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Spring daffodils free crochet pattern
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SPRING DAFFODILS FREE CROCHET PATTERN
I have used DK 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 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 will need
A light Yellow or Cream colour for the petals
A darker/bright Yellow or Orange colour for the corona (inner cup/trumpet part)
Green yarn for the stem
Garden wire (heavy duty)
Yarn needle & scissors
Stitches/terms used in this pattern
(mr) Magic ring, (sc) Single crochet, (hdc) Hald Double crochet, (inc) Increase – 2sc in same st, (dec) Decrease (invisible)
Invisible Join – Technique used for fastening off at the end of rounds. Cut yarn, pull end up through the middle of last stitch, use your yarn needle to thread the tail end through under the first st of round, and back through the middle of the last stitch, pull tight to touch the first and last stitch of round. Secure the end by weaving into the back of work and cut off excess. Numbers shown in ( ) indicates the number of stitches you should have at the end of the row/round.
Start with the Corona – Daffodils free crochet pattern
Using your darker shade, start with a slip knot and ch2 loosely,
R1. sc x4 into the second ch from hook (4) We want a small hole in the middle for the wires to go through later.
R2. sc in each st (4)
R3. inc in each st (8)
R4. sc in each st (8)
R5. *sc, inc,* repeat between * 4 times (12)
R6. sc in each st (12) R7. *sc, inc,* repeat between * 6 times (18)
R8.-R12. sc in each st (18 for 5 rounds) sl st to join into the first sc after the last round
R13. 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.
Stigma & stamens – Daffodils free crochet pattern
Cut a piece of your wire, a little over twice the length you want your stem.
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.
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Petals – Daffodils free crochet pattern
We will start with making 6 petals, with your lighter yarn, chain 11,
R1. starting from the second 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)
R2. 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.
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.
Back – Daffodils free crochet pattern
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,
R1. 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)
R2. sc in each st (18)
R3. *sc, dec,* repeat between * 6 times (12)
R4. sc in each st (12)
R5. *sc, dec,* repeat between * 4 times (8)
R6.-R7. sc in each st (8 for 2 rounds)
R8. dec x4 (4) Fasten off your petal colour here.
R9. Join Green yarn and sc in each st (4)
R10. inc x4 (8)
R11.-R12. sc in each st (8 for 2 rounds)
R13. dec x4 (4)
Pull the loop long to hold your stitch.
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.
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