I’ve called these ‘Daisy Chain Hexies’ because the petals of the daisies are made out of chains and they’re finished off in a hexagon shape. It’s seemed as good a name as any and a better one than most.
Having had a few requests about how to make them I thought it was about time for a sharing post. These little motifs are fun and fast and very addictive. You’ll soon end up with a stack of them just itching to be made into something beautiful!
I’ve written the pattern out below, followed by a set of annotated photos for those of you who prefer a few visuals to help you along.
Materials: Light Worsted Weight (DK) yarns in all your favorite colors. The centers of my daisies are yellow and then the petals and hexagons are made from odds and ends left over from other projects. It’s all rather random, but I think that just adds to the charm.
Equipment: 3 mm crochet hook, scissors, yarn needle.
A note on terminology: I have used US terms in this pattern. The stitches you will need are: slst (slip stitch), sc (single crochet), dc (double crochet), ch (chain) and ch sp (chain space).
UK terminology replaces sc (single crochet) with dc (double crochet) and replaces dc (double crochet) with tr (treble crochet).
(For more info on the differences between US and UK terminology see the conversion chart at the bottom of my free patterns page).
Round brackets ( ) indicate a group of stitches to be worked into the same st/ch sp.
Square brackets [ ] indicate a group of stitches to be worked the amount of times stated after the brackets.
With yellow yarn make 2 ch.
Rnd 1: 6 sc into second ch from hook, join with a slst to first sc. Cut yarn. (6 sts)
Rnd 2: Pull a loop of blue yarn through the slst, *(slst, 5 ch, slst) in next st, repeat from * to end. Cut yarn and fasten off. (6 petals made)
Tie the matching coloured yarn ends together in pairs at the back of the work. Darn in the ends and trim close to work.
Rnd 3: Pull a loop of green yarn through any 5 ch sp, [4 ch, slst in next 5 ch sp] 6 times.
Rnd 4: (Slst, 3 ch, 2 dc, 2 ch, 3 dc) in next 4 ch sp, *(3 dc, 2 ch, 3 dc) in next 4 ch sp. Repeat from * to end. Slst in top of 3 ch to join. Cut yarn and fasten off, leaving a 14″ (35 cm) length of yarn. Thread the long yarn tail to the back of the work and sew through the back of the next few stitches until you reach a corner. This long yarn can be used for joining the hexagon to another.
1: With yellow yarn make 2 ch. 2: 6 sc in second ch from hook.
3: Join with a slst in first st. Cut yellow yarn. 4: Pull a loop of blue yarn through the slst.
5: Pull on end of yellow yarn to tighten slst. 6: Slst in next st.
7: Make 5 ch and slst in same stitch as first slst. 8: Make a slst, 5 ch, and a second slst in each st around. You will now have 6 petals. Cut blue yarn and fasten off.
9: Knot the blue yarn ends together. Do the same with the yellow yarn ends. 10: Use your yarn needle to weave in all ends. Trim ends close to work.
11: Your finished flower will look like this. 12:Pull up a loop of green yarn in any of the 5 ch sp.
13: Make 4ch. 14: Slst in next 5 ch sp.
15: Continue making 4 ch followed by a slst into next 5 ch sp to the end of the round. 16: Slst into next 4 ch sp.
17: Make 3 ch. 18: Make 2 dc in first 4 ch sp, followed by 2 ch.
19: Make 3 dc in first 4 ch sp. 2o: Make 3 dc, 2 ch and 3 dc in next 4 ch sp.
21: Continue making 3dc, 2 ch, 3 dc in each 4 ch sp to end of round. 22: Join with a slst in top of 3 ch from beginning of round.
23: Cut green yarn, leaving a 14″ (35 cm) tail. This will be used to join one of the sides of the hexagon to its neighbour. 24: Pull yarn end through to fasten off.
25: Weave in the first yarn end on the back of the work. 26: Thread long yarn end from front to back of next stitch.
27: You should now have a neat, barely noticeable join in the edge of your crochet. 28: Thread the yarn end along the back of the work to one of the corners.
Your yarn is now in the perfect place to begin joining this edge to the next hexagon when you come to join the motifs for your blanket, cushion, scarf or whatever else you would like to make.
I’ll be creating a tutorial for joining and finishing off the blanket next, including how to make half hexagons for filling in the edges of a blanket neatly.
In the meantime I hope you have fun making up your own rainbow of Daisy Chain Hexis!
Happy Easter and Happy Spring Bank Holiday Weekend to you all!