Beautiful Sunburst Granny Squares — Free Crochet Patterns

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Beautiful Sunburst Granny Squares - Free Crochet Patterns
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Granny squares are just timeless. They come in all shapes and sizes, and today our focus is on those made with squares. Big or small — no matter! Sunburst granny square is versatile and looks great.

It doesn’t matter if you’re a beginner or a more advanced crocheter. These free crochet patterns will definitely be fun to make and look at after they’re done. You can use the same pattern and just change the colors, and the result will be completely different. The sunburst granny squares are easy to adjust to your preferences, so you can make whatever you like out of them. Take a look at the examples below to check the current trends and search for links to free patterns under the pictures.

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1. Stunning Sunburst Blanket

Absolutely adorable pastel crochet blanket pattern! I love the fact, that it’s completely covered with a sunflowers motif. As you can see on the pictures below by Crochet Me Lovely, it’s a cute and feminine blanket that will look great in a little girl’s rooms, female interiors and so on!

  • DESIGNED by Crochet Me Lovely
  • PROJECT TYPE blanket
  • CRAFT crochet
  • SKILL LEVEL beginner
crochet sunburst blanket

Photos by Crochet Me Lovely / ravelry.com

Find the original free pattern on crochetml.com, or read more about it on Ravelry.

2. Sunbursts in the Snow Baby Blanket

Another beautiful blanket pattern with a pink sunflowers motif! Don’t hesitate to take a look at these pictures below by Jedi Imzadi. You’ll get the idea of the pattern design. As you can see, it’s also a great base for creating many different creative projects, like for instance table runners, cushions etc.

  • DESIGNED by Jedi Imzadi
  • PROJECT TYPE blanket
  • CRAFT crochet
  • SKILL LEVEL beginner

Photos by Jedi Imzadi / ravelry.com

You will find a similar pattern here on hattingmadlycrochet.wordpress.com

3. My Mother’s Garden Afghan

This beautiful garden afghan is a tribute to summer, so you can feel like it’s still hot and blooming outside the window. It’s a super romantic and lacy afghan, that will keep you warm on colder, fall days. It’s approximately 51” wide by 57” tall.

  • DESIGNED by Crochet 365 Knit Too
  • PROJECT TYPE throw
  • CRAFT crochet
  • SKILL LEVEL beginner
My Mother's Garden Afghan

Photos by Crochet 365 Knit Too / ravelry.com

Find the original free pattern on crochet365knittoo.com, or read more about it on Ravelry.

Sunburst Granny Squares Free Crochet Pattern

1. Sunburst Granny Squares

Do you like crochet squares with flowers in the center? If so, you will love to make this project in the pictures below! It’s made by gilbert_crochet and it uses all the colors of the rainbow, to create a stunning, almost stained glass – like effect, that looks like a gorgeous, harmonious meadow of flowers. 

  • DESIGNED by Crochet 365 Knit Too
  • THIS VERSION is by gilbert_crochet
  • PROJECT TYPE throw
  • CRAFT crochet
  • SKILL LEVEL beginner
sunburst

Photos by @gilbert_crochet/ Instagram.com

Find the original free pattern on Ravelry. The top photo is here and the bottom photo is here. Find the moss stitch border pattern here.

2. Sunburst Granny Squares

Don’t you just love delicate and pastel color combination like blue and grey? You just can’t go wrong with these, because they work together so well, all the time, in different projects! This sweet blankie will be such a gorgeous gift for a little girl or boy!

  • DESIGNED by Priscilla Hewitt
  • THIS VERSION is by crochetedwithlovebysarah
  • PROJECT TYPE throw
  • CRAFT crochet
  • SKILL LEVEL beginner
Sunburst Granny Squares

Photos by @crochetedwithlovebysarah / Instagram.com

Find the original free pattern on Ravelry. The photos are here.

3. Sunburst Granny Squares

It’s time to mix things up a little and sprinkle some rainbow on a new project! Check out these colorful squares in the pictures below. They’ll allow you to create the most gorgeous projects, like for instance blankets, pillow cases, sweaters, coasters and so on. So many fun options!

  • DESIGNED by Priscilla Hewitt
  • THIS VERSION is by lantys.looms
  • PROJECT TYPE throw
  • CRAFT crochet
  • SKILL LEVEL beginner
Sunburst Granny Squares 2

Photos by @lantys.looms / Instagram.com

Find the original free pattern on Ravelry. The top photo is here and the bottom photo is here.

