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Monday, January 03, 2011

Finished: The Sunburst Granny Blanket!

~~~ UPDATE JANUARY 2013 ~~~
I have started a new blog called Nittybits where you can find a tutorial of the Sunburst Granny Square Blanket! It contains information about the pattern, how to join the squares and the yarn I used. Feel free to check it out here:


First of all: happy new year everyone! :) I hope you enjoyed the holidays and have a colourful and happy 2011!

Second of all: I am happy to say I can start this new year with a brand new finished project!!! :D

Remember those Sunburst Granny Squares I was working on back in August? (You can find the pattern HERE.)

I started with one...

The Last One :)

... which grew into a pile...

Granny Squares!!!

... which grew into a whole bunch of them!

WIP: Sunburst Granny Blanket!

And a few months after I started, I had finished 36 squares!

Aren't they the sunniest, happiest grannies ever?! :D I absolutely adore them!


After lining them up in a pretty formation it was time to join them together...

... and there you have it: a brand new Sunburst Granny Square Blanket!!! :D


Am I pleased with the result? Sure! The lining was a bit wobbly, so I'll have to mind that next time. But on the whole this little, happy blanket makes me very happy!

All it needed was a pretty ribbon...


... and the Sunburst Blanket was ready to go to its new owner: our brand new baby niece!


Let's just hope she'll enjoy it as much as I would :)


  1. I love all those pretty colours together, gorgeous work!!

    Happy new year, hope you have great health, wealth and happiness for 2011

    Micki x

  2. Love those wonderful colors - so fresh and so joyful! Can't wait to finish my granny stripe blanket so I can start working on my own sunnyburst granny square blankie as well (one each for my 2 little daughters).

    Have a great year ahead!

  3. love this beautiful Sunburst!!thank you for sharing the pattern. :-).

  4. BEAUTIFUL! I would love to have the pattern!

  5. The pattern can be found here:

    (I also added a link to the post! :)

  6. Thank you SO MUCH!

  7. I love your blanket!!
    It´s soooo beautiful!


  8. I think your blanket is so beautiful! It makes me think of a bunch of mini Mandalas. Which yarn did you use?

  9. @ Tari Nienna: Thank you for your comment! I used Schachenmayr Bravo, which comes in a lot of great happy colours :)

  10. So sweet and cheerful; just beautiful! I wish I was your niece. ;) What pattern did you use for your edging?

  11. I have been looking for a sunburst granny square pattern for months and just stumbled upon your blog - love the blanket you made! I clicked on the first link, but I'm confused because your squares don't really look like hers! Did you just stop after 3 colors and add the edging? How do I do that?
    Thanks so much for your help!


  12. Hi there Jess! Sorry for my late response! You are right: I did not follow the entire pattern of the Sunburst Granny Square - I only used round 1 - 4. Hope this helps!

    ~ Jenny

  13. Beautiful blanket! :-) I've been lookign for a way to join my grannies up - and yours looks really good! What did you use? slip stich through outside loops only?

    Thanks! Caro

  14. Love the Blanket! How did you attach your granny squares?
    Thanks :)

  15. Hi Jenny, thank you for the beautiful post about your sunburst granny blanket. I am very new to crochet but decided I needed to do one like yours. Finished my first square last night! Well done and your photography is also beautiful.

  16. Hi! How did you join your stitches?

  17. hi very beautiful ! how did you join the squares?

    1. Hi rami! Thanks for your comment :) I followed these instructions to join the squares:

  18. Your granny squares are beautiful and would love to try it myself. However when I clicked on the link to the pattern, it led me to a dead end. could you repost the link or maybe email the pattern through pdf file? I'd greatly appreciate it. Did i mention your blanket looked beautiful? lol

  19. Hi there! I'm having a heck of a time finding the SMC Bravo yarn here in the U.S. I never envisioned such an ordeal! :) Is there another brand you use that might be comparable? Thanks so much, Deborah


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