Free Crochet Pattern: Sunrise Motif
This motif reminded me of a glowing sun, hence the name. I made this with regular worsted yarn and a 5 mm hook (it measures about 4.5 inches in diameter), but use whatever hook and yarn you’d like—it’s always fun to experiment. Here are the stitches and terms used: chain (ch), slip stitch (sl st), single crochet (sc), double crochet (dc), space (sp), stitch (st), and spike single crochet (spike sc).
So, here it is:
Make a magic circle.
- Ch 3 (counts as first dc). 11 dc in ring. Pull yarn end tight and join with sl st to top of first ch 3.
- Ch 1. Sc in same st as joining. Ch 1. *Sc in next st, ch 1.* Repeat * to * around. Join to first sc.
(12 sc, 12 ch 1 sp)
- Ch 1. Sc in same st as joining. Ch 3, skip next sp. *Sc in next sc, ch 3, skip sp.* Repeat * to * around. Join to first sc. (12 sc, 12 ch 3 sp) Break yarn.
- Join 2nd color in any ch 3 space. Ch 1, spike sc around ch 3 sp and ch 1 sp from round 2, ch 1. Sc in next sc, ch 1. * Spike sc (as before) in next sp, ch 1, sc in next sc, ch 1.* Repeat * to * around. Join to first spike sc. (12 spike sc, 12 sc, 24 ch 1 sp)
- Sl st in first sp, sl st in first sc. Ch1, sc in same st, ch 5. * Sc in next “regular” sc (skipping sp, spike, sp), ch 5.* Repeat * to * around. Join to top of first sc. (12 sc, 12 ch 5 sp)
- Ch 3 (counts as first dc). Dc in same st. Sc in next ch 5 sp. * 3 dc in next sc, sc in next ch 5 sp.* Repeat * to * around to last ch 5 sp. Dc in same st as first 2 dc. Join. (12 dc clusters, 12 sc)
Break yarn. Weave in ends.
If you’d like to make this in one solid color, do it this way: In round 3, do not chain 3 after the last sc. Instead, chain 1 and join to first sc with a half double crochet (this lets you start the next round in the right place without having to break your yarn). Then continue as instructed.
As usual, if you find any mistakes in this pattern, please let me know (and please don’t sell this pattern or pass it off as your own). Thanks!