4. Sunburst Granny Squares

This beautiful project in the pictures below is full of amazing shades of pink, that create a gorgeous effect together. You can play with the colours and the edging to customize it and let me assure you, that it will look incredible in any color combination you’ll go for!

  • DESIGNED by Priscilla Hewitt
  • THIS VERSION is by littlerosecrochet
  • PROJECT TYPE throw
  • CRAFT crochet
  • SKILL LEVEL beginner
Sunburst Granny Squares

Photos by @littlerosecrochet / Instagram.com

This pattern is unfortunately discontinued. The information about it was on Ravelry. The top photo is here and the bottom photo is here.

5. Sunburst Granny Squares

This incredible floral blanket in the pictures below is made with a whole lot of different colours, that work together so well and create a fantastic mosaic! The design is super cosy and timeless, so it will be loved for years! It will become a perfect present or a part of your home decor.

  • DESIGNED by Priscilla Hewitt
  • THIS VERSION is by mamlik_etsy
  • PROJECT TYPE throw
  • CRAFT crochet
  • SKILL LEVEL beginner
Sunburst Granny Squares 2

Photos by @mamlik_etsy / Instagram.com

This pattern is unfortunately discontinued. The information about it was on Ravelry. The top photo is here. You can also buy the finished blankie here.

6. Hekleteppe

I love blankets arhat are made of squares. And sunburst granny squares is a very unique kind of square, that will make your project so gorgeous! This version is made by Felisi and has all the vibrant, bold colors, that are perfect for summer and spring time. However it will also surely come in handy on colder days.

  • DESIGNED by Leanne Growden
  • THIS VERSION is by Felisi
  • PROJECT TYPE throw
  • CRAFT crochet
  • SKILL LEVEL beginner
hekleteppe

Photos by Felisi / ravelry.com

Find the original free pattern on hattingmadlycrochet.wordpress.com, or read more about it on Ravelry. This particular version is on Ravelry.

7. Anette’s Pastel Blanket

Pastel colors usually make the best blankets for babies. That’s the case with this lovely blanket by Priscilla Hewitt. This particular version on the pictures below is made by adrismit. This blankie contains 11 x 13 squares. Feel free to play not only with the colors, but also with the edging, you can really take your own version to the text level!

  • DESIGNED by Priscilla Hewitt
  • THIS VERSION is by adrismit
  • PROJECT TYPE throw
  • CRAFT crochet
  • SKILL LEVEL beginner
Anette's Pastel Blanket

Photos by adrismit / ravelry.com

This pattern is unfortunately discontinued. The information about it was on Ravelry, or read more about this version on its Ravelry.

8. Vintage Colour

If you need vintage vibes in your home, this project will definitely deliver, because it all depends on the colors you choose for it. Classic granny design is truly timeless, so it’s a great alternative for home decor that quickly goes out of style. Use up leftover yarn you have, so that nothing goes to waste.

  • DESIGNED by Priscilla Hewitt
  • THIS VERSION is by LisasAttik / ravelry.com
  • PROJECT TYPE throw
  • CRAFT crochet
  • SKILL LEVEL beginner
cheerful square blanket

Photos by LisasAttik / ravelry.com

This pattern is unfortunately discontinued. The information about it was on Ravelry, or read more about this version by LisasAttik on its Ravelry.

9. Bright Rainbow Cushion Cover

Color explosion is sometimes exactly what we need, so don’t be afraid to experiment with bold hues! This cushion cover is a remainder that you can use granny squares to make up much more than a baby blanket. Such cheerful accessory can work better than refurbishment sometimes, and is definitely less of a mess!

  • DESIGNED by Priscilla Hewitt
  • THIS VERSION is by Alisonburnett / ravelry.com
  • PROJECT TYPE throw
  • CRAFT crochet
  • SKILL LEVEL beginner
colorful square blanket

Photos by Alisonburnett / ravelry.com

This pattern is unfortunately discontinued. The information about it was on Ravelry, or read more about this version by Alisonburnett on its Ravelry.

You may also like to try out our collection of Dragonfly Stitch Crochet Ideas!

10. Sunburst

Subdued tones of grey and lilacs create a perfect blanket combination, because it’s delicate and sophisticated. It will look great as a bedspread, or stroller blanket, if you decide to make it smaller. This palette is timeless and always works, so be sure to keep it in mind when choosing colors for your next project.

