12 Stunning Sunflower Patterns for Beginners in 2024 (with photos)

These easy and free sunflower crochet patterns are perfect projects to start for the summer! There is so much you can do with these sunflowers: add them to a hat, turn them into a bookmark, make a bunch of them into granny squares for a cozy blanket, and so much more!

Crochet flowers are also great projects for beginners. First of all, they’re fairly simple: a dark center with yellow petals, all worked in the round. This means that they require just 2 colors and a handful of stitches. Once you’ve gotten the hang of working in the round, you’ll be making sunflowers by the dozen! Second, they’re super versatile! You can make a flower and add magnets, a hair clip, or a pin. Or, you can continue crocheting to create a granny square, pillow, or crossbody bag! Your options are endless.

1) Sweet Summer Sunflower Bag

Sweet Summer Sunflower Bag by Crochet 365 Knit Too

This sunflower bag is perfect for carrying all of your everyday essentials! The bag works up super quick and is a perfect project for cotton yarn, since cotton yarn gives the bag structure and durability. The pattern itself is super simple and made of just 13 starburst granny squares. Since those 13 squares are the star of the, they sewn together with a simple border and handle added to finish the bag!

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2) Sunflower Blanket Crochet Pattern

Sunflower Blanket Crochet Pattern by BrennaannHandmade

Give your living room a retro makeover with this gorgeous sunflower blanket! Just like the bag above, this project is made up of granny squares, which are simple to make and super beginner friendly. The pattern is provided with 4 different sizes: a baby blanket size, twin size, queen size, and king size.

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3) Here Comes the Sunflower Pillow

This sunflower pillow adds cheer to any room! This pillow works up quickly, with chunky yarn, and makes a great gift for the sunflower-lover in your life.

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4) Sunflower Book Marker Free Crochet Pattern

These sunflower bookmarks are super easy to make and come out beautifully every time! Add a little but more joy to your reading with these bespoke bookmarks. This project is, again, great for beginners, and it is a great stashbuster for using up small scraps of yarn. Bookmarks also make great gifts for anyone who loves to read!

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5) Crochet Easy Sunflower Coaster

Crochet Easy Sunflower Coaster by Sirin’s Crochet

These stunning sunflower coasters are a fun and practical project to make! A set of these crocheted coasters would also make a beautiful Mother’s Day gift. This pattern can be sized to use as a trivet underneath hot pans or as a placemat on your table.

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6) Crochet Sunflower Granny Square

This is another pattern that incorporates texture! These sunflower granny squares use simple slip stitches to shape each petal and will add a little sunshine to any of your projects.

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7) Crocodile Stitch Sunflower Square Crochet Pattern

Crocodile Stitch Sunflower Square Crochet Pattern by Caitlin’s Contagious Creations

The crocodile stitch is beautiful and versatile! It can be used to look like a lot of different things like mermaid scales, feathers, or petals. In this pattern, it is used to make up the petals of the sunflower! These granny squares can be used to make so many things. They would make a cozy blanket, cheerful pot holder, or fun purse!

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8) Sassy Sunflower Crochet Crossbody Bag

Sassy Sunflower Crochet Crossbody Bag by Crochet 365 Knit Too

I am always in search of the perfect bag–one that is not too big and not too small! Why not make your own? This adorable crossbody bag is the perfect size to carry the essentials, like your phone and keys. Plus, the sunflower on the front is fun and bright, perfect for carrying around in the spring and summer months.

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9) Sunflowers Scarf Pattern

Sunflowers Scarf Pattern by Lullaby Lodge

This sunflower scarf pattern was inspired by Van Gogh! The scarf shown above is made of 100% wool, making it extra cozy for chilly fall and winter days. To make your own, you’ll just need to work up 12 squares–that’s it! Of course, you could attach tassels at the ends to match the photo. But, you can always make your scarf your own with pom-poms at ends or fringe or whatever your heart desires.

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10) Sunflower Doll

Sunflower Doll by Odinka Wisanindhi

This doll is absolutely adorable and a great project for any amigurumi fans! The video tutorials walk you through every step, from creating the individual pieces of the doll to assembly.

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11) Sunflower Bouquet Free Crochet Pattern

This stunning sunflower bouquet is perfect for decorating the living room or sprucing up a garden table. Make as many sunflowers as you’d like to add to your favorite pitcher or vase. These flowers also make a gorgeous gift! Tie them up in paper and gift them like you would a regular bouquet.

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12) Sunflower Granny Square Crochet Pattern

This pattern is yet another granny square! Melanie Ham uses her squares to create an adorable pillow, but you could use these squares to make any of the projects listed above. These squares can be made with any kind of yarn, and the colors (yellow, brown, and white) should be easy to find in any store.

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