[mas_level_2]I crocheted this sunflower using embroidery floss and a size 7 / 1.65 mm steel crochet hook. It measures about 2 3/4 inches in diameter at its widest point.
I crocheted this version of the sunflower using worsted weight yarn and a size I / 5.5 mm crochet hook.
Skill Level: Easy
Yarn, Floss or Thread: You’ll need two different colors of yarn, crochet thread, embroidery floss or other fiber: color A (for the flower center) and color B (for the flower petals.)
In my first example, posted above, color A is brown and color B is yellow.
In my second example, color A is a deep red, and color B is a deep yellow-gold.
Crochet Hook: You’ll need a crochet hook in your preferred size for working with the yarn or thread you’ve selected.
Other: Tapestry needle for weaving in ends
The finished size of your sunflowers will vary, depending on the materials you use to make them.
Crochet Abbreviations Used in This Pattern:
- ch = chain
- dc = double crochet
- ea = each
- hdc = half double crochet
- rep = repeat
- sc = single crochet
- sl st = slip stitch
- tr = treble crochet
- st = stitch
Sunflower Crochet Instructions:
Ch 5. Sl st to form a ring.
Round 1: ch 1. Work 10 sc sts in the ring.
Round 2: ch 1. Work 2 sc sts in ea sc st around, for a total of 20 sc sts. Sl st in the 1st sc st in the round; this joins the end of the round to the beginning.
Round 3: ch 1. [Work 1 sc st in ea of the next 4 sc sts. Then work 2 sc in the next sc.] Rep the sequence in brackets all the way around, then put 1 extra sc st at the end of the round for a total of 25 sc sts. Sl st to join.
Round 4: ch 1. Work 1 sc in ea st around. Sl st to join; at the same time, change colors to color B.
Round 5: [ch 1, in same st work the following sequence: hdc, dc, ch 1, tr, ch 1. In next st: tr, ch 1, dc, hdc, ch 1, sl st. Then work 1 sl st in ea of the next 3 sts.] Rep the sequence in brackets all the way around. This gives you the beginnings of 6 separate flower petals.
Round 6: Insert hook in next st and grab color A. Using color A, work a round of surface crochet slip stitches to create emphasis in the spot where colors A and B meet. End off color A.
Round 7: Ch 1. [Work 6 sc sts up the side of the next flower petal. Ch 3, sl st in 3rd ch from hook, sc in same st and then work 6 or 7 more sc sts down the other side of the flower petal. Sl st in between petals, into the round of surface crochet sl sts.] Rep sequence in brackets all the way around. Sl st in first flower petal to join the end of the round to the beg.
Finishing the Sunflower
Weave in all loose ends. Block the sunflower if desired. When it is dry, it is ready to be used in the craft project or DIY project of your choice.