It’s St David’s Day! Yay!!! Whoo Hooo. I love, love, love this day more than all the other festivals and events in the year – except maybe Christmas day if my presents are good.
For me, its an opportunity to revel in the fact that I am Welsh. That my land is beautiful, my flag is cool, my national anthem is heart-rippingly good and my people are wonderful. Oh, and also that the Welsh rugby team is awesome. Its also a chance to wear a daffodil and eat cawl.
So, in celebration of all things Welsh I have designed a Daffodil Hexagon to share with the world. Think of Wales when you make it!
Yarn: Light Worsted / DK weight yarn in:
Colour A – Dark Yellow
Colour B – Light Yellow
Colour C – Green
Hook: 5mm / H Crochet Hook. When using heavier or lighter weight yarn use an appropriate hook size.
This pattern uses US crochet terminology.
Special Stitches: Cluster
[yo, pull up loop in next dc, yo, pull through two loops on hook]. Rep in next two dc (4 loops on hook). yo and pull through all loops on hook.
With Colour A make a Magic Ring.
Round 1 – ch1 and work 6 sc in the ring. Join by sl st to first sc made. – 6 sc made.
Round 2 – Working in the Front Loop only, ch3 in same place (counts as 1 dc). Work 1 dc in Front Loop of each sc around. Join by sl st in 3rd ch of initial ch3. – 6 dc made.
Round 3 – ch1 and sc in same place, ch1. In each st work sc, ch1. Join by sl st to first sc made. End Colour A. – 6sc and 6 ch1sps made.
Round 4 – You will now be working in the back loop which you didn’t work into on Round 2.
Join Colour B in any back loop of stitch on R 2. ch3 (counts as 1 dc), 2dc in same, ch2. In back loop of next stitch work 3dc, ch2. Rep * to * three times. In next stitch work 3dc. Join in 3rd ch of initial ch3 by working a hdc.
Round 5 – * ch3, Cluster, ch3, sl st in ch2 *. Rep * to * five times. End Colour B. – 6 petals made.
Round 6 – Join Colour C in top of any petal. Ch1. * sc in top of petal. In ch2sp of Round 4 work 2dc, tr, 2dc *. Rep * to * five times. Join by sl st to first sc made.
Round 7 – ch3 (counts as 1 dc). Dc in next three sts. * In tr work (dc, tr, dc). Dc in each stitch to next tr *. Rep * to * four times. In next tr work (dc, tr, dc). Dc in each st to start of round and join to top of initial ch3. End Colour C.
Weave in ends.
Oh! I like that! Have to give it a try. Enjoy your Welsh cakes.
Lovely hexagon. Happy St David's Day
Hooray.. Thank you for your hexagon daffodil pattern.. I ll try to make it in a very short time. By the way all your works are very beautiful.. Best wishes..
gorgeous…..I've been looking fir something as pretty as this…. Thank you. x
luv daffodils – thk you for pattern
This is beautiful but would love if it was printed in the British terminology, I struggle with the U.S.one
Lovely! A blanket made with These would look so cool.
Its available to download in British terms on Ravelry…http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/daffodil-hexagon-2
I'll post the British terms on here soon too.
A friend just posted this on my FB timeline – it's fab but I must ask – do you have the UK terms for this pattern?
Thanks from welsh crochet fan, Jo
aka Crafty Gifts & Cards on facebook
Yes, you can download the UK version from my Ravelry store… http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/daffodil-hexagon-2
Otherwise, I'm going to do a photo tutorial which I'll post on Saturday.
PS: love your fb page!
Thank you… xx
I'm following you on Fb & your blog too – just fab crochet..!!
Thanks for liking my Fb page – I'm on blogger to – same title, Crafty Gifts & Cards. Pop in sometime… 🙂
Thanks for the daffodil pattern. I want to make some for Relay for Life to fundraise for cancer research. I was looking for a triangle one for bunting but this will work. 🙂
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