Sunflower Crochet Granny Square
Tools Needed: Size K crochet hook (U.S.), scissors, yarn needle
DBC- double crochet, Rnd-round, st-stitch, sl st-slip stitch, YO- yarn over, ch-chain, ch sp-chain space TRC-triple crochet,
To begin: Make a Magic circle with 8 DBC close with slip stitch (8) (black/brown yarn for sunflower)
Rnd 1: In same stitch chain 2 counts as 1st DBC, 2nd DBC in same st, 2 DBC in each st to complete rnd, slip stitch closed in top of starting ch.(16) change color in last st before sl st. ( or fasten off and into any sl st new color, ch 1 and in same st – follow rnd2)
Rnd 2: new color (yellow sunflower) Ch 1, puff stitch (basically 3 dbc2gr/YO, insert hook into st, YO, pull thru ×3, 7 loops on hook pull thru loop), ch 1 to close and a 2nd ch 1 to complete, repeat to complete Rnd. (16 puff stitch total) Sl st into beginning ch 1. Fasten off.
Rnd 3: (new color orange/burnt orange for sunflower) into any opening sl st new color, ch 2, 3 dbc2gr in same stitch (counts as 1st 4dbc2gr puff+ stitch?), ch 1 to close and ch 1 again, repeat to complete Rnd. Join with sl st to 1st ch 2. Fasten off. (16 4dbc2gr/puff+ st total)
Rnd/Sq 4: (new color white for sunflower) into any ch sp of Rnd 3 sl st ch 3(counts as 1st dbc) 2 DBC in same st as ch 3, in next 2 ch sp 3 dbc, in next ch sp corner: 3TRC ch 2 3TRC same st creates 1st corner, in next 3 ch sp 3 DBC in each space, in next ch sp corner: 3TRC ch 2 3TRC, in next 3 ch sp 3 DBC in each space, in next ch sp corner: 3TRC ch 2 3TRC, in next 3 ch sp 3 DBC in each sp, final corner: 3TRC ch 2 3TRC sl st in beginning ch 3, fasten off.
Add additional borders in square or join as is.
***Freely adapted from Craft w/Jo-Ann: Crochet Circles Throw (pattern is incorrect and as of 3/15/2014 was uncorrected on website)
and Purple Chair Crochet: Sunburst Granny Square