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Crochet Sunflower

Posted by  ·  September 18, 2013  ·  Last Updated: January 24, 2017

It is easy to show my state pride! Kansas is the sunflower state and I love sunflowers. It is often the topic here on Skip to my Lou! You can find a tutorial on how to make a Twinkie Sunflower Cake, Fondant Sunflower Cupcake ToppersCandy Sunflower Cupcake Toppers, Wool Sunflower Pins, Sunflower Cupcakes and now…… a crochet sunflower pattern!

crochet sunflower

Crochet Sunflower Pattern

Size J Hook, worsted weight yarn

Chain 5, slip stitch to join. insert hook in first chain from hook, yo pull up loop, ch 3 with first loop on hook (ignore second loop), yo pull through both loops on hook (this makes one bobble), do this in each chain (5 bobbles).join with slip stitch.

Next round make bobbles all the way around. (10 bobbles) Fasten off. A huge thank you to the Crochet Dude for teaching me his modified bobble stitch. It is perfect for the center of a sunflower!

modified bobble stitch tutorial

Join on new color. Beside the raised bobble, single crochet, chain 2, treble, chain 3, slip stitch in third chain from hook, treble, chain 3, slip stitch all in same space (makes a petal).  Chain 1, continue all the way around placing petals to the left of each bobble stitch. Chain 1 between each petal.

crochet sunflower tutorial

In chain 1 stitch between petals *sc,  chain 2, treble, chain 3, slip stitch in third chain from hook, treble, chain three, slip stitch all in the chain 1 stitch*  chain three behind first row petal, repeat between * all the way around, chaining 3 between each petal. Fasten off

crochet sunflower pattern

I am so worried about this pattern. If anyone wants to help make it easier to understand please leave a comment!  If you love crocheting flowers as much as I do you might like my big crochet flower pattern. I also have a simple crochet flower that can be made into a lovely crochet flower garland. Here are 10 beautiful crochet flower tutorials that I look to for inspiration. Of course, I am partial to the sunflower! Happy crocheting everyone!

If you love to crochet be sure to check out all the beautiful free crochet patterns. You can even upload your own crochet patterns!


  1. Dot
    Saturday, January 14th, 2017
    So you are from KS. Where in this great state? Love your flower patterns
    • Cindy
      Wednesday, January 18th, 2017
      Hi Dot, I am in Topeka. Where are you?
  2. Jean
    Thursday, October 27th, 2016
    Beautiful! I hope that when you get the written pattern perfected to your liking, you will add this (and your other patterns) to the existing ones on your Ravelry page. It's nice to favorite the ones I'd like to make all in one website. Your gorgeous sunflower will be one of the first new ones I'll favorite! Thank you for sharing your time and talents so generously with others! 💛
  3. Connie Hoppins
    Monday, October 3rd, 2016
    Okay I 10,000% need help with this pattern! I am trying to make these sunflowers to go into my wedding bouquet and can't seem to put everything together. I even tried to use the Crochet Dude reference and it didn't get me any closer. Please can someone help explain this to me because these are perfect.
  4. CC
    Friday, September 9th, 2016
    What colors did you use to crochet the sunflower?

  5. Joanna
    Tuesday, March 8th, 2016
    This took me a while but I finally got it. The bobble thing needs explained with more steps. The link to Crochet Dude helped. Mine doesn't lay as nicely as yours but I think I can fix that.
  6. Amy Lu
    Monday, August 10th, 2015
    I love this sunflower! I was trying to figure out the first part, and could not get it to work. I thought there might be something missing so I looked up the Crochet Dude to see if I could find a tutorial by him on the technique. I did. What's missing is a sc. When I added one to each stitch just before doing the bobble stitch it finally worked. His tutorial is here if anyone else wants to check it out. Hope that helps!

  7. Kristie S
    Sunday, August 2nd, 2015
    You asked for help in making it easier to understand. I was really confused at first, then figured out what was missing. Parenthesis. Put parenthesis around the stitches that are all in one stitch. It helps people see it as all in one, since your words saying that it's all in one are at the end of a long string of stitches.

    In the beginning, I was so confused about where to put the bobbles and where to put the yellow stitches that I ripped it out and just made a circle of SC. I wasn't sure if I should put the yellow on the sides or the tops of the bobbles. Or whatever, I don't even know. lol I gave up.

    But anyway, the thing that will help it the most is putting parenthesis around stitches that will be all in one.

