Design by Maria Jansson Brygt @Micmarmik
The story behind the pattern.
Last summer I crocheted a lot of Dahlia-Daisy squares, but I only made a pattern for the center part (the flower). The Dahlia-Daisy square can be crocheted in two different ways, hence the name. One variant becomes a Dahlia and the other a Daisy. Read more about it here.
First you need to do some Dahlia-Daisy flowers, as many as you need. Then you can make Daisy squares!
You can follow the chart below or you can find the Dahlia-Daisy flower pattern here.
The stitches in the pictures are the stitches I crocheted (not what they count as).
|Yarn||Scheepjes Catona – 100% Mercerized cotton|
|Size||2.95 × 2.95 inches (7.5 × 7.5 cm)|
|Click for explanations|
The pattern below can be adjusted, depending on your own preferences. For example:
- You can start each round with a standing stitch wherever possible, instead of a ch.
- You can end each round with an invisible join wherever possible, instead of a sl st.
- I prefer to weave in the ends after each round, for best result. You can choose to do that after finishing all rounds as well.
Please tag with @micmarmik and #dahliadaisysquare.
Dahlia-Daisy flower (round 1-5)
Crochet some Dahlia-Daisy flowers. Use the chart below or go to the pattern here.
When you have crocheted all the Dahlia-Daisy flowers you need to attach all loose yarn threads, if you haven’t already.
Daisy square (round 6-9)
6 Now we turn the Dahlia-Daisy flower into a Daisy square.
Change color. Turn the flower so the back is up. Start the round in the stitch that goes around sc r.4 (made by FPdc r.5).
*1 sc in the stitch that goes around sc r.4, ch 5, skip two stitches that goes around sc r.4* 4 times.
Finish with 1 sl st in the first sc. Do not cut the yarn. (Total 20 ch, 4 sc)
7 Continue with the same color.
The flower is still face down.
1 sl st to ch-5 sp, *«8 dc» (counts as ch 3, 7dc in first repetition) around ch-5 sp, ch 4* 4 times.
Finish with 1 sl st in the first dc. Do not cut the yarn. (Total 1 sl st, 16 ch, 32 dc)
8 Continue with the same color. Turn the flower so the front is up. On this round we attach the flower petals.
1 sl st around ch-4 sp, *«2 dc» (counts as ch 3, 1 dc in first repetition) around ch-4 sp, «1 dc BLO, ch 2, 1 dc BLO» in dc r.4 (between 2 sc r.5) and around ch-4 sp, «2 dc» around ch-4 sp, 1 dc in dc, 1 dc BLO in dc r.4 (between 2 sc r.5) and in next dc, 4 dc, 1 dc BLO in dc r.4 (between 2 sc r.5) and in next dc, 1 dc in dc* 4 times. Finish with 1 sl st in first dc. Do not cut yarn. (Total 8 ch, 56 dc)
9 Continue with the same color.
3 sc (counts as 1 ch, 2 sc), *«2 sc, ch 2, 2 sc» in ch-2 sp, 14 sc* 3 times, «2 sc, ch 2, 2 sc» in ch-2 sp, 11 sc.
Finish with 1 sl st in first sc. cut the yarn and fasten the yarn threads. (Total 8 ch, 72 sc)
|Repeat the instructions, for example: “*ch 1, 2 sc* 5 times” would mean “ch 1 followed by 2 sc, repeated five times”|
|**… **… times|
|Short repeats within a longer ones, for example: “*ch 1, **1 sc** 2 times* 5 times” would mean “ch 1 and a repeat of 2 sc; all repeated 5 times”|
|Stitches to be crocheted in the same stitch, for example: “«3 dc, ch 3, 3 dc» in the next stitch”|
|Replacement for first stitch on a round, for example: “ch 3 (counts as 1 dc)” would mean “ch 3 used instead of 1 dc as the initial stitch”|
|Sums up number of used stitches, for example: “ch 1 (counts as 1 sc), ch 2. (Total 2 ch, 1 sc)” would mean “used as 2 ch + 1 sc, in total”|
|ch sp||Chain space|
|BLO||Back loop only|
|FLO||Front loop only|
|sl st||Slip stitch|
|hdc||Half double crochet|
|lhdc||Long half double crochet|
|ldc||Long double crochet|
|dc3tog||Double crochet 3 together|
|dtr||Double treble crochet|
|FPsc||Front post single crochet|
|BPsc||Back post single crochet|
|FPhdc||Front post halfdouble crochet|
|FPdc||Front post double crochet|
|BPhdc||Back post half double crochet|
|BPdc||Back post double crochet|
|FPtr||Front post treble crochet|
|BPtr||Back post treble crochet|
|2FPdc||2 front post double crochet around same stitch|
|3FPdc||3 front post double crochet around same stitch|
|FPdc3tog||Front post double crochet 3 together|
|Pic||Picot made with ch 3, 1 sl st in first ch|
|ch4pic||Picot made with ch 4, 1 sl st in first ch|