Thursday, August 16, 2012

Sunburst Granny Square (Free!)

Presenting the Much Anticipated, Drooled Over, and Pined For
*~*~*~Sunburst Granny Square Pattern~*~*~*

The reader will note: This pattern is not truly my own. I simply looked at a bunch of Sunburst Granny squares to get the feel for how the circular part was worked. Then I squared it off and voila!
 


Let's get started. First, gather your materials.


I've selected a 5.5mm "I" crochet hook. I have my scissors, a yarn needle and cotton yarn in 4 colors.

Round 1
To begin, Ch 4, sl st into 1st ch.
Round 1:  Ch 2 ( counts as dc), 15 dc in ch loop. Join with sl st to 1st dc. 16 dc. Fasten off.

Round 2
Round 2:  Join with a new color. Ch1, puff stitch (*YO, insert hook into stitch, YO, pull thru * 3x [7 loops on hook]. YO, pull thru all 7 loops. Ch1 to close stitch), ch1. In each dc of previous round work 1 puff stitch, ch1. Join with sl st to first puff. 16 puff stitch. Fasten off.

Round 3
Round 3: Join with a new color into ch sp of previous round. Ch 2, 3dctog, (counts as 1 4dctog) ch 1. In each ch sp work *4dctog, ch 1 * around. Join with sl st to first stitch. 16 4dctog. Fasten off.

Puff stitch & 4dctog detailing

Round 4
 Round 4: In ch sp of previous round join new color. Ch 2 (counts as dc), 2 dc in ch sp. In next 2 ch sp, work 3 dc. In next ch sp work 3tr, ch 2, 3tr (corner stitch). *3dc in next 3 ch sp, corner stitch in next ch sp * repeated around. Join with sl st to 1st dc. 4 corners formed- your circle is now a square! Fasten off.

Corner detailing

Obsessive Love

Finished Sunburst Granny Square!


Work as many Sunburst Grannies as you desire and join them in your preferred method (slip stitching, join as you go, etc). For a blanket, finish it off with a border.


(Want some inspiration? Check out the Finished Sunburst Granny Blanket and my Sunburst Granny Cushion!)
Happy Crocheting. :)

Have a Lovely Day!
~Jess

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30 comments:

  1. Hi Jess, I'm Gina-- I am fairly new to crocheting but have successfully been making original granny squares for a while. I have also been making basic scarves. I JUST made this sweet sunburst square, thank you so much for the lovely pattern. One question though, mine isn't laying flat like yours, is there a reason that would be? What could I have done wrong?

    Thank you so much!!!

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    1. If you used wool, you'll need to "block" your work (pin it down and spritz it with water, then let it dry). If you used an acrylic yarn or a cotton, it could have something to do with your tension- if you used a hook that was too small, for instance. Hope that helps! :)

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    2. I used wool, but just did 3dctogether for round 3 instead of 4dctogether, it looks much better:)

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  2. Mine is very bunchy too, I don't think you did anything wrong Gina. It must be our hook + yarn combo. Great pattern, thanks!

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  3. I can't wait to try this! Thank you so much.

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  4. Hey Jess, I was wondering if you would please write up a quick tutorial on how you did the gorgeous border on the blanket you made for your girl: purplechaircrochet.blogspot.com/2012/07/just-wow-sunburst-granny-is-finished.html
    ....or simply share a link to another free tutorial for the border if you have one :-D

    Cause I'm one of those "must follow a pattern" kinda gals, and I LOOOOVE the border you used on that blanket! :)

    Cheers!
    Jess
    a fellow hippie-flower-child
    {my blog is called Wildflower Sunshine, can you tell I'm a tree hugger?! LOL!}

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    1. If I recall, I used Lucy's edging from her granny blanket: http://attic24.typepad.com/weblog/granny-b.html I may have modified it a bit and only chained around once and then worked my "shells" into that chain, instead of what Lucy does where she chains around, then around again. I prefer her look, honestly, but I was pretty d-o-n-e by that point so I took a short cut. ;)

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  5. Hi Jess,

    I am using this square in my CAL next week and I was just wondering if you have it on Ravelry so people can add their completed squares? My CAL can be found here http://www.knotyournanascrochet.com/2013/04/granny-square-cal-week-one.html and I will be linking to your blog for the pattern.

