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*
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.