Wednesday, 25 September 2019

Sunflower Granny Squares - Learn how to crochet them in this tutorial by Lullaby Lodge...

Hello friends, autumn is upon us, the air is crisp in the morning, the days are still warm with a last hint of summer and the leaves are starting to turn golden and fall off the trees.  What better way to celebrate the end of summer and the beginning of fall with this gorgeous, sunny, sunflower, granny square.


Sunflower Granny Square


Materials

Yarn
Darning needle


Hook

Use a hook recommended on your yarn ball band

Abbreviations US Terms (UK Conversion)

dc - double crochet (treble crochet)
sc - single crochet (double crochet)
tr - treble crochet (double treble crochet)
hdc - half double crochet (half treble crochet)
ch - chain
st(s) - stitch(es)
sp(s) - space(s)
sl st - slip stitch
cl - cluster
bcl - beginning cluster
ps - puff stitch
yo - yarn over
sk - skip


Special Stitches

Beginning cluster: ch2, [Yo, insert hook into st and pull up a loop, yo pull through 2 loops] x3, yo pull through all loops, ch1 to lock in place.

Cluster: [Yo, insert hook into st and pull up a loop, yo pull through 2 loops] x4, yo pull through all loops, ch1 to lock in place.

Puff stitch: [Yo, insert hook into st and pull up a long loop] x4, yo pull through all loops, ch1 to secure puff.

Other notes:  US terms throughout.  I used aran / worsted cotton yarn to make my squares with a 5mm (H) hook.  This creates a square that measures approximately 6 inches.  You can of course make your squares using any yarn, just use the hook size recommended on your yarn ball band, (this may change the size of your square).  When starting the first ps, pull up a loop to the height of the st, this looks more seamless than chaining 2 to start.

Granny Square


Ch4 and join with sl st to form ring.

Round 1 Ch1 (does not count as st), 12sc into ring, join to 1st sc.  (12sc)


Round 2 Ch1, sc in same st, [ch3, sc in next st] around, ch3, sl st to sc.  (12sc, 12 ch3 sps)


Round 3 Sl st into next sp, ch1, sc in same sp, [ch3, sc in next sp] around, ch3, sl st to sc.  (12sc, 12 ch3 sps)


If you are starting a new colour, join in any ch sp.  If continuing with same colour, sl st to next ch sp.

Round 4 pull up a loop, ps in ch sp, ps in same sp, [2ps in next sp] around, sl st to top ps.  (24ps)


If you are starting a new colour, join in any ch sp.  If continuing with same colour, sl st to next ch sp.

Round 5 Bcl in same sp, ch1,  [cl in next sp, ch1] around, sl st to top bcl.  (24cl)


If you are starting a new colour, join in any ch sp.  If continuing with same colour, sl st to next ch sp.

Round 6 Ch4 (counts as tr), 2tr in same sp, ch2, 3tr in same sp, *3dc in next sp, 3hdc in next sp, 3sc in next sp, 3hdc in next sp, 3dc in next sp, [3tr, ch2, 3tr] in next sp* repeat from *to * 3 times, 3dc in next sp, 3hdc in next sp, 3sc in next sp, 3hdc in next sp, 3dc in next sp, join with sl st to top ch4.  (24tr, 24dc, 24hdc, 12sc)


These sunflowers would also make great coasters.  Simply omit round 6 and instead work 3sc in each ch sp around.

I really enjoyed designing this square and I think a blanket made with these squares would look fabulous.  What would you make with yours?  Let me know in the comments below...



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Take care
Catherine
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4 comments:

  1. I love the shades you've chosen for these beautiful sunflower squares!

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    1. Thanks Sandra, I tried to match the colours from some real sunflowers.

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  2. Your pattern is wonderful! I wish all crochet patterns were as simple and straightforward as yours. I appreciate the ONE great close up image of each step. Nothing cluttery and making it overwhelming to a beginner. Thank you so much for the beautiful pattern! I cannot wait to make these for everything <3

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    1. Thank you so much. I'm glad you are enjoying the pattern...

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