Daisy Blanket Demystified
This post gets so many questions and comments that I thought it was high time I wrote a little more about it. Sumkoolskool was kind enough to send some nice close-ups of her daisy blanket to help out!
First of all, you can use this crochet daisy pattern or you can make some daisies on a loom like this. You’ll also need to familiarize yourself with the join-as-you-go technique. Finally, please keep in mind that I don’t have the actual pattern, and I haven’t made this blanket myself – this is just how I would do it if I were going to make one.
Make your first daisy. If you are doing it on a loom, you’ll need to single crochet a few loops together in the final round to make each petal, and you’ll want a total of 12 petals (follow the instructions for the final round on the crochet daisy post). Now, here’s the key: rather than think of your daisy motif as a circle, envision it as a hexagon.
Make your second daisy and stop halfway through the final round to join to the first flower. Use the join-as-you-go technique. I would use the slip stitch style join – to reduce bulk – because you’ll be joining at the single crochets at the end of each petal. Make the single crochet in the petal of the second daisy, slip stitch join to the single crochet of the first flower, chain 4, single crochet in the next petal of daisy 2, then slip stitch join to the next single crochet of daisy 1. Finish making the final round of the second daisy. Now you’ll have two daisies joined together at two petals.
Continue in this manner until your first row of daisies is as long as you’d like. Joins are shown by the blue dots below.
For the second and all consecutive rows, tuck your daisies up into the previous row’s nooks as shown below. You’ll have to join on two sides at the ends, and three sides in the middle, so plan accordingly for joining-as-you-go.
Here’s a mini diagram of how your blanket will look as you get knee-deep in it:
I am assuming you could also join in the spaces between the petals, rather than petal-to-petal. In this case, I would use the single crochet join.
Well, that’s all folks. I hope this helps a bit! If you do make this, I’d love to see photos – and if you have any more questions, just give me a shout!