Our crocheted daffodil tutorial.
In this tutorial you will be “guided” through my pattern for a crocheted daffodil. Now, just to warn you, I’ve not done one of these before, so it may not be exactly as you’re used to from other blogs, but maybe you’ll end up with a lovely daffodil, and maybe you won’t. If you don’t it’s not my fault. I just wanted to get that out there, right from the off.
Because my personality is evenly split between working really really hard, all day, into the wee hours, right up until I drop; and being really really lazy, if there are any errors or omissions in this tutorial, you’ll have to work your own way through it, because I can’t be bothered to go back upstairs and do a new step by step photographic guide, not least because the light has now changed, so the photos will be all sunshiny and have shadows and stuff. So! Here it is… how to crochet a daffodil.
HINT AND TIP
Read the words as well as looking at the pictures…
I bought some lovely, soft, plumptious Cascade 220 100% wool Aran (worsted) weight yarn in lemon yellow (4147) and natural (8010), from Wool Warehouse. It really is a lovely yarn, but… it comes in a 100g skein. Boo! Now I know that skeins make some people think it’s better quality or summink, but in my mind, it’s just a pain, because you have to turn it into a ball first, otherwise, it gets tangled and turns into a yarn spaghetti mess. Now, I’ve already referred to my natural proclivity towards idleness, so I undid it, tied a bit of spare yarn around it, and went in for the kill, risking spending the next 2 days untangling. My risk paid off. No.1 son didn’t have to stand holding the yarn whilst I wound the yarn winder. I had a moan-free evening.
- Oddments of Aran weight yarn in cream and yellow.
- 4.5mm crochet hook.
Abbreviations (UK Terms):
- ch – chain st.
- dc – double crochet
- hk – hook
- htr – half treble crochet
- sl st – slip stitch
Begin here: ROUND 1
Make a magic ring, ch4, dc into 2nd ch from hk, dc into next 2 ch, sl st into magic ring. NB work on just one side of the chain only (round 2 requires you to work into the other side).
Repeat 5 more times.
Now working on the other side of the ch, where indicated, from the bottom up, work 1 dc, 1 htr, 1 dc into ch.
Work 1 picot as follows: 2ch, 1 dc into 2nd st from hk.
Work sl st into sl st from round 1.
Repeat around remaining 5 petals, fasten off.
Tighten magic ring, sew in loose ends.
Make a magic ring, and work 6 dc into ring. Work a 2nd round of DC.
Then work a round of picot, by working 2 ch, dc into 2nd ch from hk.
sl st into next dc.
Continue to end.
Fasten off, sew in loose ends, ensuring both strands end up at the bottom of the trumpet.
Using a large eyed needle, pass the two strands through the centre of the petals.
Sew securely in place, and voila! You have something that resembles a squashed daffodil! NEXT! Get that iron out and steam block the petals. I had the iron on hot, and steamed it to death. That’s ok with this yarn, you might want to tread carefully with other brands, (especially acrylics). You might even want to wet block if the yarn has a high natural fibre content.
I attached brooch backs to the reverse sides of mine. They’ll be at Hut No.13 this weekend (if we can get there).
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