This crochet sunflower square is a free crochet pattern by Nana’s Crafty Home!
I am so excited to release the first square in my Fall Squares Blanket pattern! This Fall / Thanksgiving themed blanket has 9 unique squares that together make an adorable and whimsical addition to your Fall home decor!
There is something so magical about the arrival of autumn. The cooler days and evenings make for the perfect crochet time! What better way to celebrate fall than by incorporating the warmth and charm of a sunflower into your crochet creations? Get ready to infuse your home with the vibrant hues of autumn and let’s get started on this fun crochet project!
Happy Crochet Sunflower Square for Your Fall-Themed Blanket Details
The crochet sunflower square is part of the Fall Squares Blanket and is the first release of the series. If you missed the post with all the release dates and details about the blanket you can head on over to that blog post for all the information you will need to make your own Fall themed blanket!
All of these squares begin as a double crochet circle. The circle is then squared off for easy joining. For the crochet Sunflower Square I reworked my Sun Granny Square in sunflower colors and then added an easy leaf design for the corners.
The last couple of rounds of the double crochet circle are worked in the back loops only. This will leave an unused front loop in which the shell stitch petals are crocheted on to at the end.
The simple and easy leaves for the crochet sunflower square are made with just one round working from a foundation chain. The great thing about this leaf pattern is you can take it to so many different projects! I am working on a quick tutorial on how to make them and hoping it will be ready to release tomorrow. You will also be making this same leaf for the Fall Flower Square.
My Fall Blanket uses Red Heart Super Saver* which is a medium worsted weight acrylic yarn. Very economical and with plentiful color options! You can certainly substitute your favorite worsted weight yarn – Hobby Lobby’s I Love This Yarn!, Red Heart With Love, Paintbox Simply Aran, Vanna’s Choice, Big Twist Value, Caron Simply Soft, Caron One Pound and so many more! Raid your yarn stash – even mix and match to get your favorite fall colors!
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The next square in the Fall Squares Blanket series is the Pumpkin Square coming on Wed 10/04 so be sure to check back for that.
You can purchase the ad-free PDF of the crochet Sunflower Square for a small fee. If you would like ALL the square patterns for the Fall Squares Blanket I also have a complete PDF available as well.
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You may also like the following free sunflower crochet patterns by Nana’s Crafty Home:
- 1. Sunflower Towel Topper free pattern
- 2. Sunflower Motif free crochet pattern
- 3. Sunflower Coaster free crochet pattern
Pattern written in US crochet terminology
Red Heart Super Saver Weight 4 / Medium (100% acrylic)
- Cafe Latte 2.0 oz / 106 yds (Brown)
- Aran 1.5 oz / 80 yds (Cream)
- Saffron 0.5 oz / 30 yds (Gold)
- Tea Leaf 0.3 oz / 16 yds (Green)
- Black 0.2 oz / 11 yds (Black)
- White 0.01 / 1 yd (White)
- Baby Pink 0.1 oz / 6 yds (Pink)
Size I (5.5 mm) crochet hook
Stitch marker (optional)
Approximate finished size: 14” square
Gauge: First 4 rounds = 4” / 4 dc sts = 1”
- MC = magic circle
- ch(s) = chain(s)
- BLO = back loop only
- FLO = front loop only
- sc = single crochet
- hdc = half double crochet
- dc = double crochet
- tr = treble
- sp = space
- st(s) = stitch(es)
- sk = skip
- sl st = slip stitch
- WS = wrong side
- RS = right side
Picot: ch 3, sl st in third ch from hook.
- Ch 3 at beginning of each round counts as first dc stitch.
- Cheeks, eyes and leaves are worked separately and then sewn to front of panel.
With Brown, make MC.
Round 1: Ch 3, 11 dc in MC, join with sl st in top of ch-3 and tighten ring. (12)
Round 2: Ch 3, 1 dc in same st, 2 dc in each st around, sl st in top of ch-3. (24)
Round 3: Ch 3, 1 dc in same st, 1 dc in next st, *2 dc in next st, 1 dc in next st,* repeat from * to * to end, sl st in top of ch-3. (36)
Round 4: Ch 3, 2 dc in next st, *1 dc in next 2 sts, 2 dc in next st,* repeat from * to * to last st, 1 dc in last st, sl st in top of ch-3. (48)
Round 5: Ch 3, 1 dc in same st, 1 dc in next 3 sts, *2 dc in next st, 1 dc in next 3 sts,* repeat from * to * to end, sl st in top of ch-3. (60)
Round 6: Ch 3, 1 dc in next st, 2 dc in next st, *1 dc in next 4 sts, 2 dc in next st,* repeat from * to * to last 2 sts, 1 dc in last 2 sts, sl st in top of ch-3. (72)
Round 7: Ch 3, 1 dc in same st, 1 dc in next 5 sts, *2 dc in next st, 1 dc in next 5 sts,* repeat from * to * to end, sl st in top of ch-3. (84)
Note: Rounds 8-9 are worked BLO. We are creating the location for the sunflower petals.
