Crochet Placemat Sunflower Pattern

Aug 4, 2021 | Crochet patterns

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

free crochet Sunflower Pattern

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 Gingham 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.

*Disclosure: I only recommend products I would use myself. This post may contain affiliate links that if you make a purchase at no additional cost to you, I may earn a small commission. 

free crochet sunflower pattern

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.

Sunflower Crochet Placemat Pattern

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:

  1. Rustic Sunflower Pot Holder free crochet pattern
  2. Sunflower Coasters free crochet pattern
  3. Gingham Bunny Placemat free crochet pattern
free crochet Sunflower Pattern

Gingham Sunflower Placemat Pattern free crochet pattern

Pattern written in US crochet terminology

Supplies:

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  

Crochet Sunflower Placemat graph color legend
Sunflower Crochet Placemat Graph
Sunflower Crochet Placemat graph

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