Sunburst Granny Square – Free Pattern
When I have a knitting or crochet project in mind, I decide to take a trip to the yarn shop to get some materials. I walk in and even though I frequent the same shop, I always feel like I’m in heaven. I feel like that is where I belong and there is nowhere else I’d rather be.
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Of course, sometime later, I walk out and snap out of my daze. I look down and realize that I have bought much more yarn than I needed. I get home and look at my purchases and think “Okay, now what?” A week or so later I begin to wonder “Why did I buy this yarn? What was I thinking? What am I going to do with it?” I throw the yarn into my stash and walk away, never to look at it again. Unfortunately, this is not a single occurrence. This happens quite frequently. Now I plan to do something about it.
- Worsted weight yarn in several colors (whatever you have lying around is perfect)
- A large amount of a base color (this will be the main color of your blanket as well as your border)
- Size J crochet hook
- Tapestry needle to weave ends
1. Magic Circle. 12 DC in magic circle. Join in first DC. (12 sts)
2. Join next color. Ch 2. DC into space between the dc of the previous round. DC into top of the same DC of the previous round (like how you would normally dc into a st). Continue around. Join in beginning DC. (24 sts)
3. Join the next color. Ch 2 into the space between a DC set from previous round. 2 DC in the same space. *3 DC in each space between the DC sets of the previous round.* Repeat * around. Sl st into the beginning DC. (36 sts)
4. Join base color between one of the 3DC sets of the previous round. Ch 2. 2 DC into same sp. Ch 3 (first corner made). *3DC into next space. Ch 1. 3 DC into next space. Ch 1. 3 DC into next space. Ch 3.* Repeat * twice. 3 DC into next space. Ch 1. 3DC into next space. Ch 1. Sl st into beginning DC.
Here you have your granny circle-square. It looks a little round but when you attach the all of squares together it will be more square-ish.
I hope you enjoy this and try the pattern. I would love to hear your feedback if you do try it and I would love to hear any suggestions or modifications that you make to the pattern =)
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Love the colors! I'm wanting to learn to crochet, so thanks for the tutorial. Definitely saving it to try later!!
Thanks so much for linking up at Artsy Corner. Hope to see you again this week 🙂
such bright happy colours you have chosen for your rug.
Enjoy hooking up those grannies.
This is such a great idea! I have the same problem, Hobby Lobby is a dangerous place! (:
My Mom made one like this when I was a little girl! Brings back nice memories. Very nice! Love your blog! I would love for you to visit my linky party going on now at http://wallisfarmsdailywalk.blogspot.com/2013/01/blog-post.html
Have a great day!
Hi Vikki! I linked up a couple of posts to your party. I'm having a party tomorrow. You should check it out. I love your blog and you now have a new follower =) Take care!
Hi Amy – Great project. I am working on writing every day this year, so will have to save granny a day for next. You will need this blanket for those late night writing and studying sessions. I bake when I am stressed and my fellow grad students loved me as I baked a lot in grad school. 🙂 Keep us posted with your progress. ~Kelly
Thanks Kelly! This is a great project for cleaning out your yarn stash. I need to make room for some other yarns so why not? I love to bake as well but I haven't been doing much of that lately. My classmates are loving my crocheting right now and all wanted hats and scarves for the winter =) By the way I love your blog and I am a new follower. Have a wonderful day!