A colorful Sunburst Granny Square crocheted afghan.

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The sunnier side of granny squares

Undoubtedly, one of the joys of sunburst granny squares is the possibility of taking a traditional crocheting design and giving it a new and fresh look. Not only is its texture pleasant to the touch and look at, but it also serves as a great background for the interplay of colors. Moreover, it’s also an easy and highly repeatable pattern, so that making a large number of squares of identical size is not a problem. Nevertheless, there is one small pitfall (you could call it “pitfallet” maybe?). Due to the concentric rings that form it, you have to pay attention to yarn tension all around to keep it even.

Sunburst Granny Square Free Crochet Pattern

UPDATE: Discontinued. This digital pattern is no longer available online. Please go to the next project.

To begin with, here is the first contender, a colorful, relatively solid sunburst. These would look truly super in a throw.

SkillsEasy        Designer: Priscilla Hewitt

Sunburst Granny Square

Go to the pattern:

Sunburst Granny Square Free

More info about Chitweec’s project

Sunburst Square Blanket

To follow on with even more sunburst, have a look at these squares conjoined into a blanket. Since the  borders are strongly stitched on all four sides of each square, the blanket is very robust and solid. However, the contrast means that the sunbursts are still super visible and form the central visual theme.

SkillsEasy        Designer: Jenny Hoogeboom

sunbuerst granny blanket

Go to the pattern:

Sunburst Granny Square Tutorial

More info about hookerrycrochet’s project

Sunburst Square Blanket

And here is the Sunburst Square posted on Instagram by NautiKrall by Mallory. This pattern can became even more intriguing, by adding multiple internal circles. Although the square will be somewhat bigger, you greatly increase the possibilities of color variation (which are huge in this square to begin with).

Sunburst Granny Square

more info about project photographed:

NautiKrall by Mallory’s project on Instagram

And exact pattern for this variation of Sunburst Granny Square will be available soon on NautiKrall by Mallory’s Instragram profile.

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  1. Victoria Hoffee says:

    Am I able to still get the Sunburst Square Blanket Directions ? When I click to go to pattern . it says its closed.
    Thank You
    [email protected]

  2. Shdonna Bolden says:

    All of your crocheting is very beautiful and GORGEOUS

  3. This advertisement of SUNBURST GRANNY SQUARE BLANKET FREE PATTERN…..needs to be removed from this site if there is NO pattern to be printed or seen!

    1. Hi Mary, thank you for your comment, I updated the post with info about the lack of availability. You can find a tutorial under the next photos.

  4. My apologizes, I did find the pattern to SUNBURST GRANNY SQUARE BLANKET in the part that says “tutorial.”

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