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! πŸ™‚ This pattern is extra special to me, because sunflowers are one of my favorite flowers! πŸ˜‰

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! πŸ˜‰

Are you ready to get started? Great! Let’s go! πŸ™‚

*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*

Materials Needed:

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

A 5mm Crochet Hook

A pair of Scissors

Abbreviations:

Ch = chain

St = stitch

Sp = space

Sl St – slip stitch

Dc = double crochet

Beg = beginning

Rd = round

Directions:

-Sunflower granny square pattern

(Brown yarn)

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! πŸ˜‰

***ADDITIONAL NOTES:

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.

(29) Comments

Kin
27 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

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Wade Kitchen
29 March 2019

My favorite flower is also the sunflower. This blanket is awesome! Great job!

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Mary Jean Krontz
1 April 2019

Thank you for the beautiful pattern.

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Deb
2 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!

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Charmaine
14 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

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Neslihan Catak
15 April 2019

Hello Charmaine; we hope you feel better. You would need 14 Brown, 28 Mustard Yellow, 28 Beige and 42 Ecru yarns. :)

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Dorothy King
16 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?

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Neslihan Catak
16 April 2019

Hello Dorothy, yes if the squares are made according to the instructions; it should stretch out to make a blanket.

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Neslihan Catak
16 April 2019

Hello Dorothy, yes if the squares are made according to the instructions; it should stretch oot to make a blanket.

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Neslihan Catak
16 April 2019

Hello Dorothy, yes they should be flat after you join them. :)

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Lauren
18 April 2019

Am I able to use size 4 yarn instead of baby yarn for this project?

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Neslihan Catak
19 April 2019

Of course,but the sizes of the squares will be bigger.

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Michele
27 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!!!! πŸ€—

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Ann Marie
10 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.

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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?

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Neslihan Catak
14 May 2019

Yes Michele, you are right. It should have said dc (double crochet).We have updated the pattern. :)

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Judy H
19 May 2019

I am going to try this pattern in a few weeks. Thanks for sharing it!

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Joni
23 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!

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Megan
19 June 2019

Hi, I'm not quite understanding row 2..Are you able to explain it for me? Thanks!

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Neslihan Catak
24 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. :)

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Linda W
20 June 2019

I am going to make this Aryan for my daughter. She loves sunflowers and I know she will love this one too.

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Betty Elizabeth
10 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.

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Courtney
12 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?

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Neslihan Catak
13 July 2019

Hello Courtney, we have a granny square blanket on our Youtube Channel. You can check that out: youtube.com/hobiumyarns

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