I have had several messages this evening from customers asking me if they can use my crochet pattern to make sunflower brooches to raise money for the Ukrainian refugees. So I decided to release a free crochet sunflower pattern in case anyone else would like to do the same.

In case you’re wondering why the sunflower has come to represent Ukraine, here’s an article with some more information: https://www.scmp.com/news/world/russia-central-asia/article/3168742/how-sunflowers-became-symbol-ukraines-resistance

Here’s the printable PDF:

free crochet sunflower

Let’s Get Started:

In brown make a magic ring

Round 1        in the ring make (ch3, 1tr) ch1, *2trcl, ch1*, repeat from * to ** 4 more times, sl st to top of first treble (skipping over ch3), do not fasten off (6 clusters, 6x ch1 spaces)

Round 2        in same place as sl st make (ch3, 1tr), ch1, make 2trcl in ch1 space, ch1, *make 2trcl in top of next cluster from round 1, ch1, make 2trcl in ch1 space,ch1** repeat from * to ** all the way around, sl st to top of first treble (skipping over top of ch3), fasten off (12 clusters, 12 ch1 spaces)

Your work may curl in slightly at this point, please don’t worry, it will even out next round

sunflower crochet

Round 3        join yellow in any ch1 space, in the same space make (ch3, 2dtrcl, ch3, sl st), ch1, *in the next ch1 space make (sl st, ch3, 2dtrcl, ch3, sl st), ch1,** repeat from * to ** all the way around, finishing with a sl st in the first space you worked in (in front of petal), do not fasten off (12 petals)

Round 4        ch1, sl st in the next ch1 space (pulling the petal from round 3 forward so that the ch1 lies behind it), in the same place make (ch3, 2dtrcl, ch3, sl st), ch1, *in the next ch1 space make (sl st, ch3, 2dtrcl, ch3, sl st) ch1**, repeat from * to ** all the way around, fasten off (12 petals)

Weave in ends and block by steaming with an iron or dampening and pulling petals into shape, you can also spray with starch to help set the shape.

Sew a brooch back or hairclip in place or attach to a bag or hat!!

Christmas Eve Shawl Crochet Along – Part 6

Hi all, apologies for the delay posting this today! It’s the first day of school holidays for us which has led to all sorts of ridiculous things delaying me, for example having to do my son’s paper round for him!!!

Thank you to everyone who has shared photos of their shawls so far!! They all look amazing!!

So today we are adding the edging. I chose to add tassels to mine (another cause of the delay!!) but these are optional of course! If you decide to add tassels mine took about 1.5 hours to do, but I LOVE the way they look.

I have added 4 rounds for the edging but you can stop at any point because all of the rouns look nice!!

Row 42 join new colour in first stitch, ch7, make 1dtr in same stitch, skip 3 stitches, *in next stitch make (1dtr, ch3, 1dtr), skip 3 stitches** repeat from * to ** until point, in point make (1dtr, ch3, 1dtr, ch3, 1dtr), mark middle dtr with sm, skip 3 stitches, repeat from * to ** all the way along to final 4 stitches, skip 3 stitches, in 3rd of ch3 make (1dtr, ch3, 1dtr)

Row 43 ch4, turn, make 1dtrcl in first ch sp, ch3, *make 1dtrcl in next ch sp, ch3**, repeat from * to ** until point, in point make 5dtr, mark 3rd of 5dtr with sm, ch3, repeat from * to ** until end of row, ch1, make 1dtr in 4th of ch7, fasten off

Row 44 join new colour in first stitch, ch3, make 2tr in same stitch, make 1tr in ch1, *make 1tr in cluster, make 3tr in ch3 sp, **, repeat from * to ** until 5dtr, make 1tr in each of next 2 stitches, in point make 5tr, move sm to 3rd of these, make 1tr in each of next 2 stitches, make 3tr in ch3 sp, repeat from * to ** until last cluster, make 1tr in cluster, 1tr in ch sp, 1tr in 4th of ch 4

Row 45 join new colour, ch4, make 1tr in same stitch, ch1, skip 1 stitch, *make 1tr in the tr, ch1, skip 1**, repeat from * to ** to point, in point make (1tr, ch1, 1tr, ch1, 1tr), ch1, skip one, repeat from * to ** until end of row, in 3rd of ch3 make (1tr, ch1, 1tr)

To add tassels cut two lengths of yarn approx 20-25cm long (I wrapped the yarn around my phone lengthways twice), fold in half put hook through ch1 space and pull a loop of the 2 strands through, grab the 4 strands with your hook and pull through the loop, tighten, repeat fro every ch1 space

Here’s the photo gallery for today:

I will be blogging once more on Christmas Eve- hopefully by then you will have had the chance to finish the shawl so my post then will be an encouragement to send me a photo of you wearing it. I will then share all of these jolly photos at 6pm on the 24th!! So please, please do send me piccies of your finished shawl!!! #christmaseveshawl

If you’ve enjoyed this CAL you might want to join my next one in January- the #spreadthelovecal… more info coming soon!!!

