How To Make A Bright Crochet Sunflower – Free Pattern

crochet sunflower header

This bright crochet sunflower pattern creates a floral display that doesn’t just look good, it is cheerful too! Made with basic crochet stitches, this crochet flower pattern is beginner friendly.

I made these sunflowers for a close friend’s birthday. It’s her favorite flower, so the pressure was on to get them accurate but also to create a fun, bold and bright bouquet.

What Kit You’ll Need

crochet sunflower pattern

Helpful Pattern Information

This pattern uses the following abbreviations to describe crochet stitches:

  • sc – single crochet
  • 2sc – make two single crochets into one stitch
  • sc2tog – use a single crochet to join two stitches together
  • ch – chain

You’ll also need to be familiar with creating magic loops and happy with a bit of hand sewing.

photo of two crocheted sunflowers

Your Free Crochet Sunflower Pattern

You’ll make your beautiful crocheted sunflower in a few parts, which you will hand sew together as you go along.

Crocheting The Sunflower’s Head

The central part of your sunflower will be crocheted in brown yarn with your 4mm crochet hook. You’ll add some details on in black yarn when it’s come together.

crochet sunflower head

Round 1

Make a magic circle of eight stitches (8)

Round 2

2sc x 8 (16)

Round 3

(1sc, 2sc) x 8 (24)

Round 4

1sc x 24 (24)

Round 5

(1sc x 2, 2sc) x 8 (32)

Round 6

1sc x 32 (32)

Round 7

(1sc x 2, sc2tog) x 8 (24)

Round 8

(1sc, sc2tog) x 8 (16)

Fill with toy safe stuffing.

Round 9

sc2tog x 12, then slip stitch, tie off and attach the yarn needle. Sew the circle to a tight close.

Attach the black yarn to your needle and sew random marks of black on the front (where you initially grew the circle) side of the crochet sunflower’s head.

Crochet Sunflower Petals

Make 16 individual petals, using your yellow DK yarn and 4mm crochet hook.

picture showing how to crochet sunflowers

Round 1

Make a chain of 11 stitches. (10 + 1)

Round 2

You are going to work all the way around your chain.

Skip the first stitch. 1 sc x 9, 3sc x 1, 1sc x 9.


Round 3

Chain 1, 1sc x 10, 3sc x 1, 1sc x 10.

Tie off and sew a long tail of yarn all the way around the circumference of the petal to give it definition. Weaving in and out of the edge stitches.

an image showing how you sew around the petals edge

Attaching the Petals

You are going to attach the petals in two stages.

For the first stage, lay your petals on a flat surface in front of you. Take eight of them, and sew them together at the end only, attaching them in an overlapping pattern as shown in the image below.

an image showing how you are sewing the petals together

For the second stage, turn your patterns wrong side up and sew one additional petal between each pair of petals as pictured.

second layer of sunflower petals

Joining the Head of the Crochet Sunflower

Use your yellow yarn and a needle, and sew around approximately the second round in from the heads closing circle. Weave the head tightly onto the petals, being sure to line it up centrally.

photo of a crocheted sunflower

How to Crochet a Sunflower Stem

Using your green yarn and 4mm crochet hook.

crochet sunflower stem

Row 1

Make a chain of 41 stitches (40 + 1)

Row 2

Skip the first loop on the chain, then put 1sc into each stitch in the row


Row 3 – 4

Ch 1, skip the first stitch, then put 1sc into each stitch of the row.


Row 5

Ch 1, skip the first stitch, then put 1sc into each stitch of the row.

sewing the stem

Sewing the Crochet Sunflower’s Stem

Use your yarn needle and green yarn, and tightly sew the top of the stem onto the central point of the rear side of the petals.

Arranging your Crocheted Sunflowers

My crochet sunflowers are going to be bunched together with a ribbon, but you can use yours however you’d like. I would love to hear how you get along with the pattern, and please do tag me on Insta or share photos on Facebook so that I can see your awesome creations.

If you’re hoping to make a bunch of crocheted flowers, don’t forget to check out my daffodil and tulip patterns too!

Happy Crocheting!

Lucy Kate, x

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photo of lucy kate crochet holding her sunflower design

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