How to crochet a Beachy Sunrise Blanket - Free Granny Square Pattern

How to crochet a Beachy Sunrise Blanket - Free Granny Square Pattern


Follow this free Crochet Beachy Sunrise Pattern and learn step by step how to make this crochet block. These blocks are a fun twist to the traditional granny square and come together to make a beautiful crochet blanket!

Crochet Beachy Sunrise Blanket Pattern

Finished Dimensions: 41” x 58”

Materials:

  • 5 Colors Worsted Weight Yarn (number of skeins in parentheses)
    • I Love This Yarn: (2) White, (1) Tropical Pink, (1) Peacock, (2) Royal
    • Red Heart Super Saver: (1) Pumpkin
  • J 6mm Crochet Hook
  • Scissors
  • Tapestry Needle

Crochet Stitches Used (US Terms)

  • MC - Magic Circle
  • SS - Slip Stitch
  • CH - Chain
  • SC - Single Crochet
  • dc2tog - Double Crochet 2 Together
  • DC - Double Crochet

Crochet Beachy Sunrise Square 

Make 48 Squares

Using White Yarn

Round 1:

  • Start with a MC
  • CH2 + 1DC into center of MC (counts as dc2tog) + CH1
  • *dc2tog + CH1 (repeat from * 7 times, you will have a total of 8 with beginning stitches)
  • SS into top of first DC
  • CH1 + fasten off

Change to Pumpkin Yarn

Round 2:

  • Attach pumpkin into any CH1 Space 
  • CH2 + 1DC (counts as dc2tog) + CH2 + dc2tog + CH1 (all in same space) 
  • *dc2tog + CH2 + dc2tog + CH1 in next CH1 space (repeat from * 7 times, you will have a total of 8 with beginning stitches)
  • SS into top of first DC
  • CH1 + fasten off

Change to Tropical Pink Yarn

Round 3:

  • Attach Tropical Pink into any CH2 space
  • CH 3 + 2DC (CH3 counts as DC)
    • *dc2tog in next CH1 space
    • 3DC in next CH2 space
    • dc2tog in next CH1 space
    • 3DC + CH2 + 3DC in next CH2 spa (first full corner)
  • Repeat from * on all sides until you reach first 3DC
  • 3DC + CH2 in same space as beginning stitches (this finishes your final corner)
  • SS to top of CH3 
  • CH1 + fasten off

Change to Peacock Yarn

Round 4:

  • Attach Peacock into any CH2 corner space
  • CH3 + 1SC into same corner
    • *CH3 + 1SC in-between space after 3DC but before dc2tog (place SC in-between the posts of the stitches)
    • CH2 + 1SC in-between posts of next space
    • CH3 + 1SC in next space
    • CH2 + 1SC in next sp
    • CH3 + 1SC into corner 
    • CH3 + 1SC in same corner
  • Repeat from *but stop before last SC
  • SS into first stitch of round
  • SS into first chain 3 corner space (continue with peacock yarn)

Round 5:

  • CH1
  • 3SC + CH2 + 3SC in same corner (repeat this in all 4 corners)
    • *3SC into next CH3 space from previous round 
    • 2 SC into next CH2 space from previous round (repeat from * along all 4 sides until you reach your corners & work corners with 3SC + CH2 + 3SC)
  • SS into first SC of round
  • CH1 + fasten off

Change to Royal Yarn

Round 6:

  • Attach Royal into any corner space (the corners will be a bit tight, make sure to go into the CH2 space)
  • CH3 + 2DC (counts as 3DC, this will be half of your first corner)
  • *Skip 1 stitch dc2tog combining next 2 stitches, skip 1 stitch, 3DC in next stitch (repeat from *along all 4 sides until you reach the corner space. You will have 4 sets of dc2tog & 3 sets of 3DC along each side)
  • 3DC + CH2 + 3DC into each corner (repeat for 3 corners)
  • 3DC + CH2 into first corner you started this round in (there will already be 3DC in this space from the beginning.)
  • SS into top of first CH3 to complete your last corner
  • CH1 + fasten off

Switch to White Yarn

Round 7:

  • Attach White into any corner space
  • CH3 + 2DC (this works half of your first corner)
    • *dc2tog + CH2 + dc2tog (in stitch from previous dc2tog, repeat along entire side, you will have 4 clusters total)
    • 3DC + CH2 + 3DC into corner space
  • Repeat from * along all 4 sides until you reach last corner 
  • When you reach corner you started in place 3DC +CH2 in same space
  • SS to top of first CH3
  • CH + fasten off

I wanted to share another blanket I crocheted using this same pattern but with different colors & alternating the order of the colors for each block.

For this variation I used 5 colors of “I Love This Yarn” from hobby lobby. I needed 2 skeins of each color

  • Linen
  • Rosy Cheeks
  • Light Sage
  • Dark Olive 
  • Graphite 

Each block had all 5 colors with the same color for the 1st and 7th rounds. I didn’t follow any specific color order, I simply made a different color way for each block. 

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