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Crochet Sunflower Granny Square (Free Pattern)

August 10, 2022
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Looking for a fun and easy crochet project? This Crochet Sunflower Granny Square is perfect for you! With written instructions and a helpful video tutorial, you’ll be able to make this granny square in no time. So grab your yarn and crochet hook and get started today!

An easy square crochet pattern that you can make quickly from small amounts of yarn. I have included lots of ideas below for ways you can use this cheerful square design!

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How to get the Pattern for the Sunflower Granny Square

  • Free Pattern: Scroll down this blog post for the written pattern and video tutorial
  • Printable PDF: Adfree printable pattern with 5 pages. Thank you for your support! – Purchase on Ravelry and on Etsy

crochet sunburst granny squares with popcorn stitches

How to Crochet a Sunflower Granny Square

This popular pattern is often called a sunburst granny square. You will crochet a circle motif in rounds using double crochet and cluster stitches. You can use puff stitches for the petals in your final round but I choose the popcorn stitch for some extra texture. You can find a video tutorial for the Sunflower square and how to make popcorn stitches below. When making crochet squares, my best tip is to always count your stitches as you go!

Should I block my Granny Squares?

I recommend you block your crochet squares when finished. It will make joining them together so much easier if you decide to make a crochet project. You can use a blocking board like in the picture below but you certainly don’t need one! You can use the top of an ironing board or a blocking mat. Pin each motif to an even shape and spray with water (or hover a steam iron over each piece) and leave to dry. It will make attaching them later much easier.

crochet granny square on a blocking board

Recommended Yarn and Colors

You can use Sunflower colors – brown, orange and yellow. But this square will also look beautiful in any color palette. Acrylic yarn works great for blankets and is easy to wash and dry. You could also use cottton yarn which is perfect for pillows and bags.

For my squares I used small amounts of DK weight yarn and Size G/4.5mm crochet hook. You can use any yarn weight and matching hook you wish. Try a Worsted weight yarn and Size I/5.5mm crochet hook. If you are making a blanket try to use yarns of similar tension and qualities. Have a look and see what you have in your stash.

How to use your Sunflower Crochet Square

You could easily stop making your square after round 3 and you will have a gorgeous sunflower motif flower! By squaring off your sunflower, you will create a very versatile crochet square that you can use in so many ways.

  • Use the centre crochet sunflowers as an applique to attach to a headband or hat
  • Use a single square as a pretty coaster for the table
  • 16 squares would make a beautiful pillow in fall colors
  • Make a granny square bag. This Summer Sunflower bag is beautiful!
  • Make beautiful blankets using this square in many colors! Or you could choose traditional Sunflower colors for a gorgous afghan

sunburst crochet squares in yellow and green

Tips for Joining Granny Squares

There are many creative ways of joining crochet squares but I always prefer to keep it simple! If you like to sew, a whip stitch join is a fast and easy technique to make crochet seams.

For blankets, a crochet slip stitch join or a single crochet join are also popular methods and can add a nice detail to your crochet blanket.

You can find some sample joining instructions in this post for my Carousel Baby Blanket or you may like to check out my Granny Square Pillow on how to turn your squares into a cushion.

Materials

I used King Cole Big Value DK in the following colors:

  • Brown
  • Yellow
  • Orange
  • Petrol
  • Olive
  • 4.5mm crochet hook
  • Yarn needle

You can use any yarn weight and matching hook

Measurements

Each square is 4.25in [11cm]

Gauge is not important

Abbreviations

Beg   beginning

Ch    chain

Sl st   slip stitch

St     stitch

Sc    single crochet

Hdc    half double crochet

Dc    double crochet

Tr     treble crochet

Sp     space

Notes 

  • This pattern is worked in the round
  • Ch 3 at beginning of a row counts as 1 dc
  • Includes written instructions, a video and a photo tutorial to guide you
  • Pattern written in US crochet terms
  • I recommend you block your crochet squares when finished. It will make joining them together so much easier

Special Stitches

·  Beg Popcorn (beg PC): Ch 3, work 4 dc sts in space indicated in pattern, remove hook from the last loop and insert into the top of the beg ch 3. Now insert hook back into the last loop and pull this loop through. Pull tight.

·  Popcorn (PC): Work 5 dc sts in space indicated in pattern, remove hook from the last loop and insert into the top of the first st. Now insert hook back into the last loop and pull this loop through. Pull tight.

·  Double crochet 2 together (dc2tog) cluster stitch: In indicated space or st, work (yo, insert hook in space/st, yo and pull up loop, yo and pull through 2 loops on hook) twice, yo and pull through all 3 loops on hook.

Video Tutorial

Instructions for Crochet Sunflower Granny Square

Using first colour, make a magic ring. (if prefered you can ch 5 and join with a sl st to form a ring)

Round 1: Ch 3 (counts as 1 dc), 15 dc into ring, join with a sl st to 3rd ch of beginning ch 3. Pull ring tight and fasten off yarn – 16 dc

Round 2: Join next colour in any st, ch 3, 1 dc in same st (counts as 1 dc2tog), ch 1, [dc2tog, ch 1] in each st around. Join with a sl st to beg dc2tog. Fasten off yarn – 16 dc2tog, 16 ch-1 

Round 3: Join next colour in any ch-1 sp, make a beg PC (see special stitches), ch 2, *PC in next ch-1 sp, ch 2; repeat from * 14 more times. Join with a sl st to 1st ch-2 sp. Fasten off yarn – 16 PC, 16 ch-2 

crochet circle sunflower motif

Round 4: Join next colour in any ch-2 sp, ch 3, 2 dc in same sp, * [2 tr, ch 2, 2 tr] in next ch-2 sp, 3 dc in next ch-2 sp, 3 hdc in next ch-2 sp, ** 3 dc in next ch-2 sp; rep from * to ; 2 more times and from * to ** once, join with a sl st to 3rd ch of beginning ch 3. Fasten off yarn.

In the video above, I show you how to make an invisible join to finish off your square in a neat way

crochet squares in yellow and blue

More Crochet Granny Squares for You to Enjoy

If you enjoy crocheting Flower Granny Squares, you can find links to 10 of my crochet square patterns in this Blaithin Blanket CAL Pattern post. You are certain to find a granny square you will enjoy!

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granny squares in yellow and orange

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  • Reply
    Victoria Copson
    August 10, 2022 at 1:43 pm

    Beautiful pattern !!! Thank you so much. Your patterns ALWAYS brighten my day 🌻🔆

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