Sunburst Granny Square

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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.


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.


beg: beginning

ch: chain

dc: double crochet

hdc: half double crochet

sl st: slip stitch

sp: space

st(s): stitch(es)

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.