May Flowers Blanket Crochet Along Week 9 – Sunflower Square

Sunflowers are one of my favorite flowers, and have quickly become one of my favorite things to crochet! Look at most of my recent designs and there will most likely be some sort of crochet sunflower. Because of that, the very last tapestry crochet blanket square in the May Flowers Blanket is my favorite one, the Sunflower square! This free crochet pattern brings all of the sunshine cheeriness of sunflowers to this blanket, and rounds up all of the squares of the crochet flower blanket in just the right way. I’m so excited to share it with you!

My Inspiration

There’s something about blue skies and sunflowers that I love so much, and I tried to capture that as much as I could in this blanket square. Even though sunflower petals are only one color, they can still have texture! I wanted to use tapestry crochet to catch the dimension of the petals in this flower, along with capturing how simplicity can be so beautiful. I absolutely love how it turned out! This block captures everything that I would want in a crochet sunflower.

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The Yarn

When I was picking out yarns for this sunflower crochet blanket square, I wanted to make sure that I was able to capture the boldness of the sunflower against a bright blue sky. Since the May Flowers Blanket has more of a pastel color scheme, I went with choosing a lighter sky blue color. I absolutely love the color combinations of Hobby Lobby I Love This Yarn and Yarn Bee Soft & Sleek. They compliment each other so well, and created exactly the effect I was going for. If you don’t want to do a blue sky though, then you can totally switch out the color of the background to something more your style. If you are looking for some good yarns to use, and don’t have a Hobby Lobby near you, some other great affordable alternatives I enjoy using are: Caron Simply Soft, Red Heart Super Saver, or Lion Brand Vanna’s Choice.

 

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Supplies:

  • Worsted Weight (Yarn Weight 4) yarn in 4 colors: I used Hobby Lobby I Love This Yarn (You can use any worsted weight yarn in any color combination for this block such as Caron Simply Soft, Red Heart Super Saver, or Lion Brand Vanna’s Choice.)
    • Blue – 100 yards
    • Yellow – 75 yards
    • Orange – 50 yards
    • Green – 30 yards
    • Brown – 20 yards
  • 6 mm crochet hook
  • Scissors

Stitches Used/Abbreviations:

  • RS = Right Side
  • WS = Wrong Side
  • ch = Chain stitch
  • hdc = Half Double Crochet (UK half treble crochet)

Pattern Notes

  • This pattern is made using US crochet terminology, but the UK equivalents are listed in the Key.
  • If you come across a part where it’s just a color in between two commas, then that stands for just one half double crochet.
  • The pattern involves color changes using tapestry crochet. Experience with color work is recommended, but if you’re a beginner to tapestry crochet than you can totally do it!
  • For a complete color chart of each of the blocks, along with the written pattern and some bonus blocks, check out the 39 page premium pdf here.
  • I recommend reading through the pattern completely before beginning just to make sure that you understand everything in the pattern.
  • Color changes happen are indicated by the color appearing in parentheses. See chart for full picture of the color changes.
  • The arrows at the beginning of the rows indicate what direction the row is worked on in the chart.
  • If you’ve never done tapestry crochet before, I’ve created a beginner’s guide to tapestry crochet that shows you how to do it. See the written and photo tutorial at The Beginner’s Guide to Tapestry Crochet.

May Flowers Blanket Sunflower Block Pattern:

← Row 1 [RS]: (Blue) ch 42, starting in third ch from hook, hdc 40

→ Row 2 [WS]: (Blue) ch 2, turn, hdc 40

← Row 3 [RS]: (Blue) ch 2, turn, hdc 26, (Green) hdc 1, (Blue) hdc 13

→ Row 4 [WS]: (Blue) ch 2, turn, hdc 12, (Green) hdc 3, (Blue) hdc 25

← Row 5 [RS]: (Blue) ch 2, turn, hdc 24, (Green) hdc 6, (Blue) hdc 2, (Green) hdc 6, (Blue) hdc 2

→ Row 6 [WS]: (Blue) ch 2, turn, hdc 3, (Green) hdc 6, (Blue) hdc 2, (Green) hdc 5, (Blue) hdc 3, (Yellow) hdc 1, (Blue) hdc 20

← Row 7 [RS]: (Blue) ch 2, turn, hdc 15, (Yellow) hdc 1, (Blue) hdc 3, (Yellow) hdc 3, (Blue) hdc 2, (Yellow) hdc 3, (Green) hdc 2, (Blue) hdc 1, (Green) hdc 7, (Blue) hdc 3

→ Row 8 [WS]: (Blue) ch 2, turn, hdc 3, (Green) hdc 7, (Blue) hdc 1, (Green) hdc 2, (Yellow) hdc 4, (Blue) hdc 1, (Yellow) hdc 3, (Blue) hdc 2, (Yellow) hdc 3, (Blue) hdc 2, (Yellow) hdc 3, (Blue) hdc 9

← Row 9 [RS]: (Blue) ch 2, turn, hdc 9, (Yellow) hdc 3, (Blue) hdc 2, (Yellow) hdc 4, (Blue) hdc 1, (Yellow) hdc 3, (Blue) hdc 1, (Yellow) hdc 3, (Green) hdc 2, (Yellow) hdc 2, (Green) hdc 7, (Blue) hdc 3

