17 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. 

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