Friday, February 24, 2017

Crochet Daffodils

My mom and I love daffodils. I get impatient and start early by buying pre-cut flower stems at the grocery store. Here in the UK, they start selling early February. So even though it's a bit cold and gloomy, I've got a little bit of Spring inside. Daffodils grow wild here and you'll start seeing their bright heads sometime in March. I decided to make a daffodil I could keep around all year if I wanted! Enjoy!


Crochet Daffodil


Yellow yarn
White yarn
Green yarn

Sturdy floral wire
Size G/6 Crochet Hook for flower
Size F/5 Crochet Hook for stem

I used Drops Muskat 100% Cotton, but you can use any yarn and coordinating hook. Hobby Lobby's I Love That Cotton would work nice as well.

sc--single crochet
dc--double crochet
tr--treble crochet
dtr--double treble
ch--chain

Picot--ch 2 slip stitch into top of the previous dtr stitch just made.



TRUMPET

Using a G Hook.
Row 1: 6 sc in Magic Ring. Slip stitch into first sc. Ch 1. 6
Row 2: 2 sc in each stitch around. Slip stitch into first ch 1. Ch 1. 12
Row 3: In back loop only, 1 sc in each stitch around. Slip stitch into first sc. 12
Rows 4-7: Working in the round, 1 sc in each stitch around. 12
Row 8: 1 sc in next stitch, *ch 2, sc in next stitch* 11 times. Ch 2. Slip stitch into first sc. Tie off. 12




PETALS – 6

Row 1: With trumpet opening facing you, join yarn with a standing sc in first front loop of row 3 from Trumpet part. 1 sc in same stitch. 2 sc in front loop only of next 11 stitches. Join with a slip stitch to first sc. Ch 1. 24

Row 2: *Sc in next stitch, ch 2, dc in next stitch, (tr, dtr, picot, dtr, tr) in next stitch, dc in next stitch. ch 2.* Repeat from *to* 6 times. Slip stitch to starting ch 1. Tie off. Weave in ends.
Row 2: VARIATION. *Sc in next stitch, ch 2, (dc, tr) in next stitch, (dtr, picot, dtr) in next stitch, (tr, dc) in next stitch, ch 2.* Repeat from * to * 6 times. Slip stitch to starting ch 1. Tie off.



STEM

I used an F hook for the stem to make it a bit thinner.
Worked in the round.
Row 1: 6 sc in Magic Ring.
Row 2-24: 1 sc in each stitch around. 6 (You can make these rows as long or short as desired.)
Row 25: 2 sc in first stitch, 1 sc in next 5 stitches. 7
Rows 26-28: 1 sc in each stitch around. 7
Row 29: *2 sc in next stitch, 1 sc in each of next 2 stitches* Repeat *to* 3 times. 9





Add a wire through the stem bottom to top to add stability and allow for posing the flowers.  Fill the top of the stem with a little polyester filling.  Sew stem to bottom of trumpet.






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