The Sunburst Granny Square is a fun crocheted granny square motif that uses lots of interesting stitches to create an explosion of color. It’s also sometimes called the Sunflower Granny Square, because when the right color combination is used the center of the motif looks like a sunflower. In this video, Mister Domestic demonstrates how to create this granny square motif, which is perfect for crocheted afghans and accessories.
SUNBURST GRANNY SQUARE
Mister Domestic is using 4 colors for his granny square. The colors will be changed on each round. He works the motif as follows:
Leaving a 6-inch tail, create a magic ring.
Round 1: With color 1, ch 3 (counts as dc), 15 dc into ring and pull tail to close ring. Sl st in top of beg ch-3 to join. Fasten off. 16 dc
Round 2: Sl st to join color 2, *puff st in between posts of 2 dc sts, ch 1; rep from * to end. Sl st in top of first puff st to join. Fasten off. 16 puff sts
Round 3: Sl st to join color 3 in a ch-1 sp from previous round, ch 2, bobble in same ch-1 sp; (ch 2, bobble in next ch-1 sp) 15 times, ch 2, sl st in top of beg ch-2 to join. Fasten off. 16 bobble sts
Round 4: Sl st to join color 4 in a ch-sp from previous round, ch 4 (counts as tr), 2 tr in same ch-sp, [3 dc in next ch-sp, 3 hdc in next ch-sp, 3 dc in next ch-sp, (3 tr, ch 2, 3 tr) in next ch-sp] 3 times, 3 dc in next ch-sp, 3 hdc in next ch-sp, 3 dc in next ch-sp, 3 tr in next ch-sp, ch 2, sl st in top of beg ch-4 to join. Fasten off.
ABBREVIATIONS AND SPECIAL STITCHES
dc: double crochet
hdc: half double crochet
sl st: slip stitch
tr: treble crochet
Puff Stitch: [Yo, insert hook between post of two dc stitches, yo and pull up loop] 3 times, yo and pull through all 7 loops on hook.
Bobble: [Yo, insert hook into ch-1 sp, yo and pull up loop, yo and pull through 2 loops] 4 times, yo and pull through all 5 loops on hook.
This video uses U.S. crochet terminology.