Do you have a favorite flower? While I tend to love all flowers, especially wildflowers, Sunflowers are by far my favorite. There is just something about them that brings an instant smile to my face!

I started making these about 6 years ago in conjunction with my cozies that I sold at shows and local shops. They were always a best seller for me!

You can find the Mug Cozy Pattern pictured here as part of my Mug Cozy Trio Pattern

A few years later I started writing up my patterns and this was one of the first. I had it as a stand alone PDF and with my Everything Cozies Pattern. And now I am making the appliqué available to you for free!

Everything Cozies are named as such because they are adjustable in the back to fit many types of cups.

This is a fairly simple pattern. Beginners with understanding of working in the round and basic stitches such as SC, DC and CH should have no problem with these!

You can find the PDF here with step by step pictorials. Or read below for the free pattern.


• 4/4.5mm G hook – (or any hook you are comfortable with). I am using a clover hook with a handle by Home | Love Stitches All

• Worsted weight yarn in brown and golden yellow.

• Yarn needle

• Scissors


• CH – Chain

• SC – Single Crochet

• INC – SC increase (2SC in same stitch)

• DC – Double Crochet

• SLST – Slip Stitch

• F/O – Fasten Off

Written in Standard US Terms / Beginner Pattern

Purchase the Sunflower Applique Pattern PDF here


Gauge is not important for this project. Bigger the hook, bigger the Sunflower! Using the hook size specified, the Sunflower measures approximately 3.5” across.

Pattern notes:

• You can easily make a bigger Sunflower by simply using a bigger hook OR you can continue to increase your rounds for the middle until you get the size you desire. Just remember to do as many petals as there are stitches in your middle part.

• You will be using the brown and the gold to sew on your Sunflower.

• The sunflower is worked in joined rounds.


Start with brown CH1 after each Round. DO NOT TURN

Round 1: 6SC in Magic Ring

Round 2: INC around (12)

Round 3: SC, INC around (18) F/O, leave long tail for sewing.

Attach petal color to any stitch.

Round 4: All in same stitch – (CH2, DC, CH3, SS in first CH, DC, CH2, SS in ). This is one petal. For the next petal, SS in next stitch then continue. You will end up with 18 petals. SS to base of first petal and fasten off. Leave a long tail for sewing.

*******Instruction in italic bold above, is outlined in the pictures below.

While not completely necessary, I do prefer to work in the 3rd loop or “back Bump” of the chain on these petals.

At halfway through you can see that the petals look fuller than that!

Sew the petals in the following manner:

Go up through the middle of the first petal.

Then insert needle through side of first petal and into the next.

Finally, insert needle down through the second petal and through (into) what you are sewing it on to.

Repeat process for remaining petals

We’d love to see your finished Sunflowers! Tag your photos on Instagram with @KathysKozies and use the hashtag #KathysKozies

Christi of Hugs An Stitches made this adorable bear and added a headband with the Sunflower. The bear pattern is by Mama Made Minis. And you can find the instructions for the headband here in Christis Instagram post!

Adding a sunflower to a headband is an adoRable accessory for stuffies

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Pattern and images are Copyright ©Kathy’s Kozies, Forget-Me-Not Creations LLC. Please do not reproduce and redistribute this pattern or images in this pattern as your own. Not for commercial use.

You are welcome to sell your finished piece, but if you do, I ask that you specify Kathy’s Kozies as the original designer and provide a link back to my pattern.