The Gingham Crochet Placemat Sunflower Pattern is a free crochet pattern by Nana’s Crafty Home!

A sunflower pattern to add a bright and cheerful touch to your dining room home decor. This tapestry crochet pattern is so gorgeous with a modern gingham plaid border and bright sunflower center.

## Placemat Sunflower Pattern Details

I love sunflowers! I have been surrounded by these bright and beautiful flowers throughout my life in Kansas. They are such a cheerful flower and they dot the landscape, along roadways and fields providing bright and bold color to our lives each summer and fall.

I so enjoy adding seasonal touches to my home – bringing nature inside and incorporating it in my crochet designs. Sunflower patterns are a fantastic way to add bright, bold and cheerful color to your home!

I now have the matching Gingh**am Sunflower Table Runner free crochet pattern now available on the blog!**

This pattern is made with the single crochet Tapestry Crochet color work technique. I have a beginner’s tips and tricks photo and video guide if you need help with this wonderful crochet color work technique.

I am using Red Heart’s With Love* for this placemat. I love the combination of these beautiful vintage colors together. I think it would also look fantastic with a plaid combo of black/grey/white. You do want some contrast for the flower petals – a darker outline will help allow the petals to have some definition.

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I am using an acrylic medium worsted weight yarn. Shouldn’t I be using cotton yarn for a placemat? Why not use acrylic? If you place something very hot on acrylic yarn it may melt. This is the reason you don’t want to use acrylic yarn for hot pads – they will burn and melt upon contact with hot pans.

A plate or bowl would need to be quite hot to create an issue with acrylic. However, I would not recommend taking a hot plate out of the oven and placing it immediately on to an acrylic placemat. If your placemats will be strictly decorative this will not be a problem at all. Acrylic is also washable and tends to be more colorfast than cotton with frequent washing. Substitute with a worsted weight cotton yarn if you prefer.

## Tapestry and Intarsia Crochet Color Work Technique

I also have a tutorial that will help you add traditional Intarsia crochet color work techniques to your tapestry projects. I will use Intarsia and Tapestry crochet techniques together in many of my tapestry projects. I will change up techniques using my best judgement for the specified project. For the Sunflower Placemat and Table Runner (pattern coming soon!) I use Tapestry crochet for the gingham plaid sections and Intarsia for the middle sunflower section.

My Intarsia video tutorial will show you how to pull in your yarn from a distance as well as the best way to make your project reversible. Not strictly necessary with this project as there is a very obvious front side. However, a great way to practice for future projects!

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You may also like the following free crochet patterns at Nana’s Crafty Home:

- Rustic Sunflower Pot Holder free crochet pattern
- Sunflower Coasters free crochet pattern
- Gingham Bunny Placemat free crochet pattern

**Gingham Sunflower Placemat** Pattern free crochet pattern

Pattern written in US crochet terminology

**Supplies:**

- Red Heart With Love Weight 4/Medium (100% acrylic) 7 oz / 370 yds
- Eggshell 1.9 oz / 101 yards (CR – Cream)
- Chocolate 0.8 oz / 43 yards (DB – Dark Brown)
- Taupe 0.85 oz / 45 yards (LB – Light Brown)
- Daffodil 0.4 oz / 22 yards (Y – Yellow)
- Cornsilk 0.2 oz / 10 yards (O – Orange)
- Spinach 0.2 oz / 10 yards (DG – Dark Green)
- Lettuce 0.04 oz / 2 yards (LG – Light Green)

Size I (5.5 mm) crochet hook

Scissors

Tapestry needle

**Approximate finished size: **17” wide x 12.5” tall

**Gauge: **18 rows = 4” / 17 sc sts = 4”

**Abbreviations:**

ch = chain

sc = single crochet

st(s) = stitch(es)

WS = wrong side

RS = right side

**Pattern Notes:**

- Graph is worked in single crochet (sc) tapestry crochet technique. Each pixel of graph corresponds to 1 sc stitch.
- At the end of each row, turn and ch 1. Ch 1 does not count as a stitch.
- Since all sts are sc, the pattern is written telling you which color to use and how many stitches of that color. For Example: “[C 5, LB 5] seven times” means you will work with cream color for 5 sc sts, then light brown color for 5 sc sts, and work that pattern 7 times total across the row.

**Recommended Tutorials**

Tapestry Crochet Tips & Tricks

Incorporating Intarsia Crochet Techniques in a Tapestry Project

**Written Row-by-Row instructions**

To begin with dark brown (DB) color, ch 71 and start the first row in the second ch from the hook.

