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.