Tutorial for Sunburst Flower Blanket
First, work rounds 1-3 of her free Sunburst Granny Square pattern at the link above. Make as many circle flowers as you need for your blanket, because the join is continuous and worked all at once. So make those flowers! I’ll wait! 🙂
Here are some of my flowers. I made 70 total for a 7×10 blanket that measured 48×64″ and I used worsted weight yarn with a size K 6.5mm hook.
The join that I used is my own Gumball Blanket pattern join, the Mini-Twist, re-worked into the Continuous Join as You Go – see YouTube video tutorial by Crochet Cabana. I didn’t take a lot of pictures of the continuous join because the YouTube tutorial is so complete. Before you attempt my join, I recommend watching it and even taking some small grannies and practicing. You won’t regret it because it can be confusing if you don’t try it out first hand.
I did end up writing a more complete version of the Continuous Join-as-you-go – find it here!
See my post where I sing the praises of the continuous join here.
The join is worked as follows:
Join border yarn with a treble crochet stitch (YouTube tutorial) in any chain 2 space. Chain 3 and work 3 trebles in the same space. Working in only the chain spaces between clusters, 3 dc, 3 hdc, 3 dc, (3 tr, ch 3, 3 tr) (corner made), 3 dc, 3 hdc, 3 dc, 3 tr (half-corner made).
****Please hop over to my crafter site via this hotlink to read the rest of this join pattern. It was relocated in order to further organize my free pattern library 🙂