crochet sunflower applique pattern

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Bring a touch of sunshine to any project with my free crochet sunflower applique pattern! Whether you’re a beginner or an experienced crocheter, you will love this cheerful pattern!

With its bright yellow and gold petals, a crochet sunflower is a great way to add a touch of color and personality to any item you choose to decorate.

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How to get the Pattern for the Crocheted Sunflower

  • Free Crochet Pattern: Scroll down this blog post for the written instructions and link to a helpful video
  • Printable PDF: Ad-free printable pattern with 4 pages including all details. Purchase on Ravelry and Etsy

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You may like to check out more free crochet flower patterns on my blog. This gorgeous flower is full of texture and is so pretty!

These lovely 3d applique flowers will only take minutes to make, and just use scraps of cotton yarn. You can find a selection of my crochet flower patterns in this post.

You might also like the pattern for these crochet leaves!

How to Crochet a Sunflower

There are loads of beautiful free crochet sunflower patterns to be found out there and I am so happy to share my sunflower applique pattern with you!

You will crochet a circle motif in rounds using double crochet and cluster stitches. First make a magic circle for the center of the flower, crochet 3 rounds – adding a new color for each round.

The final round uses the popcorn stitch for some extra texture.

You can find a video tutorial for a Sunflower granny square and how to make popcorn stitches below.

My best tip is to always count your stitches as you go!

If you love to crochet colorful flowers, you will love this eBook – ‘Quick and Easy Crochet Flowers’.  Each pattern is accompanied with a step by step photo tutorial making it easy for even a beginner to follow.

It contains 4 of my most popular flower patterns in one beautiful PDF bundle.

Purchase the Crochet Flowers Collection PDF

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Recommended Yarn and Colors

You can use Sunflower shades – brown, gold, orange and yellow yarn. But this flower will also look beautiful in different colors.

Acrylic yarn works great and is easy to wash and dry, especially if you are attaching to hats or blankets. You could also use cotton yarn which gives great stitch definition and comes in amazing colors.

For my sunflower motifs, I used small amounts of cotton dk weight (category 3) yarn and a 4 mm hook. You can use different yarn weights and matching hook size to make your crochet flowers in different sizes.

Try a worsted weight yarn and a 5.5 mm hook. Have a look and see what you have in your stash!

How to Make a Crochet Sunflower Square?

If you would like to make your sunflower into a square, this Sunflower Granny Square is perfect for you! The free crochet pattern has written instructions and a helpful video tutorial.

An easy square crochet pattern that you can make quickly from small amounts of yarn.

I have included lots of ideas in the blog post for ways you can use this cheerful square design!

crochet sunflower granny squares

How to use Crochet Sunflowers?

The Free pattern for these pretty flowers only takes minutes to make, and are perfect embellishments to your projects.

  • A simple crochet sunflower flower or two can look beautiful added as an accent to a baby blanket.
  • Add a beautiful flower to a hair clip
  • You can add a pin to the back of a sunflower to make a brooch
  • Attach a sunflower in bright colors to a baby hat
  • You can use your motifs as sunflower coasters for a summer table
crochet sunflowers in yellow and gold

Measurements

The sunflowers shown worked in dk weight yarn (3) measure 3.5in [9cm] across

Materials

  • Small amounts of dk weight yarn (3) in yellow, orange and brown
  • 4 mm crochet hook
  • Yarn needle to weave in threads

You can use any yarn weight of choice and matching hook

Abbreviations

Beg   beginning

Ch    chain

Sl st   slip stitch

St     stitch

Dc    double crochet

Sp     space

Notes 

  • This pattern is worked in the round
  • Ch 3 at beginning of a row counts as 1 dc
  • Pattern written in US crochet terms

Special Stitches

Beg Popcorn (beg PC): Ch 3, work 4 dc sts in space indicated in pattern, remove hook from the last loop and insert into the top of the beg ch 3. Now insert hook back into the last loop and pull this loop through. Pull tight.

Popcorn (PC): Work 5 dc sts in space indicated in pattern, remove hook from the last loop and insert into the top of the first st. Now insert hook back into the last loop and pull this loop through. Pull tight.

Double crochet 2 together (dc2tog) cluster stitch: In indicated space or st, work (yo, insert hook in space/st, yo and pull up loop, yo and pull through 2 loops on hook) twice, yo and pull through all 3 loops on hook.

Watch a video that includes rounds 1-3 for this pattern on YouTube

Instructions for Crochet Sunflower Applique Pattern

Using first colour, make a magic ring. (if prefered you can ch 5 and join with a sl st to form a ring)

Round 1: Ch 3 (counts as 1 dc), 15 dc into ring, join with a sl st to 3rd ch of beginning ch 3. Pull ring tight and fasten off yarn – 16 dc

Round 2: Join next colour in any st, ch 3, 1 dc in same st (counts as 1 dc2tog), ch 1, [dc2tog, ch 1] in each st around. Join with a sl st to beg dc2tog. Fasten off yarn – 16 dc2tog, 16 ch-1 

Round 3: Join next colour in any ch-1 sp, make a beg PC (see special stitches), ch 2, *PC in next ch-1 sp, ch 2; repeat from * 14 more times. Join with a sl st to 1st ch-2 sp. Fasten off yarn – 16 PC, 16 ch-2 

crochet circle sunflower motif

Printable PDF: Ad-free printable pattern with 4 pages including all details. Purchase on Ravelry and Etsy

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5 Comments

  1. It is so nice you share your crochet skills with us. The beauty of your projects shows your talent from within. Thank you for sharing have a blessed day.
    08, JULY 2023 ๐Ÿ’œ

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