10 February 2020

Sunny Sunflowers - Crochet Squares



I am so delighted to share this pattern with you.  I first designed and published it in October 2011 and this year decided to update the pattern and added a few extra rounds to change it from a circular motif to a square so it's perfect for making cushion covers or blankets.

You will have noticed that i'm only showing four joined squares with no edging at the moment.  That's because i'm in the process of making a blanket to use in the Autumn but I thought you may like to join in with making yours at the same time!  Updates will be posted here so you can follow my progress.

I'd love it if you would like, comment and share the link to my blog.  If you have photos of what you've made to show on Instagram and Facebook,  please use  #karenwiederholddesigns and #sunnysunflowerscrochet so I can see them and join in on all the fun.

If you are enjoying this pattern and would like to show your appreciation,  please consider a donation to your local Samaritans or Mental Health and Wellbeing Charities.  

I wish you many happy hours crocheting this blanket pattern which has a very special place in my heart.

Karen x


Please note:  This design is an original, created by me and shared with you for personal use only.   Please do not make and sell items using this pattern.  Please do not sell or reproduce the pattern or use it to teach classes or run groups without my consent. 




You will need:
4.5mm hook
Stylecraft Special Aran yarn, 100 g balls -  Saffron, Pistachio, Meadow, Dark Brown and Spice








Round 1
Using 4.5mm hook and Dark Brown yarn, Ch4, join with SS to form a ring.  If you prefer you can use the magic circle method instead.

Round 2
Ch3, Tr11 into ring, join with SS into first space.

Round 3 
*Ch4, SS into same space, SS into next space*, repeat * to * all the way round. = 12 Loops


Round 4
Note:   You will now be working once more into Round 2.  To make it easier, bend each loop from the previous round forward so you can easily see where to insert your hook into the space. (see photograph)
SS into first space, *Ch4, DC into next space*, repeat * to * 10 times more, Ch4, SS into first SS of round to join. = 12 loops.

Round 5 
Note:  The SS stitches in this round will be worked around the SS between each loop of the previous round.  To do this you will work from behind to the front of the loops made in Round 3.  Poke the hook through the first loop from the back to the front then insert the hook through the second loop from the front to the back (both loops are on the hook, catch the yarn and drawing it through to complete the SS. (see photographs).

Join Saffron yellow yarn *Ch3, SS through two loops*, repeat * to * 11 times,  = 12 loops.



Round 6 
SS into first loop, Ch2, Tr5 but do not complete the last pull-through of yarn, instead keep the stitches on the hook until you have 6 then draw yarn through all 6 stitches on the hook to complete the Trebles, which forms a petal, *Ch3, Tr6 to form a petal into the next loop, draw yarn through all 7 stitches on the hook*, repeat * to * 11 times more, Ch3 and join with SS to top of the first petal = 12 petals




Round 7
SS into first loop, Ch2, Tr5 to form a petal as in the previous round, *Ch4, Tr6 into the next loop to form a petal*, repeat * to *  11 times more, Ch4 and join with SS to top of the first petal = 12 petals .

Round 8 
Join on Meadow green yarn, SS to first loop, Ch2 (counts as first Tr) Tr5, DC1 into top of petal, *Tr6 into the next loop, DC1 into top of petal* repeat * to * 11 times more then SS into the top of the first Tr of round.


Round 9 
Join Pistachio yarn.  Ch1 DC1 into the top of next 5 stitches, *DC1 into top of petal (forms a spike stitch), DC1 into the next 6 stitches* repeat * to * 10 times more, DC into top of petal, SS into first Ch of round.

Round 10
Ch2, Tr into next 5 stitches, 1Tr into top of spike stitch of previous round, DC1 into next 6 stitches, *Tr1 into top of spike stitch, Tr1 into next 6 stitches, Tr1 into top of spike stitch, Tr1 into next 6 stitches, Tr1 into top of spike stitch, Dc1 into next 6 stitches* repeat * to * 2 times more, Tr1 into top of spike stitch, Tr1 into next 6 stitches, Tr1 into top of spike stitch, SS into the top of the first Tr of round.  Tie off.


Round 11 
Join on Spice yarn at the top of the Tr above the spike stitch just to the right hand side of where you tied off the previous round.  Ch5, Tr1 into the same place, TR1 into the next 3 stitches, DC1 into the next 14 stitches, Tr1 into the next 3 stitches, *Tr1 into the next stitch, Ch2, Tr1 into the same place, Tr1 into the next 3 stitches, DC 1 into the next 14 stitches, Tr1 into the next 3 stitches* repeat * to * 2 times more, SS into the fourth Ch at start of round to join.



Round 12
SS into this corner space, Ch5, Tr1 into the corner space, Tr1 into the next 2 stitches, DC1 into the next 18 stitches, Tr1 into the next 2 stitches, *Tr1, Ch2, Tr1 into the corner space, Tr1 into the next 2 stitches, DC1 into the next 18 stitches, Tr1 into the next 2 stitches* repeat * to * 2 times more, SS into space to end.



The squares can be made identically, or by switching the order of the green yarns you produce two slightly different squares.   This looks great when joined together in an alternating sequence across the blanket or cushion cover.


Join the squares together by working in DC into each stitch along the edge of two adjoining squares (see photo).  I like to join squares to each other while the yarn is still attached to a square which has just been completed because this reduces the number of tails that need to be sewn in later on.





If you are enjoying this pattern and would like to show your appreciation,  please consider a donation to your local Samaritans or Mental Health and Wellbeing Charities. 


Please note:  This design is an original, created by me and shared with you for personal use only.   Please do not make and sell items using this pattern.  Please do not sell or reproduce the pattern or use it to teach classes or run groups without my consent. 

© Karen Wiederhold 2011-2020



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#karenwiederholddesigns #sunnysunflowerssquare #samaritans #mind  #stylecraftyarn

Disclosure:  The yarn was purchased by me from Wool Warehouse​.

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