A couple of months ago, I published a tutorial for Sunflower Granny Squares and since then I decided to make enough to join them together to make a whole sunflower blanket. I’m so happy with how this Crochet Sunflower Blanket Pattern turned out!
If you have been seeing granny squares everywhere, you are not alone! They are so popular.
This sunflower motif is just a different take on the sunburst granny square. You just use different colors to resemble a sunflower. The bright yellow really pops and makes this such a fun afghan crochet pattern!
This square pattern is such a fun take on the traditional granny square. When made in sunflower colors, it makes for such a fun crochet project!
What Yarn Works Best for this Sunflower Square Blanket?
Any soft, worsted weight yarn will work great for this free crochet pattern. An acrylic blend yarn is perfect for this great project. I chose to use I Love This Yarn from Hobby Lobby to make mine. I absolutely love ‘I Love This Yarn’, it’s one of my favorites! It’s so soft and works up really well.
Another great yarn that is very similar to I Love this Yarn that I like to use is Brava Worsted from We Crochet. It would also be great to use for this sunflower blanket crochet pattern!
Here are a few other yarn brands that would work great for this pattern too-
- Lion Brand Basic Stitch Anti Pilling Yarn
- Red Heart Super Saver Yarn
This sunflower crochet blanket pattern is made using 4 basic colors of yarn. Bright yellow, white, brown and black. It’s so cool that by using basic colors that you can create such a fun sunflower design.
How to Join Granny Squares?
One of my favorite methods to join granny squares is using the slip stitch method. It gives such a clean look to the finished blanket and is a super easy way to join squares.
Just like the name, it is basically slip stitching the edges of all the squares together.
You will just have to lay out all you squares ( I will usually do this on the floor as sometimes tables aren’t big enough) and you will have to join them every row horizontally and then go back and join them every row vertically.
It can seem like a daunting job, but just take it 1 row at a time and it will be done before you know it!
If you don’t know how to do the slip stitch method, check out my video tutorial HERE
Different Types of Granny Squares
I thought that it would be fun to mention all the different kinds of granny squares that you can crochet and turn into a blanket. Granny Squares are the perfect project to work on basically anywhere because they are small and can be easily taken on the go!
Here are a few different types of granny squares that I have made in the past –
- Traditional Granny Squares. This is the original form of granny squares that are super easily recognized. Usually they consist of color changes after every row and make for a very colorful project. Find a pattern for them HERE.
- Circle Granny Squares. This is a favorite of mine! I’ve made a whole stack of them but never complete a blanket or anything with them. They are just like they say, the middle consists of a circle then after 4 rows you shape it into a square. I love using bright colors for the circle part to really make them pop. Find a Pattern for them HERE.
- Flower Granny Squares. I created this pattern to resemble a daisy type flower in the middle then turn into a square. They are so cute! Find the pattern for them HERE.
These are just a few of the many different types and styles of granny squares.
Tips for Crocheting This Sunflower Granny Square Blanket
- Weave in your ends as you go! This is my biggest tip and I can’t emphasize it enough, it is so much more manageable this way. I like to weave them in on each square after I finish it or at least after every few squares. If you wait until you have all the squares made to weave in your ends, it can seem very overwhelming.
- Make any size blanket. You can easily make a larger or smaller blanket by adding or taking away squares. You could do less squares and make a smaller blanket and it would be such a cute baby blanket.
- Be Creative! You can do any colors instead of using these sunflower colors. You could use fun, bright colors and make a fun starburst blanket! This would be the perfect stash buster project!
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Sunflower Granny Square Blanket Crochet Pattern
All crochet terms are US crochet terms.
Skill Level – Intermediate.
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Things you will need:
- I Love This Yarn – 3 skeins White (approx. 950yds), 2 skeins Yellow (approx. 700yds), 2 skeins Brown (approx. 650yds) and 1 skein Black (approx. 355yds)
- J / 6.00 mm Crochet Hook
- Yarn / Tapestry Needle
- Each square measures approx. 5.75” across
- Finished blanket is approx. 42” x 54” with the border
Abbreviation / Stitch Key:
- ch = chain
- st = stitch (es)
- sl st = slip stitch
- sk = skip
- mc = magic circle / magic ring
- sc = single crochet
- dc = double crochet
- tr = treble crochet / triple crochet
- ps = Puff Stitch
- cl = cluster stitch
- sp = space
- yo = yarn over
- t = turn
- 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
- To join the squares, I use the Slip Stitch Join Method. I have a video tutorial for this HERE.
- Additional Notes will be included throughout the pattern as needed.
Sunflower Granny Squares (make 63)
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
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
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.
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
Cut yarn and repeat rounds 1 – 4 for other squares
To Join –
Line the squares up in rows with 7 squares wide and 9 squares long.
Join using the slip stitch method (linked in notes)
Attach your yarn anywhere around the blanket in between a gap space (the space in between the sets of 3 dc)
ch 3 (counts as st), 2 dc in same gap sp, 3 dc in each gap sp around placing ( 3 dc, ch 3, 3 dc) in each of the 4 corners
You will also place 3 dc in each corner where the corners of the squares meet and are joined
Sl st into the top of the 1st st (ch 3) when you have worked all the way around.
Attach Yellow yarn anywhere around blanket.
ch 1, * sc, sk 2 st, 5 dc in next st, sk 2 st * repeat * to * around blanket, sl st into 1st st.
Cut yarn and weave in all ends.
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