Sunny Sunflower Door Decor

Hang this sunflower door decoration on your front door to display a sunny welcome to all your guests this fall. Have fun pairing your favorite ribbons with this charming flower design that would look great on a pillow or used as a table centerpiece!

Skill Level: Intermediate

Size: 12.75” diameter, not including raffia bow

Gauge: Rnds 1-3 = approx. 2” diameter, measured from WS

Materials

Medium weight yarnYarn: Omega La Espiga size 24 nylon cord (150 yards [137 meters]/200 grams): #13 Gold (C1, 1 roll), #18 Brown (C2, 1 roll)

Hook: US size G/6 (4.0 mm)

Notions: Two 9.5” Darice PT#33027 plastic canvas circles, 1 pkg Darice # 1106-01 Glass E Beads (6/0 size #22 gold), large eye tapestry needle, beading needle, chenille stem any color

Special Stitches

Double Treble (dtr): [Yo] 3 times, insert hook in indicated st, yo, pull up lp, [yo, pull through 2 lps] 4 times.

Pattern Notes

Front lp is closest of top 2 lps of indicated st.

Back lp is farthest of top 2 lps of indicated st.

Ch-2 at beginning of rnd counts as first hdc.

Pattern

Sunflower

Rnd (RS) 1: With C2, ch 2, 6 sc in 2nd ch from hook, join to FL of first st. (6 sc)

Rnd 2: Working in FL, [ch 5, sl st in FL of next st] around, ending last sl st in to FL at base of beg ch-5. (6 ch-5 lps)

Rnd 3: Folding lps to center and working behind lps in unworked BL of rnd 2 rows below (in Rnd 1), sl st in BL of same st as join, ch 2, (counts as hdc), 2 hdc in same st as last sl st, [3 hdc in next st] around, join to FL of 2nd ch of beg ch-2. (18 hdc)

Rnd 4: Rep Rnd 2. (18 ch-5 lps)

Rnd 5: Folding lps to center and working behind lps in unworked BL of rnd 2 rows below, ch 2, hdc in same st, hdc in next st, [2 hdc in next st, hdc in next st] around, join to FL of 2nd ch of beg ch-2. (27 hdc)

Rnd 6: Rep Rnd 2. (27 ch-5 lps)

Rnd 7: Folding lps to center and working behind lps in unworked BL of rnd 2 rows below, ch 2, hdc in same place, hdc in next 2 sts, [2 hdc in next st, hdc in next 2 sts] around, join to FL of 2nd ch of beg ch-2, turn. (36 hdc)

Rnd 8: Rep Rnd 2. (36 ch-5 lps)

Rnd 9: Folding lps to center and working behind lps in unworked BL of rnd 2 rows below, ch 2, hdc in same place, hdc in next 3 sts, [2 hdc in next st, hdc in next 3 sts] around, join to FL of 2nd ch of beg ch-2. (45 hdc)

Rnd 10: Rep Rnd 2. (45 ch-5 lps)

Rnd 11: Folding lps to center and working behind lps in unworked BL of rnd 2 rows below, ch 2, hdc in next st, 2 hdc in next st, hdc in next 4 sts, [2 hdc in next st, hdc in next 4 sts] 7 times, 2 hdc in next st, hdc in next 2 sts, join to FL of 2nd ch of beg ch-2. (54 hdc)

Rnd 12: Rep Rnd 2. (54 ch-5 lps)

Rnd 13: Folding lps to center and working behind lps in unworked BL of rnd 2 rows below, ch 2, hdc in same place, hdc in next 5 sts, [2 hdc in next st, hdc in next 5 sts] around, join to FL of 2nd ch of beg ch-2. (63 hdc)

Rnd 14: Rep Rnd 2. (63 ch-5 lps)

Fasten off.

Rnd 15: With RS facing, sc join C1 in BL of any st, ch 1, 2 sc in same st, sc in each st around, increasing 3 sts evenly spaced, join to FL of first sc of rnd. (66 sc)

Rnd 16: Ch 3, sk first 2 sc, sl st in FL of next st, [ch 2, sk 2 sc, sl st in FL of next sc] around. Do not join. (22 ch-5 lps)

Rnd 17: (Sc, hdc, dc, 2 tr, dtr, ch 2, sc around post of dtr just made) in first lp, (2 tr, dc, hdc, sc) in next lp, *(sc, hdc, dc, 2 tr, dtr, ch 2, sc around post of dtr just made) in next lp, (2 tr, dc, hdc, sc) in next lp; rep from * around, join to first sc. (11 petals)

Rnd 18: Folding lps to center and working behind lps in unworked BL of rnd 2 rows below, dc in each st around, increasing 12 sts evenly spaced, sl st to FL of first dc. (78 dc)

Fasten off.   

Rnd 19: Join C1 with sl st to FL of any st directly behind center of any petal of last rnd,

[ch 5, sk next 2 sts, sl st in FL of next st] around. Do not join. (29 lps)

Rnd 20: Rep Rnd 17. (13 petals)

Rnd 21: Dc in each st around, increasing 12 sts evenly spaced, join to top of first dc. (90 dc)

Fasten off.

Rnd 22: Working in both lps of each st, rep Rnd 19. (30 lps)

Rnd 23: Rep Rnd 17. (15 petals)

Fasten off.

Finishing

Assembly

  1. Unravel a 1-yard length of C2 into 3 strands. Unravel each strand into 2 plies. Thread 1 ply through beading needle and knot opposite end. Insert needle from WS to RS through C2 area of sunflower, slide on 1 bead, insert needle from RS to WS. Rep in same manner to randomly sew beads where desired to C2 center.
  2. Stack plastic canvas circles together matching holes. Insert one end of chenille stem through both circles in any hole of Rnd 17 and opposite end of stem through hole directly below it in Rnd 20, pull stem ends carefully until center of chenille stem is flush with RS of plastic canvas circles.
  3. Using approx. 25 strands of raffia, form a 14” wide bow and place center of bow between chenille stem ends on WS of plastic canvas circles. Twist chenille stem ends tightly to secure center of bow to plastic canvas. Twist remaining length of stem ends together to form hanging lp. Adjust raffia lps and trim length of bow ends as desired.
  4. Place sunflower on flat surface with WS facing. Center RS of plastic canvas circles on sunflower. Separate 1 strand gold into 3 plies and use 1 ply and large eye tapestry needle to whipstitch back loops of skipped sts of rnd 19 to outer edge of plastic canvas circles.

Weave in any rem ends.

Tags: , , ,

Comments

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *