Isn’t it lovely to see the sunshine, you can’t help but feel happier when it’s around. A run of sunny Spring days inspired me to design a gorgeous bright yellow crochet suncatcher, so I can always see the sun in the my window, no matter the weather!
I love suncatchers and adore seeing the rainbows come into the room when the sun catches their crystal bead. I have them in lots of my windows.
For this design I have used metal hoops so it keeps it’s shape, I’ve found this really helps for a hanging ornament. No need for blocking or stiffening glue or starch!
The great thing about this design is that it looks just as lovely without a suncatcher bead and it can easily be made as a doily or decorative mat if you don’t want to make it with hoops.
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The pattern PDF is available in both US and UK crochet terminology (both are provided in the download).
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Hoooked Soft Cotton, DK weight #3 yarn (80% cotton 20% other fibres; 93yards/85 m per 1.76 oz/50g skein) • 1 skein Malaga Sun (Bright Yellow) Uses approx. 31yards/28m
NB. This is a thicker DK weight cotton, it is much more like worsted weight.
Substitute with #3 or #4 weight cotton yarn that meets gauge, such as:
Paintbox Recycled Cotton Worsted (100% recycled cotton)
Hobbii Rainbow Cotton 8/8
I chose Hoooked Soft Cotton yarn because it’s an eco-friendly recycled cotton blend yarn that gives amazing stitch definition and the yellow is absolutely gorgeous and perfect for a sunny feel.
Hook & Other Materials
- US Size G (4mm) crochet hook I love these ergonomic hooks, they’re very comfortable to use and great value too. If you’d like to treat yourself, why not get a set, I love that each hook size is a different colour; it helps me find the size I’m looking for so easily!
- Yarn needle
- Stitch marker
- 5” (12.5cm) Hoop
- 1” (2.5cm) Keying ring
- 0.5” (1.4cm) Sun catcher bead – Optional
- Sewing thread to sew on bead if using – Optional
- Large hole wooden beads x 2 (15mm and 12mm used) – Optional
Approx. 7.5” x 7.5” (19cm x 19cm) Point to Point not including hanging loop
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If you love sunshine or mandalas I think you’ll also love my Sunshine pattern or my Sleepy Mandala patterns. Or check out all my patterns (I have a great mix to get your creativity going).
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