Smirkey the Sun

Sometimes, you get an idea that just won’t leave you. I’ve had the idea for Smirkey the Sun since January this year, and no matter how I tried to ignore it, it just kept coming back.

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After making the Sunflower Buddy, I said to myself, ‘you might as well put hook to yarn and make Smirkey’.

Now that the summer season is upon us, no better time to whip him up. I assume by now you feel the heat of the sun when you step out, so Smirkey is just a reminder to put on some protection. That smirk on his face already tells you how sizzling he’ll be.
Hang Smirkey the Sun in the children’s room, in your studio or your craft room to light up your space.

I use the same method as in the Sunflower Buddy to make the rounds.

The method is this; for every row with an even number of single stitches, you only begin with half of the number and end with half of the number. Example, the normal instruction for Row 4 in this pattern would be (SC in 2, 2SC in next. Rep. around. You would end with 2SC). However using this trick it would now be (SC in 1, 2SC in next. Rep. around, ending with SC in 1)


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Materials
-Red Heart (worsted weight, medium 4), Colour –bright yellow, pumpkin
-Black worsted weight yarn
-5mm and 4mm hooks
-Needle to weave in ends
-stitch marker

Abbreviation
-SC- single crochet
-HDC- half double crochet
-DC- Double crochet
-CH- chain
-ST- stitch
-SL ST- Slip stitch
-Blo- back loop only
-SC2tog- Single crochet decrease/two together

Notes
-Pattern is written in U.S terms
-Worked with 2 strands held together for the circle (for extra thickness and to prevent folding when hung)
-Worked with 1 strand of yarn for the sunglasses and lips
-Round is made in spiral. Put your stitch marker in the last stitch so you can keep track
-MC- bright yellow, CC- pumpkin

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Pin Smirkey here
With MC (make 2 circles. One of them ends in round 10)

First Circle
Form Magic ring
Round 1: SC 6 in ring- 6
Round 2: 2SC in each St around – 12
Round 3: *SC in 1, 2SC* in next. Rep *to* around- 18
Round 4: SC in 1, 2SC in next. *SC in 2, 2SC in next*. Rep *to* around ending with SC in last 1 st- 24
Round 5: *SC in 3, 2SC in next*. Rep *to* around- 30
Round 6: SC in 2, 2SC in next. *SC in 4, 2SC in next*. Rep *to* around ending with SC in last 2 sts- 36
Round 7: *SC in 5, 2SC in next*. Rep *to* around- 42
Round 8: SC in 3, 2SC in next. *SC in 6, 2SC in next*. Rep *to* around ending with SC in last 3 sts- 48
Round 9: *SC in 7, 2SC in next*. Rep *to* around- 54
Round 10: SC in 4, 2SC in next. *SC in 8, 2SC in next*. Rep *to* around ending with SC in last 4 sts- 60
Round 11: *SC in 7, 2SC in next*. Rep *to* around -66
Round 12: SC in 5, 2SC in next. *SC in 10, 2SC in next*. Rep *to* around ending with SC in last 5 sts- 72
Round 13: Ch 1, SC in same st, SC around. Sl st to SC- 72
Round 14: (with CC) Ch 1, HDC around. SL st in 1st HDC- 72
Break yarn, weave in ends

Second Circle
Repeat rows 1-10. End with Ch 9, SC in next st

PETALS
Join MC in BLO from any point
Row 1: SC in 6, ch 1, turn
Rows 2-4: repeat row 1
Row 5: SC2tog, SC in 2, SC2tog . Ch 1, turn
Row 6: SC in 4. Ch 1, turn
Rows 7-8: rep row 6
Row 9: SC2tog, SC in 1, SC2tog. Ch 1, turn
Row 10: SC in 2. Ch 1, turn
Row 11-12: rep row 10
Row 13: SC2tog. Break yarn
Join by sewing the smaller circle to the big one. Be sure to check that it covers all yarn end.

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SUNGLASSES (make 2)- with 4mm hook
left eye
Row 1: Ch 8, SC in 2nd chain from hook, SC in 6. Ch 1, turn
Row 2: SC across. Ch 1, turn
Row 3: 2SC in 1st, SC in 6. Ch 1, turn
Row 4: SC in 8. Ch 1, turn
Row 5: 2SC in 1st, SC in 7. Ch 1, turn
Row 6: SC in 9. Ch 1, turn
Row 7: 2SC in 1st, SC in 8. Ch 1, turn
Row 8: SC in 10. Break yarn

Right eye
Row 1: Ch 11, SC in 2nd chain from hook, SC in 9. Ch 1, turn
Row 2: SC2tog, SC in 8. Ch 1, turn
Row 3: SC in 9. Ch 1, turn
Row 4: SC2tog, SC in 7. Ch 1, turn
Row 5: SC in 8. Ch 1, turn
Row 6: SC2tog, SC in 7. Ch 1, turn
Row 7: SC in 7. Ch 1, turn
Row 8: SC in 7. Do not break yarn
Continue to joining(see photo)

Start by making SC on the first side. Chain 2, SC in the top.
Ch 2, 1 SC in the edge. Chain 3, Sl St in left glasses, SC in same space

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Ch 2, SC in top. Ch 2, SC in side
Ch 2, SC in bottom. Ch 2, SC

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LIPS – with 4mm hook
Row 1: Ch 15, 2SC in 2nd chain from hook, SC in 13, 2SC in last chain. Break yarn leaving long tail to sew

I hope Smirkey the Sun brightens your space.

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