I created this crochet Ukrainian sunflower and my previous Ukrainian heart to support the country where I was born and its brave people fighting for their freedom.
I live in the US now, but Ukraine will always be my motherland and will always be the country “where I am from”.
Hang this yellow-blue Ukrainian sunflower on your window or door, or use it as a wall hanging decoration to show your support for Ukraine!
The sunflower is one of the symbols of Ukraine. In Ukrainian folk culture sunflowers symbolize sun, strength, and prosperity.
The endless fields of sunflowers in Ukraine are just amazing! The sunflower is one of the most popular crops in Ukraine, and this makes Ukraine a leading producer of sunflower seeds and sunflower seed oil.
The petals of my Ukrainian sunflower are made from hearts. This sunflower is a modified version of my previously designed Heart Flower and Rainbow Flower.
My crochet Ukrainian sunflower is made in the traditional colors of the Ukrainian flag – golden yellow color on the bottom and blue color on the top. The blue color represents the sky and the yellow color represents the wheat fields under it.
You may also like my Two-colored Heart and Ukrainian Coaster.
Ch – chain
DC – double crochet
HDC – half double crochet
Rnd – round
SC – single crochet
Sl St – slip stitch
Sp – space
St (Sts) – stitch (stitches)
WS – wrong side
This sunflower is about 10-1/2’ in diameter.
- 2 strands of worsted weight #4 yarn, colors – blue and yellow
- Crochet hook US size M/13 – 9 mm
- Yarn needle
How to change to a new color
Work the final stitch with the first color, but do not complete the stitch. You will have 2 loops for DC (3 loops for HDC) remain on the hook. Drop first color and draw through the loops on the hook new color and complete stitch.
To make this crochet Ukrainian sunflower, you will need to crochet six hearts for the petals (3 in blue and 3 in yellow) and a flower center.
Note: Hold unused color along your work from the WS and work over it as you work forward.
With blue color, make magic ring,
Copyright: This pattern is an original design by GoldenLucyCrafts. You may not copy, rewrite, redistribute or resell this pattern in any form, this includes making video tutorials. You may not translate this pattern to another language and publish the pattern or any parts of it.
Round 1. Ch 3 (counts as 1st DC), 5 DC, change color to yellow, 6 DC, change to blue, Sl St into top of Ch 3 at the beginning of the round. Total – 12 DC.
Round 2. Ch 2 (counts as 1st HDC), HDC into the same St, 2 HDC in each of next 5 Sts, change color to yellow, 2 HDC in each of next 6 Sts, change color to blue, Sl St into top of Ch 2 at the beginning of the round. Total – 24 HDC. Fasten off and weave in the ends.
Heart Petal – make 3 in yellow and 3 in blue
Round 1. Make all of the next stitches into the fourth Ch from hook working under two loops – 3 DC, 3 HDC, Ch 1, DC (Heart point), Ch 1, 3 HDC, 3 DC; Ch 3, Sl St in center.
Round 2. Ch 3, HDC in first St, 2 HDC in each of next 2 Sts, HDC into each of next 3 Sts, HDC in Ch-1 sp, Ch 1, DC in next St (Heart point), Ch 1, HDC in Ch-1 sp, HDC in each of next 3 Sts, 2 HDC in each of next 2 Sts, HDC in next St, Ch 3, Sl St in center. Fasten off and weave in the ends.
From the back side, sew petals to the central part.
Sew the petals together along the edges where they touch each other. Attach the string for hanging up your sunflower!
Rebecca Payne says
Thank you so much!
Thank you so much. I’m going to make one and display it. Did you crochet the hearts and center with two strands of yarn?
Yes, I used 2 strands of worsted weight #4 yarn and crochet hook US size M/13 – 9 mm.