Friday, October 26, 2012

daisy chain crochet flower tutorial ...


 so now & then i make up a few of these sweet
spring flower crochet garlands
... x12 flowers all in a daisy chain
 did you ever try that as a child?
split the stem of one picked daisy flower
so you could link up the next one?
well these are the perennial type ...
... they won't wilt on you or fall apart
they come in some lovely colours
& can be worn like a funky scarf / neck piece
or hung up as a sweet garland decoration
you can find them all neatly packaged & ready to go
isn't he the spunky helper hey!!

but if you'd like to make your own
I've written a little tutorial for you!
yep ... i'm sharing the love here .... 
& you're welcome to also check out my little Christmas Bauble Tutorial

Daisy Chain Crochet Flower Tutorial

here's a little "how to"
what means what ... or what i understand it to mean ....
chain = ch = one loop on hook, yarn over & pull through first chain
slip stitch = slst = insert hook, yarn over, pull the loop back through the loop on your hook.
single crochet = sc = insert hook, yarn over, pull through the loop through the stitch = 2 loops on the hook, yarn over & pull through both loops on the hook
double crochet = dc = yarn over, insert hook, yarn over, pull the loop back through the stitch (3 loops on hook), yarn over & pull through the first 2 loops on the hook (2 loops remaining on hook), yarn over & pull through last 2 loops.
half double crochet = hdc = yarn over, insert hook, yarn over, pull the loop back through the stitch (3 loops on hook), yarn over & pull through all 3 loops on hook
what to do ...
choose a lovely yarn & colour ....
chain stitch 4 & join into a ring
first round is worked into the ring
round 1 - chain (ch) 2, then double crochet (dc) x11 times
then join with a slip stitch (slst) = 12 spokes on the wheel

round 2 - now you're working into the gaps between the  stitches
chain 4, miss a stitch then single crochet (sc) into the next stitch, chain 3, miss a stitch then single crochet (sc) into the next .... continue so that you have x6 chain loops around the wheel ... these are the foundations for the x6 petals ...


round 3 - now you're working into the chain loops around the center .... to make the petal shapes...
slst, sc, hdc, dc, hdc, sc, slst






















repeat this into each loop to create each petal

then chain as long as you like in-between each flower & repeat ... i make mine 20 chain stitches
hope that's all as clear as mud!! ....

3 comments:

Larissa said...

These are so gorgeous! I remember making daisy chains with my mum and dad when I was really little - happy memories :)

nicole kane said...

ooh how sweet!
i'll definitely have to whip up one of my own :D
good for little scraps of wool i'd imagine!
best of luck tomorrow :D i'll be thinking of you lovely ladies
xo

Karen said...

Would I dare try... I think it'd be easier to buy one you've made!
Good luck tomorrow - I hope all goes brilliantly.