Technically, sunflowers aren't a spring flower, but it doesn't matter. Looking at them puts me in a sunny, spring-y mood anyway. While I haven't seen any real sunflowers blooming in my neighborhood lately, I'm glad I can enjoy the crocheted version all year around.
Want to make some sunny sunflowers for your own environment? If so, please help yourself to this free pattern for crochet sunflower appliques.