Nothing says Springtime better than the spouting of daffodils. In celebration of the new season approaching, I’m going to share a crochet daffodil pattern for free!
I just love the freshness and excitement that Spring brings. Stick around, and I’ll show you how to crochet my cute daffodil flowers.
Hopefully, these crochet daffodils will help you capture that Springtime feeling, by creating a beautiful everlasting display for your home.
Crocheted daffodils can also be used to celebrate St. David’s Day, Easter, or Daffodil Day!
I have used DK (Light Worsted) weight yarn to create life sized daffodils, but you can change the size of your daffodils by using different yarn weights.
How to Crochet a Daffodil
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What You’ll Need to Crochet A Daffodil
I have used DK (Light Worsted) weight Acrylic yarn and 3mm hook to make daffodils measuring approximately 4.5″ in diameter (measuring the petals tip to tip) and 2″ deep (measuring from front of trumpet to base of petals), the stem can be any length you choose.
You can change the size of your daffodils by using different yarn weights. Use a crochet hook size a little smaller than the recommended for yarn size to keep the stitches tight, making the pieces stiffer.
As a guide, using Worsted/Aran weight yarn and a 4mm hook would make daffodils approximately 5.5″ wide by 2.5″ deep. Using Bulky/Chunky yarn and a 5mm hook would measure approximately 7″ wide by 3″ deep.
You’ll need 2 colours for your daffodil, a lighter yellow or cream for the petals, and darker yellow or orange for the trumpet. You’ll also need a green for the stem.
I have used Paintbox Yarns Simply DK acrylic yarn in Banana Cream (120), Daffodil Yellow (121) and Racing Green (127). You’ll only need a small amount of yarn for each daffodil (approx. 100yds or less of each colour).
You will also need some heavy duty garden wire, a yarn needle, a stitch marker, and scissors.
Gauge: Exact gauge isn’t too important. You just want to your stitches to be quite tight, to help keep the daffodil’s shape nice and firm. Use a crochet hook 1-2 sizes smaller than recommended for your chosen yarn.
Crochet Stitches & Terms Used For The Crochet Daffodils
This pattern is written using US crochet terms. Please refer to my Crochet Terms Conversion Chart for help with translating into UK terms.
(ch) Chain, (sl st) Slip Stitch, (sc) Single Crochet, (inc) Increase – 2sc in the same stitch, (dec) Decrease (invisible) – hook through the front loops only of the next 2 stitches and make a sc, (hdc) Half Double Crochet, (dc) Double Crochet.
We will also be fastening off with Invisible Joins – Cut yarn leaving a yarn tail of at least a couple of inches, pull the tail up through the middle of the last stitch, use your yarn needle to thread the end through the second stitch along and back through the middle of the last stitch. Pull to create a faux stitch top over the first stitch. Thread the tail up through the back loop of the real first stitch to hook onto the stitch and then weave in your end to secure. See here for a photo tutorial.
Numbers shown in ( ) at the end of each row/round indicates the number of stitches you should have at the end of that row/round.
To help you read this pattern, the commas represent each stitch or the number of stitches after x. For example: “sc, inc,” would mean sc into next st, increase (2sc) in the following st. Or “sc x3, inc,” would mean sc into each of the next 3 stitches, followed by increase (2 sc) in the following st.
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Crochet Daffodil Pattern Pattern Notes
To make these daffodils, we will make the parts and piece the together as we go. We will start with the Corona (cup or trumpet section), then make the inner Stigma (pollen) details attached to the wire, and then add the outer Petals sections, before finishing off with the stem around the wire.
We will work the Corona and back of the Petals sections in continuous rounds. Use a stitch marker to keep track of your first stitch.
Crocheting the Daffodil Corona aka Trumpet section
Using your darker shade of Yellow or Orange, start with a slip knot and ch2 loosely,
4sc into the second ch from hook (4)
We want a small hole in the middle for the wires to go through later.
Tip: Crochet around your starting tail as you go, as it would be difficult to weave it in later.
sc in each st (4)
inc in each st (8)
sc in each st (8)
*sc, inc,* repeat between * 4 times (12)
sc in each st (12)
*sc, inc,* repeat between * 6 times (18)
sc in each st (18 for 5 rounds)
sl st to join into the first sc after the last round
turn to work in the opposite direction, ch1, *2sc, 3sc,* repeat between * 9 times (45) Fasten off with an invisible join and weave in ends.
