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!
The Perfect Knot