31 Stunning Free Crochet Sunflower Patterns (easy!)

Sunflowers are a great way to brighten up anyone’s day! Crochet sunflowers are even better as they won’t wilt or waver and stay bright and happy for as long as you have them!

Below are 17 sunflower patterns – all are for beginners and are generally very easy to follow and customize to your preference. The patterns are all free too, so there’s no need to break the bank to get some happy flowers in your life!

Almost all the patterns below use basic stitches such as single crochet, double crochet and slip stitches. Most of the patterns, if not all, use a magic circle to start to sunflower circle off, so you may need to look up how to do this if you’re unfamiliar with it.

1. Little Sunflowers

Free pattern by Mom’s Crafters

These little flowers are a fun pattern for beginners as they are so easy to make, and the pattern is easy to follow along with.

The pattern is versatile as you can easily make other flowers by simply changing the colors. This can be easily turned into keyrings or earrings or used as an applique to sew onto other projects. 

2. Sunflower Square Blanket

Free pattern by Craft Kitty Crochet

This pattern can be long to finish, but it’s worth the wait! The pattern is easy and for beginners – You need only know minimal stitches to complete this project.

This pattern is also easy to customize size as you can just add or remove to the make blanket bigger or smaller. 

3. Sunflower Bouquet

Free pattern by Krawka

This pattern is available on the website as a link to the document. The pattern is easy to follow and has useful pictures throughout to help guide you through the project.

The result is so cute and great for displaying or as a gift to others! 

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4. Sunflower Bookmark

Free pattern by Meladora’s Creations

This is an easy pattern for beginners and such a beautiful way to enjoy reading. These are great for yourself or as a gift and uses a small amount of yarn to make. 

These bookmarks are quick to make, so you can make many is a short amount of time!

5. Summer Sunflower Tote Bag

Free pattern by Crochet 365 Knit Too

This is a personal favorite of mine! This is a very easy tote bag to make as it only consists of sunflower granny squares joined together with a handle added on afterward.

It looks great and the white color of the bag is easy to change out for a green or other preferred color. 

6. Sunflower Pot Holder

Free pattern by Nana’s Crafty Home

This pattern is great if you need a bit of color adding to your kitchen! These sunflower potholders are easy to make.

You need to make sure to NOT use acrylic yarn as this can melt under heat. 100% cotton yarn is recommended by the pattern author.

7. Sunflower Coaster

Free pattern by Sirin’s Crochet on YouTube

This pattern is straightforward to follow and the YouTube video is very well made and simple to crochet along to. The finished coaster is lovely and you can add a cork base to make them even more rigid if needed!

The coasters are quick to make, so you could make a full set of coasters in no time!

8. Sunflower amigurumi

Free pattern by Stringy Ding Ding

We couldn’t miss out on making a cute amigurumi sunflower on this list! This cute and smiley sunflower is very easy to make and can make a fantastic Mother’s Day gift or décor piece to brighten up a space in your home.

The petals are crocheted onto the sunflower center, so minimal sewing is needed when adding the stem and pot. 

9. Sunflower Brooch

Free pattern by Cynthia Banessa

This pattern creates a large sunflower brooch but can be easily customized to make smaller as you can just amend the petal’s foundation chain to a smaller number and create from there. The resulting brooch can be added to clothes, hats or used just as a decoration. 

10. Sunflower Earrings

Free pattern by Urbaki Crochet

These beautiful sunflower earrings are so easy to make and quick too! The style of these is slightly different as the petals of the flower as less pointed, but the result is still great!

Please note, this pattern is found within a video on the linked page.

11. Sunflower Bottle Cozy

Free pattern by Crochet 365 Knit Too

While this pattern is described as a wine bottle cozy, it can easily be made to carry a water bottle and a long handle can be easily made to attach to it if the short one is not to your liking.

The pattern is easy to follow and uses mainly the same 3 or so stitches. 

12. Sunflower Pincushion

Free pattern by Hollypips

This pattern for a pincushion is very well written and easy to follow. The author also provides frequent progress pictures, so you know what your creation should look like as it progresses.

The pattern also has minimal sewing of parts, so it makes it even easier. 

13. Starburst Granny Square Phone Sling

Free pattern by Little World of Whimsy

This pattern can be found here at Little World of Whimsy – even though the pattern doesn’t specify sunflowers, the starburst pattern colors of the granny square can easily be changed to resemble sunflowers.

This pattern is great too as there is minimal sewing and there are some very useful design tips! 

14. Sunflower Keychain

Free pattern download by betsymakes on Lovecrafts

This pattern is super simple and easy to follow! It requires small amounts of yarn and only a small amount of stuffing too.

You can easily size this down to make it a smaller keychain or keep it the same for a chunkier one! 

15. Sunny Sunflower Pillow

Free pattern by Nautikrall Crochet

This sunny pillow is so beautiful and such an easy make! While the pattern is geared mainly toward beginners, there are some more special stitches to know such as cluster stitches which you may have to search on how to do. 

16. Sunflower Basket

Free pattern by Hooked on Patterns

The sunflower baskets would be a great way to brighten up any room and make for great storage of keys, change or even some sweets!

