Submitted on Tue, 08/08/2023 - 06:16

SunnyDays Crochet Flower - Free Crochet Pattern

The Sunnyday blanket square, this radiant large granny square, is one of the 4 large crochet squares featured in the African Flowers Patchwork Afghan. Like a warm summer day warms my heart, this sun motif-inspired crochet square warms my heart.

SunnyDays Crochet Flower
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This flower granny square is worked in the round, flower square works up into a solid blanket-type fabric square, and is packed with beautiful textures, created by using a collection of mixed crochet stitches. The bright sunshine motif is inspired by the bright sunshine days we so often experience in my home country, so brighten up your next crochet square afghan with this beautiful crochet square pattern.

This website pattern page features a straightforward written pattern featuring a combination of textured stitches.
If you are looking for an online tutorial the downloadable PDF version of this pattern includes per-round photos and detailed written instructions that make learning a new square pretty easy.

Crochet sunshine square photo tutorial

A Digital PDF Pattern is available in my store and includes

Detailed written instructions,
Per row photo tutorial,
Shorthand crochet instructions
Yarn length requirement.
Color indications are shown in the photo tutorial

Photo Tutorial
PDF version of pattern include per row photo instructions

Sunnyday Blanket Square Pattern is an all-rounder granny square with many uses and a perfect crochet square to be used in many DIY crochet projects like, cardigans, crochet pants, pillows, and bags, it works up into a solid blanket-type blanket with very limited lacy spaces.

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What you might need for completing this project

I add these pattern requirements as a simple guide to what I have used in the example pattern as well as some suggestions that I might think will work if the required materials are not obtainable. I often get requests on what yarn I have used and what color, so I hope this section helps.
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    Using a 4.5mm crochet hook you will end up with pretty nine-inch squares, and is a comfortable size for any squares blanket crochet project.

    Yarn Usage  : 
    +- 500m / 545 yards to complete 3 to 4 large squares, depending on the number of colors used per square.
    Square size: 30 x 30 cm /  11 x 11 inches, based on using a crochet hook size of: 3.5 mm

    For the crochet square pattern in the photo example, I used six bright colors: Bright yellow, Burnt orange, Deep red, Sea blue, Light denim blue, and natural cotton white. I used 6 skeins of yarn of 85m / 90 yards of yarn and could easily create 3 squares, but I had some leftover blue colored yarn, so if you switch up the center colors of yarn to use more blue colors, or use a more even distribution of colors in your rows, you can easily end up with 4 crochet squares using the above-mentioned quantity of yarn.

    Cotton crochet yarn for sunhine granny square

    Suggested yarn for pattern.
    Photo tutorial and square examples are made up of cotton yarn, this is only used as a suggestion, any yarn of your choice can be used.
    Lightweight yarn using a smaller crochet hook will make a smaller square, and heavier yarn using a larger crochet hook will result in a larger square.


     

Size Information

Finished Measurements

Large Square size: 30 x 30 cm /  11 x 11 inches

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Abbreviations

bet : between

is normally applied in the small space between two stitches rather than crocheting through crochet loops, completed stitch is normally a little shorter than a normal crochet stitch, and the overall spaces between stitches become more open. 

BLO : back loop only

blo : work in back loop only

dc : double crochet
FPdc : front post double crochet
fptr : front post treble crochet
hdc : half double crochet
ps or puff : puff stitch

A crochet stitch that requires yarn to be yarn-over a hook several times to form a puffed stitch
 

rep : repeat

Repeat either stitch pattern or stitches at an allocated time as mentioned in the pattern

round post : round post

The space left from any amount of chains worked between stitches

sc : single crochet
sh : shell

A collection of individual stitches worked into the same stitch or chain space  and can vary from to  4 to 8 stitches eg. (6dc-shell or 6dc-sh)
 

SL ST : slip stitch
SP : space

The space between two crochet stitches

ST : stitch
st(s) : stitches
tr : treble crochet

Pattern instructions

Difficulty level: Intermediate

Closeup of crochet granny sqaure


Skills required:
    Understand the basics of working in the round.
    Joining different yarn colors and how to end and finish rows.
    The online free version of this pattern is not a step-by-step tutorial, it supply the written pattern only.
Techniques used:

  •     All crochet squares are worked in the round, ensure that your final row count per side is correct or you will struggle to join your block at a late stage.
  • Ensure that each side of a square has the required stitch count, according to the pattern instruction count, this will ensure that joining your squares will be straightforward.
  • Gauge is not important, but it's best to stick to the same yarn weight and crochet hook throughout making your squares, or your squares would not match up.
  • Work ends, as you go will help you at the end when it comes to finishing the blanket unless you love spending a day at least to work on loose ends.

Start with a magic ring,

Round 1
Ch3 counts as the first dc st,Work 1dc. 11  more times into the same space, join with sl into the top of starting chain stitch, ch1, don't finish off color.

Round 2
ch 2, counts as first dc, 1fpdc around post of next dc stitch, * 1 dc into space between the last worked dc and the next dc, 1 fpdc around post of next dc st, 
repeat from * around,  join into the top of start ch with sl, finish off color. 

Round 3
Join new color in first dc st from round before, work 1 puff stitch in same stitch, ch1, skip next stitch, *1 puff st into dc st, ch1, sk next st, repeat from * around,  
join into the top of start puff st with sl, finish off color. 

Round 4
Join new color with puff stitch in skipped dc st from the round before, ch1, 1FPhdc round top of next puff st, *1 puff st into skipped dc st, ch1, 1FPhdc round next puff st, 
repeat from * around,join into the top of start puff st with sl, finish off color. 

