Daffodils of Spring Crochet Flowers
I was inspired to make this by the spring flowers coming up in my yard. Daffodils have a really neat shape that translates well into crochet. You could sew a pin onto the back of one to make a brooch, sew one onto a tote to make a nice spring bag, or twist a green pipecleaner through the back to make a stem and stick a bunch into a vase.
Size F US/4.0mm crochet hook
Caron Simply Soft acrylic yarn in white (petals) and yellow (cup)
Flower is about 5″ wide
Gauge is not important in this project, just be sure that the fabric is tight enough so you do not have large holes in your petals.
I crocheted these in yellow and white, but daffodils come in a wide variety of colors, so use your imagination!
center (make 1):
Ch 12, join to beginning to make a circle.
Sc in each of 12 chs. Do not join rounds, and work in a spiral instead, single crocheting in each stitch around until center piece is a tube about an inch long.
(sc, hdc, dc) in each stitch around for one round to make the ruffled edge. Tie off yarn and weave in ends.
petals (make 6):
Sc in second ch from hook and in each ch across – 3 st. ch 1 and turn.
Sc 2 in first stitch. sc in next stitch. sc 2 in last stitch. There should be 5 stitches. ch 1 and turn.
Sc 2. sc in next 3 stitches. sc 2 in last stitch. There are 7 stitches in this row. ch 1 and turn.
Work next 4 rows even.
Sc in second stitch from hook. Sc next two stitches together. Sc in next stitch. Sc next two stitches together. Sc in last stitch. Ch1 and turn.
Sc in second stitch from hook. Sc next two stitches together. Sc next two stitches together. Ch 1 and turn.
Sc in second stitch from hook. Sc next two stitches together. Ch 1 and turn.
Sc two remaining stitche together. Tie off yarn. You should have a petal-shaped piece as shown below.
The edges of your petal will be rough, so join the yarn at bottom of petal. Working along the edge of the petal, pick up and sc 11 stitches. In the space at the top of the petal, sc 3 times. Pick up and sc 11 stitches down the other side of the petal. Tie off yarn and weave in ends. The edges of your petal should now be even and finished-looking.
Sew petals together to create the back of the flower.
Sew center onto the flower, and weave in all ends.
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