  • DESIGNED by Priscilla Hewitt
  • THIS VERSION is by NickyBeeCrochet / ravelry.com
  • PROJECT TYPE throw
  • CRAFT crochet
  • SKILL LEVEL beginner
subdued square blanket

Photos by NickyBeeCrochet / ravelry.com

This pattern is unfortunately discontinued. The information about it was on Ravelry, or read more about this version by NickyBeeCrochet on its Ravelry.

11. Sunburst Baby Blanket and Pillow

You can find patterns for both a pillow and a blanket under the picture. It will make a lovely set, perfect for a gift, or just a beautiful addition to your home decor. Enjoy!

  • DESIGNED by Priscilla Hewitt
  • THIS VERSION is by djaya / ravelry.com
  • PROJECT TYPE throw & pillow
  • CRAFT crochet
  • SKILL LEVEL beginner
Sunburst Granny Squares Free Crochet Pattern

Photos by djaya / ravelry.com

This pattern is unfortunately discontinued. The information about it was on Ravelry, or read more about this version by djaya on its Ravelry pages: here and here.

Need something more ambitious? Good, because you may like Charlotte Square Crochet Ideas!

12. Summer Blanket

This pattern is more feminine and romantic – those lovely pinkish flowers remind of that lovely time around spring, when everything is blooming. It’s gonna be a great addition to your home decor.

  • DESIGNED by Priscilla Hewitt
  • THIS VERSION is by sirliiz / ravelry.com
  • PROJECT TYPE throw
  • CRAFT crochet
  • SKILL LEVEL beginner
Sunburst Granny Squares Free Crochet Pattern_2

Photos by sirliiz / ravelry.com

This pattern is unfortunately discontinued. The information about it was on Ravelry, or read more about this version by sirliiz on its Ravelry.

13. Sunburst Granny Square Blanket

This cute blankie just screams joy. It is very fun to make, and the pattern works up really fast. It also gives you a lot of possibilities – you can make a blankie, pillow, bed cape, wrap, coaster, a dress! It’s completely up to you.

  • DESIGNED by Priscilla Hewitt
  • THIS VERSION is by lottiehaven / ravelry.com
  • PROJECT TYPE throw
  • CRAFT crochet
  • SKILL LEVEL beginner
Sunburst Granny Squares Free Crochet Pattern_3

Photos by lottiehaven / ravelry.com

This pattern is unfortunately discontinued. The information about it was on Ravelry, or read more about this version by lottiehaven on its Ravelry.

If you like structural blankets, be sure to check out Fun Bavarian Stitch Crochet Blankets!

14. Anette’s Pastel Blanket

You can never have enough colors in your life, right? This pattern is like taken out of a unicorn fairytale. Perfect blanket for kiddos or anyone that loves surrounding themselves with such colorful pieces.

  • DESIGNED by Priscilla Hewitt
  • THIS VERSION is by adrismit / ravelry.com
  • PROJECT TYPE throw
  • CRAFT crochet
  • SKILL LEVEL beginner
Sunburst Granny Squares Free Crochet Pattern_4

Photos by adrismit / ravelry.com

This pattern is unfortunately discontinued. The information about it was on Ravelry, or read more about this version by adrismit on its Ravelry.

15. Sunburst Baby Blanket

This version of Sunburst Granny Squares is very neutral and classic. The combination of three very basic colors – white, grey and black, make it very simple, but elegant. You can make it in any shape and size you want.

  • DESIGNED by Priscilla Hewitt
  • THIS VERSION is by HayleyMaree / ravelry.com
  • PROJECT TYPE throw
  • CRAFT crochet
  • SKILL LEVEL beginner
Sunburst Granny Squares Free Crochet Pattern_5

Photos by HayleyMaree / ravelry.com

This pattern is unfortunately discontinued. The information about it was on Ravelry, or read more about this version by HayleyMaree on its Ravelry.

16. Sunburst Granny Squares

Sunburst granny squares blanket is one of my favorite designs, because it looks so intricate and vintage! These sweet little flowers in the center of each square are absolutely gorgeous, as well as the lacy edging. Make sure to crochet such incredible blankie for your kiddos or grand kiddos.

