Cluster Burst Granny Square Pattern

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Cluster Burst Granny Square Pattern

Did you ever finish a project and find you feel a little sad because you truly enjoyed the process of making it? That’s how I felt when I finished my Granny Square Scrapghan (you can find the free pattern here).  I really loved every step of making it … except maybe weaving in the ends. Since I loved it so much … and still have a ton of yarn scraps still left … I decided to start a new afghan. I’m switching it up this time with these little pretties and am here today to share this Cluster Burst Granny Square Pattern with you.

 Cluster Burst Granny Square Pattern

Here’s what you will need:

  • a basket full of worsted weight yarn scraps (see note below)
  • a second color of worsted weight yarn for Round 2 (optional)
  •  H hook
  • scissors and a tapestry needle

Click here to reference Crochet Abbreviations.

Note: Feel free to use different yarn weights from your stash … I use two strands of sock yarn or lighter weight yarns and separate strands from chunkier yarns for consistent sizing.

Special Stitches:

Two double crochet cluster (2dc-cl): Yarn over, insert hook into specified stitch, yarn over and pull up loop, yarn over and pull through 2 loops on hook, repeat once more (3 loops will be on hook), yarn over and pull through all 3 loops on hook.

Three double crochet cluster (3dc-cl): Yarn over, insert hook into specified stitch, yarn over and pull up loop, yarn over and pull through 2 loops on hook, repeat 2 more times (4 loops will be on hook), yarn over and pull through all 4 loops on hook.

With CA, make a magic ring. (As an alternative to the magic ring method, you can ch 4 and join in furthest ch from hook to form a ring.)

Round 1: Ch 2, work 1 2dc-cl in ring, ch 2, *work 1 3dc-cl in ring, ch 2, repeat from * 6 more times, join and fasten off CA — 8 clusters, 8 ch-sp.

How to - Cluster Burst Granny Square Pattern 1

How to - Cluster Burst Granny Square Pattern 2


Round 2: Join CB in any ch-sp,  ch 2 (counts as hdc), work 1 hdc in same ch-sp, ch 1, *work [2 dc, ch 3, 2 dc] in next ch-sp, ch 1, 2 hdc in next ch-sp, ch 1, rep from * twice more, work [2 dc, ch 3, 2 dc] in next ch-sp, ch 1, join and fasten off CB (don’t forget to use the invisible join method for a seamless finish) — 24 dc and 12 ch-sp.

How to - Cluster Burst Granny Square Pattern 3

Invisible Join


Stitch Diagram for the Cluster Burst Granny Square Pattern

And for my crochet friends who prefer following stitch diagrams instead, I put together this cluster burst square diagram. Click here to reference Crochet Stitch Symbols.

cluster burst square stitch diagram


So let’s get busy and make a whole stack of these babies!

I know what you’re thinking … how are we going to attach all these together?!! I have you covered with this simple slip stitch join and how to lay them out to minimize lots of tails to weave in. Click here for my free tutorial.

I can’t wait to see all the pretty squares and color combinations you all come up with! Feel free to share them on my Facebook page here or come join in our ongoing Scrapghan Crochet Along on Ravelry by clicking here.



20 Responses to Cluster Burst Granny Square Pattern

  1. Debi Y. June 11, 2014 at 9:10 am #

    That’s a cute little square – thanks for sharing the pattern. 🙂

  2. Crochet with Linda Dawn June 12, 2014 at 2:38 am #

    Kara these little squares are so pretty, thanks for the details and tutorial on how to make them. Very useful info on adapting the different weights of yarn too, a great way to use up yarn from my stash xx

  3. gene' June 18, 2014 at 2:44 am #

    hi thanks somuch specialy the diagram

    • Kara June 20, 2014 at 12:06 pm #

      You’re very welcome 🙂

  4. Kristin June 21, 2014 at 12:03 am #

    Chain 4 was NOT enough for the alternate to the magic ring. I suggest a ch 6 ring. I could only get 6 clusters in the chain 4 circle. 🙂 Other than that, VERY CUTE! Love it!

    • pfal January 21, 2015 at 11:18 pm #

      I used chain 4 and it worked well for me, I used a J hook, I think

  5. CChoquette August 30, 2014 at 9:06 pm #

    Thank you, I will be attempting this pattern. I love your instructions and diagrams. It is the only way that I can crochet. I used to do magic crochet patterns. Written directions can be difficult to follow, especially the more complicated patterns. I was looking for a project. Thank you..

    • Kara September 3, 2014 at 11:36 am #

      Hope you enjoy it!

  6. Amber October 3, 2014 at 6:33 am #

    Hi. Being new to crocheting, I’m finding this a bit difficult to follow, but I would dearly love to make it. Would you consider doing a video of the square? I am a visual learner and I would so love to see this. It’s a really beautiful design.

    • Kara October 3, 2014 at 11:52 am #

      I will try, Amber 🙂

  7. anne April 28, 2015 at 8:23 am #

    love love the pattern. It is easy to follow. Keep up the good work.

  8. Lori March 8, 2016 at 6:27 pm #

    I made this exact blanket for my oldest child 31 years ago. I was looking for the pattern to jog my memory. This time I will be making one for my oldest child’s first child. So excited I found it here. Thank you

  9. Dawn Thompson July 21, 2016 at 11:01 am #

    This is so easy and cute. I can’t wait to give it a whirl. Thanks so much for the pattern


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