It’s finally summer here in the UK and there is nothing more summery than a sunflower. So I decided that I needed to crochet one. Rather than just making a large sunflower with no real use, I decided a small one on a hair clip was the way to go. I also have to admit to being slightly inspired by the sunflower party theme in Frozen Fever, which Lily has been watching a lot lately (and is also the theme of her birthday party coming up next month). A sunflower hair clip seemed to fit well with the birthday theme and generally being a welcome to summer kind of make.
The sunflower clip also ticks off 2 of my main goals this year, it uses it small amounts of yarn (less than 10g total) and therefore is a great scrap project, and also incorporates my growing love for Tunisian Crochet. The pattern is also a quick one, the total size of the sunflower is 5cm across and I made these in about 20 minute each once I figured out what I am doing, so I think even a beginner could wrap these up quickly. I glued mine on to crocodile clip using hot glue to turn it into a hair clip, however I am sure there a loads of other ways you could use these cute little sunflowers, as decorations, strung together as bunting, or turned into napkin rings. (In fact these have given me some ideas to make more of these sunflowers for! The small size also makes these a great project in the hot summer weather too!
The centre of these flowers is worked in normal crochet and the outside is worked in Tunisian crochet. I have also made a little video tutorial to help with the pattern for anyone not familiar with Tunisian crochet. But don’t worry, unlike larger Tunisian projects, this can be worked on a normal hook so you don’t need any special materials for this pattern. I hope that this little taster though, will make you want to explore the world of Tunisian crochet some more. (I have a few more Tunisian crochet patterns planned for the rest of this year!)
But for now, I hope you are enjoying the start to your summer and enjoy making these crochet sunflower Hair clips too. (pattern below)
See you next week for some more small summer projects.
Sunflower Hair Clip
- Materials and Resources
Below is a list of everything you will need to make this sunflower
- 4ply Cotton , small amounts (less than 10g per sunflower) in yellow and brown
- 3mm hook
- Crocodile clip
- Hot glue
- Tapestry needle
- Stitch List
Below is a list of all the stitches (and their abbreviations) featured in this pattern. All terms used are American.
- Sc – single crochet
- Sc inc – sc increase
- TSS – Tunisian simple stitch
- RP – return pass
- m/c – magic circle
- sl st – slip stitch
- b/l – back loops
- f/l – front loops
Here are a few handy tips to help you with the pattern.
- There is no specific gauge for the sunflower, although the tighter you work the smaller it will be.
- My finished sunflower measures 5cm across in diameter.
- The sunflower is glued to the crocodile clip using hot glue once the sunflower is finished.
- The middle of the sunflower is worked in regular crochet, whilst the petals are worked in Tunisian crochet.
Sunflower – starting in brown
|1||8 sc in m/c||8|
|2||(sc inc) x 8||16|
|3||(sc, sc inc) x 8||24|
|Sl st and cast off|
|Attach yellow with a slip stitch in any b/l|
|4||Ch 4, sk ch and pull up a loop in each of the next 3 ch’s and in the same b/l as the starting sl st. RP – yo and pull through 2 loops until the end||4 tss|
|5||Insert hook through 2 bars and pull up a loop, insert hook through next bar and the next b/l in brown and pull up a loop, RP – yo and pull through 2 loops across||3 tss|
|6||Insert hook through 2 bars and pull up a loop, insert hook through next brown b/l and pull up a loop. RP – yo and pull through all loops on hook||1 tss|
|7||Sl st in next brown b/l
The first petal is complete
|8-28||Repeat rows 4-7 seven more times to create 8 petals in total|
|Now sl st into the next available brown f/l|
|29-61||Repeat rows 4-7 eight more times working in f/l of the brown only, to create 8 more petals in the f/l|
|Sl st to starting front petal and cast off.
Sew in all ends
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