Round 5
Join new color with sc in 1 ch-sp, ch2, coins as first dc stitch, 1 dc into same 1 ch-sp, 1 FPdc around next puff st, * 2 dc into next 1 ch-sp, 1 FPdc around next puff st, repeat from * around,  
join into the top starting chain stitch with sl, finish off color. 

Round 6
Join new color with sc stitch in any st, ch2, 2 dc into the same st as sc st, skip 2 two st(s), *1 sc, ch2, 2 dc into the same st as sc st, skip2 st(s), 
repeat from * around, join into the top starting chain stitch with sl, finish off color. 

Round 7
Join new color in top of 2 ch-sp, with sc, before 2 dc sts, ch2, counts as first dc st, 3 dc stitches into the same ch-sp, skip next 2 dc sts, * 3 dc into next 2 ch-sp, skip next 2 dc sts, 
repeat from * around, join into the top starting chain stitch with sl, finish off color. 

Round 8
Join new color with sc in BLO of dc st, ch1, counts as first hdc st,* BLO , 1 hdc into the next st, repeat from * around,  join into the top starting chain stitch with sl, finish off color. 

Round 9
Join new color with sc st in hdc st, ch6, counts as 1 dc and ch 3 sts, 1 dc into the same starting st, skip 3 sts, *1 dc into the next st, ch 3, 1 dc into same st, skip 3 sts,
repeat from * around,  join into the top starting chain stitch with sl, finish off color. 

Round 10
Join new color in sp between last and first dc st(s), of 3chVstitch set, 1sc into space, 8-dc-shell into 3 ch-sp, * 1sc into sp, 8-dc-shell into 3 ch-sp,repeat from * around,  
join into the top first sc stitch with sl, finish off color. 

Round 11
Join new color with back post sc stitch around post of first fpdc stitch from the round before, ch2 counts as first bpdc stitch, work 1 bpdc stitch in each of the next 7 sts, 
* 1 bpdc stitch in each of the next 8 sts, repeat from * around,  join with sl into staring chain stitch, finish off color. 

Round 12
Join new color top of any bpdc stitch from round before with sc, ch3, counts as first tr stitch, 1 tr into the same stitch, 2 tr into the next stitch, 
**( skip 2 sts, 1dc, ch1, 1dc into the next stitch ) repeat from ** 9 time more, skip 2 sts, 2tr into next stitch, 2 tr into the next stitch, ch 2, *2tr in next 2 sts, 
**( skip 2 sts, 1dc, ch1, 1dc into the next stitch ) repeat from ** 9 time more, skip 2 sts, 2tr into 2 sts, ch 2,repeat from * around,  
join with sl into staring chain stitch, finish off color. 

Round 13
Join new color with sc into corner 2ch-sp,Ch2, counts as first hdc st, 1 hdc in same space,1 dc into the next 4 tr sts, 3 hdc into the next 2, 1ch-spaces, 3 sc into the next 4, 1ch-spaces, 3 hdc into the next 2, 1ch-spaces, 3 dc into the next 1 ch-sp,
1 dc into the next 4 tr sts, 2 hdc in 2 chsp, ch 2, *2 hdc in 2 chsp, 1 dc into the next 4 tr sts, 3 hdc into the next 2, 1ch-spaces,  3 sc into the next 4, 1ch-spaces, 
3 hdc into the next 2, 1ch-spaces,  3 dc into the next 1 ch-sp, 1 dc into the next 4 tr sts, 2 hdc in 2 chsp, ch 2, repeat from * around,  join with sl into staring chain stitch, finish off color. 

Round 14
Join new color with sc into corner 2ch-sp,Ch2, counts as first dc st, 1 dc in same space,1 dc into the next 9 dc sts, 1 hdc into the next 3 sts,1 sc into the next 18 sts,1 hdc into the next 3 sts,
1 dc into the next 9 dc sts, 2 dc into next 2ch-sp, ch2, *2dc in 2ch-sp, 1 dc into the next 9 dc sts, 1 hdc into the next 3 sts,1 sc into the next 18 sts,1 hdc into the next 3 sts,1 dc into the next 9 dc sts, 
2 dc into next 2ch-sp, ch2, repeat from * around,  join with sl into staring chain stitch, finish off color. 

Round 15
Join new color with sc into corner 2ch-sp,Ch2, counts as first dc st, 1 dc in same space,1 dc into the next 46 sts, 2 dc into next 2ch-sp, ch2, 
*2 dc into next 2ch-sp, ch2,1 dc into the next 46 sts, 2 dc into next 2ch-sp, ch2, repeat from * around, join with sl into staring chain stitch, finish off color. 

African Flower Squares Patchwork Afghan

This crochet square forms part of the African Flower Sqaures Patchwork Afghan, this is a colorful collection of unique large and small crochet flower granny squares, inspired by South African flowers. The afghan pattern consists of eight different granny squares:  4 x large flower square patterns, and 4 x small flower square patterns. 

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Purchase and download the all-in-one ad-free pattern it includes :

  • Printable PDF pattern
  • PDF version is easily accessible on desktop and mobile devices.
  • ALL IN ONE Afgan pattern
  • includes all 8 squares compiled in one file.
  • Each square has its own per-row photo tutorial.
Photo totorual for crochet afghan patter
  • Detailed written instructions
  • Quick reference shorthand instructions for reworking square a second or 3rd time.
  • Each square has its written own set of stitch abbreviations.
  • Detailed yarn length requirements per square.
  • Color allocation for example squares.
  • Detailed instructions on joining blanket squares.


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