Painted Sunflower


"Painting on Crochet?! Yes you can. This sunflower is a fun project for your fall home decorating. The only stitches you need to know for this project are ch, sc, dc and tr.If you have ever made a doily you can make this sunflower. Put 2 size 10 threads together and stitch this sunflower. When you are done starch it, and when it is dry paint it with your favorite acrylic paints. Your friends will be amazed that you made it out of some string."


Crochet Hook4 or 2 mm hook (steel)

Yarn Weight(0) Lace (33-40 stitches to 4 inches). Includes crochet thread.

Finished Size11 in circumference

Materials List

  • size 10 crochet thread
  • sugar
  • water
  • wax paper
  • acrylic paint
  • 2 1/2 in. paint brush

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Until I read the full directions for the project I just thought it was a simple crochet sunflower. Even before painting, you are fully aware that the finished project is a sunflower. After painting, it takes n a whole new life. This is a two-fold project for those that like to crochet and paint.

I have to admit this is a unique technique. However being a person with poor painting skills, for me just using the colors of the sunflower to make the project would probably work best for me. This is a truly unusual design.

I went through an owl phase with my home decorations, and gave up sunflowers for the kitchen long ago, but this project is just about enough to tempt me back again. Then I read how long it takes. Yikes! If you dont want to paint (who has a goose feather these days?), you could just work the various parts in colored cotton yarn. Youll still need to stiffen it, but instead of sugar, I would recommend an actual fabric stiffener.


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