It is easy to show my state pride! Kansas is the sunflower state and I love sunflowers. Enjoy this free sunflower crochet pattern.

crochet sunflower with black yarn for the center and yellow yarn for the petals
Beautiful Crochet Sunflower

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Grab some yellow yarn and brown yarn and a hook and you are ready to go. I used scraps of acrylic yarn, but cotton yarn would also work. This sunflower uses special stitches called a bobble (puff stitch) along with

Crochet Sunflower Pattern Instructions

Size J crochet hook, worsted weight yarn

Chain 5, slip stitch (sl st) 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 center of sunflower using black yarn
Modified Bobble Stitch

Join on a new color. Beside the raised bobble, single crochet, chain 2, treble (tr), chain 3, slip stitch in the 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 first row of petals
Sunflower Petals to the Left of each Modified Bobble Stitch

In chain 1 stitch between petals *sc,  chain 2, treble, chain 3, slip stitch in the 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. Weave in ends with a yarn needle.

completed sunflower with two rows of petals using the crochet sunflower pattern
More Sunflower Petals


  • Treble Crochet (tr)
  • Slip Stitch (sl st)

I am so worried about this free pattern. If anyone wants to help make it easier to understand please leave a comment! This pattern might be a bit confusing for beginners.

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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!

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  1. 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! 💛

  2. 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.

  3. 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.

  4. 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!

  5. 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 🙂

  6. 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.

  7. 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,

  8. 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.”

  9. 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:

    Thanks for posting your sun flowers!

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