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Sunshine – Free Crochet Pattern

As promised, here is another free crochet pattern. If you read my Rainbow post or tried out that pattern, you’ll know I said I’d be back with some sunshine.

So today I give you my lovely Sun Crochet Pattern.

While it is very easy to make, it is a little fiddly so I’m classing it as Intermediate purely for this reason, but don’t let that put you off if you’re a beginner. Our skills grow wonderfully in trying new things, and I am here to help if you need me.

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Pattern is written in US crochet terminology with UK shown in brackets in the list of abbreviations.

Here’s what you’ll need:

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Yarn: 100% Cotton in DK #3 weight or Aran/Worsed #4 weight.

I always try to work with and recommend recycled yarns whenever I can. For this project I have used Hoooked Soft Cotton. It’s officially a DK weight, but it’s a little thicker than other DK cotton brands I have in my stash. I find it is a bit splitty, so use a looser tension if you use this or any other yarn like this.

Of course you may use whatever yarn you have in your stash. Acrylic will give a different result and may need stuffing to hold it’s shape.

Size G (4.0mm) crochet Hook. I highly recommend Clover Soft touch, I use them most of the time and have a set that has 2.5 mm to 6 mm sizes as I find using a standard thin steel hook uncomfortable. Sadly LoveCrafts have stopped stocking them but I’ve found them on Amazon for you.

Yarn needle, for sewing in ends:

Stitch marker – I only use locking ones like these (so they don’t fall off!):

Sharp little Scissors – Aren’t these just gorgeous?

Abbreviations used:

  • St – Stitch
  • Sts – Stitches                                  
  • Sl st – Slip stitch
  • Ch – Chain               
  • Sc – Single crochet (UK Dc – Double crochet)
  • Hdc – Half double crochet  (UK Htr – Half treble)
  • FO – Fasten off

Sizes/Finished Measurements:

Approx. 2 3/4” wide x 2 3/4” high


  1. Ch 2 at the start of rounds counts as a stitch.
  2. Using a stitch marker to mark the first stitch is helpful.
  3. Can be made as an applique or
  4. Make 2 the same and sew together for a sturdy addition to a wall hanging (gorgeous with my Rainbow pattern) or mobile. You may also stuff lightly if preferred.


Round 1: Make a magic circle (ring), ch 2, 9 hdc in the magic circle, join with sl st to top of 2nd ch. Pull closed. (10)

Round 2: Ch 2, hdc in same st, 2 hdc in each stitch, join with sl st to top of 2nd ch. (20)

Round 3: See pictures for guidance if needed *Ch 4, sl st in 2nd ch from hook (pic 1), sc in next (pic 2), hdc in remaining ch (pic 3), sk next stitch, sl st to next stitch (pic 4) (joining the triangle to the circle). Repeat from * to end (10 triangle points).

Pic 1 – sl st in 2nd ch from hook
Pic 2 – sc in 3rd ch
Pic 3 – hdc in 4th ch
Pic 4 – sk 1, sl st in next

Optional – make a 2nd one the same leaving a long tail to finish and whip stitch together right side facing out on both.

Use as a lovely sun applique on anything that needs some sunshine or make alongside my Rainbow and Cloud (also free patterns) for a gorgeous mobile.

Don’t forget to tag me in your makes @thecraftytherapist

Here’s what you could do with all three patterns.

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8 thoughts on “Sunshine – Free Crochet Pattern”

  1. Love this pattern and the whole site. The sun is adorable for some crochet lanterns im making. I do want to ask if there is any way to make the pattern bigger? I think the bigger suns would make lovely space coasters.

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