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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
I’m also looking for borders for blanket, this one is just beautiful. Did you post the instructions? Would love to have them. Thanks.
Dawn Thompson says
This is so easy and cute. I can’t wait to give it a whirl. Thanks so much for the pattern
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
love love the pattern. It is easy to follow. Keep up the good work.
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.
I will try, Amber 🙂
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..
Hope you enjoy it!
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!
I used chain 4 and it worked well for me, I used a J hook, I think
hi thanks somuch specialy the diagram
You’re very welcome 🙂
Crochet with Linda Dawn says
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
Debi Y. says
That’s a cute little square – thanks for sharing the pattern. 🙂