When you combine the cheerfulness of sunflowers with the classic retro look of a granny square, you get a crochet sunflower granny square!
This tutorial will show you how to make a variation of a granny square with a sunflower in the center. It is a great substitute for traditional granny squares in blankets, afghans and other crochet patterns.
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This unique craft pattern combines the best elements of both of those crochet patterns into a unique sunflower granny square.
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How to Crochet a Sunflower Granny Square
Using the yarn color for center of the crochet sunflower, tie a slip knot without cutting the yarn from the bundle.
Work 6 chain stitches.
Work 1 chain stitch.
Start working double crochet through the base ring.
Work a total of 12 DC (double crochet) into the base ring. Work a slip stitch through the first top chain stitch to close the center part.
Pull out the yarn by a few inches and cut it off from the bundle.
Select a yarn for the sunflower petal part. Start with a slip knot.
Pull it through any stitch around the edge of the center part.
Work 3 chain stitches.
Work a TC (Triple Crochet) through the same chain stitch but do not pull through the last 2 loops, keep them on hook.
Work another TC; again, do not pull through the last loop.
You should have a total of 3 loops on hook.
Now, pull through all 3 loops at once.
Work 3 chain stitches.
Work 3 treble crochet through the next chain stitch, keep the last loops on hook like we did for the previous stitch. But this time you should have 4 loops on hook.
Pull through all 4 loops at once.
Work 3 chain stitches again.
Repeat the process until you have covered the 12 base stitches.
Work a slip stitch through the first top stitch and pull out a few inches of the yarn.
Cut off extra yarn from bundle.
Select a yarn for the granny square part.
Start with a slip knot and join the slip knot with the sunflower part through a 3 chain stitch gap.
Chain 2 and work 2 DC through the same gap.
Work 3 TC through the next gap.
Work 2 chain stitches.
Work 3 TC through the same gap.
This forms a corner of the granny square pattern.
Work 3 DC through the next gap. Work another 3 DC through the next gap again.
Then, work the corner stitch (3 TC, chain 3 and 3 TC).
Repeat this process until you’ve covered the flower through all 3-chain gaps.
Work a slip stitch through the first top chain stitch to close the granny square part.
Pull out a few inches of the yarn and cut it off from the bundle.
Use a tapestry needle to stitch the remaining end of the yarn over and under the pattern on the backside.
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