→ Row 10 [WS]: (Blue) ch 2, turn, hdc 4, (Green) hdc 6, (Yellow) hdc 3, (Green) hdc 1, (Yellow) hdc 3, (Blue) hdc 1, (Yellow) hdc 1, (Orange) hdc 1, (Yellow) hdc 5, (Blue) hdc 2, (Yellow) hdc 3, (Blue) hdc 10

← Row 11 [RS]: (Blue) ch 2, turn, hdc 7, (Yellow) hdc 2, (Blue) hdc 1, (Yellow) hdc 4, (Orange) hdc 1, (Yellow) hdc 4, (Orange) hdc 1, (Yellow) hdc 1, (Orange) hdc 1, (Yellow) hdc 3, (Orange) hdc 2, (Yellow) hdc 3, (Green) hdc 6, (Blue) hdc 4

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→ Row 12 [WS]: (Blue) ch 2, turn, hdc 5, (Green) hdc 5, (Yellow) hdc 2, (Orange) hdc 1, (Yellow) hdc 2, (Orange) hdc 1, (Yellow) hdc 1, (Orange) hdc 1, (Yellow) hdc 3, (Orange) hdc 1, (Yellow) hdc 2, (Orange) hdc 1, (Yellow) hdc 1, (Orange) hdc 1, (Yellow) hdc 2, (Blue) hdc 1, (Yellow) hdc 3, (Blue) hdc 7

← Row 13 [RS]: (Blue) ch 2, turn, hdc 7, (Yellow) hdc 4, (Blue) hdc 1, (Orange) hdc 1, (Yellow) hdc 3, (Orange) hdc 1, (Yellow) hdc 1, (Orange) hdc 1, (Yellow) hdc 3, (Orange) hdc 2, (Yellow) hdc 4, (Orange) hdc 1, Yellow, (Green) hdc 1, (Yellow) hdc 3, (Blue) hdc 6

→ Row 14 [WS]: (Blue) ch 2, turn, hdc 6, (Yellow) hdc 4, (Orange) hdc 1, (Yellow) hdc 5, (Orange) hdc 2, (Yellow) hdc 4, (Orange) hdc 1, (Yellow) hdc 5, (Orange) hdc 1, (Yellow) hdc 4, (Blue) hdc 7

← Row 15 [RS]: (Blue) ch 2, turn, hdc 8, (Yellow) hdc 4, (Orange) hdc 1, (Yellow) hdc 5, (Orange) hdc 1, (Yellow) hdc 3, (Orange) hdc 1, (Yellow) hdc 5, (Orange) hdc 1, (Yellow) hdc 4, (Blue) hdc 7

→ Row 16 [WS]: (Blue) ch 2, turn, hdc 7, (Yellow) hdc 3, (Orange) hdc 4, (Yellow) hdc 3, (Orange) hdc 1, (Yellow) hdc 3, (Orange) hdc 1, (Yellow) hdc 3, (Orange) hdc 4, (Yellow) hdc 2, Blue, (Yellow) hdc 2, (Blue) hdc 6

← Row 17 [RS]: (Blue) ch 2, turn, hdc 5, (Yellow) hdc 4, (Orange) hdc 3, (Yellow) hdc 2, (Orange) hdc 2, (Yellow) hdc 2, (Brown) hdc 4, (Yellow) hdc 3, (Orange) hdc 2, (Yellow) hdc 3, (Orange) hdc 2, (Yellow) hdc 3, (Blue) hdc 5

→ Row 18 [WS]: (Blue) ch 2, turn, hdc 4, (Yellow) hdc 3, (Orange) hdc 1, (Yellow) hdc 6, (Orange) hdc 2, (Yellow) hdc 1 , (Brown) hdc 6, (Orange) hdc 2, (Yellow) hdc 6, (Orange) hdc 1, (Yellow) hdc 4, (Blue) hdc 4

← Row 19 [RS]: (Blue) ch 2, turn, hdc 5, (Yellow) hdc 3, (Orange) hdc 1, (Yellow) hdc 7, (Brown) hdc 8, (Orange) hdc 1, (Yellow) hdc 7, (Orange) hdc 1, (Yellow) hdc 2, (Blue) hdc 5

→ Row 20 [WS]: (Blue) hdc 7, (Yellow) hdc 1, (Orange) hdc 2, (Yellow) hdc 6, (Brown) hdc 8, (Yellow) hdc 5, (Orange) hdc 2, (Blue) hdc 9

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← Row 21 [RS]: (Blue) hdc 5, (Yellow) hdc 6, (Orange) hdc 3, (Yellow) hdc 2, (Brown) hdc 8, (Yellow) hdc 3, (Orange) hdc 3, (Yellow) hdc 4, (Blue) hdc 6

→ Row 22 [WS]: (Blue) hdc 5, (Yellow) hdc 6, (Orange) hdc 2, (Yellow) hdc 3, (Brown) hdc 8, (Yellow) hdc 1, (Orange) hdc 4, (Yellow) hdc 6, (Blue) hdc 5

