How to crochet a Sunburst Granny Square

Hello my dear friends :)

Right now I am working on a Sunburst Granny Square blanket. I took some pictures of the WIP and posted it on my Facebook Page. There were so many messages in my mailbox about this square and so my blogpost “How to crochet a Sunburst Granny Square” came alive.

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The original pattern was designed by Priscilla Hewitt and has more rounds. My Sunburst Granny Square has only 4 rounds and I love it how it looks.

I used for my blanket a 4 mm hook and Schachenmayr Bravo Yarn. I am in love with this acrylic yarn. It is soooo soft and you can wash it in your machine. The color range of this yarn is amazing :)

Stitches you need for your Sunburst Granny Square (American crochet terms)

Half double crochet (hdc): yarn over, insert hour hook in your next stitch and yarn over again. Pull your loop through your stitch (now you have 3 loops on your hook). Yarn over and pull through all 3 loops on your hook.

Double crochet (dc): yarn over and insert your hook in your next stitch and yarn over again. Pull your loop through your stitch (now you have 3 loops on your hook). Yarn over and pull through 2 loops on your hook (you have now 2 loops remaining on your hook) Yarn over and pull through your 2 remaining loops on your hook.

Treble stitch (tr): yarn over twice and insert your hook in your next stitch and yarn over again. Pull your loop through your stitch (now you have 4 loops on your hook). Yarn over and pull through 2 loops on your hook (you have now 3 loops remaining on your hook) Yarn over and pull through 2 loops on your hook (you have now 2 loops remaining on your hook) Yarn over and pull through your 2 remaining loops on your hook.

Puff stitch: *yarn over and insert your hook into the specified stitch and draw your yarn through your stitch* 3 times (now you have 7 loops on your hook)
Yarn over and draw your yarn through all 7 loops at once. Chain 1 to lock your Puff stitch.

Cluster stitch: *yarn over and insert your hook into your next stitch and yarn over again. Draw your yarn through the stitch and pull it through 2 loops* 4 times (now you have 5 loops on your hook)
Yarn over and draw your yarn through all 5 loops at once.

Round 1

Chain 5 and join with a lip stitch to form a ring.
Chain 3 (this counts as your first double crochet) and work 15 more double crochet into your ring. Join with a slip stitch to the top of your beginning chain 3 and fasten off. (16 DC)

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Round 2

Join with your next color in any DC and chain 1. Work a Puff stitch in the same stitch and in each DC around. Join with a Slip stitch to your first Puff stitch you made and fasten off. (16 Puff stitch)

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Round 3

Join with your next color in any chain 1 space and chain 2. Work a cluster stitch and chain 2 in the same space and in each chain 1 space around. Join with a Slip stitch to the beginning of your first Cluster stitch you made and fasten off. (16 Cluster stitch)

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Round 4 ~ turning your circle into a square

Join with your next color in any chain 2 space and chain 4 (this counts as your first treble stitch) Work 2 treble stitches, chain 3 and 3 treble stitches in the same space (you made your first corner)
Now work 3 double crochet (DC)  in your next ch 2 space, 3 half double crochet (HDC) in your next ch 2 space and 3 double crochet (DC) in your next ch 2 space (you made your first straight line for your square)
Work your second corner (3 treble, chain 3 and 3 treble) in your next ch 2 space
your second straight line (3 DC, 3 HDC and 3 DC in a ch 2 space)
Work your 3rd corner (3 treble, chain 3 and 3 treble) in your next ch 2 space
your 3rd straight line (3 DC, 3 HDC and 3 DC in a ch 2 space)
Work your 4th corner (3 treble, chain 3 and 3 treble) in your next ch 2 space
your 4th straight line (3 DC, 3 HDC and 3 DC in a ch 2 space)
and join with a Slip stitch to the top of your beginning chain 4.

Fasten off and your Sunburst Granny Square is born :)

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Happy hooking ~ Andrea

 

 

 

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