Jen Lucas

Starburst Granny Square

Jen Lucas
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There are many different kinds of granny square stitch patterns. In this video, Jen Lucas shows us step by step how to work one of her favorite versions: the Starburst Granny Square (also sometimes called the Sunburst Granny Square). Jen demonstrates this square by using four different colors (one for each round), but you do have the option to use fewer colors if you prefer.

Follow along with Jen as she works through the directions below!

Special Stitches

Puff st: [yo, insert hook in st, yo and pull up a loop] 3 times (7 loops on hook), yo and pull through all loops on hook, ch 1.

Beg cl (beginning cluster): [yo, insert the hook into the same stitch, yo and pull up a loop, yo and pull through 2 loops] 3 times (4 loops on hook), yo and pull through all 4 loops.

Cl (cluster): [yo, insert hook in st, yo and pull up a loop, yo and pull through 2 loops] 4 times (5 loops on hook), yo and pull through all 5 loops.

Directions

With Color A, create a magic ring.
Rnd 1: Ch 3 (counts as dc), 15 dc into ring. Sl st to top of beg-ch-3 to join. Fasten off. 16 dc.

Rnd 2: With loop of Color B on hook, join Color B to any dc with sl st, ch 2, puff st (see below) into each dc around (including the ch-3 from beginning of Rnd 1), sl st to top of beginning ch-2 to join. Fasten off. 16 puff sts.

Rnd 3: With loop of Color C on hook, join Color C to any space between puff sts with a slip st, ch2, beg cl in same sp between puff sts, ch 2, (cl in next sp between puff sts, ch 2) 15 times, sl st to top of beg cl st to join. Fasten off. 16 cluster sts, 32 chs.

Rnd 4: With loop of Color D on hook, join Color D to any ch-2 sp with a sl st, ch 3 (counts as dc), 2 dc in same ch-2 sp, [3 hdc in next ch-2 sp, 3 sc in next ch-2 sp, 3 hdc in next ch-2 sp, (3 dc, ch 3, 3 dc) in next ch-2 sp] 3 times, 3 hdc in next ch-2 sp, 3 sc in next ch-2 sp, 3 hdc in next ch-2 sp, 3 dc in beg ch-2 sp, ch 3, sl st to top of beg-ch-3 to join. Fasten Off. 24 dc, 24 hdc, 12 sc, 12 chs.

Jen notes that oftentimes the last round of this square is made using trebles, double crochets, and half-double crochet stitches, but that she demonstrates it here with a different combination of stitches including double crochet, half-double crochet, and single crochet. This creates a neater border for her and it is her preferred method.

After just four rounds, the granny square is complete—and it is simply gorgeous! Try this out for yourself, and you’ll be hooked!

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