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How to Crochet a Sunflower or Daisy Granny Square

How to Crochet a Sunflower or Daisy Granny Square

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How to Crochet a Sunflower or Daisy Granny Square

Melanie’s Makers,

This is Robert. I wanted to check in with you all… Hello!

In this month’s blog post, I’d like to share two of Melanie’s most popular videos from her archives: Sunflower Granny Square Crochet Tutorial and Daisy Crochet Granny Square Tutorial!

Sunflowers or Daisies? How about both!
Daisy-Granny-Squares in soft pink, white and gold by Melanie Ham
Daisy Granny Square Crochet Project

Beginner-Friendly Crochet Project

Melanie loved these projects and we still cozy up on the couch while watching our favorite fall movies with the sunflower pillow she made. If you need a great fall project this is for you! Here is a handy page with all of Melanie’s blog posts featuring granny square crochet tutorials, each with supplies and details.

Sunflower Granny Square crochet tutorial
Ainsley loves this handmade and cuddle-friendly sunflower granny square pillow!
Sunflower Granny Square Crochet Pillow Project
Who would you like to make this for? (Hint: Yourself!)

Nostaligia Made Cuter with Crochet

I remember Melanie telling me how she was inspired to do a crochet project like this because it reminded her of the style of crochet our grandmothers made when we were children.

But in classic Melanie style, she always had a new, fresh and modern way to create handmade projects that were all her own.

Crocheting a sunflower granny square tutorial
Alternating yarn colors in a sunflower granny square tutorial demo
Alternating yarn color in your crochet granny square sunflowers.

Crochet Sunflower Granny Square

Melanie loved sunflowers and daisies. The cheerful flowers reflected the beauty that she shined every day.

She made these projects a year apart – at the beginning of the quarantine in 2020, a year that would change all of our lives – and the Spring of 2021. It lifted her spirits so much to see all the creations you made, inspired by her tutorials.

Crochet Daisy Flower Granny Square Tutorial

Building a diary granny square with crochet yard
Step by Step Crochet instructions for a Daisy Granny Square
Using a sewing needle to weave yarn tails in on a finished daisy granny square tutorial
Do you know how to finish a granny square by weaving the yarn tails in with a needle?
making multiple daisy granny squares with crochet
Beautiful Daisy Granny Square Crochet Project

Creative Community

As I continue down the rabbit holes of all the beautiful things Melanie created, I’m repeatedly overwhelmed by the awesome community she built. You all are so amazing!

Thank you to everyone who has been supporting my family through a very difficult year. We appreciate you watching Melanie’s videos, commenting, sharing and continuing to come to her blog. Your presence here helps us a lot! 

Thanks for watching Melanie’s work and enjoy, Happy Fall everyone!

– Robert

P.S. If you’re interested in following my film work, stop by and say hello at HAMMR Productions.

daisy granny square layout for a pillow tutorial
A meadow of cheerful flowers in a daisy granny square crochet project!


Friday 2nd of December 2022


I found Melanie on YouTube years ago and I learned to crochet from her videos. I never ever would have thought that learning crochet would save me from my depression and I have Melanie to thank for that. Her story impacted me. I miss her and her contagious joy for creating and crafting.

I didn’t know her personally but her videos and creations always brought me happiness and always inspired me to keep creating. Her videos felt like a ray of sunshine specially in my difficult days. Her profound love and dedication to her family also always inspired me. I plan to continue watching and trying all of her tutorials that I haven’t tried! I have yet to learn to sew and quilt!

It was lovely to see a post on her blog. It feels like I can keep honoring her memory by continuing to read it. Thank you for keeping it running.

I wish you and your wonderful and strong kids many blessings, peace, comfort, joy and happiness during this Holiday Season and the New Year!


Thursday 1st of December 2022

thank you for sharing this! I absolutely LOVE Melanie's tutorials, she always made me smile! I think it's awesome that you're keeping her blog going, way to go!! big hugs to you and your family!!!

Sue Collins

Sunday 27th of November 2022

Hello, I miss Melanie's lovely videos so much. I followed her quilting course and thoroughly enjoyed it. I never thought I'd ever be able to make anything with my sewing machine but she made things seem so easy and fun. Now I will try the granny squares. Thank you for posting this. Much love and thoughts for you and your family.


Tuesday 15th of November 2022

I am putting binding on a quilt right now. Every time I bind a quilt I think of Melanie and her brilliant videos on binding. Praying for you Robert and your lovely children.

Anette Bowen

Monday 14th of November 2022

Hello, Melanie was the shining star to me. She taught me to crochet and sew and understand it and love it. Because of who she is. I am forever grateful . Thoughts and prayers to you all. And thank you for your documentary .. so honest.. real.. and full of love❤️

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