Free pattern! Crochet daffodils for Mother’s Day

Crochet daffodil

No flower says “hello March” better than the daffodil, so we couldn’t resist sharing this free pattern designed by Kath Webber, who blogs at Inverleith. Hook up a bunch to brighten your day or someone else’s. They’d make a perfect handmade gift for Mother’s Day! 

You will need
Phildar Phil Coton 4 (100% Cotton, 50g/85m), 1 ball of  Citron (63)
A 3mm (US C/2 or D/3) hook
Stitch marker(s)

Measurements
Finished daffodil measures approximately 10cm (4in) across
Abbreviations
Picot Ch3, ss into 3rd ch from hook
Pattern notes
The daffodils are worked using the amigurumi method. Work in a continuous spiral without closing off each round with a slip stitch. You may find it helpful to place a marker in the first st of each round and move it up as you work.

Pattern
Make a magic loop.
Round 1 (RS) Ch1 (does not count as st), 6dc into loop. [6 sts]
Round 2 2dc into each st around. [12 sts]
Round 3 (2dc into next st, 1 dc into next st) 6 times. [18 sts]
Round 4 (Ch8, ss into second ch from hook, 1dc into next ch, 1htr into next ch, 1tr into each of the next 2 ch, 1dtr into next ch, 1tr in final ch, skip next dc, ss into back loop only of each of next 2 dc) 6 times. [6 petals]
Round 5 *Working up the opposite side of the ch of the petal, work (1tr, 1dtr, 1tr into each of next 2 ch, 1htr, 1dc, ss in next ch, picot), ss into each of next 7 sts down the other side, skip 1 ss, 1dc into next ss. Repeat from * five times more.
Fasten off.

Centre of daffodil
Round 1 (RS) Rejoin Yarn B in front loop only of any dc in Round 3, ch1 (does not count as dc), 1dc into each dc around. [18 sts]
Rounds 2-4 1dc into each st around.
Round 5 (Picot, ss into st at base of ch and next 2 sts) 6 times.
Fasten off and weave in ends.

Finishing
Block daffodil to shape.

This pattern was originally featured in issue 28 of Simply Crochet, for more inspiring makes for Mother’s Day and Easter buy your copy here.