Crochet Sunflower Granny Square Pattern

A sunflower has always fascinated me as a kid, from its ability to follow the sun to its association with happiness and loyalty to simply enjoying watching them grow. I grew up in an agriculture-rich area that had huge fields of sunflowers covering dozens of hectares. I still remember our occasional family picnic trips to the sunflower fields, when they were blooming, and thousands of bees buzzing around pollinating them. If you are missing some of those lovely moments then making a sunflower granny square might brighten up your mood!

I’ve decided to go with a three-dimensional sunflower granny square to have a tactile sense of the soft yellow leaves, added a touch of green to mimic the stem, and chose a white border to highlight all other colors. Join me in crocheting a sunflower granny square, adjusting it to your needs, and sharing your pics on Instagram. In case, you want to crochet a sunflower only, I’ve made a separate post on it.

sunflower granny square crochet pattern

Crochet materials and tools:

<> Crochet hook 4 mm

<> Red Heart, Super Saver (4) –100% acrylic, 198 grams -333 m per skein.

Color A – brown or black

Color B – yellow

Color C – green

Color D – white

Common abbreviations of crochet stitches:

ch – chain

SC– single crochet

sl st – slip stitch

DC – double crochet

TR – treble crochet

St(s) – stitch(es)

Sp -space

two crochet three-dimensional sunflower granny squares laying next to each other

Sunflower granny square crochet pattern:

With color A (sunflower seeds/center):

Round 1: Make a magic ring. Ch3, 12 DC into the ring. Join with sl st in 1st DC. (12 sts)

Round 2: DC into the same stitch, 2 DC in each stitch around. Join. (24 sts) Cut the yarn.

Join color B into the same stitch (sunflower leaves).

Round 3 (petals): *ch3. Work into the same stitch [DC, 2 TR, ch 3, sl st in top of 2nd TR, 2 TR, 2 DC]. Skip next st, SC in next two stitches, repeat from * 8 times. Join into the bottom of ch3.

Round 4: working behind Round 3, [ch 4, SC around two back loops of central SC] – repeat 8 times, join with sl st. Cut the yarn.

a three-dimensional crochet sunflower granny square made in four colors - brown, yellow, green, and white

Attach Color C to any ch-4 space (green background).

Round 5: ch 3, 3 DC into the same ch-4 sp, ch 3, [4DC in next ch-4 sp, ch 3] – repeat 7 times. Join with sl st in 1st DC.

Round 6 (squaring): sl st in next DC, sl st in next DC, sl st in ch-3 sp, [ch 3, 3 DC, ch 3, 4 DC] – into the same ch-3 space, ch 3, SC in next ch-3 sp, *[4 DC, ch 3, 4 DC] – in next ch-3 space, ch 3, SC in next ch-3 sp – repeat from * three times. Ch 3 and join with sl st in 1st DC. Cut the yarn.

Attach Color D to any square’s corner (white edge).

Round 7: [ch 3, 2 DC, ch 2, 3 DC] – into the same corner, DC in next 4 sts, 4 DC in next ch-3 space, 4 DC in next ch-3 space, DC in next 4 sts, *[3 DC, ch 2, 3 DC] – into the corner, DC in next 4 sts, 4 DC in next ch-3 space, 4 DC in next ch-3 space, DC in next 4 sts – repeat from * three times. Join with sl st in 1st DC. Check video tutorial to Cut the yarn and weave in all ends.

crochet sunflower granny square that can be used to crochet a blanket or as a pot holder

You can also choose to crochet a sunflower alone if you want to use it as a decor element someplace else.

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2 replies
  1. Elyse
    Elyse says:

    the materials list is confusing.
    there are 4 colors listed
    4 skeins are needed.
    is that 1 skein in each of the 4 colors for total 4 skeins.
    4 skeins in 4 colors for 16 total skeins?


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