Miss Dolkapots Krafties

Sun, here we come!

Posted on: June 5, 2014

I don’t know about you but it’s already summer in my part of the world. It’s only a few weeks away from summer anyway, and to celebrate my favorite season of the year, I decided to post a pattern to make a cute 3d sun that you can use as a decoration, or warm up your days if summer has not arrived in your neck of the woods yet. The kids will love it!

A cute little sun crochet project

A cute little sun crochet project

You will need:
– Orange or yellow yarn (I used red heart/super saver solids)
– 4mm/G crochet hook
– Yarn needle
– Fiberfill for stuffing
– Iron spray starch
– Googly eyes

Abbreviations:
rnd = round
st = stitch
sc = single crochet
inc = increase
dec = decrease
BLO = back loop only
ch = chain
hc = half double crochet
dc = double crochet
tr = treble

PATTERN

Ball:
– With orange yarn, make a magic ring
Rnd 1: 6 sc in center of the ring (6)
Rnd 2: 2 sc in each st around (12)
Rnd 3: [1 sc, inc] 6 times (18)
Rnd 4: [2 sc, inc] 6 times (24)
Rnd 5: [3 sc, inc] 6 times (30)
Rnd 6 to 7: sc in each st around (30)
Rnd 8: BLO, sc in each st around (30)
Rnd 9: sc in each st around (30)
Rnd 10: [3 sc, dec] 6 times (24)
Rnd 11: [2 sc, dec] 6 times (18)
– Start stuffing, and continue along the way
Rnd 12: [1 sc, dec] 6 times (12)
Rnd 13: dec 6 times (6)
– Fasten off, cut the yarn and weave in the remaining thread in the stitches to close the hole.

row 5 in back loops only

Row 8 in back loops only

Front and side view of the ball.

Front and side view of the ball.

Sun Rays:
With orange yarn, ch 8
*1 sc in second st from chain, 2 hdc in next 2, 2 hc in next 2, Tr in next 2. ch. 8, continue from * until you get 10 triangles on the chain. Do not fasten off
ch 1, 3 sc in edge of each triangle (30 sc). Fasten off, and leave a long tail for sewing.

the triangles are worked continuously

The triangles are worked continuously

the edge is made by working 3 sc in each triangle

the edge is made by working 3 sc in each triangle

Use some iron spray starch to uncurl the triangles. Once dry, you can sew them around the ball using the front stitches of both parts. weave in loose ends.

Sew around using front  loop only.

Sew around using front loop only.

Glue the googly eyes. and embroider the mouth with some brow yarn or embroidery thread.

Voila! You can use a hook or attach a piece of yarn on top to hang it. I hope you enjoyed this pattern, and if you find any errors don’t hesitate to let me know!

Happy crocheting!

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