Sun, here we come!
Posted June 5, 2014on:
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!
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
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
– 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.
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.
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.
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!