Sunburst Granny Squares
My team and I are currently on a granny square kick. Although looking back at my Pinterest account, I’ve had a “Gaga for Granny Squares” board for decade so perhaps, for me, it’s less of a kick and more of a lifestyle choice. But I digress.
This week on Ask Me Monday, I step away from my usual, memorized pattern for basic squares to show hot to crochet Sunburst Granny Squares. They’re happy, multi-stitch-filled, little motifs that are filled with maker possibilities. Watch this week’s episode of the show, practice making a square or two, then crochet a cute little can cozy (or as they say here in Texas,”coozie”). Enjoy!
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Sunburst Granny Squares Can Cozy
1 hank each, Vickie Howell for Mad | Tosh TML Unicorn Tails, in colors: (A) Heart Hands, (B) Peace Fingers, (C) Spirit Fingers, and (D) Fingers Crossed
Size E crochet hook
Fits a standard sized aluminum can.
1 square = approx 3 1/2″
Starter Puff Stitch (SP) = ch 3, [YO, insert hook in stitch and draw up loop] THREE times (7b loops on hook), YO pull through all loops; ch 1 to close.
Puff Stitch= [YO, insert hook in stitch and draw up loop] FOUR times (7 loops on hook), YO pull through all loops; ch 1 to close.
Cluster Stitch (CS) = [YO, insert hook in stitch and trap up loop, YO, pull through 2 loops] 4 times (5 loops on hook), YO pull through all loops, ch 1 to close.
Sunburst Granny Squares (Make 2):
Rnd 2: With B, SP, Puff Stitch in the next st and every st around. Join rnd with a sl st.– 16 sts
Rnd 3: Sl st to first, ch-1 sp (joining Color C with the last sl st). With C, ch 3 CS , [CS, ch-1] in every ch-1 sp around.
Rnd 4: Sl st to first ch-2 sp (joining Color D with the last sl st). With D ch 4 (counts as tr), 2 tr in same sp as ch, *3 dc in next ch-2 sp, 3 hdc in next ch-2 sp, 3 dc in next ch-2 sp, [3 tr, ch 3, 3 tr] in next ch-2 sp; rep from * TWICE more, 3 dc in next ch-2 sp, 3 hdc in next ch-2 sp, 3 dc in next ch-2 sp, [2 tr, ch 2] in the same space as beginning. Join with a sl st.
*Rejoin D at one of the squares corner, ch 3, dc 16 evenly across. Turn.–17 sts
With WS facing, join the fist square (including dc row you just stitched) with a sl st, ch 1, sc 16 evenly across. You’ll now have one long strip. Fasten off.
Rotate the piece and repeat from * at the opposite end, ultimately creating a cylinder.
Rnd 1: Rejoin D at the top-edge, ch 2 (counts as hdc), hdc 39 evenly around. Join rnd with a sl st. — 40 sts.
Rnd 2: Ch 2, *FPhdc, BPhdc; rep from * around. Join rnd with a sl st.
Repeat those two rnds on the bottom of the piece.
Weave in ends.