Sunburst Granny Square Blanket Crochet Pattern

sunburst granny blanket

Here is the Sunburst Granny Square Blanket I have mentioned 2 weeks ago in the color combination tutorial. Wow…. finally, I have finished this blanket after the took off since last year!!! Not that it took me a year to complete it, it is because I stopped after I have finished all the squares but couldn’t made up my mind of which perfect join to use.

granny square blanket

In my previous granny projects, I have used “join-as-you-go” method (in this pattern) and “back-loop-join” (in this pattern). Now, I wanted to explore a new join method, so I finally decide to use “flat-slip-stitch-join” (tutorial to follow soon, here) for this Sunburst Granny Square Blanket. Love the flat seam line created by this joining method. Click here to find out other methods you could use.

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The yarns I used in this blanket are Lion Brand’s BabySoft Acrylic Yarn. Even they are acrylic / nylon mix yarns but they are soft and comfortable, just nice for an air-conditioning room. I chose this range of yarn because it has a many pastel colors to choose from.

If you are not into huge blanket, you may adapt this method to crochet a smaller one. It is great as gift to newborn during baby shower, or as throw on the couch or cover for pillow etc. For smaller blanket, you need fewer yarn colors to crochet. Read this tutorial to check on how many colors to use to make your desire numbers of squares.

sunburst granny blanket pattern

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  1. Love love love! How big did yours turn out? I’m just looking for a new granny project… think I just found it! And thanms for doing the maths too, no way could I have done that!

  2. Beautiful and sooooo much work!

  3. Hi, this is wonderful and so clever! Please can you tell me the yarn you use, as I am from the uk, is it what we would call 4ply or is it double knit?
    Many many thanks

  4. Ameizing work! Please,tell me-how to You are going to put all the pieces of granny squares together?E mail me link,please:)

    • I will prepare a post on the joining method soon, please stay tuned. You may subscribe to email update or join Craft Passion on the social network to get the first hand update πŸ™‚

  5. This is just the pattern I was looking for. Thanks for posting!! Looking forward to making this at the lake this summer. Any chance for your flat slip stitch joint method tutorial by the 1st of July?

  6. Given pictures it looks like you slipstiched the back loops from the front. It’s my favorite join I think. Sits completely flat, and it looks very nice as it frames the square!

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  9. Hi I wanted to try your pattern but I would like to try an throw on a smaller scale first. I was wondering how many squares I should across?

    • Hi Rachel, the quantity of squares you need to make a throw is all depending on how big you want your throw to be, also, how big is your square comes out. Let say, each of your square is 4″ x 4″ and you want your throw to be 54″ x 38″, then you need to prepare 13 x 9 = 117 squares up front. Join them up in 13 x 9 squares then add 1″ border to it. Hope this helped πŸ™‚

  10. hello Pretty, is amazing work blanket!! is beautiful! thank you by share.

  11. My squares I worked 16 of the same colors and graduated from darkest to lightest on the outer circle of every row, with each square trimmed in white. So in all I have 21 different starburst graduating in dark to light up the blanket. My squares came out 5″ square making my blanket 80×126″ Perfect for a queen sized bed. I used I Love this Cotton from Hobby Lobby as I’m allergic to acrylic yarn. We actioned this blanket for a raffle fundraiser for Georgie’s Breast Friends – Free Crochet Breast Forms for Mastectomy Patients, and raised 10,500.00!!! and sold tickets 3 for 20.00. 2nd place was a sweater, and 3rd was a throw. The winner of the Starburst Blanket was thrilled beyond words! Thank you for helping make our fundraiser a roaring success!

    • OMG!!! Congratulations, Georgie!!!! This is awesome, I am so happy beyond words can described!!! Do you mind to show us your blanket? Please send through the contact form and I will have it posted in Craft Passion’s social media. Please say yes!!!

  12. This is beautiful, I’ve already started mine with Red Heart Super saver and I’m planning on selling it to get my best friend a plain ticket to Mexico (where I live).
    I was just wondering how long it took you to finish this project. I was exploring around tumblr and there were projects that took 2.5 years.
    Thank you

    • Hi Feerci, I can’t give you an exact date it takes to finish the whole blanket since I paused half way through out the process. Not only that I paused half way, I also did the project “part-timely” while having other projects in the same time line. However, I do estimated that you probably need at least 4 to 6 months to finish it if you are working on it solely. Hope this helps and happy crochet!!!

  13. Craft Passion I’m currently in the process of making a second SunBurst Blanket, also for raffle, which should be finished in another three to four weeks. I will send you pictures of both blankets at that time as both are very different in their approaches to this beautiful pattern.
    Thank you for the invite to share.

  14. I have pictures of the second finished blanket now and would like to post them as asked but can’t find where to upload the pics to?

  15. Wow, preatty work.

  16. How much yarn did you use?

  17. Beautiful blanket. If you wanted to make it so the flat stitch joining the squares and the blanket edging were in a different colour to white, how much white would you need & how much of the other colour would you need?
    Many thanks Lucinda

    • Hi Lucinda, I think the edge will probably take about half to 1 ball of 100g yarn. I am not sure as I didn’t note it down, this is just an estimate. Always spare more yarns, it is better than don’t have enough when you are about to finish it.

  18. Dear Joanne,
    Can i ask you a question? I would like to know how to mix the other combinaison in order to reach the 336 squares. Just to let you know that i’m using 8 differnts yarn + white.

    Thanks for response.

  19. Thanks for you help

  20. Great blanket. Great colors.

  21. How can I access free pattern for sunburst granny square…thankyou

  22. I crochet afghans. I have always used redheart yarn but I am getting disappointed with how fast the yarn gets scratchy. Are there any suggestions of brands that would work better ?

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  24. Thank you for the sunburst granny square pattern. Love Jacqui

  25. Beautiful — so cheerful and fresh! Think I’ll do a much smaller version for a new baby! Your instructions and pictures are very thorough and professional — great job!

  26. What colors have you used? Couldn’t find all of them at Lions Brand Store. Thank you!

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  28. This is the most beautiful blanket I’ve seen to date. Do you happen to have a video on making the granny squares and the joining of the squares? If not do you have a visual reference?

  29. I love this Suburst blanket. It is definitely my next project. Can’t wait to start it. Also love the way you connected the squares. It is so neat looking.

  30. Hi. I followed your pattern to make my first ever crochet project, thank you. Yours is beautiful, I would never have enough pAtience for a blanket that big. I did 30 squareS to make a baby blanket. I’m disappointed with my border though. Yours is lovely and flat, mine has ruffled like there it is too wide for he sides. Can you shed any light on where I went wrong? Thanks.

    • Dear Caroline.
      The wavelike ruffle was due to different tension of your blanket compare to mine. Depending on how serious the wave is, you may skip picking up a stitch evenly through out the border. On the other words, it means you need less stitches on the border if it ruffled up.
      Hope this help.


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