Thursday, May 23, 2013

Sunflower Tutorial (My Favorite!)

Sunflowers have always been my favorite. Lately, as I work on my Meal-a-Day crochet fundraiser, I find myself gravitating towards crocheting lots of cheery sunflowers for pins, garlands and bows. Since it's only 2 rounds (that's it!), I thought it'd be ideal to share with you. Fast and fun!

Purple Chair Crochet Presents:
** Sunflower Tutorial **

You will need:
Color A: Center color (yellow, green or brown works best)
Color B: Sunflower colored yarn (yellows, generally, but they come in reds, oranges, and even some green)
1 crochet hook (appropriate size for yarn weight)
Yarn needle

To begin: With Color A, chain 4 and slip stitch to the first chain.
Round 1: Chain 2 (counts as 1st dc), and dc 15 more in the loop. Join with a slip stitch and fasten off (if desired).  16 double crochet.

Round 2:  Join Color B to any stitch and chain 2.

 In the same stitch, double crochet 2 together.

 Chain 2, slip stitch into the first chain.

 Chain 2, slip stitch into the same stitch.
One petal completed.
Hey look, a bird face!
Continue repeating these petals around. Join with slip stitch, fasten off and weave in ends.

Tah-dah! Add a pin, a hair clip, string them along a garland. Crochet some big green leaves and a stem (maybe that will be an addition to my little tutorial). Sew them to a pillow, a blanket, a hat. Frame it in a shadow box. Hang them on a mobile. Anything. Really.

I made one for myself using all yellow and added this perfectly proportioned button and a pin on the back. I'm wearing it now.

Have a Lovely Day!



  1. I love it, so fast and easy, and it turns out so pretty! May I please Pin this to my Crochet board on Pinterest? Thanks

    1. Definitely-- spread the sunflower joy! So glad it worked for you- thanks for letting me know! :)

  2. Wonderful - a perfect sunflower. I love it.


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