Hope you're getting through this lockdown as well as you can. I've had a lovely weeks break from home schooling for half term and came up with a design to cheer people up.

One thing that makes most people happy is sunshine! So I'm giving you a pattern for this cute little sun to put in your window and cheer up your neighbours. A little symbol to remind everyone that sunshine and happier times are coming. 💕

Lets see if we can get lots of 'To Sunnier Times' patterns brightening up our windows.

I used one of my favourite cotton yarns, Drops Muskat Dk in vanilla yellow and a 3.5mm hook.

You will need to block this so that it is stiff to stay in the perfect position. You could also drop the hook size to make it tighter but bear in mind it will be smaller.

Gauge is 5 rounds = 2.25 inches

US terminology

Abbreviations - 

MC - Magic circle 

Ch - Chain

DC - Double crochet 

rep- repeat

St - Stitch

FO - Fasten off

SS - Slip stitch

() - make the instruction in brackets in the same stitch

** - repeat the instructions inbetween these

Special stitches - 

Double crochet increase which I have written as 2DC as they are made in the same st

NOTE - Ch 3 counts as a DC throughout.

Pattern -

Round 1: MC, Ch 3, DC 11 in the circle, join to top of ch 3 with SS

Round 2: Ch 3, DC in same st then 2DC in each st around, join

Round 3: Ch 3, (2DC) in next st, *DC, (2DC)* rep around, join

Round 4: Ch 3, DC in same st, Ch 6, *skip next 5DC, 2DC in next st, Ch 6* rep around, join

Round 5: Ch 3, DC in same st, 2DC in next st, Ch 6, *skip the ch's from previous row, (2DC), (2DC), Ch 6* rep around, join

Round 6: Ch 3, DC in same st, DC in each of next 2 st, 2DC in next st, Ch 6, *skip the ch's, (2DC), DC, DC, (2DC), Ch 6* rep around, join

Round 7: Ch 3, DC in same st, DC in each of next 4 st, 2DC in next st, Ch 6, *skip the ch's, (2DC), DC, DC, DC, DC, (2DC), Ch 6* rep around, join

Round 8: Ch 3, DC in same st, DC in each of next 6 st, 2DC in next st, Ch 6, *skip the ch's, (2DC), DC, DC, DC, DC, DC, DC, (2DC), Ch 6* rep around, join

Ch 30, skip next 8 DC and SS to the last st of the triangle as shown in photo.

Happy hooking 💕 I can't wait to see photos of your sunshine's hanging in the window. Feel free to tag me on Facebook and Instagram @TheWoollyKid.

I am happy for you to sell items made from this pattern but please make sure you credit me as the designer. Thank you ☺️ 

Much Sunny Love,

Danielle

The Woolly Kid