April 29, 2011

sunburst granny square tutorial

Posted in sunburst granny square tutorial at 11:27 am by edascrochetroom


Today I have prepared a picture tutorial for Priscilla Hewitt’s Sunburst Granny Square .The written pattern can be found here:

priscillascrochet.net/free patterns/Afghan Squares/Sunburst Granny Square.pdf

Chain 5. Join with a sl st to form a ring.

Chain 3.

The chain 3 will count as the first dc , work 15 more dc in the ring;

join with a sl st.(16dc). Fasten off.

Attach next colour with a sl st to any dc,

puff st in the same st and in each dc around. Here is how to do the puff st:

Yarn over,insert hook in the st and pull up a long loop

yarn over

pull up another long loop from the same stitch

yarn over again(3 times in total)

yarn over and pull through all remaining 7 loops on hook,chain 1 to lock.

puff st in each dc around,join with a sl st to the first puff st.

fasten off.

Round 3: attach next colour with a sl st to any ch1 space of any puff st,ch2

Now we will be making cluster stitch in each ch1 space

yarn over , insert hook in the st and pull up a loop,yarn over and pull through 2 loops-4 times

yarn over and pull through all 5 remaining loops on hook


you make the cluster st ,ch2 in each chain1 space all around

join with a sl st to the beginning cluster st.

Round 4;

attach next colour with a sl st to any ch2 space

ch4to count as the 1st trc,2trc in the same sp

3dc in the next ch2 sp

3hdc in the next ch2 sp

3dc in the next ch2 sp

3trc,ch3,3trc in the next ch2 sp

continue this pattern-3dc,3hdc,3dc in the next ch2 spaces and 3trc,chain3,3trc in the next ch2 sp

3trc  as the same sp as beginning trc , ch3 ; join with a sl st to the top of the beginning ch4

this is how your square will look like

the following rounds 5-7 are worked as for a regular granny square.

Good-luck with your new project!


  1. rhymit61 said,

    Thank you for sharing. Maybe one day I’ll make a granny square creation as nice as the blankets you made for your children.

    • Thank you for taking time to write a comment. I like granny squares because they are so easy to make; you work each granny square indvidually and you do not need to carry a big blanket around . And when all the squares are done , la voila! such a joy to join them. Looking forward to see your own grannies….

  2. Maddie said,

    Thank you so very much for this pictorial tutorial! I learn so much better and faster with pictures and video rather than reading and trying to figure out a written pattern. Having this and going through it last night I made my first square to begin my queen sized cover. Yes, it will take a while, but it will be awesome. I really appreciate the time you took to document this.

    • DEar Maddie,
      Thank you for visiting my blog and commenting.What you have made, as I see from your gravatar is lovely. Your colour combinations are gorgeous.

      • Thanks, I have 20 colors not including the white which will be the border. I ended up putting another row of white around the square to make it a bit bigger since I found that the number of squares I would need to be quite daunting. I am enjoying making them. They go really fast and I can make several and then move on to several other projects I have currently going as well. I keep trying to figure out how I could make these into a pot holder though, other than using cotton yarn. Any suggestions?

  3. Anet said,

    I’m planning to make a granny blanket. But I’m in doubt about the yarn. Wool or coton….. Can you give me advise, or someone else.
    Thanks. Anet

    • Dear Anet,
      Thank you for visiting my blog.As for your question; the answer is That it depends where you live. If you live in a colder climate I suggest wool, but if you live in a hotter climate like me – Cyprus can be very hot!- I suggest cotton or cotton blends.

  4. marie helene said,

    un grand merci pour les explication , j’adore ce que vous faites , vous etes une championne!! je suis fan des granny et bientot ma maison est remplis de ces merveilleux petits carres !!
    au plaisir
    marie helene

    • Chere Marie Helene,
      Merci beacoup pour visiter mon blog et la remarque.( I have studied French in high school and wanted to reply in French but now I realize that I have forgotten a lot; I needed to check on a dictionary several times to write a sentence! 😦 But I can read and understand well so, Thank you, Marie Helene.

  5. Reblogged this on The Crocheting Moms Corner and commented:
    Thanks Eda this is great!!

  6. neena14 said,

    Hi Eda,

    Thank you so much for all those pictures.. your creations are awesome… i recently made a granny square blanket (my 1st crochet project) and my husband loved it. Now I am just waiting to get my hands on some yarns to work on another project. thanks once again !!

  7. neena14 said,

    Hi Eda,

    Thanks a lot for all those pictures. Your creations are awesome. I finished a granny square blanket( my 1st crochet project) and my husband loved it. Now, waiting to get some yarn and start of with the sunburst granny squares..thank you once again. 🙂

    • Thank you.Sunburst granny square blanket is a good idea for your second project. Can’t wait to see it finished!

  8. Hi, Eda

    This is so pretty that I feel I have to do it exactly the same way, hahah.. could you please give some indications of the yarn and the hook size you have used!

    Thank you!

    • I used merserized cotton and that worked well. Later I tried the same pattern with bamboo and that worked well too!The pattern is so gorgeous that it works with any yarn,I think.

  9. Nicole S. said,

    I am so glad to see your photo tutorial. I decided to teach myself to crochet online last Thursday so this weekend I have been searching sites to find ideas and tutorials. I made my first square but saw a sunburst pattern and loved it. I am excited to use your site to make a blanket! Hopefully I will get faster – it took me all weekend to do two squares, but I’ve never crocheted before and it took me a while to understand the tension! (My first square is the same pattern as the second but almost twice as big because I was so loose to start).

    Thanks again! And I love your colors!

  10. Michelle jones said,

    Thank up insomuch for this x

  11. gracias, por la explicacion de tanta belleza

  12. lulu said,

    Your tutorial is fantastic!:) Would you please explain rounds 5-7? This is my first attempt at anything ‘granny’ and I have no clue what your directions refer to. Thanks!:)

  13. Donna said,

    Hi there…I just wanted to say a huge thank you for such a clear tutorial ! I haven’t been crocheting long but loved the sunburst pattern but hadn’t found a pattern I could follow…yours was great!! I now have the start of a beautiful blanket…thank you again. Donna

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  16. Antje said,

    I made it. Jipehee… many greetings from Antje

  17. Anna Dan said,

    I’ve always been a bit wary about crochet but having seen your work and the excellent instructions which even I can understand, I’m going to have another go. I do lots of knitting no problem, but crochet………..
    This is my first visit but it won’t be my last. Thank you.

  18. reme said,

    Hola, es una aplicacion preciosa, yo he usado otra para hacer mi manta, espero que te pases por mi blog y la veas, aunque todavia no la he terminado explicare como la hice y espero que te guste. Enhorabuena

  19. Raycoco said,

    Merci beaucoup pour le partage et le tutos en photos cela m’aide beaucoup.

  20. Mariko said,

    This is the first thing I’ve tried to crochet and it was easy to learn just be following your pictures. I was shocked when I made a perfect square the first attempt! It was so quick n easy Im definitely making a lap blanket. Thx for the great tutorial…I feel so accomplished. 🙂

  21. Pine said,

    Thank you for making easy. I do not understand pattern. But with pictures it is brilliant

  22. Liz said,

    I love your tutorial! It’s perfect! (Not to mention the granny square is beautiful! )

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