Bella Coco’s Sunburst Blanket tutorial

Published on October 19, 2017 2 min read

We’re thrilled to have partnered up with vlogger and crochet guru Sarah-Jayne of Bella Coco, to bring you the Bella Coco Store! To celebrate, she’s treating you to the pattern and video tutorial of this Sunburst blanket tutorial. Delicious pastels and textured bobble stitches combine to make a very cosy blanket indeed!

My name is Sarah-Jayne, I am a blogger, YouTuber and a lover of all crafts, particularly of the yarn variety!  As I taught myself how to crochet, I felt like I wanted to help others and I now create content on a regular basis for people to learn and try new projects.

The sunburst pattern is certainly one of my favorites. Not only does it look beautiful, but it is a pleasure to see it building into a stunning square. The pattern is perfect for both baby blankets and larger blankets.

Materials

This pattern uses the following stitches using UK terms, but if you’d like to convert to US terms, don’t forget to use our handy chart converter!

Crochet stitches used in this pattern

Puff Stitch

*yarn over, insert hook, yarn over and pull through stitch* three times (7 loops on hook). Yarn over and pull through all loops on hook. Chain 1 to lock into place.

Cluster stitch

*yarn over, insert hook in next stitch and pull up a loop, yarn over and pull through 2 loops* 4 times (5 loops on hook). Yarn over and pull through all loops on hook.

Half treble crochet (htc) 

yarn over, insert hook, yarn over pull through stitch (3 loops on the hook). Yarn over and pull through all 3 loops on hook.

Treble crochet (tc)

yarn over, insert hook in next stitch, yarn over, pull through stitch (3 loops on hook). Yarn over, pull through two loops on hook (2 loops on the hook). Yarn over and pull through 2 remaining loops on hook.

Double treble crochet (dtc)

Yarn over hook twice, insert hook into next stitch. Yarn over, pull through stitch (4 loops on hook). Yarn over, pull through two loops (3 loops remaining on hook). Yarn over, pull through two loops (2 loops remaining). Yarn over, pull through the last two loops on hook.

Step-by-step guide to your first granny square

1

Round 1 (treble crochet) I have used Banana Cream.

Using your first colour, create slip knot and chain 5 and join with a slip stitch. Chain 3 (this will count as your first treble crochet) Work 15 treble crochet stitches into the centre circle. Insert hook into the third chain from the hook (your original chain 3) slip stitch and fasten off.

You should have 16 stitches in total (including your chain 3).

Find this video tutorial below.

2

Round 2 (puff stitch) I have used Mint Green.

Attach your next colour into any chain space of the previous row. Chain one and work a puff stitch into that same chain space. Continue around, working a puff stitch into each treble chain space. Slip stitch into first puff stitch and fasten off. You should shave 16 puff stitches in total.

Find this video tutorial below.

3

Round 3 (cluster stitch) I have used Baby Lilac.

Attach your next colour into any chain space of the previous round. Chain 2 and work a cluster stitch into the same chain space, chain 2. Continue around, working a puff stitch into each puff stitch chain space chaining 2 between each stitch. Slip stitch into the first cluster stitch and fasten off. You should have 16 cluster stitches in total.

Find this video tutorial below.

4

Round 4 (various stitches) I have used Champagne White.

For this round we will be turning our circle into a square.

Attach your next colour into any chain space from the previous round.

Find this video tutorial below.

5

First edge to your square.

Chain 4, work 2 double treble stitches into same chain space. Chain 1, work 3 treble crochets into next chain space. Chain 1, work 3 half treble crochets into next chain space. Chain 1, work 3 treble crochets into next chain space. Chain 1, work 3 double treble crochets into next chain space. Chain 3 (for the corner).

6

Second edge.

Working in the same chain space (that you have just completed 3 double trebles) work 3 double trebles. Chain 1, work 3 treble crochets into next chain space. Chain 1, work 3 half treble crochets into next chain space. Chain 1, work 3 treble crochets into next chain space. Chain 1, work 3 double treble crochets into next chain space. Chain 3 (for the corner).

7

Third edge.

Working in the same chain space (that you have just completed 3 double trebles) work 3 double trebles. Chain 1, work 3 treble crochets into next chain space. Chain 1, work 3 half treble crochets into next chain space. Chain 1, work 3 treble crochets into next chain space. Chain 1, work 3 double treble crochets into next chain space. Chain 3 (for the corner).

8

Forth edge.

Working in the same chain space (that you have just completed 3 double trebles) work 3 double trebles. Chain 1, work 3 treble crochets into next chain space. Chain 1, work 3 half treble crochets into next chain space. Chain 1, work 3 treble crochets into next chain space. Chain 1, work 3 double treble crochets into next chain space. Chain 3 (for the corner).

9

Time to fasten off.

Insert hook into forth chain from the hook (from the original chain 4 of this round and fasten off.

10

Sew your squares together!

You have now completed one square. Once you have completed your squares you can connect using double crochet or you can sew them together using the same coloured yarn you have used for your round 4 colour.

Sunburst Blanket video tutorials

Round 1 (treble crochet) video tutorial
Round 2 (puff stitch) video tutorial
Round 3 (cluster stitch) video tutorial
Round 4 (various stitches) turning circle into a square

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