The Sunflower Granny Square A Free Crochet Pattern

Sep 17, 2021 | Crochet patterns, Most Popular

The Sunflower Granny Square is a free crochet pattern by Nana’s Crafty Home!

Sunflower Granny square free crochet pattern

The Sunflower granny square starts out as a puff stitch sunflower motif which is turned into a square. Perfect square for blankets, bags, scarves, shawls and wraps!

My love for sunflowers has been no secret and I have released many free sunflower patterns on the blog already. However, I realized I didn’t have a single sunflower granny square and knew I had to come up with something for you.

The great thing about this square is how versatile it really is. Originally I thought I would stop before squaring off my motif because it looks so amazing as is.

Sunflower crochet motif

I mean – how gorgeous is that? You could certainly stop at this point and join several motifs together to create scarves, wraps, blankets or bags and it would look amazing!

However, I continued on to squaring off the motif to make joining easier and I am really happy with the end result. The motif center is still the central eye-popping focus of the square keeping an open and airy feel to the square as well.

Sunflower Granny Square Pattern Details

I used Knit Picks Brava Worsted yarn* which We Crochet had generously provided for a previous design the Desert Cactus C2C Blanket. Brava Worsted is an economical #4 worsted weight acrylic yarn with an amazing amount of color options.

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And speaking of colors…you know how when you have looked at something over and over again it begins to look different to you? I began to doubt whether my flower really looked like a sunflower. So I decided to ask on Instagram and the overwhelming majority agreed that they saw a sunflower as well. However, several people also saw a mum, daisy and black eyed susans! I began to use up all my odds and ends of different colors of Brava Worsted including yellows, white and orange and made several motifs in the different colors. In the process photos I show below you see how the square looks in daisy colors – so pretty!

In a few days I will be posting the Fall Medley Blanket I made with this sunflower granny square using different colors of yarn. I think you are going to love it!

The Flower Medley Blanket is now available on the blog with a beautiful puff flower stitch border!

The most challenging part of this sunflower granny square is going to be the puff stitch for the flower petals.  It may take a little practice to draw your loop up to 1 1/2″ as well as all the additional loops for the stitch.  The rest of the stitches for this sunflower granny square are going to be fairly basic – single crochet, double crochet and treble crochet stitches.

I have a complete video tutorial for the Sunflower granny Square which you can view on my blog here. However, you can also find the complete sunflower granny square tutorial on YouTube as well.

I do recommend blocking your sunflower granny square before sewing your squares together.  If you need instructions for blocking your crochet I have a complete photo and video tutorial for that as well.

If you are looking for a way to join your squares together I recommend the Mattress Stitch.  The Mattress Stitch is a sewing method for an invisible flat join.  Great for any project!

This Sunflower Granny Square Pattern is also available as an ad-free, printable PDF! If you purchase the pattern PDF you will also receive the instructions for my Flower Medley Blanket which incorporates the Sunflower Granny Square with a fabulous border!  You can purchase the individual pattern for the Sunflower Granny Square pattern and Flower Medley Blanket, or if you love PDFs, you might want to check out my Lifetime Membership. It’s an awesome deal! Never pay for one of my PDFs again!! (Or, scroll down for the free version!)

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You may also like the following free sunflower crochet patterns at Nana’s Crafty Home:

  1. Rustic Sunflower Potholder free crochet pattern
  2. Gingham Sunflower Place Mat free crochet pattern
  3. Sunflower C2C Blanket free crochet pattern

Sunflower Granny Square Pattern free crochet written pattern

Pattern written in US crochet terminology

Supplies:

Brava Worsted, Weight 4/Medium (100% acrylic, 218 yds / 3.6 oz)
Brindle 20 yards / 0.2 oz (Color A) 
Canary 18 yards / 0.3 oz (Color B)
Avocado 6 yards / 0.1 oz (Color C)

Size I  (5.5 mm) crochet hook
Tapestry needle
Scissors

To block square you will need a blocking board + stainless steel pins for blocking

Approximate finished size: 6” x 6” square after blocking

Gauge: not necessary to project

Abbreviations:

ch = chain
sl st = slip stitch
sc = single crochet
yo = yarn over
sp = space
st(s) = stitch(es)
dc = double crochet
sk = skip
tr = treble

Notes about pattern: 

  • Ch 3 at beginning of a round counts as first st.

Recommended Tutorials:

How to Wet Block Tutorial

Special Stitches:

Petal:  yo, insert hook in st indicated, yo, draw up a loop to 1 1/2” (3 loops on hook), [yo, insert hook in same st and draw up loop to 1 1/2”] 3 times, (9 loops on hook) yo and draw through all loops on hook, ch 1 to close st.

Motif

With Color A, ch 4, sl st in first ch to form a ring.

Round 1:  ch 1, 8 sc in ring.  Do not join at end of round. (8)

Round 2:  2 sc in each st around, sl st to first st.  (16)

Fasten off color A.

Round 3:  join Color B with sl st to any sc of round 2 and draw up a loop to 1 1/2”, (yo, insert hook in same st and draw up loop to 1 1/2”) 3 times, yo and draw through all loops on hook, ch 1 – first petal made, *petal in next st,* repeat from * to * 14 more times, sl st in top of first petal.  (16 petals)

Sunflower Square process 1
sunflower crochet motif process
Sunflower crochet motif process 3

Fasten off Color B.

Round 4:  join Color C with sl st to any ch-1 sp of round 3, ch 1, sc in same sp, sc in each st and ch-1 sp around, sl st to first st.  (32)

Sunflower crochet motif process 4

Round 5:  (ch 3, 2 dc, ch 3, 3 dc) in same st, ch 1, sk next 3 sts, *(3 dc, ch 3, 3 dc) in next st, ch 1, sk next 3 sts,* repeat from * to * until the end, sl st top of ch 3. (8 ch-3 spaces)

Sunflower crochet motif process 5

Fasten off Color C.

Round 6:  attach Color A to any ch-3 sp of round 5 with sl st, ch 1, sc in same sp, *ch 3, (4 tr, ch 3, 4 tr) in next ch-3 sp, – corner made, ch 3, sc in next ch-3 sp,* repeat from * to * around OMITTING final sc, sl st in first st. (12 ch-3 spaces, 36 sts)

Sunflower crochet motif process 6
Sunflower crochet motif process 7

Round 7:  ch 1, 1 sc in same st, 3 sc in ch-3 sp, sc in next 4 sts, *3 sc in corner, sc in next 4 sts, 3 sc in ch-3 sp, sc in next st, 3 sc in ch-3 sp, 1 sc in next 4 sts,* repeat from * to * twice, 3 sc in corner, sc in next 4 sts, 3 sc in ch-3 sp, sl st to first st. (72 sts)

Fasten off.  Weave in ends. 

Wet block square, if desired. You can see the difference between an unblocked and blocked square in the photo below.

Sunflower crochet motif process 8

I hope you enjoy this Sunflower Granny Square crochet pattern!  I would love to see your makes.  Be sure to send me a photo at nanascraftyhome@gmail.com or tag @nanascraftyhome on social media.

💕🌸 Tonya

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Sunflower Granny square free crochet pattern

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Hi! Thank you so much for being here! I am Tonya the designer behind Nana's Crafty Home. As a wife, mother, Nana of 9 & with 2 fur babies, my days are filled with love, laughter, hugs and yarn! Here you will find colorful and creative crochet designs for yourself or loved ones. My hope is that you will be inspired to learn and create along with me!