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Spring is here and you know what makes me think of springtime the most? Flowers! So, these sunflower squares are no exception. It’s so fun when you can crochet and incorporate flowers like making this crochet sunflower granny square pattern.

crochet sunflower granny squares with a Yellow Furls Odyssey crochet hook

For those wondering about the crochet hook, it’s a Furls Odyssey Crochet Hook. You can find them HERE.

Sunflower Granny Squares have been around for years, so how I just now started making them is crazy! They are absolutely adorable and add the perfect cheer to any project! They make for such an unique granny square.

I’d say that this is a great project for a late beginner and beyond. They are super quick and easy to make as they are only 4 rounds in total.

top close up picture of crochet sunflower squares.

What Can You Make With Sunflower Granny Squares?

I’ve seen so many different things made with sunflower granny squares. Like Steering wheel covers, blankets and even wearables like vests and dresses!

You also can’t forget tote bags, scarves and even hats. This is a great way to incorporate a different twist on the traditional granny square!

Oh, and I’ve even seen a sunflower pillow before! Like a sunflower cover for a square throw pillow, how cool is that!

What Yarn to Use?

Worsted weight yarn works best for this project. It can be either acrylic yarn or cotton yarn, depending on the project that you are working on.

I chose to use I Love This Yarn in the colors yellow, brown and black and I had some Brava Worsted Yarn in white on hand. These 2 brands of yarn work great together since they are so similar in feel and thickness.

If you are wanting a traditional sunflower square, then you will need black, brown, bright yellow and either a white or cream yarn. If you are looking to make more of a sunburst granny square, then you can use any colors that you’d like.

side angle shot of crochet sunflower squares

It is always fun experimenting with different color combinations of yarn to see what they will look like. These crochet granny squares are a great project to use up scrap yarn as they don’t use much yarn!

You could make different colors of flowers and different petal colors other than yellow petals. The options are endless when trying to use different colors.

I’m hoping to make enough squares to make a sunflower granny square blanket myself!

Are you more of a visual learner? Then check out my video tutorial for crocheting sunflower granny squares! Scroll on down for the written pattern.

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How to Crochet a Sunflower Granny Square

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Skill Level: Easy / Late Beginner

Things you will need:

  • Any worsted weight yarn in black, brown, yellow & white
  • J / 6.00mm Crochet Hook
  • Scissors
  • Yarn Needle
  • Stitch Markers (optional)

Abbreviation / Stitch Key:

Special Stitches:

  • Puff Stitch – *yarn over and insert hook into stitch, pull up a loop (as if you were going to do a double crochet), you now have 3 loops on your hook. Yarn over and insert hook into the same stitch and pull up another loop (5 loops on hook) repeat from * 2 more times until you have 9 loops on your hook, yarn over and pull through all 9 loops. Secure with a chain stitch.
  • Cluster Stitch – *yarn over, insert hook into stitch, yarn over, pull up loop, yarn over, pull through 2 loops on hook* repeat * to * 3 more times, yarn over, pull through all 5 loops on hook.

Crochet Sunflower Granny Square Pattern

Round 1:

With Black yarn,

Make a MC and ch 3 (counts as the 1st dc), work 15 dc into mc, sl st into first dc (top of ch 3.)

You should have 16 stitches total

Round 2:

With Brown yarn,

ch 2 (does not count as a stitch), work a puff stitch into every st around, sl stitch into top of the first puff stitch

You should have 16 puff stitches total

after round 2 of the sunflower granny squares

Round 3:

With Yellow yarn, I make a slip knot and attach it into any chain 1 space.

ch2 (does not count as a stitch), * work a cluster st into next chain space (between puff stitches), ch 1* repeat * to * around, sl st to top of 1st cluster stitch.

You should have 16 cluster stitches.

after the 3rd round of the sunflower square

Round 4:

With White yarn, I make a slip knot and attach it into any chain 1 space. Work all stitches in the ch-1 spaces between clusters

ch 4 (counts as a tr stitch), ( 2 tr, ch 3, 3 tr) in same ch 1 space, * 3 dc, 3 hdc, 3 dc, ( 3 tr, ch 3, 3 tr) in next space (ch-1 space) * repeat * to * 2 more times, 3 dc, 3 hdc, 3 dc, sl st into the top of the beginning ch 4

diagram of the final round for the sunflower square.

Cut yarn and weave in all ends. Repeat to make as many sunflower granny squares as you’d like.

How to Join Granny Squares?

There are many different way to join granny squares. I do have a video tutorial for the slip stitch method of joining squares.

Youtube is a great place to search for different methods of joining squares. You can try different techniques and until you find the one that works best for you.

I’ve seen so many different ways of joining crochet squares from the invisible join to the slip stitch method that there are too many to list.

Close up shot of a crochet sunflower granny square

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  1. Does the join as you go look ok/ good with these?

    Really cute, I want to make an afghan for my sister with them.

    1. I haven’t tried that before with this particular square. I did make a blanket with them though and use the slip stitch join method and that looked good!

  2. Love this Kylee!! Still kind of new at this but I’d like to make a blanket alternating the sunflower square with the circle square. Will that work? Will they have the same number of stitches around in the end to be able to join? Thanks so much for your great tutuorials!

    1. That’s a great idea, but I’m not sure that the circle squares have the same amount of stitches around as the sunflower squares. I think the circle ones may have a few more, so it would wind up uneven when you went to join them.