Create a cozy cotton sunflower crochet throw with this free pattern! This crochet throw is sure to keep you nice and warm during those cool summer nights.
The cozy cotton sunflower crochet throw would look so cute in any room of the house. This free pattern uses an easy one stitch repeat, which means that you can totally watch your favorite show while making this!
This free crochet throw pattern will keep you nice and warm during those cool summer nights! Can you imagine snuggling up with this cozy cotton sunflower inspired blanket, a good book, and a nice summer breeze?
If you want to know the inspiration behind the cozy cotton sunflower crochet throw then keep on reading. If you want to find out how to make it, then keep scrolling for the free pattern.
So let’s talk a bit about the inspiration behind this crochet throw!
INSPIRATION + DESIGN
The inspiration for the cozy cotton sunflower crochet throw actually came from another throw pattern here on the blog. Its the same pattern, but I chose a different color and added a border.
What a difference right?! CLICK HERE so you can see what i’m talking about. After making my first ever crochet throw, I really wanted to make another throw that was very summer inspired.
My thoughts were something like this:
- something made from cotton
- light and breezy
- easy one stitch repeat
- pretty shell or puff border
- happy and bright color
After going through these thoughts in my head, the blanket that you’re seeing right now are the results. The reason why I call it the sunflower crochet throw is because the color reminds me of sunflowers.
It’s a deep mustardy yellow that reminds me of walking through a field of sunflowers. Plus, sunflowers are so pretty and they can really brighten up a room!
Ok, so let’s go over the border for a minute. I recently posted a stitch tutorial for the lotus flower . The border is made using part of the lotus flower stitch tutorial. If that sounds confusing, I promise you its not!
You’re basically making tiny little puff stitches within each stitch. So if you know how to make a puff stitch or you’re familiar with bobble stitches, you can totally make this border.
If you haven’t made these stitches before, no worries. I made a little photo tutorial for the border.
YARN SUB + SIZING
The yarn I chose for this project is by Michaels Loops & Thread Creme Cotton yarn line. The cotton in this line of yarns is absolutely amazing, it’s one of the softest cotton yarn that i’ve ever worked with it. Plus, the hook really glides through the stitches.
I highly recommend checking out the Creme Cotton Yarn line By Loop’s & Threads if you haven’t.
I wanted to talk a bit about yarn substitution for this project, as well as the size. The beauty of this project is that you can totally change the yarn if you don’t want to work with cotton. I like using cotton because I live in a hotter climate.
However, you can for sure use a wool or acrylic mix for this blanket as well. I can’t promise that it will have that light aerie feeling, but it’ll keep you warm! This project is made with a category four yarn.
Let’s go over the sizing for this project. I made this crochet blanket a lapghan size. I think lapghan sizes are great because it doesn’t make the crochet project overly long. However, you can totally make this blanket smaller or bigger.
All you need to do is decrease or increase the initial amount of chains. Check this post out where I talk about the stitch and its multiple. If you need any more help, just let me know in the comments.
I also have a handy crochet sizing guide available here too.
Alright, so let’s get started on making this crochet throw pattern!
Plus, if you choose to make this cozy cotton sunflower crochet throw in a different color. Let me know and tag me on Instagram. I would love to see it!
Crochet a cozy cotton sunflower throw for those cool summer nights to keep you nice and warm! Pattern is made using an easy one stitch repeat and can be made in a few days.
- 5mm crochet hook (U.S./size H)
- 4 balls of Loops & Thread Creme Cotton Yarn (#4) in the color mustard. A total of 1,396 yards.
- darning needle
4 stitches x 8 rows = 4 inch square
ch – chain
sc – single crochet
dc – double crochet
sp – space
36 ” x 48 ” (lapghan size)
- Make sure your tension is loose when starting initial chain
- If you are going to use a different yarn, check out the yarn sub section of this post
- The border of the crochet throw is explained after the throw pattern by photos.
R1: dc in the 3rd ch from the hook. ch 2, sc in the next ch, *skip 2 ch, 2 dc in the next ch, ch 2, sc in the next ch. Repeat from * across row, turn.
R2: ch 2, skip the 1st stitch, make 2 dc, ch 2, sc in the ch 2 space. *skip the next 3 stitches. Then 2 dc, ch 2, sc in the ch 2 space. Repeat from * across row, turn.
R3 – R88: repeat row 2
FINISH OFF, BUT DO NOT CUT TAIL END.
Need help with the reverse blanket stitch, check out this video tutorial!
(Video tutorial below will help you make the Cozy Cotton Sunflower Crochet Throw)
Puff Stitch Border
3-puff sts – puff stitch
(yo, insert hook into stitch, yo, draw yarn through stitch) 3 times in same stitch. yo, draw yarn through 6 loops on hook. yo, draw yarn through last 2 loops.
Start your puff stitch border at the end of where you finished the blanket.
- Ch 2
- Start first 3-puff sts in ch-space, ch 2, second 3-puff sts in same ch-space, ch 2, final 3-puff sts in same ch-space.
- sc in next stitch
- Repeat step 2
- Repeat step 3
- sl st to last stitch when finished with the border.
You want to continue to do this all the way around the blanket. You should have a total of 152 (3-puff sts) around the blanket.
Once you are finished with the border, all that’s left is to weave in your ends.
I hope you enjoyed making the cozy cotton crochet throw. Let me know in the comments how you enjoyed making this cute throw?