Sunflower inspired Granny Square Motif

There is nothing quite like brightness of a sunflower, it is almost as if their bright yellow heads are smiling.I remember my Gran growing them in her garden. They were so tall they towered above her fence. One year her local newspaper came to photograph them, after she grew the tallest sunflowers in her town, she was so pleased. My sunflower granny square motif looks fab in the shades of a sunflower but would look equally beautiful in any colour you choose. Here’s how I made my sunflower motif but I’ve also written a 6 page detailed pdf pattern with a full photo tutorial just like our other patterns, it includes instructions on working the cluster stitches and all the shades that I used, that pattern is available to purchase in my Etsy shop if you prefer.https://www.etsy.com/uk/SewHappyCreative/listing/708889306/sunflower-granny-square-crochet-motif?

Just a note about how to use my pattern .You are welcome to sell your finished creations made from my pattern, you may not copy, share, reproduce in any way including video tutorials or sell the pattern itself and we kindly ask that you link to our Etsy shop if selling online https://www.etsy.com/shop/SewHappyCreative ©Copyright SewHappyCreative 2019

Let’s get started you will need to be familiar with the following stitches. Please note this pattern is written in UK terms.

Used Stitches:

UK English. US abbreviations below in brackets.

ch = chain

ss = slip stitch

dc = double crochet (US single crochet)

tr = treble (US double crochet)

dtr = double treble crochet (US treble crochet)

sp = space space

sk st. = skip skip

beg = beginning. beginning

2trcl = 2 treble cluster ( US 2 double crochet cluster) (use this to start Round 2)

3trcl = 3 treble cluster. (US 3 double crochet cluster)

4dtrcl = 4 double treble cluster. (US 4 treble crochet cluster) (use this to start Round 3)

5dtrcl = 5 double treble cluster. ( US 5 treble crochet cluster)

Pattern notes: My granny square motif is made of 5 rounds, Round 2 & 3 use cluster stitches, this is where several stitches are grouped together (worked in the same space or stitch) by not completing the final part of the stitch and leaving the loops on the hook, before pulling the hook through all the loops of the incomplete stitches at the end, and forming the cluster stitch. It’s much the same as a decrease is done .I used Stylecraft classique cotton dk, but any double knitting yarn will do, our square using a 4mm hook measured 13cm square.

Foundation Round Using brown make a magic loop or ch5, ss to join into a ring.

Rounds 1 Into the magic loop or ring ch3 (counts as tr), 11tr into the ring, ss to join to beg ch-3, fasten off brown (12tr).

Round 2 Using beige, ch3 (counts as tr) ( 2trcl, ch2, 3trcl, ch2 sk 2tr) in between first treble sp, and then work (3 trcl, ch2, 3trcl, ch2, sk 2tr) around ss to join into beg ch-3.

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Round 3 Using yellow attach yarn in any ch-2sp of round 2, ch4 (counts as dtr) 4dtrcl, ch3, (5dtrcl, ch3) in every ch-2sp around ss to join into first stitch after your beg ch-3.

Round 4 Using green attach yarn in any ch-3sp of round 3, ch4 (counts as dtr) 2dtr, ch2, 3dtr in same sp, 3tr in next 2sp’s *(3dtr, ch2, 3dtr) for the corner, 3tr in next 2 sp’s* repeat from * to * around, ss to join into beg ch-4.

Round 5 Using cream, attach yarn in any ch-2 corner sp, ch3 (counts as tr), 2tr, ch1, 3tr, in same ch-1sp, 3tr in each sp between your corners *3tr ch1, 3tr, in ch-1 corner sp, 3tr, in each sp between your corners* repeat from * to * around, ss to join into beg ch-3, fasten off. ©Copyright SewHappyCreative 2019

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