Sunflowers and Butterflies

This full-size blanket will cover your bed with sunflowers! There are butterflies holding each corner. The decorative border is not added on afterwards but is part of the blanket design.

Interlocking & Mosaic

This design can be made using the interlocking crochet technique or the overlay mosaic crochet technique.

Both colorwork techniques come with the fully written pattern and charts. The mosaic charts have X’s.


Sunflowers and Butterflies is a full size blanket. If you meet gauge it will be 60″ / 152cm square.

This size measurement does not include the cut ends if you use the overlay mosaic crochet technique and thus does not include the optional envelope border. So if you do add one your project will end up slightly larger than 60″.

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Original Blog Entry

To me, a sunflower represents hope. I looked online at a few flower shops and tattoo parlors and they seem to all attribute different meanings to the sunflower such as long life, happiness, faith or good luck.

“I want to be like a sunflower so that even on the darkest days I will stand tall and find the sunlight.” -Unknown


I can’t look at a sunflower without thinking of Van Gogh’s famous paintings, which of course leads me to thinking about Doctor Who (check out my patterns!) and Amelia Pond and that wonderful episode of television which combines sci-fi and art – my two favorite things!

Pleva used the interlocking crochet technique for this gorgeous sample of Sunflowers and Butterflies.

When you use the interlocking crochet technique for Sunflowers and Butterflies you’ll get an almost inversed picture on the back.


The great thing about blanket patterns like mine is that you can easily use any weight yarn and any yarn fibre. Some people prefer the affordability of acrylic and others love the softness found in things like merino wool!

Generally, use the hook size recommended on the label of your yarn. Sometimes I prefer to go down a hook size (I think I must crochet loosely). The yardage used and the finished size of your blanket will be different if you don’t match my gauge, but that’s usually okay!

If you do match my gauge this blanket should end up being a nice even 60″ square. The wavy lines and butterflies that look like a border around the collage of sunflowers is included in the actual pattern so you don’t need to add any extra border pieces to the design.

You can also use any colors you want, but for this pattern I highly suggest using Dark Brown for the Main Color and a deep golden yellow for the Accent Color / Contrasting Color.

Interlocking & Mosaic

Sunflowers and Butterflies is written up for both of my favorite techniques: interlocking crochet and overlay mosaic crochet.

And each pattern includes a chart as well. The mosaic charts now include X’s to show where the dropped double crochets go. I am still in the process of updating my older patterns to include the x-marked charts. Slow and steady wins the race, right!? (Update – all my patterns include x-marked charts now!)

Grab your copy of “Sunflowers and Butterflies” on Etsy or Ravelry. It is included in my current birthday sale (get 30% off with a minimum purchase of 2 patterns, no code needed, offer ends Aug 13, 2021)!


**A couple hours ago I put a quick contest on in my facebook group – guess the title of my next pattern and win a copy! Congratulations to Lucie!

Also, remember that the FATW6 CAL is ongoing – the ocean-themed blanket is nearing its end but they have 2 more blankets after that! I’ve been updating my blog post to include links to the official host page for each release.

And, I am working on my final video for my upcoming Summer Direction CAL! We will get this party started SOON! The format for this one will be a bit different than other crochet-a-longs: you’ll be able to purchase the FULL pattern on Etsy or Ravelry, including charts and written instructions for both techniques, or you can follow my blog and YouTube channel (for FREE!) as each section is released!

Thank you for all the interest! You guys put this pattern in Ravelry’s top ten list for a bit!

Important Pattern Details for “Sunflowers and Butterflies”

Like all my designs, you’ll receive one file for the interlocking crochet technique and one file for the overlay mosaic crochet technique for this pattern.

Coming soon: I will be updating this pattern (and many others) to have a second mosaic crochet option where I’ll adjust the charts to be solid. Read more about the different techniques at

Interlocking Crochet

Interlocking crochet is a colorwork technique where you create two layers of mesh locked together. You work one row at a time, alternating between the two contrasting colors.

Interlocking crochet / LFM crochet file includes:

  • line-by-line written pattern
  • instructions on reading a chart to be added with next update
  • a one-page chart


  • Chart is 241 x 241
  • Gauge: 16 DC x 8 rows = 4”
  • 60″ x 60″ / 152cm
  • 4.5 mm hook (US7)
  • Worsted weight yarn (4180 yards total)
    • Main color (MC) (dark brown suggested, center of flower) – 2040 yards plus 100 for optional border
    • Accent color (AC) (background) – 2040 yards

Original Overlay Mosaic Crochet

One Octopus was originally published in August of 2021. I used the same chart for both the interlocking crochet option and the overlay mosaic crochet option. This means you can see the interlocking mesh dots even when you use the overlay mosaic crochet technqiue.

Read more about these techniques at

Mosaic Crochet file includes:

  • line-by-line written pattern
  • instructions for optional envelope border
  • instructions on reading a chart (coming in update along with a one-page chart marked with X’s (good for viewing on a screen)).
  • a multi-page chart marked with X’s (better for printing)


  • Chart is 241 x 241
  • Gauge: 16 sc blo stitches x 16 rows = 4”
  • 60″ x 60″ / 152cm
  • 4.5 mm hook (US7)
  • Worsted weight yarn (5280 yards)
    • Main color (dark suggested, center of flower) – 2340 yards
    • Contrasting color (background) – 2340 yards
    • Optional envelope border – 600 yards

Adjusted Overlay Mosaic Crochet

COMING SOON: the adjusted overlay mosaic crochet option.