Hi friends! Today, I wanted to share this adorable sunflower granny square crochet tutorial! I had a different tutorial planned for today, but given that at this moment it’s difficult to go to stores, I changed it up to a project that features yarn you can find. I also wanted to share a project that is full of sunshine and not a huge undertaking financially or with your time.
Need to know How to Join Granny Squares?
Here is a great post and video I did on joining granny squares 3 different ways. Pick whichever method you like best.
Yarn I used
I used Paintbox yarn because I like their color selection, plus they have good prices. This post is not sponsored by them, just wanted to bring you a yarn you can get shipped to you in the U.S. and U.K while our stores are closed. Each ball is only $3 and they are constantly running sales. Of course feel free to use any other types of yarn that are similar, but your finished block may be a little different if so.
Some other Granny Square Projects
- 1 ball of Brown yarn ( I used Paintbox yarn simply chunky in color Coffee Bean 310)
- 1 ball of Mustard yarn (I used Paintbox yarn simply chunky in color Mustard - 323)
- 1 ball of Bright Yellow yarn (I used Paintbox yarn simply chunky in color Buttercup 322)
- 1 ball of background ( I used Paintbox yarn simply chunky in color paper white 300)
- Optional: 14 pillow form
- 6mm Crochet hook
- yarn needle
- small scissors
- Begin with a magic circle using the brown yarn and create 12 hdc in the magic ring. slip stitch back to beginning. Trim and fasten off.
- Attach new color (one of the yellows) and draw up a loop. chain 1, yarn over, insert hook into same stitch, yarn over and pull through. Pull through all loops on hook. ch 1.
- yo, insert hook into next stitch, yo, pull through, yo, insert hook, yo, pull through, yo, pull through all 5 loops on hook. ch 1. Repeat until you have 12 of these small 2 loop puff stitches. Trim and fasten off.
- Add new color of yarn in between 2 puff stitches. Pull up a loop and chain 2 (counts as first stitch). yo, insert hook into same stitch, yo, pull through, yo pull through 2 loops only. yo, insert hook, yo pull through, yo pull through 2 loops only (3 loops on hook). yo, insert hook, yo pull through, yo pull through 2 loops (there should be 4 loops on hook). yo and pull through all 4 loops. ch 2.
- Now create a 4dc bobble stitch for the remaining 11 petals of the sunflower. slip stitch back to the beginning, trim and fasten off.
- Attach background color and chain 3 (counts as first treble). 1 tr, ch 2, 2 tr in the same space between the previous petals. In the next space, 3dc for 2 sets. Then do another corner (2tr, ch 2, 2 tr), repeat all the way around and trim, fasten off. Weave in all tails.
- Block if needed. lightly spray block with water and pin in place to shape block. Leave like this to dry.
- To make 14 inch pillow, create 9 sunflower blocks and sew them together to make the pillow front. Make 2 back panels with remaining yarn that measure 14 x 9 and 14 x7 and sew together to make an envelope pillow cover.
A good visual description of puff, bobble and popcorn stitches. https://www.interweave.com/article/crochet/puff-bobble-popcorn-stitches/