Crochet Pattern: Sunshine Granny Square

Crochet pattern: Sunshine Granny Square in Red Heart With Love yarn by Underground Crafter | Chain spaces form lacy sunrays in this granny square variation. This is one of several motifs used in the Classic Granny with a Twist Blanket.Over the past few days, I’ve been sharing variations of the Traditional Granny Square. Today’s pattern for the Sunshine Granny Square uses chain spaces to form lacy sunrays. This square really brightened my day, and I hope it does the same for you!

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This post is part of my 30-day celebration of granny squares and is included in the Classic Granny With a Twist Blanket.

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Crochet pattern: Sunshine Granny Square in Red Heart With Love yarn by Underground Crafter | Chain spaces form lacy sunrays in this granny square variation. This is one of several motifs used in the Classic Granny with a Twist Blanket.

Sunshine Granny Square

Crochet Pattern by Underground Crafter

Chain spaces form lacy sunrays in this granny square variation. It’s one of several motifs used in the Classic Granny with a Twist Blanket.

Finished Size

  • Motif: 6.75” (17 cm) square.

Materials

  • Red Heart With Love yarn (100% acrylic, 7 oz/198 g/370 yd/338 m) – 1 skein in 1201 Daffodil, or approximately 50 yd (46 m) in any medium weight yarn.


  • US Size I-9/5.5 mm crochet hook, or size needed to obtain gauge. (I used a Clover Amour hook.)
  • Yarn needle.

Gauge

  • Motif = 6.75” (17 cm) in pattern. Exact gauge is not critical for this project.

Abbreviations Used in This Pattern

  • ch – chain
  • dc – double crochet
  • ea – each
  • hdc – half double crochet
  • rep – repeat
  • Rnd(s) – Round(s)
  • sc – single crochet
  • sk – skip
  • sl st – slip stitch
  • sp – space
  • st(s) – stitch(es)
  • * Repeat instructions after asterisk as indicated.
  • () Instructions within parenthesis are worked into indicated stitch or space.
  • [] Repeat instructions between brackets as indicated.

Pattern Notes

Pattern Instructions

Motif

  • Ch 6, sk 5 ch, join with sl st to next ch to form ring.
  • Rnd 1: Ch 3 (counts as dc, here and throughout), dc in ring, ch 2, [2 dc in ring, ch 2] 7 times, join with sl st to top of ch 3. (16 sts + 8 ch-2 sp)
  • Rnd 2: Ch 3, 2 dc in next st, ch 2, sk ch-2 sp,[dc in next st, 2 dc in next st, ch 2, sk ch-2 sp] 7 times, join with sl st to top of ch 3. (24 sts + 8 ch-2 sp)
  • Rnd 3: Ch 3, 3 dc in next st, dc in next st, ch 2, sk ch-2 sp, [dc in next st, 3 dc in next st, dc in next st, ch 2, sk ch-2 sp] 7 times, join with sl st to top of ch 3. (40 sts + 8 ch-2 sp)
  • Rnd 4: Ch 3, [*2 hdc in next st, sc in next 3 sts, sc in ch-2 sp, sc in next 3 sts, 2 hdc in next st, dc in next st, ch 3, sk ch-2 sp,** dc in next st] 3 times, rep from * to ** once, join with sl st to top of ch 3. (52 sts + 4 ch-3 sp)
  • Rnd 5: Ch 3, 2 dc in same st, dc in next 5 sts, ch 1, sk 1 st, dc in next 5 sts, 3 dc in next st, ch 3, sk ch-3 sp, [3 dc in next st, dc in next 5 sts, ch 1, sk 1 st, dc in next 5 sts, 3 dc in next st, ch 3, sk ch-3 sp] 3 times, join with sl st to top of ch 3. (64 sts + 4 ch-1 sp + 4 ch-3 sp)
  • Rnd 6: Ch 3, dc in next 7 sts, [*2 dc in ch-1 sp, dc in next 8 sts,** (2 dc, ch 2, 2 dc) in ch-3 sp, dc in next 8 sts] 3 times, rep from * to ** once, (2 dc, ch 2, 2 dc) in next ch-3 sp, join with sl st to top of ch 3. Fasten off with long yarn tail (approximately 12”/30.5 cm) for joining. (88 sts + 4 ch-2 sp)

Finishing

  • Join to other granny squares using your preferred method. With yarn needle, weave in ends.
© 2017 by Marie Segares (Underground Crafter). This pattern is for personal use only. You may use the pattern to make unlimited items for yourself, for charity, or to give as gifts. You may sell items you personally make by hand from this pattern. Do not violate Marie’s copyright by distributing this pattern or the photos in any form, including but not limited to scanning, photocopying, emailing, or posting on a website or internet discussion group. If you want to share the pattern, point your friends to this link: http://undergroundcrafter.com/blog/2017/06/28/crochet-pattern-sunshine-granny-square/. Thanks for supporting indie designers!

If you make your own Sunshine Granny Square, I’d love to see it! Share your progress and questions by tagging me on Facebook as @Underground Crafter, Instragram as @ucrafter, or Twitter as @ucrafter. You can also share a picture in the Underground Crafters Facebook group. Sign up for my weekly newsletter and get a coupon code for your choice of one of my premium patterns and other subscriber goodies. Plus, you’ll never miss one of my free patterns again!

Add the Sunshine Granny Square to your Ravelry favorites or queue.

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Crochet pattern: Sunshine Granny Square in Red Heart With Love yarn by Underground Crafter | Chain spaces form lacy sunrays in this granny square variation. This is one of several motifs used in the Classic Granny with a Twist Blanket.
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