Painted Sunflower by Julia Schwartz

Painted Sunflower

May 2012
Size 10 Crochet Cotton
Thread ?
2.0 mm
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I got really frustrated when I was trying to decorate my bathroom with sunflowers. Everything I found was way too county, out of date, or just not right, so I resorted to coming up with something on my own. I looked through my closet for past projects (I know you have those projects in your closet too… the ones that you are unhappy with but hate to get rid of because of the time spent on them), and I came across a doily that I had made that really turned out badly. Oddly enough, it looked like a sunflower. As you know from my last pattern (Lacey Japanese Lantern), I love to play with starch. When it hardened, I painted it to look even more like a sunflower.
I hung it up in my bathroom, and everyone who visits always says how great it is. The pattern on this page is the second sunflower that I made. I knew I could make it even better the second time around and improve on the design. This pattern is dedicated to all the projects that get thrown to the back of the closet!