Thursday, April 4, 2013

Daffodil Flower


by M. J. Joachim
All patterns for A – Z Challenge 2013 are originals designed and created by me, so please abide by all copyright laws. However, you are more than welcome to link to my work. In fact, I would very much appreciate it if you do. Thank you!
Base Petals
Step 1:  Chain 4, slip stitch into 1st chain to make a ring; chain 3 (counts as 1st double crochet); make 11 more dc in center of ring; join with slip stitch to top chain of 1st dc in round.
Step 2:  Chain 7, single crochet in 1st chain; make 1 half double crochet in next chain and 1 dc in following chain; make 1 triple crochet in each of the last 3 chain stitches
Step 3:  Slip stitch in 2nd dc from hook on center from Step 1
[Repeat Steps 2 & 3 (five more times) – 6 petals complete. Join last petal to bottom of 1st petal with a slip stitch.]
Finish off. Weave in loose ends.
Flower Cup
Step 1:  Chain 2, make 6 single crochet in 2nd chain from hook; join with slip stitch to 1st sc
Step 2:  Chain 1, single crochet in same place; make 2 single crochet in next stitch and 1 single crochet in following stitch around. Join with slip stitch to 1st sc
Step 3:  Chain 1, front loop only (flo) single crochet in same place; flo single crochet in each stitch around; join with slip stitch to 1st sc in round
Step 4:  Chain 3 (counts as 1st dc), flo double crochet in each stitch around; join with slip stitch to top chain of 1st dc.
Step 5:  Chain 3, single crochet in next double crochet
[Repeat Step 5 around; join with last single crochet in 1st stitch at beginning of round]
Finish off. Weave in loose ends.


Daffodil Assembly
Step 1:  Take 2 pieces of pipe cleaner and wind them together
Step 2:  Insert pipe cleaner through bottom center of flower base, then through bottom center of cup


Step 3:  Bend pipe cleaner in center of flower down, to secure all pieces together
Step 4:  Gently pull up on cup and out on base petals, to shape flower




Thank you for visiting Lots of Crochet Stitches.
M. J.
Photo credit:  Daffodil purchased at local market, Jasssmit, PD – Wikipedia Project
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