Round 8: Ch 3, 1 dc in next 2 sts, 2 dc in next st, *1 dc in next 6 sts, 2 dc in next st,* repeat from * to * to last 3 sts, 1 dc in last 3 sts, sl st in top of ch-3. (96)
Round 9: Ch 3, 1 dc in same st, 1 dc in next 7 sts, *2 dc in next st, 1 dc in next 7 sts,* repeat from * to * to end, sl st in top of first st. (108)
Fasten off brown.
Note: Rounds 10 – 13 are worked in both loops.
Round 10: Join cream in first st, ch 1, sc in same st, sc in next st, hdc in next 4 sts, dc in next 4 sts, tr in next 4 sts, *(2 tr, ch 2, 2 tr) in next st, tr in next 4 sts, dc in next 4 sts, hdc in next 4 sts, sc in next 2 sts, hdc in next 4 sts, dc in next 4 sts, tr in next 4 sts,* repeat from * to * two times; (2 tr, ch 2, 2 tr) in next st, tr in next 4 sts, dc in next 4 sts, hdc in next 4 sts, sl st in first st. (120 + 4 ch-2 corner sp)
Round 11: Ch 1, sc in same st, sc in next st, hdc in next 4 sts, dc in next 6 sts, tr in next 4 sts, *(2 tr, ch 2, 2 tr) in ch-2 sp, tr in next 4 sts, dc in next 6 sts, hdc in next 4 sts, sc in next 2 sts, hdc in next 4 sts, dc in next 6 sts, tr in next 4 sts,* repeat from * to * two times; (2 tr, ch 2, 2 tr) in ch-2 sp, tr in next 4 sts, dc in next 6 sts, hdc in next 4 sts, sl st in first st. (136 + 4 ch-2 corner sp)
Round 12 – 13: Ch 3 (counts as first st), *dc in each st to next ch-2 sp, (2 dc, ch 2, 2 dc) in ch-2 sp,* repeat from * to * to end, sl st top of ch-3. (152 round 12, 168 round 13)
Fasten off. Weave in ends.
With gold yarn, (working in FLO from rounds 8 – 9) sl st to first unused front loop from round 8, ch 1, sc in same st, *sk next st, (3 dc, picot, 3 dc) in next st, sk next st, sc in next st,* repeat from * to * to end of round skipping last st, sl st in first st to join. Fasten off.
Repeat above instructions for round 9 shifting the shell stitches so the shell stitches are behind the sc stitches from the previous round.
Fasten off. Weave in ends.
Leaves (make 4)
With green, ch 11, 3 tr in fifth ch from hook, dc in next 2 chs, hdc in next 2 chs, sc in next ch, (sc, picot, sc) in last ch, rotate work to work in unused foundation ch loops sc in next loop, hdc in next 2 loops, dc in next 2 loops, (3 tr, ch 4, sl st) in last loop.
Fasten off leaving a long tail for sewing.
Eyes (make 2)
With black, make MC.
Round 1: (RS) Ch 3, 10 dc in MC, join with sl st in top of ch-3, tighten ring. (11)
Fasten off black, leaving a long tail for sewing.
Row 2: Join green in first st of round 1, sl st in next 5 sts.
Fasten off green.
Row 3: Join white in first st of round 1 (behind slip stitches of row 2), sl st in next 5 sts.
Fasten off white, leaving a long tail for embroidery of eye.
With long tail of white, embroider center of eye.
Weave in remaining ends not left for sewing.
Cheeks (make 2)
With pink, make a MC, ch 3, 11 dc in MC, join with sl st in top of ch-3 and tighten ring. (12)
Fasten off, leaving a long tail for sewing.
Join cream to top of round 4 with sl st by inserting hook below stitch of round 5 and around stitch of round 4, yarn over and pull through loop on hook to create a sl st, continue working surface slip stitches around next 15 stitches of round 4 for a total of 16 slip stitches. Note: I began my first slip stitch at stitch #42 of round 4.
Note: Sew following pieces to RS of square.
With long tails, sew leaves behind petals in each corner.
With long tails, sew eyes to face.
With long tails, sew cheeks over smile.
Weave in remaining ends.
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