Sunflower Crochet Pattern: Bring On the Sun!

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Bring on all the sunshiney goodness with these adorable sunflower crochet patterns!

A collage of five sunflower crochet patterns, one looks like a bouquet of sunflowers, one is a sunflower sweater, one is a sunflower tote bag, one is a cropped sunflower cardigan, and one is a sunflower crossbody

As you all know, I love a good sunflower and these patterns really do steal the show.

Types of Crochet Sunflowers

I love a little sunshine in my life and these crochet sunflower patterns speak to my soul!  Crochet sunflowers are generally constructed in 3 main ways:  a square, an appliqué motif or tapestry crochet piece.  The Sunburst Granny square lends itself to a sunflower and can be used in so many ways: A bag, an afghan or part of a bigger project.  An appliqué can be used on a piece of decor or clothing.  

And working color changes in tapestry crochet gives rise to gorgeous wall hangings, pillows and bags.  Be sure to read my tutorials on how to change color in crochet and tapestry crochet for the best results!

What You Need to Crochet Sunflowers

Typically a crochet sunflower consists of a dark brown center, golden inner petals and bright yellow outer petals. Sometimes patterns will alternate the gold and bright yellow petals instead. 

To crochet a sunflower you will need yarn in these 3 basic colors along with any contrasting color or green color (for leaves) to round out your piece.  You’ll also need a crochet hook that works best with your chosen yarn.  The yarn and hook size will be specified in the pattern you choose.

What Yarn is Best for Crochet Sunflowers?

The yarn you choose should be suitable for your project and often is dictated by the pattern you choose.  I typically love bags made in a cotton yarn or wool yarn.  For afghans, I love acrylic yarn for its washability.  However, crochet flower patterns can be made out of scrap yarn with beautiful results! 

What Crochet Hook is Best for Crocheting Flowers?

As a long time crocheter, I always stick with the crochet hook brand that I love in the size indicated in the pattern.  My go to crochet hooks are the Armour Crochet Hooks and the Tulip Crochet Hooks.  For more information, read my complete Guide to Crochet Hooks.

Most of these sunflower patterns use a variety of basic crochet stitches, so make sure that you know how to work a single crochet stitch, double crochet stitch, and slip stitch (sl st). Since these great patterns won’t take a long time to complete, your cute crochet sunflower is just a few steps away!

Sunflower Crochet Pattern

If you've been wanting to add more beautiful crochet sunflowers to your life, look no further than these lovely patterns.

I love seeing your finished projects! If you enjoyed making one of my patterns I’d love to see yours on Instagram, be sure to tag me @crochet365knittoo.  If you are on Facebook, stop over to the Crochet 365 Knit Too Facebook page or pop over to the Crochet365KnitToo Club and share a photo!  I’d love to see your work.

Eight sunflower crochet patterns in a pinterest collage, one is a sunflower beanie, one is blue sunflower baby clothes, one is a sunflower cardigan, one is a sunflower afghan, one in a sunflower crossbody, on is a sunflower pillow, one looks like real sunflowers, one is a sunflower tote bag.

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