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Kate’s Poppy and Daisy Garland brings the last of the summer into your home!

Daisy and Poppy Garland

There’s nothing quite as quintessentially summer as wild poppies and daisies – and because they are two of my favourite flowers, I had them at my summer wedding 30 years ago! It was while I was looking back at wedding photos, as well as walking through the meadows around our home, that I decided I needed to have a go at making a poppy and daisy garland.

The contrast of the bright red of the poppies against the white of the daisies makes for a bright and cheerful garland and with the addition of some ivy leaves it will look perfect strung along any shelf or dresser.

Poppy and Daisy garland

For my Garland I worked with DMC Petra Perle No.3.  I used 1 x ball in each of the colours Red 5666, Gold 5745, Dark green 53011 and White 54460. The tutorial is written in UK crochet terminology, and I worked with a 2.5mm hook.

For the base of the garland I used two lengths of thin rope (approx. 3 metres in total) twisted together and held with florist’s wire, but you could also use some cord or lengths of twisted raffia. The finished length of my garland was approx. 1m long.

Poppy & daisy garland

In total I made 12 x daisies, 7 x poppies and 24 ivy leaves:

poppy and daisy garland

I blocked the flowers and sprayed them with a spray starch to help them to keep a good shape.

poppy and daisy garland

To make a poppy:

crochet poppy

Round 1: Make a Magic Ring and work 4 DC in to the ring.

Round 2: Work 2 DC in to each stitch, 8 sts. Sl St to join. You are now going to be working in rows rather than rounds as you make each of the four petals.

Row 3: WORKING IN TO THE FRONT LOOPS ONLY work 2 DC in to each of the next 4 stitches, chain 1 and turn.

crochet poppy

Row 4: DC 8, chain 1 and turn.

Row 5: *DC 1 , work 2 DC in to the next stitch*. Repeat from * to * to the end of the row, 12 sts. Chain 1 and turn.

Row 6: DC 12, chain 1 and turn.

Row 7: Decrease the first and last stitches by working 2 DC together, 10 sts. Chain 1 and turn.

Row 8: Decrease the first and last stitches by working 2 DC together, 8 sts. Chain 1 and turn.

Row 9: Decrease the first and last stitches by working 2 DC together, 6 sts. Chain 1 and turn. Finish off.

crochet poppy

Now rejoin your yarn back at the 5th stitch of Round 2 and WORKING IN TO THE FRONT LOOPS ONLY work 2 DC in to each of the next 4 stitches, chain 1 and turn.

Repeats Rows 4 to 9.

crochet poppy

You are now going to work the last two petals.

If you turn your poppy so that the wrong side is facing up you will see the raised stitches from the end of Round 2 where you had worked in to the front loops only. It is these 8 stitches that you will be working in to to make the third and fourth petal.

They are worked in exactly the same way as petals 1 and 2 , the only difference being that where petals 1 and 2 are at each side, petals 3 and 4 will be worked top and bottom.

So, rejoin your yarn in to the first stitch and repeat from Row 3 to Row 9.

crochet poppy

Now rejoin your yarn back at the 5th stitch of Round 2 and WORKING IN TO THE FRONT LOOPS ONLY work 2 DC in to each of the next 4 stitches, chain 1 and turn.

Repeats Rows 4 to 9.

crochet poppy

To finish your poppy off use a permanent black pen to colour in the dipped circle at the centre of the flower.

crochet poppy

To make a daisy:

crochet daisy

Round 1: Make a Magic Ring in Gold and work 6 DC in to the ring.

Round 2: Work 2 DC in to each stitch, 12 sts. Sl St to join. Finish off.

Making a petal:  Join in the White and *chain 7. Working back down the chain and starting in the second chain from the hook DC 1, HTR 5 and Sl St back in to the same stitch. Sl St in to the next stitch*  Repeat from * to * all the way around until you have 11 petals. Sl St to join and finish off.

crochet daisy

crochet daisy

To make an ivy leaf:

crochet ivy leaf

Round 1: Make a Magic Ring in Green and work 5 DC in to the ring.

Round 2: Work 2 DC in to each stitch, 10 sts. Sl St to join.

Round 3: *Work 1 DC in to the first stitch and then work 2 DC in to the next stitch*. Repeat from * to * all the way around, 15 sts. Sl St to join.

crochet ivy leaf

To make the first leaf point:  Chain 4. Working back along the chain and starting in the second chain from the hook, Sl St 1, DC 1, HTR 1. This will bring you back to the centre of the leaf, skip 1 stitch and Sl St back in to the central ring.

To make the second leaf point: Chain 5. Working back along the chain and starting in the second chain from the hook, Sl St 1, DC 1, HTR 1, TR 1. This will bring you back to the centre of the leaf, skip 1 stitch and Sl St back in to the central ring.

crochet ivy leaf

To make the third leaf point: Chain 7. Working back along the chain and starting in the second chain from the hook, Sl St 1, DC 1, HTR 1, TR 1, DTR 1, TTR 1. This will bring you back to the centre of the leaf, skip 2 stitches and Sl St back in to the central ring.

For leaf points 4 and 5 repeat leaf point 2 and then leaf point 1.

This will bring you back to the bottom of the leaf. Sl St 2 and chain 5. Working back along the chain and starting in the second chain from the hook, Sl St back to the base of the leaf, join with a Sl St. Sl St 1 and finish off.

crochet ivy leaf

To join your garland together:

For my garland I used 2 x lengths of rope approx. 1.5 m long. I twisted them together with a length of florists wire which held the twists in place. I worked a loop at each end, again securing this with wire.

To cover the wire I worked a long chain in the green yarn and wrapped this around the lenth of rope once it was twisted.

Garland

Once you have the base of your garland ready lay it out on a flat surface and carefully position your flowers and leaves where you want them to be. Once positioned I held them in place by poking a pin through the flower/leaf and in to the rope.

I used a strong needle and thread to sew the flowers and leaves in place along the rope. I found three or four stitches in each flower/leaf were enough to securely hold it in place.

Garland

garland

garland

garland

For more of Kate Eastwood’s gorgeous patterns and projects, follow her on Instagram and on her blog JustPootling!

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