Christmas Eve Shawl -Part 5

Hi everyone! How are your shawls going? I’ve seen some lovely photos on the facebook group, thanks so much for sharing!

Today’s post is going to be short and sweet. We are getting to the point where hopefully you are familiar with those row stitches (plain, every other, flower), so this week I haven’t included any video, but do remember that you can go back and look at previous week’s video if you need to.

As the shawl is now really quite big (mine is sooo snuggly) I have only worked 5 rows this time because it takes longer to work each row. You can do as many or as few repeats as you like, any row and any repeat will work out fine with the stitch count.

Row 36 join new colour yarn in first stitch, ch3, make 2tr in same stitch, make 1tr in the ch space, *make 1tr in the treble, make 1tr in the ch sp**, repeat from * to ** along to point, make 5tr in point (mark 3rd tr with sm), make 1tr in the ch space, repeat from * to ** all the way along to end, make 3tr in 3rd of ch3

Row 37 join new colour, ch4, make 1tr in same stitch, ch1, skip 1 stitch, *make 1tr in the tr, ch1, skip 1**, repeat from * to ** to point, in point make (1tr, ch1, 1tr, ch1, 1tr), ch1, skip one, repeat from * to ** until end of row, in 3rd of ch3 make (1tr, ch1, 1tr)

Row 38 ch4, turn, make 1tr in stitch at base of ch4, ch1, skip 1 stitch, *make 1tr in next stitch, ch1, skip one stitch**, repeat from * to ** all the way to point, in point make (1tr, ch1, 1tr, ch1, 1tr), ch1, skip one, repeat from * to ** until end of row, in 3rd of ch 3 make (1tr, ch1, 1tr)

Rows 39 & 40 repeat row 38

Row 41 join new colour yarn in first stitch, ch3, make 2tr in same stitch, make 1tr in the ch space, *make 1tr in the treble, make 1tr in the ch sp**, repeat from * to ** along to point, make 5tr in point (mark 3rd tr with sm), make 1tr in the ch space, repeat from * to ** all the way along to end, make 3tr in 3rd of ch3

I have left row 41 as a solid row ready to work our edging on Monday.

Enjoy making your shawls and have a lovely weekend!!

Sam xx

Christmas Eve Shawl Crochet Along Part 4

Hi all, hope you had a lovely weekend. Sorry for the delay getting this posted, our weekend was full of festivities. I will be punctual on Friday, I promise!!

Thanks to everyone who has shared photos of their progress so far! Here’s some photos of the lovely colourways!!

This week we will be doing repeats of all the rows. Don’t forget that I have written the pattern so that you can repeat any of the rows at any time so feel free to ‘go rogue’!!!

We have 3 more parts left- Fri 17th, Mon 20th and Fri 24th. Monday 20th will be edging and Christmas Eve’s will be send me photos of you wearing it please!! Hopefully that gives you some context! If you are making your shawl in aran weight like me you will probably be finding that it is a good size already, but do feel free to do more repeats if you’d like it to be bigger!!

Because this week is repeats I have recycled some of the video tutorials, so ignore references to row number, other than that the instructions are exactly the same!

Row 26 join new colour yarn in first stitch, ch3, make 2tr in same stitch, make 1tr in the ch space, *make 1tr in the treble, make 1tr in the ch sp**, repeat from * to ** along to point, make 5tr in point (mark 3rd tr with sm), make 1tr in the ch space, repeat from * to ** all the way along to end, make 3tr in 3rd of ch3

Row 27 join new colour in first stitch, ch7, make 1dtr in same stitch, skip 3 stitches, *in next stitch make (1dtr, ch3, 1dtr), skip 3 stitches** repeat from * to ** until point, in point make (1dtr, ch3, 1dtr, ch3, 1dtr), mark middle dtr with sm, skip 3 stitches, repeat from * to ** all the way along to final 4 stitches, skip 3 stitches, in 3rd of ch3 make (1dtr, ch3, 1dtr)

Row 28 ch4, turn, make 1dtrcl in first ch sp, ch3, *make 1dtrcl in next ch sp, ch3**, repeat from * to ** until point, in point make 5dtr, mark 3rd of 5dtr with sm, ch3, repeat from * to ** until end of row, ch1, make 1dtr in 4th of ch7, fasten off

