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These cute little daisies can be used in many different ways. They look great sewn onto a green rug to create a grassy patch for a child’s playroom, or can be sewn in a line to make a pretty edging to cardies, blankets, bags – the list is endless. Try using one on its own to make a special party invitation or birthday card. With the addition of their green stalks, the daisies can be made into a chain for pretty headbands, garlands or necklaces. I have created a loop in the end of each stem so that the child can thread the daisies into a chain themselves. The last one in the chain will need to be tied to the first with a piece of thread or ribbon.

This pattern seems a bit fiddly until you get used to it, but once you’ve practised it a few times you will be able to make daisies without even looking, so it’s worth persevering.

I used Patons 100% Cotton 4-ply. (See Shade chart on page 123 for details of colours.)

You will need
1 pair 2.75 mm (US #2) needles and 4-ply cotton in yellow, white and green.

You could experiment with thin crochet cotton and even smaller needles if you want a very delicate daisy chain!

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  • Step 1

    Daisy centre (yellow)
    Cast on 24 sts
    Row 1 – {K2 tog} rep to end (12 sts)
    Row 2 – {K2 tog} rep to end (6 sts)
    Cut a long thread and pull it through all remaining sts on needle. Pull up tightly and fasten off.

  • Step 2

    Daisy petals (white)
    Attach thread to the beginning of the cast-on sts.
    Pick up and K the first stitch from the cast-on edge.

    Using the needle method of casting on (as if making a normal stitch, but leaving the stitch on the left-hand needle), make 5 extra sts.

    Cast these off immediately.

    You will need to pick up and knit the next stitch from the yellow cast-on edge to finish casting off the white petal. You will then be left with one stitch on the right needle.*
    Put the right needle in your left hand and again cast on 5 sts using the needle method.

    Cast off.

    Repeat this process 16 more times around the cast-on edge. This will mean you are picking up and knitting 2 in every 3 sts along the cast-on edge.

    You should be left with 18 petals.

    To finish the final petal, pick up one stitch in the base of the first petal, use it to cast off the last stitch, then cut the thread and pull it through this final stitch to fasten off.

    With the long yellow thread that you left, sew up the centre of the daisy.

  • Step 3

    Daisy stalk (green)
    Cast on 20 sts
    Row 1 – K16, Sl 1, K1, PSSO, yo x 2, Sl 1, K1, PSSO
    Cast off.

  • Step 4

    To make up
    Sew the stalk to the back of the daisy centre. Make sure the end with the hole in is the loose end and the other end is sewn to the flower, so that you can thread more stalks through the hole to make a chain.

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