Happy November everyone! Brenna from @brennaannhandmade here, and I’m so excited to share with you all, another one of my favorite new blanket designs for FREE – the Sunflower Blanket Crochet Pattern! 🙂 This pattern is extra special to me, because sunflowers are one of my favorite flowers! 😉
The base pattern is written for a baby blanket size, but I’ve also included additional size alteration instructions at the bottom of this pattern, in case you’d like to make your blanket bigger! 😉
Are you ready to get started? Great! Let’s go! 🙂
*Finished throw-size blanket (base size) measures approximately 35″ x 45″
*Note: be sure to purchase additional yarn if sizing the blanket up from the base pattern*
2 balls of Gazzal XL Baby Cotton yarn in the color Brown – 3436
4 balls of Gazzal XL Baby Cotton yarn in the color Mustard Yellow – 3417XL
4 balls of Gazzal XL Baby Cotton yarn in the color Beige -3424
6 balls of Gazzal XL Baby Cotton yarn in the color Ecru – 3410XL
Ch = chain
St = stitch
Sp = space
Sl St – slip stitch
Dc = double crochet
Beg = beginning
Rd = round
-Sunflower granny square pattern
Row 1: Ch 3, sl st to beg ch to connect rd. Next, ch 2, (counts as 1st dc) 7 dc into the circle, sl st to beg ch 2 to connect rd (8 dc total)
Row 2: Ch 2, 1 dc in same st. 2 dc in each st around (16 dc total)
(Switch to yellow yarn)
Row 3: Ch 1, sunflower petal stitch in every st around as follows: (*yarn over, insert & pull through, repeat x4 from *, then yarn over & pull through all at once. Ch 1) Sl st to beg sunflower petal st to connect rd. (16 st total)
(Switch to tan yarn)
(In the next row, all st will be worked in the ch 1 st between each sunflower petal.)
Row 4: Ch 2, 3dc in next st. Ch 1, 3 more dc in same st. *2dc in the next st. Repeat x2, then 3dc, ch 1, 3dc in next st (creates corner) Repeat sequence from * around, then 1dc in the same st as your beginning ch2, then sl st to beg ch 2 to connect rd.
(Switch to white yarn)
Row 5: Ch 2, then 1dc in the next sp between groups of dc from the previous row. 3dc, ch 1, 3dc in 1st corner (where the ch 1 is between the two sets of 3dc), then 2dc in sp between each dc cluster around, expect for the corners (where you will 3dc, ch1, 3dc), then sl st to beg ch 2 to connect rd. Cut yarn, weave in all ends and trim yarn.
Repeat Rows 1-5, 62 more times to create 63 squares total. (Unless making a bigger blanket, then follow alteration instructions below in the “Additional Notes” section at the bottom of pattern.)
-Sewing up the squares:
Step 1: Sew squares together by placing them in front of you, right-side up.
Step 2: Make a slip knot & tighten around hook.
Step 3: Working from right to left, insert hook into the back loops of the 2 bottom stitches (1 on each square)
Step 4: Yarn-over, and pull through to create your 1st sl st & joining the 2 st together.
Step 5: Repeat steps 3-4 up the entire row, completely joining the squares together. Cut yarn, weave in all ends and trim yarn.
Use this method to join 7 squares together for the total width of the blanket. Repeat x9
Once you have 9 strips of (7 connected) squares total, sew them together length-wise using the same method. (see example pic below)
Finally, weave in all ends and trim yarn. Ta Da! You’re all finished! 😉
To make the blanket a bigger size, see below for additional sizing variation options:
– Each single sunflower granny square measures approximately 5″ x 5″
– To alter blanket size, use the following instructions below:
> For a Twin Bed Size: make blanket 13 squares wide by 18 squares long – 234 total squares (approximately 66″ x 90″)
> For a Queen Bed Size: make blanket 18 squares wide by 20 squares long – 360 total squares (approximately 90″ x 100″)
> For a King Bed Size: make blanket 20 squares wide by 22 squares long – 440 total squares (approximately 100″ x 108″)
Brenna Ann is the designer and maker behind BrennaAnnHandmade. She crochets & knits cozy pieces of knitwear and accessories at her handmade shop on Etsy. She also has a blog, YouTube channel, and shares behind-the-scenes photos on Instagram @BrennaAnnHandmade.