Row 29 join new colour in first stitch, ch3, make 2tr in same stitch, make 1tr in ch1, *make 1tr in cluster, make 3tr in ch3 sp, **, repeat from * to ** until 5dtr, make 1tr in each of next 2 stitches, in point make 5tr, move sm to 3rd of these, make 1tr in each of next 2 stitches, make 3tr in ch3 sp, repeat from * to ** until last cluster, make 1tr in cluster, 1tr in ch sp, 1tr in 4th of ch 4

Row 30 join new colour, ch4, make 1tr in same stitch, ch1, skip 1 stitch, *make 1tr in the tr, ch1, skip 1**, repeat from * to ** to point, in point make (1tr, ch1, 1tr, ch1, 1tr), ch1, skip one, repeat from * to ** until end of row, in 3rd of ch3 make (1tr, ch1, 1tr)

Row 31 ch4, turn, make 1tr in stitch at base of ch4, ch1, skip 1 stitch, *make 1tr in next stitch, ch1, skip one stitch**, repeat from * to ** all the way to point, in point make (1tr, ch1, 1tr, ch1, 1tr), ch1, skip one, repeat from * to ** until end of row, in 3rd of ch 3 make (1tr, ch1, 1tr)

Rows 32-35 repeat row 31

Have fun and don’t forget to share your photos!! https://www.facebook.com/groups/256005015325735

Christmas Eve Shawl Crochet Along part 3

Hi everyone!

Thanks so much to all that are taking part in the #christmaseveshawl cal and for sharing your pics!! Don’t forget to share yours here: https://www.facebook.com/groups/adventuresincraftingcal]

Today we are going back to ‘every other’ rows! You can do as few or as many rows of this as you like, I did 10.

Row 16. join new colour, ch4, make 1tr in same stitch, ch1, skip 1 stitch, *make 1tr in the tr, ch1, skip 1**, repeat from * to ** to point, in point make (1tr, ch1, 1tr, ch1, 1tr), ch1, skip one, repeat from * to ** until end of row, in 3rd of ch3 make (1tr, ch1, 1tr)

Row 17. ch4, turn, make 1tr in stitch at base of ch4, ch1, skip 1 stitch, *make 1tr in next stitch, ch1, skip one stitch**, repeat from * to ** all the way to point, in point make (1tr, ch1, 1tr, ch1, 1tr), ch1, skip one, repeat from * to ** until end of row, in 3rd of ch 3 make (1tr, ch1, 1tr)

Rows 18- 25 repeat row 17

Enjoy!!!

Sam x

Christmas Eve Shawl Crochet Along part 2

Hello!! Welcome to part 2 of the Christmas Eve Shawl crochet along!! Thank you so much to everyone who has joined in so far! Here’s a little round up of your photos. Don’t forget to share yours in the Facebook group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/256005015325735

Today we are going to add some Christmas flowers to our shawls. This will be the most technical part of the pattern, so once you’ve mastered the repeat today you will have cracked the whole pattern!!

Before I move onto the pattern, I wanted to have a quick chat about stitch counts. There is absolutely no need to count stitches if you don’t want to, I am very much an advocate of ‘fudging it’ as you work along and will happily pop an extra stitch in if a repeat doesn’t work out etc….

However, I completely understand that some of you find this stressful and would prefer to have a stitch count so here’s a chart for you to follow if you would like to:

NOTE: ‘posts’ refers to the posts (not including chain 1s) from Friday’s pattern, ‘number of stitches’ includes posts and chain 1s.

Moving forward with the pattern there will be repeats of 3 types of stitch

  • every other (as per Friday’s pattern)
  • plain (rows 11 & 12 today)
  • flowers (rows 13 & 14 today)

I have designed the pattern so that you can repeat any number of any of the rows at any time in the pattern. So you can do more repeats of every other, more of plain or more of flowers and plain. Or you can follow the pattern exactly as I make it.

Row numberNumber of postsNumber of stitches
159
2917
31325
41733
52141
62549
72957
83365
93773
104181
114589
124997
1353105
1457113
1561121
1665129
1769137
1873145
1977153
2081161
2185169
2289177
2393185
2497193
25101201
26105209
27109217
28113225
29114233

The mathematicians among you will notice that the number of posts increases by 4 each row and the total number of stitches increases by 8. I have included both counts for every row because some of you have added more that 10 repeats of Friday’s pattern. There will be some rows today where it is tricky to count (i.e the flower rows) so I would suggest counting on the first plain row after the flowers.

So onto the pattern for part 2!!