These baskets are quick to make, and you can use any yarn to make them! 

17. Sunflower Crossbody Bag

Free pattern by The Yarn Bowl Crochet

This bag is so cute and very easy to make! The pattern uses a magic circle to start the sunflower off and then creates a granny square.

You need to only make two granny squares and a band for the bag base, sides and handles. 

18. Emma’s Sunflower Buddy

Free Pattern by Flo’s Crafty Crochet

Next we have this adorable little sunflower keyring that you won’t be able to resist hanging on all your bags and keychains!

The sunflower works up very simply, so suitable for a beginner. You might like to attach safety eyes like the one above, embroider your own on or leave the face blank.

19. Sunflower Dishcloth Scrubber

You can never have too many dishcloth scrubbers, especially when they are sunflower shaped! They are almost too pretty to you, although if you use cotton yarn then you know they will do a good job of cleaning.

This material is very durable and can withstand water well, so this is useful for doing the dishes and when it comes to washing the cloth.

20. Sunflower Wand Flower

Free Pattern by Ami Amour

This project works well for creating decorative flowers that you would like to display in your own home or gift to someone. The middle stitches when worked with with gradient brown yarn look very effective, although any single brown color yarn would do.

The middle of the sunflower becomes nice and sturdy when you use a wooden rod as the pattern suggests, although wire or simply stuffing could also do the trick.

21. Sunflower Placemats

Free Pattern by Crafty Kitty Crochet

Next we have these gorgeous sunflower placements that are sure to make your dining setting look more lively! They are worked in one piece and flat, so this would be a good project for beginners as there is no need to learn how to work in the round of other common tricky techniques.

You can make yours in brown and yellow to make it look like a sunflower, or use any colored yarn to create any flower of your choice!

22. Sunflower

Free Pattern by Naztazia

Here we have a lovely simple sunflower that would look great if displayed with a bouquet of them. All you need to do is crochet the main flower and leaves, then attach to a stem that may be made of wire or a wooden rod, whatever is accessible to you.

23. Sunflower Granny Square

Free Pattern by Sunflower Cottage Crochet

Next is a sunflower granny square which can be used for a variety of projects! You could use them as coasters, make many to turn into a granny square cardigan, blanket, or anything really!

The pattern is easy to follow, and you might even like to participate in the designer’s blanket Crochet Along which incorporates lots of fun different granny square designs.

24. Sunflower Coffee Beanie Cozy

Free Pattern by Sunflower Cottage Crochet

Here we have sunflower cosy that you will want to use with all your takeaway coffees! The cosy provides some extra grip and helps make the cup not so hot to hold.

Cotton yarn makes the most durable and washable options for your project, and keep the size of your crochet cosy in mind so that it fits snug around the cup.

25. Sunflower Sunburst Granny Square

Free Pattern by Krafty Kait

The options for granny square projects really are endless, so I thought I would include another sunflower one in this round up. The square works up easily by working in the round and in standard design, just pick out your colours so that they resemble a sunflower or any flower you like really!

26. Sunflower Gnome

Free Pattern by Passionate Crafter

How cute is this little gnome? This would look adorable as decoration in you house or as a gift for a family member or friend. This is likely more of an intermediate or advanced product due to the different layers for the sunflower hat and working in the round as goes with amigurumi.

27. Sunflower

Free Pattern by Lemon Yarn Creations

This little sunflower would make the perfect final addition to a desk or place of your choosing that needs some decorating! The little plant pot as the base makes a lovely touch, and you can have fun crocheting yours in your favorite colored yarn!

28. Crochet Sunflowers

Free Pattern by Treasurie

Here we have three different styles of sunflowers within the same pattern! Whether you would like to make a stemmed sunflower, granny square sunflower or applique- you will be able to make them all through the same designer!

The patterns are easy to follow and very beginner friendly, so you will have at least one of each crocheted up in no time!

29. Rustic Sunflower Tower Topper

Free Pattern by Nana’s Crafty Home

Next we have this adorable and stylish sunflower towel topper that you could use for the top of any of your towels at home (the matching sunflower towel does work especially well though!)

The pattern is available for free through the designer’s website, or you might like to purchase a downloadable pdf to support them or be able to print the pattern.

30. Sunflower Pot

Free Pattern by Lily’s Lyric

Everything about this design is adorable! I love the shape of the leaves and sunflower applique attached to the pot, it really ties everything in together.

You might like to download the pattern from Ravelry or watch the Youtube tutorial if you prefer following patterns that way. You will end up with a super cute sunflower pot plant in the end either way!

31. Sunflower 3D

Free Pattern by LisaAuch Crochet

Finally we have these large sunflowers that are perfectly suitable for displaying a vase or something similar as above! The pattern is written simply and mostly involves beginner stitches, so it should be a breeze.

Feel free to crochet a bouquet of sunflowers, or you might like to branch out and crochet a variety of your favorite flowers to have the bouquet of your dreams. Enjoy your very own sunflowers or sunflower inspired crochet projects, without ever having to water them!

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