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

RELATED: Looking for your next project try crocheting baby blankets, crochet granny squares (I love them worked into pillows and even a small zippered purse -so pretty) or even hair scrunchies.

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

Abbreviations:

  • 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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More Crochet Flowers

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.

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