Special stitches:

Double treble (dtr): yarn round hook twice, hook through stitch or space, pull yarn back through (4 loops on hook), yoh, pull through 2 (leaving 3), yoh, pull through 2 (leaving 2), yoh, pull through last 2

Double treble cluster (dtrcl): *yarn round hook twice, hook through stitch or space, pull yarn back through , yoh, pull through 2, yoh, pull through 2, repeat from * 4 more times until you have 6 loops on your hook, yoh, pull through all 6 loops

Row 11 join new colour yarn in first stitch, ch3, make 2tr in same stitch, make 1tr in the ch space, *make 1tr in the treble, make 1tr in the ch sp**, repeat from * to ** along to point, make 5tr in point (mark 3rd tr with sm), make 1tr in the ch space, repeat from * to ** all the way along to end, make 3tr in 3rd of ch3

Row 12 ch3, turn, make 2tr in stitch at base of ch3, make 1tr in every stitch to point, make 5tr in this stitch (mark 3rd tr with sm), make 1tr in every stitch along, finish with 3tr in 3rd of ch3, fasten off

Row 13 join new colour in first stitch, ch7, make 1dtr in same stitch, skip 3 stitches, *in next stitch make (1dtr, ch3, 1dtr), skip 3 stitches** repeat from * to ** until point, in point make (1dtr, ch3, 1dtr, ch3, 1dtr), mark middle dtr with sm, skip 3 stitches, repeat from * to ** all the way along to final 4 stitches, skip 3 stitches, in 3rd of ch3 make (1dtr, ch3, 1dtr)

Row 14 ch4, turn, make 1dtrcl in first ch sp, ch3, *make 1dtrcl in next ch sp, ch3**, repeat from * to ** until point, in point make 5dtr, mark 3rd of 5dtr with sm, ch3, repeat from * to ** until end of row, ch1, make 1dtr in 4th of ch7, fasten off

Row 15 join new colour in first stitch, ch3, make 2tr in same stitch, make 1tr in ch1, *make 1tr in cluster, make 3tr in ch3 sp, **, repeat from * to ** until 5dtr, make 1tr in each of next 2 stitches, in point make 5tr, move sm to 3rd of these, make 1tr in each of next 2 stitches, make 3tr in ch3 sp, repeat from * to ** until last cluster, make 1tr in cluster, 1tr in ch sp, 1tr in 4th of ch 4

Repeat rows as desired! e.g. you could repeat row 12 several times then rows 13-15 again, or you could repeat rows 12-15 or just several of row 12. Personally I intend to repeat rows 12-15 once more before Friday.

Here’s the photos and detailed videos:

So that’s all for now!! Looking forward to seeing your progress, please do share! And I’ll be back with part 3 on Friday

Sam x

Christmas Eve Shawl Part 1

Hello!! I’m so excited about this impulsive crochet along!! Thank you so much for joining me.

I decided to treat myself to some new yarn because I wanted to make my shawl from aran weight yarn and I didn’t have much in my stash so I popped along to my local Hobbycraft! I went for natural colours in a really soft yarn, but couldn’t resist a bit of twinkle too!! I’ve also ordered some yarn for a second shawl from Lovecrafts but I’ll show you that when it arrives!

Remember, you can use any yarn weight and colours from your stash for this project, just use the hook size you would normally use for that yarn weight.

So today we will be making a start on the shawl. I’ll have written instructions, photos and videos available on the blog and you can also catch instructions on facebook or instagram.

Here’s a short written guide, photos and video to follow:

ch4, sl st to 1st ch to make a ring

Row 1 ch4, make 1tr in the ring, make (ch1, 1tr) x 3 in the ring (you will have 5 stitches, including the ch4), stitch mark the 3rd of these trebles

Row 2 ch4, turn, make 1tr in stitch at base of ch4, ch1, skip ch sp, make (1tr in next stitch, ch1, skip ch sp) all the way along to marked stitch, in marked stitch make 1tr, then (ch1, 1tr) x 2, move sm into 2nd of these 3 posts, work back along to ch3 making (ch1, skip ch sp, 1tr in stitch), ch1, in 3rd of ch3 make (1tr, ch1, 1tr)

Rows 3-10 repeat for 2

You can choose to make more than 10 rows of these repeats if you would like to!

Please note when I say row 3 I really mean row 2!!!

Don’t forget to join the crochet along facebook page to share your progress!! https://www.facebook.com/groups/256005015325735

FREE Christmas Eve Shawl Crochet Along

Hello!!!

Would anyone like to join me on an impromptu stash busting crochet along for December?