  • DESIGNED by Crochet 365 Knit Too
  • THIS VERSION is by twolittlerainbows
  • PROJECT TYPE throw
  • CRAFT crochet
  • SKILL LEVEL beginner
Sunburst Granny Squares

Photos by @twolittlerainbows / Instagram.com

Find the original free pattern on crochet365knittoo.com, or read more about it on Ravelry. The top photo is here and the bottom photo is here.

17. Sunburst Granny Squares

Sunflowers are the symbol of summer, however feel free to make this stunning granny squares any time of the year, because it’s simply timeless. Take a look at the pictures below, this version of the sunburst granny squares was made by holly_pips and you can make a whole lot of different projects out of these squares. Sky is the limit here!

  • DESIGNED by Crochet 365 Knit Too
  • THIS VERSION is by holly_pips
  • PROJECT TYPE throw
  • CRAFT crochet
  • SKILL LEVEL beginner
Sunburst Granny Squares 2

Photos by @holly_pips / Instagram.com

Find the original free pattern on crochet365knittoo.com, or read more about it on Ravelry. The top photo is here and the bottom photo is here.

18. Sunburst Granny Squares

This beautiful version of the sunburst granny squares on the pictures below is so gorgeous! The purple shades that were use to create the center of each square look absolutely fantastic! What’s more, you can make this blankie in a heartbeat, or use this pattern to create a pillow case, it’s up to you!

  • DESIGNED by Priscilla Hewitt
  • THIS VERSION is by nautikrallcrochet
  • PROJECT TYPE throw
  • CRAFT crochet
  • SKILL LEVEL beginner
Sunburst Granny Squares

Photos by nautikrallcrochet / ravelry.com

This pattern is unfortunately discontinued. The information about it was on Ravelry. The top photo is here and the bottom photo is here.

19. Sunburst Granny Squares

This delicate and subdued version of the sunburst granny squares in the pictures below is so lovely! Imagine it as a stroller or newborn blankie! I’m sure expecting parents would love to receive such a thoughtful and full of love gift.

  • DESIGNED by Priscilla Hewitt
  • THIS VERSION is by crochetedwithlovebysarah
  • PROJECT TYPE throw
  • CRAFT crochet
  • SKILL LEVEL beginner
Sunburst Granny Squares 2

photos by @crochetedwithlovebysarah / Instagram.com

This pattern is unfortunately discontinued. The information about it was on Ravelry.com. The photos are here.

20. Seamless Sunburst Granny Square

If you’ve never tried continuous join as you go for your granny squares, you have to change it and give it a go! These squares in the pictures below were the fantastic idea by nautikrallcrochet and they are seamless! You can make them quite quickly and create the most stunning projects out of them! 

  • DESIGNED by nautikrallcrochet
  • PROJECT TYPE throw
  • CRAFT crochet
  • SKILL LEVEL beginner
Seamless Sunburst Granny Square

Photos by nautikrallcrochet / Instagram.com

Find the original free pattern on YouTube, the top photo is here and the bottom photo is here.

21. Field of Daisies blanket

Little crochet daisies will never go out of fashion, they will always look beautiful and lovely on a blanket, or any other project. So don’t hesitate and go for it! This stunning blankie in the pictures below is full of incredible daisies, that will make you feel like you were on a meadow full of flowers!

  • DESIGNED by Priscilla Hewitt
  • THIS VERSION is by catsandcrochet09
  • PROJECT TYPE throw
  • CRAFT crochet
  • SKILL LEVEL beginner
Field of Daisies blanket

Photos by catsandcrochet09 / ravelry.com

This pattern is unfortunately discontinued. The information about it was on Ravelry. This particular version is on Ravelry.

22. Springtime Motif Blanket

Isn’t the combination of creme and delicate, yellow yarn just on point? This blanket in the pictures below is an absolute must have for picnics on sunny spring and summer days. It’s perfect for snuggling up outside on chilly evenings! What’s more, you’ll learn how to sew it together very quickly!

  • DESIGNED by stitchandstory
  • PROJECT TYPE throw
  • CRAFT crochet
  • SKILL LEVEL beginner
Springtime Motif Blanket 

Photos by stitchandstory / stitchandstory.com

Find the original free pattern on stitchandstory.com

23. Starburst Granny Squares

Whether you already love the granny crochet or you are learning to like it, the Starburst Granny Squares pattern will fill the void. This cheerful and cozy looking crochet idea is so fun to make, and even more fun to then use when finished. Join the crochet squares together to create a nice throw that will keep you warm while crafting a new crochet project.

