Monday, September 16, 2013

Wagon Wheel Sunflower Dish Cloth

Here is another sampler pattern from the old Reader's Digest Book my sister gave me, this one is the wagon wheel which in itself is beautiful, and you can get very colorful with the circles using lots of scraps.
I decided to turn the wagon wheel into a sunflower since there are so many beautiful ones growing in area gardens.  This pattern is easy and can be made larger by repeating rows 3 and 4 until you get the desired size.  For this I used Sugar 'n Cream Yarn in the following colors:
Warm Brown
Sage Green
Yellow
I think it would also look nice with the Wine color in place of the green.
I used an I or 5.5mm hook
yarn needle to weave in ends

To start the wagon wheel working in brown you chain 4 and make a loop.
Round one:  ch 3 and do a petal stitch in the ring [(yo, insert hook, draw up a loop)2 times, yo, draw through all 5 loops, ch 1], make 7 more petal stitches in the ring, sl st to the top of the beginning chain, then sl st to the first ch 1 space.
Round two:  ch 2, 1 DC in the same ch 1 space, ch 2. (2 DC ch 2) in each of the next 7 ch 1 spaces, sl st to the top of the beginning chain, then sl st to the first ch 2 space.
Round three:  ch 2, (1DC, ch 1, 2 DC, ch 1) in the first space, (2 DC, ch 1, 2 DC, ch 1) in each of the next 7 ch spaces, sl st to the top of the beginning ch 2 and sl st to the first ch 1 space.
Round four:  ch 2, 2 DC in the same ch sp, ch 1, (3 DC ch 1) in each of the next 1 ch spaces, sl st in the top of the beginning ch 2 and tie off.
Round five:  join with Sage Green, ch 1 then do 1 SC in each st around and 1 SC in each sp, then sl st to the top of the first ch and tie off.
Round six: join with yellow above any of the ch 1 spaces from round 4 and ch 1, sk the next st, and in the next stitch (which is above the middle st from the 3 DC cluster in round 4) do *1 HDC, 1 DC, 3TC, 1DC, 1HDC, sk the next st, SC in the next st, and repeat around for a total of 16 petals, sl st to the top of the first ch.
Round seven:  *1 sc in the next three sts, in the next st which is the top of the petal do 1 SC, ch 3, 1 SC, then 1 SC in the next 3 sts, sl st in the next st and repeat around each petal.  End with a sl st at the bottom and tie off and weave in the ends.

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