At the end of each row, turn and ch 1 (ch 1 does not count as a stitch).

← Row 1 [RS]: DB 70 (70)

→ Row 2 [WS]: DB 70

← Row 3 [RS]: [C 5, LB 5] seven times

→ Row 4 [WS]: [LB 5, C 5] seven times

← Row 5 [RS]: repeat row 3

→ Row 6 [WS]: repeat row 4

← Row 7 [RS]: repeat row 3

→ Row 8 [WS]: DB 5, LB 5, DB 55, LB 5

← Row 9 [RS]: LB 5, DB 6, C 48, DB 1, LB 5, DB 5

→ Row 10 [WS]: DB 5, LB 5, DB 1, C 21, DG 12, C 15, DB 6, LB 5

← Row 11 [RS]: LB 5, DB 6, C 14, DG 7, LG 3, DG 7, C 17, DB 1, LB 5, DB 5

→ Row 12 [WS]: DB 5, LB 5, DB 1, C 17, DG 4, LG 1, DG 4, LG 3, DG 7, C 12, DB 6, LB 5

← Row 13 [RS]: C 5, LB 5, DB 1, C 11, DG 5, LG 5, DG 2, LG 2, DG 3, LG 1, DG 4, C 15, DB 1, C 5, LB 5

→ Row 14 [WS]: LB 5, C 5, DB 1, C 14, DG 4, LG 2, DG 8, LG 2, DG 2, LG 1, DG 4, C 11, DB 1, LB 5, C 5

← Row 15 [RS]: C 5, LB 5, DB 1, C 10, DG 7, LG 2, DG 6, C 2, DG 2, LG 2, DG 5, C 12, DB 1, C 5, LB 5

→ Row 16 [WS]: LB 5, C 5, DB 1, C 12, DG 7, C 5, DG 2, C 2, DG 3, LG 2, DG 1, LG 1, DG 4, C 9, DB 1, LB 5, C 5

← Row 17 [RS]: C 5, LB 5, DB 1, C 8, DG 4, LG 4, DG 2, C 4, DG 2, C 2, Y 2, C 4, DG 5, C 11, DB 1, C 5, LB 5

→ Row 18 [WS]: DB 5, LB 5, DB 1, C 17, Y 2, C 1, Y 2, C 2, DG 1, C 1, Y 3, C 3, DG 3, LG 2, DG 3, C 8, DB 6, LB 5

← Row 19 [RS]: LB 5, DB 6, C 8, DG 2, LG 2, DG 2, C 5, Y 4, DG 1, C 1, Y 3, C 1, Y 2, C 1, Y 3, C 13, DB 1, LB 5, DB 5 → Row 20 [WS]: DB 5, LB 5, DB 1, C 13, Y 5, O 1, Y 10, C 6, DG 2, LG 1, DG 3, C 7, DB 6, LB 5

