NEEDLEWORK YOUR KITCHEN CONTEST! | A Sunflower Coaster
Another CONTEST in the NEEDLEWORKMONDAY community is being organized by @kattycrochet!
I was so excited when I learn this. Excited yet I wasn't sure if I could be able to join and post my entry here as I am still working on the 3rd jump Short that I was talking to you on my previous post. I was also not sure what kind of project I will be making for the kitchen. But time has run so fast that I just realize that today is the last day for the submission of entries!
Now, what design should I make?
I cannot make a plain color doily like crochet that is made only of dc. I want it to be colorful, and fun even if it is small.
And I'm thinking of a flower.
I can't make a coaster tulip. Daisy is nice, but I think a sunflower would be best, with a smiley face. 😊 It would be nice to have a hot chocolate or milk early in the morning with this smiling coaster. Why not coffee? Because coffee upset my stomach.
Anyway, let's get to work, as I have only a little time left for this contest.
So I immediately gather all the necessary materials.
- 2.5mm crochet hook
Now let's begin!
First, I made this crochet circle using double crochet in 4 layers, and single crochet on the last 2 layers.
Second, I made these mustard-colored petals on the front loop stitch only.
Then I make another bigger petals with golden yellow yarns on the back loop stitch to look like this.
I am satisfied with how it looks like so let's proceed to the smiley face.
I just crochet it's mouth by making single crochet (pulling the yarn from the back of my sunflower, just the way I did in this picture) following the double crochet layers of the circle.
When suddenly my son saw me working on this. And he was complaining that the color of the mouth should be in black so as the eyes.
Should it be in the black? I began to question myself. 😅 Then I started to look on the internet some smiley sunflower and confirmed that it was really in black! And my son wanted me to eliminate that golden yellow mouth. But I was running out of time.
So I continued on the eyes using the golden yellow yarn. He was sleeping when I was making the eyes and for sure he wouldn't like it.😅 Well, I just wanted to see its golden yellow, maybe it will be okay as I have to finish it quickly.
Ah, it looks weird. Maybe I really should change it to color black. All right, I have to undo this very quickly, as I am running out of time.
And voila!😍 Now, I'm satisfied with it. But I think there's something lacking in it. I just can't figure it out what but for now, I'll be contented with what it looks like.
So here's the final output of my crocheted sunflower coaster with a smiley. It would be nicer if I made placemats that look like this also but I don't have any time now. So here's my entry in the said contest. Hope you all like it. 🥰
For more information about the contest, just click this link: Needlework Monday Contest!
God bless everyone.