← Row 23 [RS]: (Blue) hdc 6, (Yellow) hdc 3, (Orange) hdc 2, (Yellow) hdc 5, (Brown) hdc 8, (Yellow) hdc 5, (Orange) hdc 3, (Yellow) hdc 2, (Blue) hdc 6

→ Row 24 [WS]: (Blue) hdc 7, (Orange) hdc 1, (Yellow) hdc 7, (Orange) hdc 2, (Brown) hdc 6, (Orange) hdc 1, (Yellow) hdc 7, (Orange) hdc 1, (Blue) hdc 8

← Row 25 [RS]: (Blue) hdc 6, (Yellow) hdc 2, (Orange) hdc 1, (Yellow) hdc 6, (Orange) hdc 2, (Yellow) hdc 1, (Brown) hdc 4, (Yellow) hdc 3, Orange, (Yellow) hdc 5, (Orange) hdc 1, (Yellow) hdc 2, (Blue) hdc 6

→ Row 26 [WS]: (Blue) hdc 5, (Yellow) hdc 3, (Orange) hdc 2, (Yellow) hdc 3, (Orange) hdc 2, (Yellow) hdc 9, (Orange) hdc 2, (Yellow) hdc 3, (Orange) hdc 2, (Yellow) hdc 4, (Blue) hdc 5

← Row 27 [RS]: (Blue) hdc 5, (Yellow) hdc 6, (Orange) hdc 4, (Yellow) hdc 11, (Orange) hdc 4, (Yellow) hdc 5, (Blue) hdc 5

→ Row 28 [WS]: (Blue) hdc 5, (Yellow) hdc 3, (Blue) hdc 2, (Yellow) hdc 4, (Orange) hdc 1, (Yellow) hdc 2, (Orange) hdc 1, (Yellow) hdc 3, (Orange) hdc 1, (Yellow) hdc 3, (Orange) hdc 1, (Yellow) hdc 4, (Blue) hdc 3, (Yellow) hdc 1, (Blue) hdc 6

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← Row 29 [RS]: (Blue) hdc 8, (Yellow) hdc 5, (Orange) hdc 1, (Yellow) hdc 4, (Orange) hdc 1, (Yellow) hdc 3, (Orange) hdc 1, (Yellow) hdc 2, (Orange) hdc 2, (Yellow) hdc 5, (Blue) hdc 8

→ Row 30 [WS]: (Blue) hdc 8, (Yellow) hdc 4, (Blue) hdc 1, (Orange) hdc 1, (Yellow) hdc 3, (Orange) hdc 1, (Yellow) hdc 3, (Orange) hdc 1, (Yellow) hdc 4, (Orange) hdc 1, (Yellow) hdc 1, (Blue) hdc 1, (Yellow) hdc 4, (Blue) hdc 7

← Row 31 [RS]: (Blue) hdc 8, (Yellow) hdc 2, (Blue) hdc 2, (Yellow) hdc 1, (Orange) hdc 1, (Yellow) hdc 3, (Orange) hdc 2, (Yellow) hdc 3, (Orange) hdc 2, (Yellow) hdc 2, (Orange) hdc 1, (Yellow) hdc 1, (Blue) hdc 1, (Yellow) hdc 3, (Blue) hdc 8

→ Row 32 [WS]: (Blue) hdc 12, (Yellow) hdc 1, (Orange) hdc 1, Yellow, (Orange) hdc 1, (Yellow) hdc 2, (Orange) hdc 1, (Yellow) hdc 1, (Orange) hdc 1, (Yellow) hdc 2, (Orange) hdc 1, (Yellow) hdc 2, (Orange) hdc 1, (Yellow) hdc 2, (Blue) hdc 11

← Row 33 [RS]: (Blue) hdc 11, (Yellow) hdc 3, (Orange) hdc 2, (Yellow) hdc 2, Blue, (Yellow) hdc 1, (Orange) hdc 1, (Yellow) hdc 2, (Blue) hdc 1, (Yellow) hdc 1, (Orange) hdc 1, (Yellow) hdc 2, (Blue) hdc 12

→ Row 34 [WS]: (Blue) hdc 12, (Yellow) hdc 3, (Blue) hdc 2, (Yellow) hdc 3, (Blue) hdc 2, (Yellow) hdc 4, (Blue) hdc 1, (Yellow) hdc 2, (Blue) hdc 11

← Row 35 [RS]: (Blue) hdc 15, (Yellow) hdc 2, (Blue) hdc 4, (Yellow) hdc 1, (Blue) hdc 4, (Yellow) hdc 1, (Blue) hdc 13

→ Row 36 [WS]: (Blue) hdc 40

← Row 37 [RS]: (Blue) hdc 40

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Now your crochet sunflower blanket square is all done! I hope you love how it came out! It’s never too late to join the crochet along. Just join the Our Crochet Community group, and you can join in all of the fun! Be sure to tag me @eclairemakery on Instagram and Facebook if you make this pattern.

Happy stitching,

~Claire

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