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Published on September 3rd, 2016 | by Kate Eastwood

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Crochet Club: late summer daisy garland

Kate Eastwood’s glorious garland of daisies will look beautiful festooned over a mirror, brightening up a bed or looped across your kitchen window!

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As September starts there’s nothing lovelier than seeing all the late summer flowers appearing before autumn arrives, and with this in mind I have designed a daisy garland, with a nod to the arrival of those autumn colours.

Crochet Club: Late summer daisy garland by Kate Eastwood on the LoveCrochet blog

For my garland I used Sublime Egyptian Cotton DK, 1 ball  x 0321 (White), and 1 ball x 0385 (Apricot). You will also need a small amount of stuffing for the crochet beads and a length of ribbon to string the garland. I worked with a 3mm hook, and this tutorial is written in UK crochet terms. You can convert to US terminology using these handy conversion tables.

Crochet club: Sublime Egyptian Cotton DK on the LoveCrochet blog

Crochet club: late summer daisy garland by Kate Eastwood on the LoveCrochet blog

To make the daisies:

Begin by making a Magic Ring, and work 8 DC into the ring.

Pull the ring closed and SL ST to join.

Crochet club: late summer daisy garland by Kate Eastwood on the LoveCrochet blog

Now work 2 DC in to each stitch. 16sts.

SL ST to join and finish off. Sew in the ends.

Crochet Club: late summer daisy garland on the LoveCrochet blog

Crochet Club: late summer daisy garland on the LoveCrochet blog

Join in your second colour and chain 7. Beginning in the 2nd chain from the hook work 6 DC, bringing you back to the beginning of the chain.

SL ST in to the next stitch.

Crochet Club: late summer daisy garland on the LoveCrochet blog

Now chain 7 again and work the petal as before.

Continue making petals around the circle. I found 15 petals to be about the right amount, leaving you a stitch to SL ST back into to. Finish off. Sew in your ends.

C rochet club: late summer daisy garland by Kate Eastwood on the LoveCrochet blog

I decided to block and stiffen my daisies, which I did by spraying them with an ironing starch spray and then pinning them out onto a board to dry for a couple of days.

Crochet Club: late summer daisy garland by Kate Eastwood on the LoveCrochet blog

To make the crochet beads:

Round 1: Make a Magic Ring and work 6 DC into the ring.

Pull the ring closed and SL ST to join.

Crochet Club: late summer daisy garland on the LoveCrochet blog

Round 2: Work 2 DC in to each stitch 12 sts.

Round 3: Working in a continuous round, DC 36.

Round 4: Decrease 6 times, 6sts. Finish off leaving a long tail.

Crochet Club: late summer daisy garland by Kate Eastwood on the LoveCrochet blog

Stuff the bead and using a needle and the tail of yarn, run a gathering thread around the bottom of the bead and pull closed. Finish off and sew in the ends.

Once you have made your required number of daisies and beads simply thread them on to a length of ribbon and they are ready to be hung!

Crochet Club: late summer daisy garland on the LoveCrochet blog by Kate Eastwood

Match the daisy and bead shades to your own colourway!

Crochet Club: late summer daisy garland by Kate Eastwood on the LoveCrochet blog

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About the Author

Living just outside Bath, Kate is fortunate enough to be able to indulge two of her biggest loves -- living right in the middle of the countryside but within easy distance of retail therapy. When not working at her nursery school she loves nothing more than a day of pootling around, with crochet, sofa and tea being right at the top of the list.




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