← Row 21 [RS]: LB 5, DB 6, C 6, DG 6, C 7, Y 4, O 1, Y 4, O 1, Y 5, C 14, DB 1, LB 5, DB 5

→ Row 22 [WS]: DB 5, LB 5, DB 1, C 13, Y 1, O 1, Y 5, O 1, Y 2, O 1, Y 4, O 1, C 2, Y 3, C 4, DG 4, C 6, DB 6, LB 5

← Row 23 [RS]: C 5, LB 5, DB 1, C 14, Y 5, O 2, Y 3, O 1, Y 2, O 1, Y 3, O 2, Y 2, C 1, Y 3, C 9, DB 1, C 5, LB 5

→ Row 24 [WS]: LB 5, C 5, DB 1, C 9, Y 7, O 2, Y 2, O 2, Y 1, O 1, Y 2, O 2, Y 3, O 2, C 15, DB 1, LB 5, C 5

← Row 25 [RS]: C 5, LB 5, DB 1, C 12, Y 2, C 1, Y 1, O 2, Y 3, O 6, Y 2, O 3, Y 6, C 10, DB 1, C 5, LB 5

→ Row 26 [WS]: LB 5, C 5, DB 1, C 11, Y 7, O 4, DB 3, O 2, Y 3, O 1, Y 5, C 12, DB 1, LB 5, C 5

← Row 27 [RS]: C 5, LB 5, DB 1, C 12, Y 1, O 1, Y 3, O 2, Y 1, O 1, DB 8, O 2, Y 5, O 1, Y 1, C 10, DB 1, C 5, LB 5

→ Row 28 [WS]: DB 5, LB 5, DB 1, C 9, Y 3, O 2, Y 2, O 2, DB 9, O 3, Y 3, O 1, Y 1, C 13, DB 6, LB 5

← Row 29 [RS]: LB 5, DB 6, C 13, Y 2, O 4, DB 4, LB 5, DB 2, O 4, Y 7, C 7, DB 1, LB 5, DB 5

→ Row 30 [WS]: DB 5, LB 5, DB 1, C 8, Y 7, O 2, DB 2, LB 2, DB 3, LB 3, DB 2, O 1, Y 4, C 14, DB 6, LB 5

← Row 31 [RS]: LB 5, DB 6, C 12, Y 6, O 1, DB 2, LB 3, DB 3, LB 2, DB 2, O 1, Y 8, C 8, DB 1, LB 5, DB 5

→ Row 32 [WS]: DB 5, LB 5, DB 1, C 10, Y 2, O 5, DB 2, LB 2, DB 3, LB 3, DB 2, O 1, Y 1, O 2, Y 4, C 11, DB 6, LB 5

← Row 33 [RS]: C 5, LB 5, DB 1, C 11, Y 3, O 1, Y 2, O 2, DB 3, LB 6, DB 3, O 1, Y 3, O 1, Y 2, C 10, DB 1, C 5, LB 5

→ Row 34 [WS]: LB 5, C 5, DB 1, C 10, Y 1, O 1, Y 4, O 2, DB 4, LB 2, DB 4, O 1, Y 6, C 13, DB 1, LB 5, C 5

← Row 35 [RS]: C 5, LB 5, DB 1, C 14, Y 4, O 3, DB 8, O 1, Y 2, O 1, Y 4, C 11, DB 1, C 5, LB 5

→ Row 36 [WS]: LB 5, C 5, DB 1, C 10, Y 4, O 1, Y 3, O 2, DB 5, O 1, Y 3, O 2, Y 4, C 13, DB 1, LB 5, C 5

← Row 37 [RS]: C 5, LB 5, DB 1, C 13, Y 3, O 2, Y 4, O 6, Y 1, O 1, Y 3, O 1, Y 4, C 10, DB 1, C 5, LB 5

→ Row 38 [WS]: DB 5, LB 5, DB 1, C 10, Y 3, O 1, Y 3, O 1, Y 3, O 1, Y 3, O 1, Y 5, O 1, Y 4, C 12, DB 6, LB 5

← Row 39 [RS]: LB 5, DB 6, C 17, Y 4, O 2, Y 2, O 1, Y 4, O 1, Y 3, C 14, DB 1, LB 5, DB 5

→ Row 40 [WS]: DB 5, LB 5, DB 1, C 14, Y 2, O 1, Y 5, O 1, Y 3, O 2, Y 4, C 16, DB 6, LB 5

← Row 41 [RS]: LB 5, DB 6, C 16, Y 4, O 1, Y 14, C 13, DB 1, LB 5, DB 5

→ Row 42 [WS]: DB 5, LB 5, DB 1, C 13, Y 3, C 1, Y 5, C 1, Y 5, C 1, Y 3, C 16, DB 6, LB 5

← Row 43 [RS]: C 5, LB 5, DB 1, C 20, Y 4, C 2, Y 4, C 3, Y 2, C 13, DB 1, C 5, LB 5

→ Row 44 [WS]: LB 5, C 5, DB 1, C 19, Y 2, C 4, Y 2, C 21, DB 1, LB 5, C 5

← Row 45 [RS]: C 5, LB 5, DB 1, C 22, Y 1, C 5, Y 1, C 19, DB 1, C 5, LB 5

→ Row 46 [WS]: LB 5, C 5, DB 1, C 48, DB 1, LB 5, C 5

← Row 47 [RS]: C 5, LB 5, DB 1, C 48, DB 1, C 5, LB 5

→ Row 48 [WS]: DB 5, LB 5, DB 1, C 48, DB 6, LB 5

← Row 49 [RS]: LB 5, DB 6, C 48, DB 1, LB 5, DB 5

→ Row 50 [WS]: DB 5, LB 5, DB 1, C 48, DB 6, LB 5

← Row 51 [RS]: LB 5, DB 6, C 48, DB 1, LB 5, DB 5

→ Row 52 [WS]: DB 5, LB 5, DB 55, LB 5

← Row 53 [RS]: [C 5, LB 5] seven times

→ Row 54 [WS]: [LB 5, C 5] seven times

← Row 55 [RS]: repeat row 53

→ Row 56 [WS]: repeat row 54

← Row 57 [RS]: repeat row 53

→ Row 58 [WS]: DB 70

← Row 59 [RS]: DB 70

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There are interesting patterns. I would like to try.

So glad you like them!