Inspired by a great blog post by Hooked!! A Crochet Addicts Blog and by all my Spring time doggy walks, I’ve decided to develop a crochet daisy pattern. I know that there are a lot of really good daisy patterns out there but I wanted to set myself a challenge and have fun with creating something myself. I deliberately didn’t look at other peoples patterns. Here’s what I came up with:
I used DK wool in yellow and white and a 4mm crochet hook. Also, I’m using UK terminology.
Abbreviations: ch = chain; dc = double crochet; ss = slip stitch; st = stitch
First, with your yellow colour yarn make a slip ring. 1ch, 6dc into slip ring then ss into ch st. Pull the slip ring tight. 1ch then 1dc into st at bottom of the ch st. Work 1 dc in each of the next st (you should end up with 7dc in total). Ss into ch and fasten off the yarn.
Rejoin white white yarn to the tail of the yellow yarn as close to the flower as possible. Put your hook through the first st on the yellow yarn and pull the white yarn through to create the bottom st. *Ch 8 and ss into the next st. Chain 8 and ss into the same st.* This forms the petals. Repeat from * to * until you have worked your way round the flower. You should end up with 14 petals. Ss the last 8ch into the first st. Fasten off and tidy up the yarn tails (I sew/weave with a sewing needle, into the back of the flower.
Now it wouldn’t be me if I left it there. I found these in a charity shop this week and thought, wouldn’t they be perfect for my daisies (and a couple of other little projects I have up my sleeve):
Now I am a self confessed charity shop lover. I found these in one of my locals. Perfect! I took my daises and pulled out some green jewellery wire and make a kind of hook, which I threaded through the back of my flower:
At the same time as working out a pattern for these daises, I also worked out how to crochet little hearts, but that story will have to wait for another day…….