Total Solar Eclipse Applique

Total Solar Eclipse Applique - free crochet pattern

 

On August 21, 2017 North America will experience a solar eclipse. Those who live within the path of totality can see one of nature’s most amazing sights – a total solar eclipse! Within this path, the moon will completely cover the sun and the sun’s atmosphere – the corona – can be seen around the black circle. We live about 10 miles from the path of totality, so we will have wonderful opportunity to observe total solar eclipse. Under a “solar eclipse” mood in our home, I created Total Solar Eclipse Applique and Partial Solar Eclipse Applique.  Pattern for the Partial Solar Eclipse Applique is HERE.  You can embellish with those appliqués your T-shirt, make a pin or use it for scrapbooking.

Abbreviations:

Ch – chain

HDC – half double crochet

Rnd – round

SC- single crochet

Sl St – slip stitch

St (Sts) – stitch (stitches)

 

Materials:

For this Total Solar Eclipse Applique I was using cotton crochet thread size 10 in yellow and black and crochet hook size 6/1.8 mm or size 4/2 mm.

 

Finished size: Diameter with corona is about   2”.

 

Instructions:

Sun

With black color:

Make an adjustable ring,

Rnd 1. Ch 2, 7 HDC into the ring, join with Sl St into 2nd Ch of Ch 2 in the beginning.

Rnd 2. Ch 2, HDC into same place as Ch 2, 2 HDC into each of next Sts around, join with Sl St into 2nd Ch of Ch 2 in the beginning.

Rnd 3. Ch 2, HDC into the same place as Ch 2,* HDC into next St, 2 HDC into next St*, repeat from * to * around, do not join – we need to change color. Draw yellow color through 2nd Ch of Ch 2 in the beginning of the Rnd and complete Sl St to join Rnd.

Total Solar Eclipse Appliqué

Total Solar Eclipse Appliqué

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Cut off black color, leaving 4-6” tail.

 

Corona – consists of 11 rays. Continue with yellow color.

Ray 1. Ch 1, Sl St into next St, Ch 4, Sl St into 2nd Ch and into next Ch, SC into next Ch, Sl St into each of next 2 Sts of the Sun;

Ray 2. Ch 4, Sl St into 2nd Ch and into next Ch, SC into next Ch, Sl St into each of next 2 Sts of the Sun;

Ray 3. Ch 6, Sl St into 2nd Ch and into next 2 Chs, SC into each of next 2 Chs, Sl St into each of next 2 Sts of the Sun;

Ray 4. Ch 3, Sl St into 2nd Ch, SC into next Ch, Sl St into each of next 2 Sts of the Sun;

Ray 5. Ch 5, Sl St into 2nd Ch and into next 2 Chs, SC into next Ch, Sl St into each of next 2 Sts of the Sun;

Ray 6. Ch 3, Sl St into 2nd Ch, SC into next Ch, Sl St into each of next 3 Sts of the Sun;

Ray 7. Ch 6, Sl St into 2nd Ch and into next 2 Chs, SC into each of next 2 Chs, Sl St into each of next 2 Sts of the Sun;

Ray 8. Ch 3, Sl St into 2nd Ch, SC into next Ch, Sl St into each of next 2 Sts of the Sun;

Ray 9. Ch 5, Sl St into 2nd Ch and into next 2 Chs, SC into next Ch, Sl St into each of next 2 Sts of the Sun;

Ray 10. Ch 3, Sl St into 2nd Ch, SC into next Ch, Sl St into each of next 2 Sts of the  Sun;

Ray 11. Ch 6, Sl St into 2nd Ch and into next 2 Chs, SC into each of next 2 Chs, Sl St into next St of the Sun, join with Sl St.

Fasten off and weave in the ends.

Hope you enjoyed my pattern for this Total Solar Eclipse Applique!

 

Total Solar Eclipse Applique

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