The sunflower granny square, sometimes referred to as the sunburst granny square, is slowly becoming one of my favourite granny square patterns. I’m a huge fan of granny squares. You might have guessed this from some of my previous blog posts!
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The Sunflower Granny Square is made using different variations of the double crochet stitch. The final result is a gorgeous granny square. Furthermore, a simple change in colour scheme can turn this simple crochet pattern into a daisy too!
Sunflower Granny Square Pattern
Skill level: Beginner
You can use any yarn weight and correspondeing hook size to make the sunflower granny square. For this tutorial, I used:
- Acrylic DK yarn in 4 colours:
- Dark brown (C1)
- Rust (C2)
- Mustard (C3)
- Teal (C4)
- 3.5 mm crochet hook
- Darning needle
Stitches and terms used:
- Ch= chain
- Sl st= slip stitch
- Hdc= half double crochet
- Dc= double crochet
- Tr= treble crochet
- “= inch(es)
- St(s)= stitch(es)
- Sp(s)= space(s)
- C1, C2, C3 and C4= Colour 1, Colour 2, Colour 3 and Colour 4
Size: With the yarn and hook specified Sunflower Granny Square measures approximately 4”
- Read through the pattern before starting your work just to be sure you don’t have any questions that might cause frustration while working on the project.
- This pattern is written in US terms. For a conversion into UK terms, get my free eBook with the conversion charts here.
- The pattern is worked in joined rounds.
- Repeating sections within the rounds are shown in round () brackets followed by the number of times they are repeated e.g. (Dc in next st, 2 dc in next st) 11 times means the sequence in the brackets must be repeated a total of 11 times.
- Stitch totals are shown in square  brackets at the end of each round e.g.  means you should have a total of 12 stitches at the end of the round.
- This pattern uses puff stitches. For a detailed tutorial on the same, visit my blog post on how to crochet puff stitches.
Using C1 and 3.5 mm crochet hook, ch 4. Join with a sl st to the first ch to form a ring.
Rnd 1: Ch 3 (counts as first dc), make 15 dc into the ring. Join with a sl st to the third ch of beg ch 3. Fasten off C1. 
Rnd 2: This round is is made with puff stitches. You can make them as small or big puffs. Here’s a tutorial on how to do it. I made my puff stitches medium sized.
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First, join C2 into any st from rnd 1 and ch 2. ((Yarn over, insert the hook into the stitch, yarn over, pull up a loop) 4 times. There will be 9 loops on the hook. Yarn over, and draw the hook through all loops on hook. Ch 1) Continue to make puff stitches in all the stitches in the previous rnd. as indicated in the bold brackets ( ). Join with a sl st to the top of the first stitch. Fasten off C2. (16 puff stitches).
Rnd 3: This round is made using bobbles. For a detailed tutorial on how to crochet bobbles, click here. Firstly, you will turn your work so that the wrong side becomes the new right side.
After that, you will work your bobbles in the ch-1 spaces from the previous round.
Join C3 into any ch-1 space from round 2 and ch 2. (Yarn over, insert the hook into the stitch, yarn over, pull up a loop, yarn over, draw through 2 loops on hook) 3 times. (There will be 4 loops on hook.) Yarn over, draw through all remaining loops on hook. Ch 2
For the remaining spaces, you will work the bobble as follows: Yarn over, insert the hook into the stitch, yarn over, pull up a loop, yarn over, draw through 2 loops on hook) 4 times. (There will be 5 loops on hook.) Yarn over, draw through all remaining loops on hook. Ch 2.
At the end of the round, you should have 16 bobbles stitches. Fasten off C3.
Let’s turn that gorgeous flower into a sunflower granny square
Rnd 4: Join C4 in any ch-2 space from the previous round. Ch 4 (counts as 1st tr). 2 tr, ch 2, 3 tr in same space; corner made.
3dc in next space, 3 hdc in next space, 3 dc in next space, (3 tr, ch 2, 3 tr) in the next space.
Repeat the previous step 3 times. 3dc in next space, 3 hdc in next space, 3 dc in last space. Join with a sl st to the 4th ch of beginning ch 4. Fasten off.
And there you have it! A gorgeous sunflower granny square. You can play around with different colour combinations. In addition, if you want you flower granny square to be bigger, you can continue the established basic granny square pattern into additional rows. Simply work sets of 3 dcs (a set in each space on the side) and in each corner work 3 dc, ch2, 3 dc.