With their vibrant yellow petals and large, cheerful blooms, sunflowers evoke feelings of happiness and positivity. Capture their essence in yarn with these 12 free sunflower crochet patterns.
This pattern collection features a selection of bright and colorful free crochet sunflower patterns for your home.
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If you’re longing for summer, crocheted sunflowers are a great way to bring the beauty of nature indoors!
Easy Projects to Add Color to Your Decor
Sunflower motifs can lend a whimsical touch to all sorts of crochet projects. The sunflower is a versatile theme that can be added to wearables, kitchen items, and decor accents.
Although they’re a popular choice for summer or autumn decorations, sunflowers are pretty enough to display year-round. They can be incorporated into wreaths or garlands. You could make them into squares to form a blanket or tote bag. Or even use them for practical items like kitchen towels, placemats, and coasters.
Below I’ve shared a curated list of sunflower crochet patterns for your next home decor project:
Sunflower Granny Square
Sweet Summer Sunflower Bag
Sunflower Hand Towel
Sunflower Granny Square Baby Blanket
Large Amigurumi Sunflowers
Small Hanging Sunflower
Easy Crochet Sunflower
Gingham Sunflower Placemat
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Which Yarn is Best for Crocheted Sunflowers?
The best yarn to use depends on how you will use your sunflower project. The patterns in this selection represent a wide variety of yarn weights and fiber content. So if you’re trying to use up your stash, you should be able to find pattern that’s appropriate for yarns you already have.
In general, these patterns call for one of the following:
Acrylic Yarn: Acrylic yarn comes in a huge variety of colors and textures. It’s an economical choice for items like blankets and tote bags, and certain brands can be very soft. It’s also usually machine-washable and easy to care for.
Cotton Yarn: When you’re making kitchen towels or coasters, cotton (or at least cotton blend) yarn is a must. This is because you need a fiber that can absorb moisture.
These sunflower squares are made like the classic sunburst granny square, except that I chose the popcorn stitches for the sunflower petals, rather than the traditional puff stitches. This provides extra texture.
You can create these sunflower granny squares with just small amounts of yellow, orange, and brown yarn, along with any other colors you like, which makes them a great project for stash-busting.
Adorn your front door with this beautiful sunflower wreath. Its friendly yellow sunflowers are sure to give your guests a warm welcome. What makes these crochet sunflowers special is their textured centers, created by alternating single and treble crochet stitches.
You can attach them to a wreath or string them together as a garland. Or the designer also suggests using cotton yarn to make them as facial scrubbies, since the centers work well for exfoliating!
The pattern page provides instructions to make the bow hanger and assemble the wreath. You'll also find a link to a separate free pattern for the sunflower appliques.
This beautiful and functional hand towel brings a little bit of sunshine into your kitchen. You'll join sunflower squares to make a loop, which you can use to hang the towel from your cabinet pull or oven handle.
The towel part gets its gorgeous texture from alternating extended single crochet stitches in the front loops and back loops. It's an easy technique to learn with impressive results!
There are so many different ways to combine sunburst granny squares, and this retro-inspired sunflower blanket in muted, earthy tones is a beautiful option for the little ones in your life.
This baby blanket uses the tight continuous join-as-you-go method, an excellent choice for a keepsake that will hold up to well to everyday use and multiple washes. The designer links a video tutorial of this technique on her page.
These pretty and practical coasters will protect your table and brighten your room at the same time! The unique sunflower design features half double crochet in the third loop only to create a spiral ridge in the center. Then, the center is offset by a round of popcorn stitches.
You can use any cotton or cotton blend yarn, as you need a fiber that will absorb moisture. A set of these would make the perfect gift for a sunflower lover.
This easy crochet sunflower pattern is appropriate for crocheters of any skill level. It's made in just three rounds and uses less than 100 yards of acrylic yarn. Use them as appliques, ornaments, or tie them onto a gift bag for a personal touch.
For crisp-looking petals, the designer recommends that you block your sunflower. Optionally, you can also stiffen it with sugar-water solution, liquid starch, or glue and water mix.
Add some cheer to your table with this gorgeous gingham sunflower placemat. If you want to try out colorwork, this would be the perfect smaller project to get a taste for it. The sunflower design is made using the single crochet tapestry crochet technique, for which the designer links a helpful video guide for beginners.
If you want to create a whole tablescape, this placemat also has a matching sunflower table runner as well!
Choosing Colors for your Crochet Sunflower Project
We’re all familiar with the classic sunflower colors of brown and golden yellow, along with green leaves. But many of these projects—specifically the granny squares—also use a background color. This is where you can get creative!
For my sunflower grannies, I used rainbow of different colors. Other projects, like the sunflower tote bag, feature the sunflowers against a cream background, which gives the project a fresh, beachy look.
To make your sunflowers pop from the background, try a complementary color, like purple or blue, or dark color such as a black or brown yarn. Or for a more relaxed feel, you could border them with earthy browns and greens.
Most importantly, choose a color scheme that you love and that will make you smile each time your admire your project!
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