Kin27 March 2019
Hi Breanna Thank you for sharing. It's a beautiful blanket. I might start on that project once I completed my kaleidoscope blanket. Thank you from Malaysia Kin Kamarudin
Wade Kitchen29 March 2019
My favorite flower is also the sunflower. This blanket is awesome! Great job!
Mary Jean Krontz1 April 2019
Thank you for the beautiful pattern.
Deb2 April 2019
This is beautiful! I adore sunflowers. I'm going to make this for myself. Thank you for the pictures to go along with the instructions!
Charmaine14 April 2019
Hi been trying to work out how much wool of each color I would need if I’m making the king size 440 squares Can you advise please , sorry my patience is at a all time low ,I’ve just had total knee replacement , and what with the pain and painkillers , my addition or division is suffering 😩 thank you Charmaine
Neslihan Catak15 April 2019
Hello Charmaine; we hope you feel better. You would need 14 Brown, 28 Mustard Yellow, 28 Beige and 42 Ecru yarns. :)
Dorothy King16 April 2019
Love this! Thank you for the pattern, I’m starting to put the squares together and it’s not getting it to lay flat. Will it stretch out after they are put together?
Neslihan Catak16 April 2019
Hello Dorothy, yes if the squares are made according to the instructions; it should stretch out to make a blanket.
Neslihan Catak16 April 2019
Hello Dorothy, yes if the squares are made according to the instructions; it should stretch oot to make a blanket.
Neslihan Catak16 April 2019
Hello Dorothy, yes they should be flat after you join them. :)
Lauren18 April 2019
Am I able to use size 4 yarn instead of baby yarn for this project?
Neslihan Catak19 April 2019
Of course,but the sizes of the squares will be bigger.
Michele27 April 2019
Hi Brenna, my favourite flower is the sunflower and I am going to give this a try. It's the first time I am attempting to crochet but your instructions are so clear I feel reasonably positive that I can manage. As soon as the shops open I am going to buy the wool to get started!!!! 🤗
Ann Marie10 May 2019
This is so beautiful, I wish I could get the hang of it. Would love to make it for my grandchild, she will be here in September. It’s my daughters favorite flower.
Michele C.11 May 2019
In round 2 I don't know what you mean by chain 2 in every stitch around. Is that the same as double crochet?
Neslihan Catak14 May 2019
Yes Michele, you are right. It should have said dc (double crochet).We have updated the pattern. :)
Judy H19 May 2019
I am going to try this pattern in a few weeks. Thanks for sharing it!
Joni23 May 2019
Thank you so much for all the pictures! I'm just stating to pick crochet up again, and this is the best tutorial I've seen!
Megan19 June 2019
Hi, I'm not quite understanding row 2..Are you able to explain it for me? Thanks!
Neslihan Catak24 June 2019
Hello Megan, sorry there was a typo. You will have to make 2 dc in each stitch so that you can have 16 dc on this row. :)
Linda W20 June 2019
I am going to make this Aryan for my daughter. She loves sunflowers and I know she will love this one too.
Betty Elizabeth10 July 2019
I absolutely love Sunflowers. Last year I woke up to my property full of Sunflowers. I had been feeding the squirrels and birds sunflower seeds and I'm guessing birds dropping seeds did this. It was absolutely beautiful!!! I really miss them as I moved away. The birds ate all the seeds from the sunflowers that they graciously sowed.
Courtney12 July 2019
Was thinking I’d make this with the sunflowers just on the ends. Do you have a pattern for a plain granny square that would line up with this?