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    1. Nope, I don't have it on Ravelry. I can try to get it up there (I have troubles maneuvering that website, for some reason), and once I do (fingers crossed) I'll link it in this post. Woohoo, enjoy the CAL! :)

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  6. I love this pattern. Would love to know the names of the colors though. Want to make it in the same colors you used for the tutorial. Was the cotton dk or worsted weight? Thanks...love your work.

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    1. I don't honestly know what names of the colors I used were... it's just a hodge podge bit of yarn I had lying around. =/ Pretty sure it was all worsted weight. The yellow is from a local shop and I can't remember even a little bit what brand it was. The whiteish is Sugar & Cream, their Undyed or Ecru color (you know, the cheap cotton stuff from Joann's or Michael's). The greys are both Lion Brand Cotton/Acrylic blend. Hope that's helpful? Sorry I couldn't give more info on the yellow: it's always especially hard to find a good one!! I'd check out www.knitpicks.com - they seem to always have great colors. Good luck with your project! :)

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  8. some of your instructions are backwards. Very confusing. I have to re-write them.

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    1. Uh-oh! Can you tell me where the error is, so I can correct it on here? Thanks!

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  9. What is dctog? I'm looking everywhere on your instructions and I don't see it. Is that just another abbreviation for dc (double crochet). I can't go forward...

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    1. It's "double crochet together". It's also used as a way to decrease double crochet stitches. Some sources call it a "double crochet cluster". Here's a great resource: http://www.anniescatalog.com/crochet/content.html?content_id=47

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    2. Ah - you're using US stitch names. Now I understand. I was confused by the .co.uk suffix to your blog. Great pattern - thanks.

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    3. I noticed weird stuff going on with my URL! I linked one of my posts to facebook and it said blogpost.au. Doesn't show co.uk for me, but doesn't surprise me if it's showing like that somewhere else. Weird stuff! I live in the states so, yep, everything is in US terms. :)

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  10. Hello! I just found this granny square on pinterest and I love it! I joined a granny square swap and I do believe this is going to be the one I'm going to make. :) Thanks so much for sharing.

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  11. Hi Jess, I've just found your post, and wondered what size this gorgeous square makes up to?
    I really want to make it, but I'm only doing 6" squares at the moment :)

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    1. This one worked up to 5 or 6 inches, if I recall. You can always tweak the size with your hook, or add an extra round. :)

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  12. Lovely, thanks for sharing Jess. Just stumbled upon this post through someone's comment to another picture on Pinterest. I love the square, it reminds me of a sunflower but not so in one's face. Thanks for sharing!

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  13. I think I need more practice. I cannot get it to look like the pictures at all. When I finish it looks like I added more stitches but then I count and everything is just as the pattern says. Its ruffly around the edges. Maybe I just stick to the basic granny square!

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  14. This is beautiful and definitely one I am going to try....thank you for the pattern.....

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  15. Thank you so very much for this pattern! I've looked everywhere for one just like this! I just finished my first one and it came out perfect. Your instructions and pictures are great!! I also wasn't sure where you were located, as your blog URL has a .nz at the end. Again, thanks so much!
    Lisa xo

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    1. I'm located in the states. I did notice a few links from Pinterest ended my url with .nz, but most links I've seen are just .com. I really have no idea how that happened! And I'm so glad your square turned out! Happy crocheting!

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  16. Beautiful square! :D It will look nice as a pillow!

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  17. Thanks for the pattern. I made me a few, did make an extra round :)
    http://gudnyar.blogspot.com/2014/11/sunburst-granny-square.html

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