Cluster Burst Afghan Crochet Pattern

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Cluster Burst Afghan Crochet Pattern

I have truly loved every minute of making this afghan and how the colors have come together so beautifully just amazes me! Want to try your hand at one too? I have compiled all the links for each step here to guide you through …

Cluster Burst Afghan Crochet Pattern

Here’s what you will need:

  • a basket full of worsted weight yarn scraps (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)
  • 2 skeins of worsted weight yarn for your main color and joining, approx. 340 yds each (I used Lion Brand Vanna’s Choice® Yarn in Linen)
  • 1 skein each of 3 colors for border, approx. 170 yd each (I used Lion Brand Vanna’s Choice® Baby Yarn in Lullaby Pink, Sweet Pea, and Duckie)
  • H hook
  • scissors and a tapestry needle

Cluster Burst Granny Square Pattern

First things first, make up a whole bunch of Cluster Burst Granny Squares with my pattern here. As noted above, I used scraps from my stash to make all the centers and then used Lion Bran

108 squares for a 31 in. × 40 in lapghan.

Cluster Burst Granny Square Crochet Pattern

Joining Your Squares

Once you have made all your squares, it is time to join them. For this afghan I chose a basic no-frills slip stitch join. This is a super easy way to join your squares and minimizes lots of tails to weave in. Using the same color you used for the outer round of your Cluster Burst Square, join your squares using my photo tutorial here. For my lapghan, I joined 9 squares per row for 12 rows.

Joining Granny Squares

Edging Your Afghan

Once you’ve got all your squares joined, it’s time for your border. Here is another fun opportunity for you to play with colors! For these rounds I continued incorporating in my Linen color, but this time added Vanna’s Choice Baby Yarn in Lullaby Pink, Sweet Pea, and Duckie as well. I love, love, love the result. Click here for the written pattern and stitch diagram.

Cluster Burst Crochet Edging Pattern

 Voila! Here is my finished lapghan all ready to keep me cozy while I work. Don’t mind my messy office!

Cluster Burst Afghan


I would love to see your finished afghans! Feel free to share your beautiful afghans on my Facebook page here or come join in our ongoing Scrapghan Crochet Along on Ravelry by clicking here.

17 Responses to Cluster Burst Afghan Crochet Pattern

  1. Linda August 27, 2014 at 9:35 am #

    The afghan is lovely Kara. I especially love the border! Thanks so much for sharing.

    • Fonda August 27, 2014 at 10:12 am #

      I love the beauty in color and pattern. This is one I plan on doing as a gift to my daughter. Thank you for sharing.

  2. Beth August 27, 2014 at 2:00 pm #

    I love this afghan. The colours are cheerful and bright. Your office also looks cheerful and bright (not messy) so a perfect choice to keep you warm while you work.

  3. Linda Powell August 27, 2014 at 4:59 pm #

    Amazing Afghan, it is truly beautiful Kara, yes I would love to make one myself …. too much on my to-do list right now though xx

  4. Terri Deliantis August 31, 2014 at 9:38 am #

    I just love it! Will attempt one day during free time but I just wanted to let you know that it’s beautiful and to thank you for sharing…

  5. T'onna @ USS Crafty September 2, 2014 at 9:27 pm #

    So lovely! I love the colors!

    • Kara September 3, 2014 at 11:34 am #

      Thanks, T’onna!

  6. Iris September 11, 2014 at 5:20 am #

    It looks stunning!!

  7. anjum January 6, 2015 at 9:57 pm #

    So lovely it is !

  8. Cait55 July 15, 2015 at 8:10 am #

    I have to give this one a try -soo beautiful!!

  9. Cait55 July 15, 2015 at 8:21 am #

    Hi are you using U.S. stitches or UK stitches?

  10. heyjude6119 August 1, 2015 at 7:41 am #

    Very pretty! I just made a granny stripe afghan to use up leftover yarn and made quite a dent in my stash. I’d like to try this the next time.

  11. Monica June 3, 2017 at 8:16 pm #

    Love the colors and the design. Do you have a written pattern or diagram I can follow? I find it difficult to follow By the photos alone.

    • Kara June 5, 2017 at 12:55 pm #

      Hi Monica 🙂 The written instructions appear along with each set of photos.


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