Potted Sunflower

This project was one of those things that just developed along the way. I have crafted mini plants using pipe cleaners many years ago and when I had finished making the sunflower head I thought it would be interesting to try and do a similar thing.

Crochet Sunflower on the Bench

There are quite a few sunflower patterns available online but the one I used here is by Meladora’s Creations and is available as a video tutorial, it is really easy to follow and the beauty of a video is you can stop and start it as you move through the project.

Crochet Sunflower Head 2

I tried a couple of different patterns but this was the one that worked the best, the flower head really does look like a sunflower, I made a larger version too but I will show you that one later. The leaves were very quick and simple to make, each leaf is 2 joined together back to back to give them some body, using florist wire I attached them to a plant cane.  With the same yarn as the leaves I covered the cane from 2cm from the top to about 5 cm’s from the base.

I filled the terracotta pot to approximately a third of the way up with decorators filler and set the cane in the centre. I had use some card to keep it upright while it set. Then with brown yarn made a cover to serve as the soil.

Crochet Soil in the Pot

Once fully set I stitched the sunflower head at the top of the cane.

Crochet Potted Sunflower

The potted sunflower looks really at home in the garden with all the other foliage.

Crochet Sunflower in the GardenDo you remember the Sweetie Tree? This was made using the same principle apart from using the help of a friend to set the sticks in concrete as the flower heads of sweets were quite heavy. The possibilities are endless, go let your imagination run wild.

44 thoughts on “Potted Sunflower

  1. lovelucie1 June 6, 2014 / 13:11

    Can’t believe I missed this one! Love it. Dash it, another thing to make!

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    • thegrangerange.wordpress.com June 7, 2014 / 09:15

      I know, the trouble with being organised and having lists is there is no getting away from just how much you want to do/make. I keep thinking I will have to rationalise my list or I will not stand a chance of ever getting through it all! So glad you found it in the end.

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  2. *Wisher* June 4, 2014 / 14:50

    OMG… This is SO COOOOOOOOOOLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLL
    love the sunflower.. is so professionally made..
    clicking over to see the tutorial now.. thank you so much for the link.. *Hugs*

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    • thegrangerange.wordpress.com June 5, 2014 / 18:51

      We all love it too, still adorning the windowsill in our kitchen bringing a little cheer each morning. Hope you post if you make one, it is a very good tutorial.

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  3. slmann June 2, 2014 / 13:44

    Crochet is so adaptable…fabulous sunflower!- Sharon

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  4. KerryCan June 2, 2014 / 11:18

    You’re very inventive with that crochet hook! This is super cute–I love the attention to detail!

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  5. V June 2, 2014 / 10:49

    What a lovely little sun !!

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  6. crochet splendour June 2, 2014 / 04:04

    wow…looks beautiful 🙂 …looks like sunshine forever in your garden 🙂 …awesome creativity ….

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    • thegrangerange.wordpress.com June 2, 2014 / 07:47

      Thank you so much for sharing my post, I loved your flower pencils. My daughter is a teacher and I know she would be delighted to receive such a personal gift, I hope they all loved them.

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  7. crouchingmaria2013 June 1, 2014 / 23:00

    Like your woolly sunflower. Just what I need for my ‘garden’ (shady back door step)!

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    • thegrangerange.wordpress.com June 2, 2014 / 07:45

      The larger one (actually 2) I have tried to weatherproof and they are standing outside our front door to see how well they fair. I love the idea of being able to use craft outside as well as inside although I am not sure how well the colour will last if they are in the sunshine.

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  8. thecobweboriumemporium June 1, 2014 / 22:57

    What a truly FABULOUS make! Such cheerful, happy flowers, Sunflowers. Well done you clever, nimble fingered thing! (I’m in awe – I cannot knit or crochet – unless you want a scarf. I can ‘do’ scarves!) 😀

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    • thegrangerange.wordpress.com June 2, 2014 / 07:38

      Thank you for your lovely comment, if you can knit or crochet a scarf you are halfway there, have you ever tried another project? A granny square is always a good place to start, I have a tutorial with step by step images if you ever want to give it a go.

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  9. athrawe5 June 1, 2014 / 21:55

    It’s lovely, none of my sunflower seeds germinated this year, perhaps I’d have more success if I crocheted one!

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    • thegrangerange.wordpress.com June 1, 2014 / 21:40

      Funnily enough when I was photographing it outside a bee was buzzing around it but I was not quick enough to get a shot, it did make me smile though.

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  10. fallfromgrace349 June 1, 2014 / 20:55

    what a gorgeous make! I would love to have one of those on my kitchen windowsill 🙂

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    • thegrangerange.wordpress.com June 1, 2014 / 21:45

      Thank you. Sunflowers are such a lovely flower, I remember seeing fields and fields of them on holiday in France a few years ago, they are quite majestic I think.

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  11. Glenda June 1, 2014 / 20:17

    At least I wouldn’t kill this one! Too cute.

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  12. Tajana June 1, 2014 / 19:51

    B-E-A-U-T-I-F-U-L !!!!!!! ……..and have to continue saying that!!!! Beautiful beautiful beautiful beautiful …………………………… to the nth degree!!!!

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    • thegrangerange.wordpress.com June 1, 2014 / 20:43

      Thank you, I was thinking of doing a tutorial about it but thought it was quite straight forward, what do you think. I mean about the potting part as I have already said the pattern is not of my making, all that credit goes to Meladora.

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      • Tajana June 1, 2014 / 20:59

        A tutorial is a nice idea.I still don’t know how to attach the flower to a stem and need help with that….Just have a look on Meladora’s website,there are some very gorgeous crochet patterns 🙂

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      • thegrangerange.wordpress.com June 1, 2014 / 21:42

        Thank you for coming back to me on this, I will get around to making another one and take images of the assembly part so I can share.

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      • Tajana June 2, 2014 / 07:14

        Thanks!I will be thankful forever! ❤

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  13. E.C. June 1, 2014 / 18:06

    You did an amazing job. Your potted sunflower is so bright and cheerful. It’s a ray of sunshine to any room or area it sets in. ~applause~ 🙂

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