This realistic free crochet daffodil pattern is designed to stand in a vase, or be used in a beautiful bouquet of crocheted flowers. My daffodil pattern is easy to follow, involves simple stitches, and takes very little yarn or time to create.
Daffodils are the ultimate sign of Spring around here. Having a bunch in a crocheted vase on my desk all year is certainly going to add a cheerful dash of color to my days!
Your Equipment List
- Orange DK yarn
- Yellow DK yarn
- Green DK yarn
- 3mm crochet hook
- Pipe cleaners (for stem support)
- Tapestry or yarn needle
I used Premier Value yellow DK yarn, King Cole’s Prize orange DK yarn and Sirdar Snuggly green DK yarn for my daffodils. You should find any yarn of the same weight works up similarly, just remember that for some fibers like high percentage cotton you might need to slightly increase your hook size. Which will in turn slightly increase the overall size of your crocheted daffodil flowers.
You’ll find the following crochet abbreviations in this pattern:
- sc – single crochet
- 2sc – make two single crochets into the same stitch
- sc2tog – use one single crochet to join two stitches together
- hdc – half double crochet
- dc – double crochet
- htr – half treble crochet
- tr – treble crochet
- slst – slip stitch
You’ll also need to be confident making magic circles and chaining.
Your Free Crochet Daffodil Pattern
Your crochet daffodil will be made in a few different sections, using orange and yellow yarn for the flower head and green yarn for the stem and leaves.
Crochet Daffodil Trumpet
Work the trumpet in your orange DK yarn with your 3mm crochet hook.
Make a magic circle of eight stitches (8)
2sc x 8 (16)
Round 3 – 8
1sc x 16 (16)
*Make (1sc, 1dc, 1sc) into the same stitch, then slst into the next stitch. Repeat from * for the length of the round.
When you have completed the circle in this repetitive pattern, attach your yarn onto a needle and weave the loose end into the trumpet until it emerges from the base of this section, which will be your starting magic circle.
Crochet Daffodil Petals
Each of your crochet daffodil flowers will need six petals, arranged in threes around the base of the trumpet’s magic circle.
Work the petals in your yellow DK yarn with your 3mm crochet hook.
Make a magic circle of six stitches (6)
2sc x 6 (12)
(1sc, 2sc) x 6 (18)
(1sc x 2, 2sc) x 6 (24)
Your fifth round will be an incomplete round. Finish when you get to the end of the following instructions:
hdc, dc, htr, tr, htr, dc, hdc, sc, slst
This will give you a defined end to your petals, when you attach them together this end will be the one that is exposed around the trumpet.
Sewing Your Crochet Daffodil’s Petals Together
You are going to sew the petals onto the trumpet in two groups.
The first group of three will be attached onto the magic circle of the trumpet using the orange yarn tail emerging from there. Weave in and out to secure them tightly in place.
You’ll now switch to using a scrap of the yellow yarn to attach your next three petals. Line them up so that they cover each gap between the petals, giving a complete flower head when you look from the front.
Crochet Daffodil Stems
You’ll want to use a section of pipe cleaner to give structure to your crochet flower stems. Work in your green yarn using your 3mm crochet hook.
Chain 40 + 1
Row 2 – 5
1sc x 40, turn, ch 1
Wrap around the section of pipe cleaner and hand sew down the edges.
When you’ve finished your flower you can hand sew the stem to it. Bend the end of the stem nearest to the head of the daffodil flower to give that classic position.
How to Crochet Daffodil Leaves
You are going to crochet your daffodil’s leaves in rows rather than rounds, working from a starting chain. Continue to work in your green yarn using your 3mm crochet hook.
Make a chain of 41 stitches
Slst x 5, sc x 5, hdc x 25, sc x 4, 3sc (33)
Rotate and work into the back edge of your starting chain.
sc x 4, hdc x 5, dc x 5, hdc x 5, sc x 5, slst x 5
When you’ve made your leaf, you can sew it onto the stem using a section of your green yarn. I suggest joining it at the base of the stem, and one or two further points along the way up.
Your Crochet Daffodil Flower Bouquet
If you are creating a bunch of daffodils, I think they look best in groups of three or four. You can vary the shades of yarn to give variation, and consider only adding leaves to one or two of them for variation.
Lucy Kate, x