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Sunburst Granny Square

I would normally link to patterns such as this but it seems that the website has been allowed to become dormant and rather than risk not being able to visit the link I decided to include it here and cite the copyright.

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 3Attach 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.

by Priscilla Hewitt ©1998   http://priscillascrochet.net/

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