I have been promising a CAL for a long time now but not had the time to organise it. Tonight I was happily browsing through my vintage pattern books when I was struck by the inspiration to design a shawl!!

So I will be making a stitch sampler vintage shawl pattern inspired by this photo from ‘Crochet Fashions For The Whole Family’ published in 1978 by Phoebus Publishing Company. I would love it if you could join me!!

My family have a tradition of going for a walk on Christmas Eve, so I thought it would be nice to work towards having a shawl to wear on the walk and over Christmas. I’m thinking a lovely big shawl that can be wrapped around your shoulders twice or draped over your lap while watching Christmas telly.

What you need to know:

Dates: Friday 3rd Dec, Mon 6th, Fri 10th, Mon 13th, Fri 17th, Mon 20th, Fri 24th (Christmas Eve!!) Pattern will be released by 9am

Pattern Releases: I will release the pattern as blog posts and on Facebook and Instagram every Monday and Friday beginning this Friday 3rd Dec, there won’t be PDFs at this point but I may release one afterwards.

Yarn Type: I will be using an aran weight yarn as I’d like mine to be nice and chunky. You can choose to use any yarn you like. The shawl will grow as we work so you can also choose when to stop! You can choose to use as many or as few colours as you like. Tassels are optional too!

Quantities: You will need approx 500g of yarn or 1500m.

I think that’s all for now!! I do hope you’ll join me and I look forward to hearing what colours/ yarn weight you’ll be using!!

Sam x

FREE crochet poppy pattern

Poppy

free corchet poppy pattern

You will need:

cotton DK yarn in red and black

3mm hook

Button

Brooch back

beads

I am happy for these crochet poppies to be sold to raise money for charity and would love for you to share photos of them on social media!!

In black ch 6 and join with a sl st

Round 1    Ch2, make 12 htr in the ring, join with sl st to 1st htr, (12)

Fasten off black

Round 2    Join red in any htr, make (1dc, 1htr) in same place as join, make 2tr in the next stitch, make (1htr, 1dc) in next stitch, *make (1dc, 1htr) in next stitch, 2tr in the following stitch (1htr, 1dc) in next stitch**, repeat from * to ** sl st to first dc

Round 3    in same stitch as sl st make 1dc, 1htr, make 2 tr in each of the next 4 stitches, make 1htr, 1dc in next stitch, *make 1dc, 1htr in next stitch, 2tr in each of next 4 stitches, 1 htr, 1dc in next stitch** repeat from * to** twice more, sl st in first dc of same round

Round 4    *dc in each of the next 10 stitches, sl st in the next 2 stitches**, repeat from * to ** 3 more times, fasten off.

Weave in ends, sew on button and beads, add a felt back and brooch back.

Copyright © Re-made by Sam 2017

This pattern is solely for your personal use and should

not be used to make products intended to be sold (unless for charity)

Copyright © Re-made by Sam 2017

This pattern is solely for your personal use and should

not be used to make products intended to be sold (unless for charity)

Jessica’s Trellis Scarf

This afternoon I had a one to one session with a lovely customer who wanted to make a scarf for her sister. We had a look online for patterns that she might like but couldn’t find anything that quite matched what she was looking for. So we designed one together!!

This is the pattern that we came up with and we loved it so much that I thought I’d share it with you all! There are no accompanying photos at the moment because I haven’t had the chance to finish mine so please do share yours if you make one.

It’s a rectangular scarf (long and thin rather than cowl/shawl shaped) and is made in alternating blocks of half trebles and lace.

You can make it with any yarn weight (we used super chunky) and matching hook size. Simply adjust the starting chain to be a length that suits the width of the scarf you would like. Due to the lacy sections it would be lovely for summer!

Special stitch back loop half treble (blhtr), yoh put hook through back strand of the v (strand that is furthest from you), yoh, pull back through (3 loops on hook), yoh pull through all 3 loops

Ch20 (or a number that is a multiple of 6 plus 2)

Row 1              make 1htr in 3rd ch from hook and every ch along (18, or the number of chains you started with minus 2)

Row 2              ch2, turn, make 1blhtr in every stitch along

Row 3              repeat row 2

Row 4              *ch6, skip 2 stitches, make 1dc in the following stitch**, repeat from * to ** all the way along (6 loops)

Row 5              ch6, turn, make 1dc in the ch6 loop, ch6, make 1dc in the following loop**, repeat from * to ** all the way along (6 loops)

Row 6              repeat row 5

Row 7              repeat row 5

Row 8              ch2, turn, make 3htr in every ch space along (18 stitches)

Repeat from row 2 to 8 as many times as you like finishing final repeat on row 3

Let me know how you get on!!

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