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Making the Stigma & Stamens (Pollen) section of the Crochet Daffodil
Cut a piece of your wire, a little over twice the length you want your stem, and fold this piece in half.
Cut 3 strands of your darker shade of yarn, approximately twice the length of your Corona piece. Cut a strand of your lighter shade of yarn approximately 4 times the length of the other strands. These will create your stigma and stamen details.
On each of the 3 darker strands, tie knots at both ends. Keep the knots close to the ends and trim off the excess at the tips.
Take your lighter strand of yarn and tie this to the wire at the centre bend. Keep tying the ends together, creating knot over knot, until it measures the same length as the darker strands folded in half. Finish with tying a large knot with both ends together and trim off the excess.
Place the 3 darker strands through the wire bend and fold in half around the wire. Pinch the wire closed at the bend to flatten and hold the strands in place, you may use pliers or use something hard to squash the wires together against a hard surface. Cut a long length of lighter yarn and wrap this around the wires just below the bend. Continue wrapping, going up 1/4 of the way up the stigma/stamen strands, and back down to the wire. Tie the end to the starting tail end to secure and trim off excess.
Feed the ends of the wire through the middle of the Corona piece and pull all the way down, so the Stigma/Stamens sit inside of the Corona piece. You can squash the wrapped yarn together more, or spread it out, to adjust how it sits inside the Corona. You want it to be about level with the front edge.
Crocheting the Daffodil Petals
We will start with making 6 petals. With your lighter yarn, chain 11,
Starting from the 2nd ch from hook, sc x2, hdc x3, sc x4, 3sc in the last ch, continue along the other side of the starting chain sc x4, hdc x3, sc x2, (21)
sc in the edge ch to make a stitch at the base (this is the first skipped chain at the start), 2sc in the first st, sc x9, [hdc, dc, hdc] in the end stitch for the tip, sc x9, 2sc (26)
Fasten off with an invisible join leaving a tail. Weave the tail end up the back of the petal going across the centre, side to side, to stiffen up the petal. Weave in and trim the excess ends to finish.
Repeat to make 6 petals.
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Crocheting The Back Of The Daffodil pattern
We will now work the Back and join the 6 petals together. You will have 3 sc stitches along the base of each petal, we will use these for joining.
We will be working along the wrong sides of the petals so that the right side faces front when complete. The Back section will be worked in continuous rounds, use a stitch marker to keep your first stitch.
Join yarn to the base sc stitch of any petal, remember to join on the wrong side,
sc in the same stitch as join, sc in the next st (the corner stitch), *pick up another petal and sc x3 along the base of the new petal (along the wrong side again),* repeat between * for each of the 4 remaining petals, sc in the other corner st of the first petal (18)
sc in each st (18)
*sc, dec,* repeat between * 6 times (12)
sc in each st (12)
*sc, dec,* repeat between * 4 times (8)
sc in each st (8 for 2 rounds)
dec x4 (4) Fasten off your petal colour here.
Join Green yarn and sc in each st (4)
inc x4 (8)
sc in each st (8 for 2 rounds)
dec x4 (4)
Use a stitch marker or pull the loop long to hold your stitch.
Piecing together and Crocheting the Daffodil Stem
To complete this crochet daffodil pattern, we’ll connect the pieces and crochet the stem around the wires.
Feed your wire ends (with the Corona and Stigma pieces attached) through the centre of this piece and pull down to fit the Corona snuggly into the Back piece.
Replace the working loop onto the hook and crochet around both wires to create the stem. Continue for as long as you want your stem.
If you prefer, you can make your working loop big enough to fit your yarn ball through and fasten off the last stitch, and then just wrap the Green yarn around the wires instead.
You have now finished my crochet daffodil pattern. Make a few more and pop them in a vase or glass for a lovely Springtime display. To help them stand nicely, you could use some modelling clay at the bottom of the vase to poke the stems into, and cover up the clay with some yarn.
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