What can signal the beginning of spring other than sunflowers? The following is a tutorial on how to create simple sunflowers through crochet and yarn. This project has a lot of leeway for personal preferences regarding colors, size and finishing. Overall, this project will take about one to two hours if all steps are completed. The supplies for this project can be purchased at any craft store in San Diego or specialty yarn shop. Supplies for this tutorial were purchased at Michael's in Mission Valley as well as other craft stores throughout the San Diego area.
The best yarn to use is regular, stiff acrylic yarn, but soft yarns can be used. Be aware, if soft yarns are used, the finished flower may droop if it is placed on a dowel or other type of "stem". Real wool yarn can also be used.
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