- Less than 1 skein of worsted weight light yellow yarn (I used I Love This Yarn! in Lemon Ice)
- Less than 1 skein of worsted weight darker yellow yarn (I used Yarn Bee Fetching in Citrine)
- A small bit of black worsted weight yarn
- Size E (3.5mm) crochet hook
- Tapestry needle
- Fiberfill stuffing
- Optional: Stitch marker
st(s) = stitch(es)
ch = chain
ss = slip stitch
sc = single crochet
inc = sc increase (work 2 sc into the same st)
dec = sc decrease (I prefer to use the invisible decrease stitch)
hdc = half double crochet
dc = double crochet
tr = treble (triple) crochet
Note: This pattern is worked in the round (meaning the stitches are worked in a continuous spiral). I recommend using a stitch marker and moving it after every round to help you keep track of which round you're working on.
Round 1: Make a magic circle and work 6 sc into the magic circle (6)
Round 2: inc around (12)
Round 3: [inc, sc] around (18)
Round 4: [inc, sc in the next 2 sts] around (24)
Round 5: [inc, sc in the next 3 sts] around (30)
Round 6: sc around (30)
Round 7: [inc, sc in the next 4 sts] around (36)
Rounds 8-9: sc around (36)
Round 10: sc around in back loop only (36)
Round 12: [dec, sc in the next 4 sts] around (30)
Round 13: sc around (30)
Pause crocheting and use your stitch marker to keep your place. We're going to switch gears for a minute and add the detailing.
Now to make the rays of the sun. Ch 4.
Remove your stitch marker and pick up the light yellow yarn again.
Round 14: [dec, sc in the next 3 sts] around (24)
Round 15: [dec, sc in the next 2 sts] around (18)
Round 16: [dec, sc] around (12)
Round 17: dec around (6)
Finish stuffing. Fasten off, leaving a yarn tail. Using a tapestry needle, weave the yarn tail through the front loop of the remaining sts and pull taut to close. Weave in ends.