Saturday, November 3, 2012

Sunflower Wreath Hints: Part II, Sewing the Flowers

In addition to the video link provided in the Sunflower Wreath pattern, I thought I'd include a small picture tutorial here. The biggest thing to remember is that the flowers are three-dimensional and don't have to be perfect. Have fun with it!

At some point, you will have a mess of leaves, petals, and centers!

Here is a center after it has been made.

Roll up the center on the side...a different way of using your crochet and it creates depth!

Using the long tails, you will weave the center closed. Bury the ends in the piece and trim.

Next up, you will seam the petals to the center. You bring up the yarn in the center...

And take it back down very close...this keeps the petal yarn buried in the center brown, but it also secures the petal to the center.

You continue going up and down through the center and the petals, grabbing all the layers as you go. 

With the remaining tails, you can then sew the flower to a pin, hat, wreath, or headband. 
(Brownie Knits offers a 100% crocheted pattern named Walking On Sunshine Headbands on our Ravelry, Etsy, and Craftsy stores. It includes instruction for making a headband, sunflowers, mums, and roses. Sizes cover newborn to adult.)

All finished! The more petals you make, the fuller the flower. This little guy is only 30 petals, but is just the right size for a newborn hat.

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