Sunburst Crocheted Afghan

If you’re looking to make a large, thick blanket, this is the pattern for you. The rays work up quickly, and the circular sun in the centre of the piece uses a broomstick stitch to add detail to catch the eye. This is also a great project for using up mismatched worsted-weight yarn. You will need 14-15 skeins of 100g/180m worsted weight yarn and a 6mm needle to complete this large afghan. The pattern uses sc, hdc, dc, broomstick, and puff/pineapple stitch (US crochet terms). I would say this is a beginner to advanced-beginner pattern.

Measurements: Diameter is 6 feet.

Gauge: n/a

Materials: 1 skein is required for centre circle, as well as 1-2 skeins more in same colour for joining and edging. For rays, 1 skein will make approximately 2 sections and 24 rays are required (based on 1 skein = 180m & 100g).

Other Materials Required: n/a

Hook/Needle Size: 6mm hook