Daffodil

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I designed a daffodil to celebrate spring. It is guaranteed never to wilt.

The flower is 14 cm in diameter and, including stem, is 35 cm tall.

This pattern is written in American crochet notation and uses a 2.5mm hook and 4 ply yellow and green wool.

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Stem

With green wool

Round 1: chain 8, slip stitch to form a ring

Rounds 2 – 50: sc in each stitch around (8 stitches)

Round 51: decrease the first two stitches together, sc in the next 6 stitches (7 stitches)

Rounds 52 – 61: sc in each stitch around (7 stitches)

Round 62: decrease the first two stitches together, sc in the next 5 stitches (6 stitches)

Rounds 63 – 72: sc in each stitch around (6 stitches)

Round 73: decrease the first two stitches together, sc in the next 4 stitches (5 stitches)

Rounds 74-75: sc in each stitch around (5 stitches)

Round 76: increase in the first stitch, sc in the next 4 stitches (6 stitches)

Round 77: sc in the first two stitches, increase, sc in the last three stitches (7 stitches)

Round 78: sc in the first 5 stitches, increase, sc in the last stitch (8 stitches)

Round 79: increase in the first stitch, sc in the next 7 stitches (9 stitches)

Round 80: sc in the first 4 stitches, increase, sc in the last four stitches (10 stitches)

Round 81: increase in the first stitch, sc in the next 9 stitches (11 stitches)

Round 82: sc in the first 5 stitches, increase, sc in the next 5 stitches (12 stitches)

Round 83: increase in the first stitch, sc in the next 11 stitches (13 stitches)

Round 84: sc in the first 6 stitches, increase, sc in the next 6 stitches (14 stitches)

Round 85: increase in the first stitch, sc in the next 13 stitches (15 stitches)

Trumpet

Change to yellow wool

Round 86: increase in the first stitch, sc in the next 6 stitches, increase in the next stitch, sc in the next 7 stitches (17 stitches)

Round 87: increase in the first stitch, sc in the next 7 stitches, increase in the next stitch, sc in the next 8 stitches (19 stitches)

Round 88: increase in the first stitch, sc in the next 8 stitches, increase in the next stitch, sc in the next 9 stitches (21 stitches)

Round 89: increase in the first stitch, sc in the next 9 stitches, increase in the next stitch, sc in the next 10 stitches (23 stitches)

Round 90: increase in the first stitch, sc in the next 10 stitches, increase in the next stitch, sc in the next 11 stitches (25 stitches)

Round 91: increase in the first stitch, sc in the next 11 stitches, increase in the next stitch, sc in the next 12 stitches (27 stitches)

Round 92: increase in the first stitch, sc in the next 12 stitches, increase in the next stitch, sc in the next 13 stitches (29 stitches)

Round 93: increase in the first stitch, sc in the next 13 stitches, increase in the next stitch, sc in the next 14 stitches (31 stitches)

Round 94 – 98: sc in each stitch around (31 stitches)

Round 99: increase in each stitch around (62 stitches)

Round 100: increase in the first stitch, sc in the next stitch – repeat (93 stitches).

Slip stitch, fasten off, weave in end.

Petals (make six)

With yellow wool

Row 1: chain 4, turn

Row 2: sc in each stitch (with a turning chain) (3 stitches)

Row 3: increase in the first stitch, sc, increase in the last stitch (5 stitches)

Row 4: sc in each stitch (5 stitches)

Row 5: increase in the first stitch, sc in the next 3 stitches, increase in the last stitch (7 stitches)

Row 6: sc in each stitch (7 stitches)

Row 7: increase in the first stitch, sc in the next 5 stitches, increase in the last stitch (9 stitches)

Row 8: sc in each stitch (9 stitches)

Row 9: increase in the first stitch, sc in the next 7 stitches, increase in the last stitch (11 stitches)

Rows 10 – 11: sc in each stitch (11 stitches)

Row 12: decrease the first two stitches together, sc in the next 7 stitches, decrease the last two stitches together (9 stitches)

Row 13: sc in each stitch (9 stitches)

Row 14: decrease the first two stitches together, sc in the next 5 stitches, decrease the last two stitches together (7 stitches)

Row 15: sc in each stitch (7 stitches)

Row 16: decrease the first two stitches together, sc in the next 3 stitches, decrease the last two stitches together (5 stitches)

Row 17: sc in each stitch (5 stitches)

Row 18: decrease the first two stitches together, sc in the next stitch, decrease the last two stitches together (3 stitches)

Row 19: decrease the remaining 3 stitches together, chain 1, fasten off, weave in end.

Stamen (make six, evenly spaced)

With yellow wool

Fold the flower inside out and attach the wool on the yellow part near where it transitions from green. Chain 6, fasten off, weave in ends.

Assembly

Block the petals and sew them on to the trumpet.

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You then need to find something to make the stem rigid yet bendy. I used part of an old wire coat hanger. Pop it into your stem and sew the end closed. You then need to find something to make your petals stand up. I used the wire from a deconstructed pipecleaner. Get a pipecleaner and twist it. It is made of two very fine pieces of wire that will separate, releasing the fluff. Weave this wire through the stitches at the back of each petal and tuck into the trumpet. Bend the ends so they don’t poke or come out.

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Then arrange your petals how you like them.

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Enjoy 🙂

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