Sunflower Applique Crochet Pattern

Crochet sunflower

I shared this sunflower applique crochet pattern over on Instagram to show my support for Ukraine. I had such a positive response that I wanted to give it a permanent home here on the blog and make it easier to find.

This little sunflower works up really quickly and can be used for brooches, keychains or magnets – it’s perfect for embellishing all your crochet projects.


  • DK Weight Yarn in dark brown and yellow (I used Paintbox Yarns Cotton DK in Coffee Bean and Buttercup Yellow)
  • 2.5mm crochet hook
  • Yarn needle, scissors


  • ch – chain
  • sc – single crochet
  • inc – increase
  • hdc – half double crochet
  • sk – skip
  • sl st – slip stitch
  • st/s – stitch/es
  • […] – repeat the instructions in brackets
  • (…) – indicates stitch count at end of round


The pattern is written using US terminology and measures approximately 2” x 2” (5cm x 5cm) when using the materials listed.

The ch 1 at the beginning of R2-R4 does not count as a stitch. Sl st to the first sc of the round to join.


SUNFLOWER (starting with dark brown)

R1: 6 sc in magic ring, sl st to first sc to join (6)
R2: Ch 1, [inc] x6, sl st to first sc to join (12)
R3: Ch 1, [sc, inc] x6, sl st to first sc to join (18)
R4: Ch 1, sc, inc, [2 sc, inc] x5, sc – change to yellow in last st, sl st to first sc to join (24)
R5: Ch 2 (counts as first st), hdc in same st, ch 2, 2 hdc in same stitch. [Sk 1, 2 hdc in next st, ch 2, 2 hdc in same st] x11, sk last st (12 points)

Fasten off invisibly to first hdc and weave in ends.


Interested in the pattern and want to save it for later? Simply click the image below.

Crochet sunflower pin

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