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Sunflower Afghan Crochet Pattern – Afghan Blocks | Free Crochet Pattern Tutorial | Saturday Stitch Explorer

Something inspired me to make a square, so I created this cute sunflower afghan crochet pattern.  I never make squares! I do <3 sunflowers though, and thinking of ideas on how to create a square that can be used for hats, scarves, pillows, crochet afghans, or just about anything you can think of.  Summer Sunflowers is born!

You can sew these together to create a beautiful sunflower crochet afghan.

Something new…

This square is mentioned in a post about How to Help Ukrainian Crochet Designers & Knit Designers as well. I hope you make some beautiful blue and yellow sunflowers to honor Ukrainians. I crocheted this one up the other day and thought I would add it here.

The colors are listed below in the caption. This square measures around 6″ by 6″.

To create a throw 48″ x 40″ couch throw, crochet 48 of these total. 8 squares wide and 6 squares tall.

To create a larger throw, 68″ x 60″, you will need to crochet 110 making 11 squares tall and 10 squares wide.

Ukrainian Sunflower Crochet Pattern (s7)
I used 6 mm hook and Impeccable yarn by Michael’s to create this square – in Brite Sky Blue and Butterscotch , the brown center is Brindle by We Crochet.
Ukrainian Sunflower Crochet Pattern (4)

or head over to create this cute bohemian messenger bag!

Sunflower Afghan Crochet Pattern

sunflower afghan crochet pattern in scheepjes merino soft with coffee cup and crochet hook
sunflower afghan crochet pattern in scheepjes merino soft

The Inspiration: Sunflower Afghan Crochet Pattern

I also wanted to create a sunflower afghan crochet pattern that can translate well with any hook size and any yarn size you want – one where you can change up the colors to create other pretty flowers too.

So, I grabbed some Lion Brand Wool-Ease (Fisherman) and Hometown USA to create a giant square – I’m in LOVE with this giant square. I think I”m going to make an afghan with them, and also a retro boho bag (finally finished this and it is a FREE pattern!) with them (there is that retro again) ;).

sunflower afghan crochet pattern in lion brand wool ease yarn

The sunflower afghan crochet pattern is made up of a few basic stitches. You will learn to create a treble crochet three together, which is a decrease stitch, and a magic circle, which is a fun way to start a project in the round.

I created a video tutorial you can find at the bottom of the post…

Similarly, I’d like to say a big thank you to my pattern testers for this one, who worked it up fast! This pattern does work up surprisingly fast. I made 4 sunflower afghan crochet pattern squares in less than an hour, and the big one worked up in 20 minutes <3. Can’t beat that!

Sara Marsh over at Sunflower Cottage Crochet worked up this beauty for me. Her blog is fairly new, so go show her some love and support – she has a Facebook Page too. Thank you Sara for the fast turn-around and all the wonderful notes.

Sunflower Afghan Square Crochet Pattern by Sunflower Cottage Crochet

My second tester is Janice Penner and she gave some great feedback! Here is the square she created.

Sunflower Afghan Square Crochet Pattern by Janice Penner
Sunflower Afghan Square Crochet Pattern

Sunflower afghan crochet pattern

This is a very easy little sunflower afghan crochet pattern you will love making in different yarns and in different sizes, I promise!

So, let’s get started!

Are you ready to make it? Let’s do this!

+ Gauge:

10 dc = 2″ (5 cm)

+ Materials:

Suggested Yarn:

Any 3 weight yarn – I used Scheepjes Merino Soft and for the big square I used Hometown USA in Fresno Tweed & Providence Pink & Wool-Ease Thick n’ Quick in Fisherman with a 9mm hook

Colors:

A: Dark Brown (609) (or Fresno Tweed), B: Yellow (640) (or Providence Pink), C: White (600) (or Fisherman)

Suggested Yarn Details:

50% Superwash Merino Wool, 25% Micro, 25% Acrylic – 50 grams = 105 m

Yardage Needed:

12 grams or 0.4 oz

Hook Size:

4.5 mm (for small squares) 9 mm (for larger squares)
Scissors

Darning Needle

+ Stitch guide:

Highlighted stitches are clickable

Magic circle video tutorial here

sc – single crochet

insert hook in indicated st, yo, draw up a loop, yo draw through both loops on hook.

dc – double crochet

yo, insert hook in indicated st, yo, draw up a loop, *yo, draw through 2 loops* – repeat from * to * until you have one loop left on the hook.

tr3tog – treble crochet 3 together (decreases by 2)

*yo 2 times, insert hook in next st, yo, draw up a loop (yo draw through 2 loops – 2 times) * – repeat from * to * 2 more times. yo, draw through all loops on hook.

BPdc – back post double crochet

Insert hook around indicated post, inserting hook from back to front around stitch, and compete a double crochet as normal.

+ Abbreviations:

sc single crochet
tr3tog treble crochet 2 together (a decrease)
dc double crochet
BPdcback post double crochet
t-ch turning chain
st(s) stitches
sp space
ch chain
ch sp chain space
*…* *repeat* instructions between *…*  

Finished Measurements:

Small Square: 4.25″ (10.79 cm ) to 4.5″ (11.43 cm)

Large Square: Approximately 11″ (30 cm)

+ Pattern Notes – Please Read

  • Mark the 1st st of each round (helps for where to make your joins)
  • 1st stitch of each round is made in base of t-ch, unless otherwise indicated.
  • Joins are made in 1st stitch of round – unless otherwise indicated.
  • Turning chains do not count as stitches – unless otherwise indicated.

