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Published on October 19th, 2017 | by Merion

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Bella Coco’s Sunburst Blanket Tutorial

We’re thrilled to have partnered up with Vlogger and crochet guru Sarah-Jayne of Bella Coco, to bring you the Bella Coco Store! To celebrate the launch, she’s treating you to the pattern and video tutorial of this Sunburst blanket tutorial. Delicious pastels and textured bobble stitches combine to make a very cosy blanket indeed!

My name is Sarah-Jayne, I am a blogger, YouTuber and a lover of all crafts, particularly of the yarn variety!  As I taught myself how to crochet, I felt like I wanted to help others and I now create content on a regular basis for people to learn and try new projects.

The sunburst pattern is certainly one of my favorites. Not only does it look beautiful, but it is a pleasure to see it building into a stunning square. The pattern is perfect for both baby blankets and larger blankets.

Are you a beginner and want to learn to crochet in the round? Click here, and we’ll show you how to crochet the magic circle (ring) in our easy video tutorial.

You will need:

  • Paintbox Yarns Baby DK in Mint Green (760),  Banana Cream (720), Baby Lilac (762) and Champagne White (702).
  • Hook size: 4mm

This pattern uses the following stitches using UK terms, but if you’d like to convert to US terms, don’t forget to use our handy chart converter!

Puff Stitch: *yarn over, insert hook, yarn over and pull through stitch* three times (7 loops on hook). Yarn over and pull through all loops on hook. Chain 1 to lock into place.

Cluster stitch: *yarn over, insert hook in next stitch and pull up a loop, yarn over and pull through 2 loops* 4 times (5 loops on hook). Yarn over and pull through all loops on hook.

Half treble crochet (htc): yarn over, insert hook, yarn over pull through stitch (3 loops on the hook). Yarn over and pull through all 3 loops on hook.

Treble crochet (tc): yarn over, insert hook in next stitch, yarn over, pull through stitch (3 loops on hook). Yarn over, pull through two loops on hook (2 loops on the hook). Yarn over and pull through 2 remaining loops on hook.

Double treble crochet (dtc): Yarn over hook twice, insert hook into next stitch. Yarn over, pull through stitch (4 loops on hook). Yarn over, pull through two loops (3 loops remaining on hook). Yarn over, pull through two loops (2 loops remaining). Yarn over, pull through the last two loops on hook.

Round 1 (treble crochet) I have used lemon

Using your first color, create slip knot and chain 5 and join with a slip stitch. Chain 3 (this will count as your first treble crochet) Work 15 treble crochet stitches into the centre circle. Insert hook into the third chain from the hook (your original chain 3) slip stitch and fasten off.

You should have 16 stitches in total (including your chain 3).

Round 2 (puff stitch) I have used blue

Attach your next color into any chain space of the previous row. Chain one and work a puff stitch into that same chain space. Continue around, working a puff stitch into each treble chain space. Slip stitch into first puff stitch and fasten off. You should shave 16 puff stitches in total.

Round 3 (cluster stitch) I have used lilac

Attach your next color into any chain space of the previous round. Chain 2 and work a cluster stitch into the same chain space, chain 2. Continue around, working a puff stitch into each puff stitch chain space chaining 2 between each stitch. Slip stitch into the first cluster stitch and fasten off. You should have 16 cluster stitches in total.

Round 4 (various stitches) I have used cream

For this round we will be turning our circle into a square.

Attach your next color into any chain space from the previous round.

First edge:

Chain 4, work 2 double treble stitches into same chain space. Chain 1, work 3 treble crochets into next chain space. Chain 1, work 3 half treble crochets into next chain space. Chain 1, work 3 treble crochets into next chain space. Chain 1, work 3 double treble crochets into next chain space. Chain 3 (for the corner)

Second edge:

Working in the same chain space (that you have just completed 3 double trebles) work 3 double trebles. Chain 1, work 3 treble crochets into next chain space. Chain 1, work 3 half treble crochets into next chain space. Chain 1, work 3 treble crochets into next chain space. Chain 1, work 3 double treble crochets into next chain space. Chain 3 (for the corner)

Third edge:

Working in the same chain space (that you have just completed 3 double trebles) work 3 double trebles. Chain 1, work 3 treble crochets into next chain space. Chain 1, work 3 half treble crochets into next chain space. Chain 1, work 3 treble crochets into next chain space. Chain 1, work 3 double treble crochets into next chain space. Chain 3 (for the corner)

Forth edge:

Working in the same chain space (that you have just completed 3 double trebles) work 3 double trebles. Chain 1, work 3 treble crochets into next chain space. Chain 1, work 3 half treble crochets into next chain space. Chain 1, work 3 treble crochets into next chain space. Chain 1, work 3 double treble crochets into next chain space. Chain 3 (for the corner)

Insert hook into forth chain from the hook (from the original chain 4 of this round and fasten off.

You have now completed one square. Once you have completed your squares you can connect using double crochet or you can sew them together using the same colored yarn you have used for your round 4 color.

You can watch Sarah-Jayne’s tutorial for the Sunburst Blanket below!

Discover pretty designs in ice cream shades and Bella’s top picks at the Bella Coco Store by clicking here!

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About the Author

Merion dreams in colour and adores crochet! From glorious granny blankets to ethereal shawls and lace cardies, she's never very far from her hooks! She loves cake, knitting, heavy horses, books and Mozart. Her favourite colour is duck egg blue.




6 Responses to Bella Coco’s Sunburst Blanket Tutorial

  1. lynn blake says:

    would like to crochet more than a rectangle

  2. Sue says:

    Gorgeus ! Thank you 🙂

  3. Carol says:

    Lovely lovely can’t live without it thank you

  4. Sharon Fullerton says:

    I’m using this pattern to make a baby blanket for my niece’s baby. She would like a smaller blanket to use on the baby seat for the car. Can you give me any ideas what size I should make it please?

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