(6" square)                                      (7" variation)

Sunburst Granny Square

by Priscilla Hewitt ©1998

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Materials

3, 4 or 5 colors of limp worsted weight yarn (such as wintuk or one of the “soft” yarns)

Crochet hook size F

Gauge: Rounds 1-3 = 3 1/2”

Finished size: 6” (with variation for 7”)

Special Stitches

To work puff st: (yo, insert hook in indicated st and pull up a long loop) 3

times, yo and pull through all 7 remaining loops on hook, ch 1 to lock

To work cluster st: (yo, insert hook in indicated st and pull up a loop, yo

and pull through 2 loops) 4 times, yo and pull through all 5 remaining loops

on hook

Ch 5; join with a sl st to form ring

Round 1: Ch 3 to count as the first dc, work 15 more dc in the ring; join

with a sl st to the top of the beginning ch 3. (16 dc) Fasten off.

Round 2: Attach next color with a sl st to any dc, ch 1, puff st in the same

st and in each dc around; join with a sl st to the first puff st. (16 puff sts)

Fasten off.

Round 3: Attach next color with a sl st in the ch 1 sp of any puff st, ch 2,

(cluster st, ch 2) in the same sp and in each ch 1 sp around; join with a sl

st to the beginning cluster st. (16 cluster sts) Fasten off.

Round 4: Attach next color with a sl st to any ch 2 sp, ch 4 to count as the

first trc, 2 trc in the same sp, (*3 dc in the next ch 2 sp, 3 hdc in the next

ch 2 sp, 3 dc in the next ch 2 sp*, [3 trc, ch 3, 3 trc] all in the next ch 2 sp

for corner) Repeat between ( )’s 2 times, then repeat from * to * once; 3

trc in the same sp as beginning trc, ch 3; join with a sl st to the top of the

beginning ch 4. Fasten off.

Round 5: Attach next color with a sl st in the ch 3 sp of any corner, ch 3 to

count as the first dc, work 2 more dc in the same sp; work 3 dc in between

each 3 dc group of the previous round (as for a regular granny square),

working (3 dc, ch 3, 3 dc) in the ch 3 sp of each corner. End with 3 dc in

the same sp as the beginning dc, ch 3; join with a sl st to the top of the

beginning ch 3. Fasten off.

Round 6: With next color, repeat round 5. Fasten off.

Round 7: (For 7” square only) With next color, repeat round 5. Fasten off.

Next round: (fudging round, to achieve size) Attach next color with a sl st to

any ch 3 sp, ch 1, work 3 sc in the same sp, sc in each dc around, working

3 sc in each ch 3 sp; join with a sl st to the first sc. Fasten off.

Next round: (fudging round, to achieve size) Attach next color with a sl st to

the center sc of any corner, ch 1, 3 sc in the same st; sc in each sc around,

working 3 sc in the center sc of each corner; join with a sl st to the first sc.

Fasten off. Weave in ends.

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