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FREE Crochet Sassy Sunflower
Afghan
Sassy Sunflower Afghan

Materials: Worsted Weight Yarn 3 oz Skeins, 3 Skeins Brown, 4 Skeins Gold, 3 Skeins Green
Crochet Hook Size 8/H or 5.00 mm

Finished Size Approximately 42" x 54"

Stitches Used:
Beg Cl (beginning cluster): Ch 4 (counts as tr), holding back last lp of each st on hook, tr in next 3 sts, yo and draw through all
4 lps on hook.
Cl (cluster): Holding back last lp of each st on hook, tr in next 4 sts, yo and draw through all 5 lps on hook.

Note: To change yarn colour, work last st of current colour, keeping last loop. Drop current colour, yo with new colour, and
draw through both lps on hook.

Sunflower Block:
Make 48.
With brown, ch 4.
Rnd 1: Work 15 dc in 4th ch from hook; sl st to top of beg ch-3--16 sts.
Rnd 2: Ch 3 (counts as dc); * 2 dc in next st, dc in next st; rep from * around, ending 2 dc in last st; sl st to top of beg ch-3--24
sts.
Rnd 3: Ch 1, sc in same st as joining, sc in next st; * 2 sc in next st, sc in next 2 sts; rep from * around, ending 2 sc in last st; sl
st to beg sc with gold–32 sts. Fasten off brown.
Rnd 4: Ch 2 (counts as hdc); * 2 hdc in next st, hdc in next st; rep from * around; sl st to top of beg ch-2--48 sts.
Rnd 5: Beg cl; * ch 5, cl over next 4 sts; rep from * around, ending ch 5; with green sl st to top of beg cl with green–12 cl
petals. Fasten off gold.
Rnd 6: Sl st to first ch-5 sp, ch 1; (6 sc in each ch-5 sp) around; sl st to beg sc–72 sts.
Rnd 7: Ch 4 (counts as tr), working in each st around, dc, hdc; * 12 sc, hdc, dc, tr, ch 4 **, tr, dc, hdc; rep from * around,
ending at **; sl st to top of beg ch-4. Fasten off.

Assembly: Arrange blocks into eight horizontal rows with six blocks each. Use gold to join all blocks.
Horizontal Seams:
Beginning at upper right had corner of arrangement, place first 2 blocks of first 2 horizontal rows with right sides tog, sk corner
ch-4 sp and join yarn (draw up a lp, ch 1) in inside (front) lps of first st to left of corner sp on both blocks. Sc in same sp as
joining; * sc in inside (front) lps of each st across blocks to corner ch-4 sp, ch 4, sk corner ch-4 sp; rep from * across row,
picking up next 2 blocks of row. Fasten off after last st before last ch-4 corner sp of last 2 blocks.
Rep to join all horizontal seams.

Vertical Seams:
Holding first 2 blocks of first vertical seam right sides tog, join yarn (draw up a lp, ch 1) in inside (front) lps of first st to left of
corner sp on both blocks. Sc in same sp as joining; * sc in inside (front) lps of each st across blocks to corner ch-4 sp, ch 2, sc
around ch-4 of horizontal seam, ch 2; rep from * across row, picking up next 2 blocks of row. Fasten off after last st before last
ch-4 corner sp of last 2 blocks.
Rep to join all vertical seams.

Border:
Join brown in any corner ch-4 sp (draw up a lp, ch 1).
Rnd 1: * Work 5 sc in corner ch-4 sp, sc in each st across side working (3 sc in ch-4 sp, dc in seam, 3 sc in next ch-4 sp) in
block corners; rep from * around; sl st in beg sc–692 sts.
Rnd 2: Ch 3 (counts as first dc), dc in each st around, working 3 dc in center sc of each 5-sc corner group; sl st to top of beg
ch-3--700sts.
Rnd 3: Ch 3 (counts as first dc); working 3 dc in center of each 7-dc corner group, work 2 brown dc, 1 gold dc around; end
working 1 gold dc; sl st to top of beg ch-3--708 sts. Fasten off brown.
Rnd 4: * Ch 5, beg in 2nd ch from hook work (sc, hdc, dc, tr), sk 2 sts of border, sl st in next st; rep from * around; sl st in beg
sc. Fasten off.