Shades of the Sun

For today’s blog, it’s Shades of the Sun reflecting the colors of your garden and the soft sunshine that filters through on a warm summer day.

But it’s also colors of wonderful fall projects and, this being July, it’s time to start thinking about those.

The Kent Vest, designed by Drew Emborsky, would be ideal for back-to-campus or for yourself for back-to-work. It’s crocheted in Country’s Sunset, Foliage, Plum Pudding and Charcoal.

This Ku Fair Isle Baby Blanket, knitted in Spa and designed by Melissa Matthay, is a great year-round baby shower gift. The Fair Isle patterning is an easy repeat, giving the blanket the color and heirloom quality we all look for in our gift-giving.

But before we go to Liz, I wanted to say HI to all the crocheters attending the Chain Link Conference this week and weekend in Manchester NH! For all of you reading this, will see you there!

So, without further ado, here’s Liz…..

Lizzie’s Sunflower Crochet Along
This week you can create your leaves and catch up on the petals because they turned out to be more time consuming then even I had anticipated. Next week we’ll move on the assembling of the flower and the stem. Happy Crocheting!

Leaf (make 2)
With D, chain 17.
Row 1: Sc in second ch from hook and in each remaining ch across, turn—16 sc.
Row 2: Ch 1, sc in first sc, dc in next 11 sc, sc in next 4 sc, slip st in beginning ch (tip); ch 2 and pivot piece to work along opposite side of foundation ch, sc in first 4 ch, dc in next 11 ch, sc in next ch, turn—16 sts along each side of leaf, and ch-2 at tip.
Row 3: Ch 1, sc in first st, dc in next 10 sts, sc in next 5 sts, 2 sc in next 2 ch (tip); skip the sl st, sc in next 5 sts, dc in next 10 sts, sc in next st, turn—36 sts.
Row 4: Ch 1, sc in first st, dc in next 9 sts, sc in next 8 sts, ch 1 (tip), sc in next 8 sts, dc in next 9 sts, sc in last st. Fasten off leaving an 18"/45.5cm tail.


Just wondering how your putting things together is coming along as I am waiting for the last instructions. It will be beautiful. Of course, I love sunflowers. Thanks for the great pattern.