Thursday, April 18, 2013

It all started with a Sunflower

As long as I can remember I've always loved Sunflowers! To me they are bright, cheerful and sunny and they have always brightened my day!
I remember one time as a kid being sick and my dad brought me a bouquet of flowers from the store that had Sunflowers and Roses in it. They were the most beautiful flowers I had ever seen and it instantly became my favorite combination of flowers! To this day it still is and it always makes me smile whenever I think about it.
So one day I'm sitting here playing with some yarn and thinking about the Sunflowers, and the idea came to me "I could probably make a Sunflower out of yarn."
A lot of my patterns come from just doodling around with either pen and paper or just shaping crochet stitches. So I started playing and disecting the shapes of a Sunflower and after a little while, the shapes and the math worked out and a pretty little (and I do mean little - only about 2.5" wide) came about. LOL Tada a Sunflower was born!
I sat there thinking "What could I use this for?" and then I thought about my friend Pam and her love of squares. This woman can literally make anything into a crochet square or blanket and she really loves it! (You can see her page Here)
So I played a little more and I gave it a shot and a little while later Sweetpea's Sunflower square was born! (Pattern available here)
Well me being proud of my latest creation, I shared it on my facebook page and the next thing I know I'm making a blanket for a custom order for it! I admit I am not a big projects type of girl, but it was for a friend and I knew it would make her happy and she would get a lot of enjoyment out of it so I agreed.
I started the blanket about the last week in January 2013 and I am getting to the point of it almost being completed and I am really getting excited to see it all come together!
I am going to post the photos below so you can see the progress of it:

Color Scheme for Squares for Throw

The first group of 20  Sunflowers


20 Squares completed

30 Squares Completed

50 Squares Completed
And FINALLY all 80 Squares completed! Woooo Hoooo!
I completed all 80 squares as of Monday 4-15-2013!
I'm currently working on joining the squares and I should have it completed hopefully by the early part of next week.
I will do another post about the joining process and get the completed project done and do a post there.
Thanks for coming along with me on this journey as I build a Sunflower Field of my own for a special friend.
I hope to see you soon with a finished project!
I wish you all the best!
Have a great day!
Michelle K
The Perfect Knot


  1. Awwww, too sweet! I have to confess I do love making squares!!! I do love making big ginormous blankets and the whole process! Of course, I didn't know that I could even make squares out of my own head until you popped in!

  2. :) I knew you could do it! You've inspired me & I enjoy the process of watching you come up with new ideas.


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