Make your own sunshine

I think we can all agree it’s been a hard few years. So here is something to brighten up your day and a little sunshine in your life.

A quick,easy sunflower granny square. It is 100% free, I won’t even make you scroll though ads to make it.

Enjoy x

Yarn used: 4 Season Brighton 8ply/DK weight 3 in mustard, chocolate and natural

Hook: 4mm

Size: 12cm

Terms used (US)

Dc: Double crochet

Tr: Treble crochet

CL5dc: A cluster of 5 double crochet

CL3dc: A cluster of 3 double crochet

Ch: Chain

Ch-sp: Chain space

Skp: Skip

Sl st: Slip Stitch

Pm: Place marker

Stitch notes:

Anything between *..* repeat the amount indicated x..

Anything between {…} is worked into the same stitch or space. Eg. {dc2} is two double crochet in the one stitch.

Anything between […] is worked within a *…* the amount indicated x..

CL3dc: a cluster of 3 double crochet worked into a chain space or stitch – [yarn over, insert hook into st/ch-sp, yarn over, pull though, yarn over pull through two] x3, yarn over, pull through all four loops on the hook, ch1. For the purposes of this pattern the ch1 is counted as the completed CL3dc

CL5dc: worked as for the cluster 3 but repeat x5

Pattern:

Using the brown centre colour

Ch5, sl st the first ch to the last to form a ring

Round 1: ch3, pm, working into the ring, dc15, sl st to the ch with the marker (16)

Round 2: {ch3, pm, dc1}, {dc2} in each of the next 15 sts, sl st to the ch with the marker (32) finish off and sew in your ends

Switch to mustard

Round 3: join your yarn to the first st, ch1 (not counted as a st) *CL5dc, ch1, skp1* x16, sl st to the first cluster (16 clusters)

Round 4: sl st to the first ch1-sp, ch1 (not counted as a st) *{CL3dc, ch2, CL3dc} in the ch1-sp, skp1* x16, sl st to the first cluster (32 clusters) finish off and sew or weave in your ends

Switch to the neutral

Round 5: join your yarn in the first ch2-sp, {ch4, pm, tr2, ch2, tr3} in the first ch2-sp, ch1, *[skp2, {dc3} in the next ch2-sp, ch1] x3, {tr3, ch2, tr3} in the next ch2-sp* x3, ch1, [skp2, {dc3} in the next ch2-sp, ch1] x3, sl st to the ch with the marker (60) finish off and sew or weave in your ends

Make as many sunflowers as you need for your project and join using your preferred method