  • DESIGNED by Kylee Keller
  • PROJECT TYPE throw
  • CRAFT crochet
  • SKILL LEVEL intermediate
green, beige, red Starburst Granny Squares

Photos by Kylee Keller / ravelry.com

Find the original free pattern on okiegirlblingnthings.com, or read more about it on Ravelry.

24. Large Sunburst Granny Square Throw

A crochet project inspired by Island Time Blanket pattern but adjusted to create the ultimate granny square throw. Go big and create the largest, coziest blanket you ever had! Super cute colors covering the whole rainbow spectrum will add some cheerfulness into your home. Choose a more toned palette for a calming effect to all of your senses.

  • DESIGNED by Nauti Krall Crochet
  • PROJECT TYPE throw
  • CRAFT crochet
  • SKILL LEVEL intermediate
white, pink, light blue, violet Starburst Granny Squares

Photos by LittlePawsCrochet / ravelry.com

Find the original free pattern on nautikrallcrochet.com, or read more about it on Ravelry.

25. Crochet Sunburst Granny Square

This is a step-by-step crochet guide that we all were looking for. Sarah Stearns has created a free crochet pattern explaining how to craft a crochet sunburst granny square. It’s perfect zero waste project that can use the yarn scraps, like from the recommended Knit Picks Swish worsted yarn. It’s a beginner crochet pattern that gives so much joy and satisfaction creating a flower crochet square.

  • DESIGNED by Sarah Stearns
  • PROJECT TYPE square
  • CRAFT crochet
  • SKILL LEVEL beginner
Crochet Sunburst Granny Square

Photos Sarah Stearns / ravelry.com

Find the original free pattern on sarahmaker.com, or read more about it on Ravelry.

26. Sunbeams Granny Square

Let some sunshine into your life with this crochet granny square pattern by Karen Tate. Her Crochet project has been designed to emulate the sunbeams with double crochet stitches. By using Scheepjes Catona yarn you will add that soft cotton yarn touch to your project. This 4 Ply Catona yarn comes in so many color variations that your options are almost unlimited.

  • DESIGNED by Karen Tate
  • PROJECT TYPE square
  • CRAFT crochet
  • SKILL LEVEL beginner
Sunbeams Granny Square

Photos Karen Tate / ravelry.com

Find the original free pattern on Ravelry.

27. Special Edition Island Time Baby Blanket

The squishiest and softest crocheted baby blanket. This is a stunning and quick project that can be made in just two days flat. The fun texture of the squares will make this crochet accessory your child’s favorite, and the calm, soothing colors will make him want to wrap himself up in it right away. Find the free crochet pattern on the website.

  • DESIGNED by Mallory Krall
  • PROJECT TYPE square
  • CRAFT crochet
  • SKILL LEVEL intermediate
Special Edition Island Time Baby Blanket

Photos Mallory Krall / ravelry.com

Find the original free pattern on nautikrallcrochet.com, or read more about it on Ravelry.

28. Nordic Star Sunburst Blanket

At first glance, this blanket doesn’t even look like a Granny Square design, and yet it is. The pattern manages to combine the good old sunburst granny square with a true Nordic vibe. The blanket is a compromise between a hygge vibe and an elegant look and will look great in any interior. It also makes a great gift for any person or occasion.

  • DESIGNED by Mallory Krall
  • PROJECT TYPE squares & blankets
  • CRAFT crochet
  • SKILL LEVEL beginner
A bed with a quilt adorned with a beautiful cross stitch pattern featuring sunburst granny squares.

Photos by Mallory Krall / Ravelry.com

Find the original free pattern on nautikrallcrochet.com, or read more about it on Ravelry.

29. Rubix Cube Blanket

A simple crocheted blanket with a conceptual design. Almost each of the squares consists of the two colors. This allows you to create an illusion reminiscent of the Rubix Cube. The blanket will be great for children and bright interiors. Plus, it’s beginner-friendly: all you have to do is follow the granny square blanket pattern step by step and enjoy the process.

  • DESIGNED by Christina Landrum
  • PROJECT TYPE squares & blankets
  • CRAFT crochet
  • SKILL LEVEL beginner
A sunburst granny square crocheted piece of fabric.

Photos by Christina Landrum / Ravelry.com

Find the original free pattern on Ravelry.

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    1. Hi April! Thank you for catching it! I updated the info in the post. Luckily, we still have patterns by talented Leanne Growden, Mallory Krall, and other designers.

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