Sunflower Stitch: Textured Crochet Stitch Pattern Tutorial

Brighten up any crochet project with the Sunflower Stitch! This textured, 3D crochet stitch pattern uses bobble stitches and chain stitches to make a beautiful sunflower that makes your crochet projects pop. It’s perfect for crochet towels, garments, or pillows! This free crochet stitch pattern even includes a video tutorial that walks you through each step of the stitch!

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Stitch Exploration Event

This crochet stitch pattern is a part of the Stitch Exploration Event with Joy of Motion, Knitting With Chopsticks, and I! Throughout the month of June, we have put together 30 crochet stitches, with one releasing each day. They are all designed to help you grow your crochet skills, and range from lace stitches, to simple, to color work ones! You can find the post with all of the stitches at: Stitch Exploration Crochet Stitch Event.

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  • Worsted Weight Yarn in 3 colors
    • Main Color (MC)
    • Flower Center Color (Contrast Color 1 – CC1)
    • Flower Petals Color (Contrast Color 2 – CC2)
  • US Size J (6mm) crochet hook
  • Yarn needle for weaving in ends


  • Ch = chain
  • Hdc = Half Double Crochet
  • Sc = Single Crochet
  • Sl st = slip stitch
  • Bobble = bobble stitch (*yarn over, insert hook into stitch, yarn over, pull through two loops,* repeat till you have 8 loops on your hook, then yarn over and pull yarn through all 8)

Pattern Notes:

  • This pattern is made using US crochet terminology.
  • Ch 1 at beginning of row does not count as a stitch.
  • The pattern involves color changes using tapestry or intarsia crochet. Experience with color work is recommended, but if you’re a beginner to tapestry crochet than you can totally do it! For a tutorial on how to do tapestry crochet, check out my Beginner’s Guide to Tapestry Crochet. For the tutorial for how to do intarsia crochet, check out my Beginner’s Guide to Intarsia Crochet.
  • Want to avoid crochet mistakes while crocheting this pattern? Learn how to avoid them with my post on my blog: 10 Mistakes Common Mistakes Crocheters Make and How to Avoid Them.
  • Color changes happen in the middle of the rows in this pattern. The color changes are indicated in the written pattern by a new color in parentheses (for example: (MC) sc 1, (SC) sc 2

Sunflower Crochet Stitch Video Tutorial:

Sunflower Crochet Stitch Pattern:

Row 1 [RS]: (MC) ch 23, starting in third ch from hook, hdc 21

Row 2-3 [WS-RS]: (MC) ch 2, turn, hdc 21

Row 4 [WS]: (MC) ch 2, turn, hdc 5, (CC1) bobble, (MC) hdc 9, (CC1) bobble, (MC) hdc 5

Row 5 [RS]: (MC) ch 2, turn, hdc 5, (CC2) hdc 1, we’ll now work the flower off of this stitch. Start flower by chaining 6. Then, in the second ch from the hook, sc in each ch. Once you’ve crocheted in each ch, insert your hook in one of the loops around the outside of the bobble, and sl st to join the petal you just made. After you’ve joined the first petal, repeat the 3 steps above to make petals all around the bobble stitch. Once you’ve completely surrounded the stitch with petals, finish off the sunflower by doing a sl st through the hdc 1 you worked the first chs off of.

After the flower is done, to finish the row:

(MC) hdc 9, (CC2) hdc 1, repeat the flower steps above around the second bobble, (MC) hdc 5

Rows 6-8: ch 2, turn, hdc 21

Repeat Rows 2-9 till your swatch reaches 6 inches tall.

I hope that you love getting to use this crochet sunflower stitch pattern! If you create anything with this stitch pattern, be sure to tag me on social media, @eclairemakery and use #eclairemakery so that I can share your projects. I can’t wait to see what you make!

Happy stitching,



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