Neslihan Catak13 July 2019
Hello Courtney, we have a granny square blanket on our Youtube Channel. You can check that out: youtube.com/hobiumyarns
Lynne Lusmore18 August 2019
Hello, I’ve been using a 5mm hook as instructed but I notice you are using a 6mm in your illustrations, which is correct? Also is baby cotton thinner than cotton Aran which I’ve got? Thank you
Hannah S22 August 2019
Is there a gauge for this? I'm having a hard time keeping my squares the same size.
laila25 August 2019
can you please explain how big should i make it for the queen size bed , how big should the center be and how many pedals thank you
Deborah A England7 September 2019
I love the pattern and will start making a twin size for my niece Hortencia who is 21 yrs old going thru chemo for 4 tumors on here lung. She is a very humble vibrant young lady and the sunflower is her a ray of sunshine, strong and made tough. We have faith for the best. I want her to know she is covered in prayer and I'm hugging her as she goes thru this season of trials.. Thanks again
Leeann walls14 September 2019
Does anyone know how many balls for twin size and queen size ones
Leeann14 September 2019
Do you know how much yarn for the twin and queen size
Judy23 December 2019
Not ready to do an African right now but I don't want to lose this pattern thank you for sharing
vasanthichandrasekar chandrasekar24 December 2019
This blanket is very beautiful. I am going to crochet this. Thank you for sharing
Debbie Ellis24 December 2019
This pattern is awesome. The sunflower is two of my granddaughters favorite flower, my favorite flower, and it means a very emotional time in our lives. Thank you so much for the battery I hope I figured out how to save it because it is next on my list to start. Thanks again It is beautiful
Jessy2 January 2020
I thank you so much for providing this! It was perfect for a baby girl family member. Her mother was touched by this creation, and had tears in her eyes when she opened it on Christmas. Truly, thank you!!
Madelyn O25 January 2020
I'm really confused on the 3rd row I cant figure out why the petals aren't working
Madelyn O25 January 2020
I'm confused about the 3rd row I cant figure out the petals
Myrna6 February 2020
Thank you, i loved doing this pattern. I finished it off a little differently so am sending a photo https://share.icloud.com/photos/0D-8uvZmvHEc9zd9fFhN-GMMg
Debbie Mardis12 February 2020
This a beautiful blanket. I want to make the queen size blanket. I am not family with this yarn and I am not sure how much I would need to make this blanket. What I have read the yarn is 1.8 oz.. Is it possible to tell me how much yarn is needed? Thank you for your pattern and your time.
Laurisa10 March 2020
Im working on the squares at the moment. I plan on making a blanket for my daughter. (Twin sized) Does anyone know what kind of stitch would look nice with these as a boarder? And a white in the middle? Or maybe a nice stitch as a boarder and the squares in the middle. 🤔
Krystle13 May 2020
Hello, I really want to make the blanket for my friends baby. I am really struggling to find Gazzal Xl in the UK. Would you be able to use Gazzal baby cotton no XL? Or do you know of a substitute? Thanks k
Neslihan Catak21 May 2020
Hello Krystle, You can find Gazzal Baby Cotton XL on www.hobiumyarns.com :)
Vickie24 June 2020
I have finished the squares for the baby blanket, and I'm working on joining them! Your directions have been so easy to follow, especially with the pictures. This will be a baby shower gift for my daughter, who is decorating her daughter's nursery with sunflowers and cow print.
Annalee23 July 2020
Hi, I am wanting to use (4) weight yarn rather than (3). What size hook would you recommend? I tried 5mm but it curled in (like a bowl).. I didn't do the whole square though, I just stopped after the first colour because it didn't look right. Should I just keep going and it will even out or do I need a different size hook? Thanks!
Nurun23 July 2020
Hi please can i ask if there is YouTube video link for the Sunflower blanket.
Ann2 November 2020
This was a wonderful pattern to work with. I really enjoyed making it. Thank you for the pattern. I just finished joining all the squares together.
Glenda Wheeling8 November 2020
This is the most beautiful sunflower blanket I've seen....I plan to make it for my daughter for Christmas.... Thank you so much for the pattern !
Rajani Duvedi13 March 2021
Hi!I loved this Sunflower blanket. I may like to work on it. Lovely creayion! Thank you for sharing!