Outside-In Sunflower Motif by Julia Barnard

Outside-In Sunflower Motif

March 2015
Any gauge - designed for any gauge ?
3.5 mm (E)
3.75 mm (F)
4.0 mm (G)
4.5 mm
5.0 mm (H)
Makes 15 cm (6 in) motif using largest hook suggested (5 mm).
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This pattern is available for free.

Utilising the Crocodile-stitch for the petals, created outside-in because of how the crocodile stitch is constructed and how each “petal” then overlaps the previous row. Worked in the round, beginning with the petals and ending in the middle of the flower.

The example here was made using double-knitting yarn and a 5 mm crochet hook (UK 6, USA 8/H) the finished motif is 15 cm (6-ish inches) in diameter. Using a smaller hook size will make the stitches tighter and the overall motif a little smaller. I use UK crochet terminology.

Please do experiment with other yarn and hook types.