    Good luck :)
    • Sunday, August 2nd, 2015
      Kristie so did you figure out the bobble stitch?
  8. Winnie Ramos
    Tuesday, July 14th, 2015
    May I request ffor a video tutorial? The sunflower is my favorite flower. So I would like to make this crochet as part of my collection. I am a beginner in crocheting, but I know simple stitches. I admit I cannot understand crochet terms. In your instructions. I hope you would grant me this favor. Thank you very much.
    • Sunday, August 2nd, 2015
      Thanks Winnie I will see what I can do!
  9. Sunday, April 26th, 2015
    Hi Cindy,
    I really love your crocheted sunflower. I'll be making a sunflower roundup on my blog and I'm including this on the list. I'll provide a link back to your site. Thanks for sharing your patterns for free.
    Best Regards,
  10. julie
    Thursday, November 20th, 2014
    the pattern is too confusing. for the second round of 10 bobbles where does the hook go? using the link to crochet dude, i am unable to find his tutorial on "modified bobble stitch."
  11. Janine Carls
    Saturday, September 6th, 2014
    On the second round of bobbles, where are you inserting your hook?
  12. Iris
    Thursday, August 28th, 2014
    I like your patterns very much thanks
  13. Sunday, August 17th, 2014
    Hi there!
    I love your sun flowers! I did really have to work the center section, but managed to make it work. The petals were so perfect and lovely! I've used the sun flowers as part of a yarn bombing project to cover my sewer pipes. I've included a link to your page in my blog post. You can have a look here: http://mominthegarden.wordpress.com/2014/08/17/yarn-bombing-in-the-back-yard-goodbye-to-sewer-pipe-ugliness/

    Thanks for posting your sun flowers!
  14. Kathy Szczytko
    Sunday, May 18th, 2014
    Hi, I didn't use the bobbles for the center. I used a long stitch over a standard 6 sc (I'm from USA). Start with Magic Ring. 6 sc in ring, slip stitch to first sc. Pull close but not real tight. Enter hook into center and make long single crochet. Make enough long stitches to go all the way around.(my centers take 10 to 12 long stitches, use whatever amount fills your center out nicely). Then proceed to make the sunflower petals in your directions. Thank you for sharing your pattern.
  15. Maria
    Saturday, May 10th, 2014
    This is the most beautiful sunflower patter I have ever seen! Well done ;)
  16. Leslie Denvir
    Tuesday, December 31st, 2013
    Hi. I understand that Lucy at Attic 24 is wanting to post her version of your sunflower but is waiting for your permission. Hope you let her do a tutorial of it. She is very good at adapting patterns to make them easier and so good at giving credit. Love your site. Happy New Year.
    • Tuesday, December 31st, 2013
      Hi Leslie, I gave the amazing Lucy permission awhile back. I am sure you will see it soon!
  17. Ann And.
    Monday, December 30th, 2013
    I'm on my third flower. Each one is getting better, but I don't have a perfect flower yet. I'm having a lot of trouble with the second row of bobbles, getting 9 petals, and the second row of petals. Would love to see more steps. Thank you!
    • Tuesday, December 31st, 2013
      Hey Ann, I will try. I wish I was better at writing patterns. I need someone who can take my ideas and write what I am doing so others can do it! I will try to get this pattern updated.
  18. deedee
    Friday, December 6th, 2013
    This is gorgeous but I admit it is confusing, it would help if the instructions are step by step instead of a summary.
  19. Jocelyne
    Tuesday, November 12th, 2013
    These are super cute! I did have trouble following the pattern. On the second round of bobbles, where are you inserting your hook? Do you make 2 bobbles between each one on the first row? I had trouble with my bobbles popping out on the wrong side and then I had to flip my work around and go the opposite direction when I made the petals. I didn't manage to make as many petals as you did without them being super crowded.These are just a few thoughts. :) Thank you for sharing!
  20. serene
    Tuesday, October 29th, 2013
    I love you sunflower, but there's something I couldn't get with center pattern. I get lost after I make the first bubble :(
    thanks for sharing
  21. Thursday, September 19th, 2013
    Super cute!!
  22. Tammy Curry
    Thursday, September 19th, 2013
    I can't wait to add this to a hat! So stinking cute! Thank You!
  23. Thursday, September 19th, 2013
    This is so sweet! Thank you!
  24. Rachele Funk
    Wednesday, September 18th, 2013
    Thanks for sharing! Super cute!
  25. Wednesday, September 18th, 2013
    So fun! My girls would love to make these!
  26. Wednesday, September 18th, 2013
    So pretty, Cindy! I love it!