I just love this great crochet sunflower pattern! It was originally posted in 1999 so it definitely has staying power.
I did, however, make some changes in the pattern.
First off, the initial ring was made with a chain of 5 single crochet. I thought it made too big of a hole in the center and quickly ripped it out.
I’m a fan of the magic circle technique. Don’t want to fuss with trying to come up with a tute, but Google led me to this one – how to crochet a perfect circle. That site has some great flowers too, but I’ll leave them for another day.
Anyway, I made the rest of the flower as per the instructions. They were quite clear and there’s really nothing tricky about making this sunflower.
For the leaves, after making the single crochet on the foundation chain, I continued the single crochet all the way around. I think that adds a bit more dimension to the leaves and makes them a bit sturdier.
Overall, this pattern is quick and easy to make and would make a great pin or other adornment. I also think a bunch of these sunflowers would look cool as a hatband too.
Debbie’s pattern can be found here – Debbie’s Crochet Sunflower.