I love a starburst granny square; they are so eye catching and even though they are a little more time consuming than your standard humble granny square, they are worth that extra bit of effort and they are only a little bit trickier to crochet too. So here’s the pattern!
I’ve used the gorgeous Paintbox cotton dk yarn here. It’s a definite favourite of mine because of quality and choice of colour but you can use any dk yarn here, or size it up to aran and beyond as you like!
Yarn: Paintbox Cotton DK
colour A: Mustard Yellow 424
colour B: Midnight Blue 438
colour C: Blush Pink 454 / Candyfloss Pink 450
colour D: Misty Grey 404
Pattern: U.K terminology used here – U.K 1tr = U.S 1dc
Using yarn A, 4 ch, ss into first ch to join and form ring.
RND 1: 3 ch (counts as 1st treble) 15 more tr into ring. ss to top of beg 3 ch. (16 tr total) fasten off A
RND 2: join yarn B to any sp between trebles, 2 ch (doesn’t count as stitch), puff stitch (*yrh, insert hook into sp, yrh, pull up loop to height of tr* 4 times, yrh, pull through all 9 loops on hook, 1 ch to finish st) into same stitch space, 1 ch. (puff st, 1 ch) into every st-sp to end. ss to top of first puff. Fasten off B. (16 puffs with 1 ch between each puff)
RND 3: join yarn C to any ch-sp, ch 2 (doesn’t count as st) *cluster stitch into same ch-sp, 1 ch. rep from * into every ch-sp to end. ss to top of 1st cluster. fasten off yarn C (16 clusters total) (CLUSTER STITCH *yrh, insert hook into sp, yrh, pull up loop to height of tr, yrh, pull through 2 loops rep from * 3 times (5 loops on hook) yrh, pull through all loops, 1 ch to finish st)
RND 4: join yarn D to any ch-sp, 3 ch (counts as first treble) 2 tr into same sp, 1 ch, *(3 dtr, 3 ch, 3 dtr) all into next sp (forms corner) 1 ch, 3 tr in next sp, 1 ch, 3 htr into next sp, 1 ch, 3 tr into next sp, 1 ch. rep from * twice more. (3dtr, 3ch, 3dtr) into next sp, 1 ch, 3 tr into next sp, 1 ch, 3 htr in next sp, 1 ch, 2 tr into beg sp, ss to top of beg 3-ch to join. fasten off and sew in ends.
Let me know how you get on in the comments!
I’m hoping to add a project to the blog soon giving you an idea of what to make with these lovely squares! I’m thinking it might be a cushion but I’m up for suggestions!