Sunflower Afghan Crochet Pattern

Using 4.5 mm hook & color A create a magic circle, or ch 4, and join ends, then…

Round 1Ch 2, dc 15 into ring, join. (15)

Round 1 sunflower afghan square crochet pattern tutorial

Round 2Ch 1, sc 2 in space between dc below, *sc 1 in space between next dc’s, sc 2 in space between next dc’s* repeat from * to * to end.  sc 1 in between last dc and dc directly below ch 1 from beg of round. Join. (24)

Round 2 sunflower afghan square crochet pattern tutorial

Round 3Ch 1, sc 1 in each stitch around.  Change to Color B when joining with slip stitch in 1st sc of round. Cut Color A, weave in tails. (24).

Round 3 sunflower afghan square crochet pattern tutorial

Round 4Ch 4 (this will serve as your first treble in the tr3tog, so begin the 2nd part of the tr3tog in the next st – not the base of the chain) *tr3tog, ch 5,* repeat from * to * 8 times.  Join in top of 1st tr3tog. (8 tr3tog & 8 ch 5’s)

Round 4 sunflower afghan square crochet pattern tutorial

note: In round 5, you’ll be creating a cluster type stitch beginning in the base of a stitch and then working into the base of the next stitch. It may seem a little confusing, but if it does, head over to the Sunflower Crochet Boho bag post to watch the video.

Round 5Ch 1, sc 1 in same as join, [*yo, insert hook in base of leftmost treble from tr3tog below, yo, draw up a long loop, repeat from * 2 more times, **yo, insert hook in base of next treble, yo, draw up a long loop, repeat from ** 2 more time, yo, pull through all 13 loops on hook (1 cluster created), ch 1, sc 1 in top of tr3tog], repeat from [ to ] 8 times total, (on last cluster, the 2nd ½ of the cluster will work into the base of the ch-4) note: Complete last sc of repeat with Color C – the last sc will act as your join. (24)

Round 5 sunflower afghan square crochet pattern tutorial
Round 5 sunflower afghan square crochet pattern tutorial
Round 5 sunflower afghan square crochet pattern tutorial
Round 5 sunflower afghan square crochet pattern tutorial
Round 5 sunflower afghan square crochet pattern tutorial
Round 5 sunflower afghan square crochet pattern tutorial

Below is where you will will complete your last sc of the repeat, and change colors.

Round 5 sunflower afghan square crochet pattern tutorial

Round 6:  Ch 1, sc 2 (mark the 1st sc) in 1st st. *sc 2 in ch sp, sc 2 in cluster**, sc 2 in tr3tog, * – repeat from * to * to end, ending last repeat at ** then, sc 2 around last visible ch.  Join in 1st sc of round (marked stitch). (50).

note: if you don’t have 50 stitches at this point, don’t fret. Just frog (pull it out) around 10 or so stitches and add the extras in there somewhere, it won’t throw off the pattern as long as you end this round with 50 sc.

Round 6 sunflower afghan square crochet pattern tutorial
Round 6 sunflower afghan square crochet pattern tutorial

Round 7:  Ch 2, make first stitch of repeat in base of ch 2.  *dc 2, ch 1, dc 2 (in same st), dc 12* – repeat from * to * 3 times.  dc 1 in each of next 10 sts.  Join in 1st dc of rnd (make join behind dc in bar (see photo), sl st in next back bar of next dc). (66)

Round 7 sunflower afghan square crochet pattern tutorial
Round 7 sunflower afghan square crochet pattern tutorial
Round 7 sunflower afghan square crochet pattern tutorial

Round 8Ch 2, [*(yo, insert hook in ch space, yo, pull up a long loop) 3 times, yo, pull through all loops, ch 1* – repeat from * to * 3 times total in same ch space.  BPdc around next 16 dc] – repeat from [ to ] – 2 more times.

then, repeat from * to * 3 times in same ch space, then BPdc around next 12 dc.  BPdc around ch 3.  BPdc around next 2 dc (try to enclose the ch 2 from beg of round on last BPdc – see video for help) – Join using an invisible join (also in video)

Round 8 sunflower afghan square crochet pattern tutorial

cut and tie off, weave in all tails!

sunflower afghan square crochet pattern tutorial two square on wood table with coffee cup and crochet hook

You can make several of these and tie them together to make a blanket, a bag, a pillow – even a top!  I hope you enjoy making this cute sunflower afghan crochet pattern.

Congratulations!  You’re finished!

Full Video Tutorial & Summer Flowers Boho Bag

Click here

I’d love to see your work! Use hashtags on FB & IG

#stardustgoldcrochet #summersunflowerscrochet #summersunflowersgrannysquare #sunflowerafghanblock

Thanks for stopping by and making beautiful things with me,

If you’d like to collaborate with me, please send me a message or leave a comment, I would love to work with you!

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Feel free to sell items created from this pattern, but please do not copy, distribute, or sell this pattern as your own.

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