29 May 2013

 
 
 
DAISY CHAIN NECKLACE
 

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ABBREVIATIONS
st(s): stitch(es) 

MATERIALS
2 dpns size 2.25mm (US 1)
4 ply (fingering) yarn in white, green and yellow
(I used Debbie Bliss Rialto 4 ply in white, leaf and amber)
darning needle
safety pin 

This pattern uses i-cord technique for a video tutorial see the knitting help website - click here (scroll down page)

PETALS
For the necklace in the photo, I made 8 flowers.
With white, cast on 2 sts, leaving a long yarn tail aprox 20cms.
Continue with i-cord until work measures aprox 40cms.
Break yarn and place 2 sts onto safety pin.

DAISY CENTRE and STEM
With yellow, cast on 2 sts.
Continue with i-cord until work measures 6cms.
Change to green yarn. Leave a long yarn tail for both the yellow and the green yarn (the tails should be aprox 20cms long).
Continue with i-cord until the green stem measures aprox 10cms.
For the necklace in the photo, I used six stems of 10cms and two stems of 15cms to give a random look.
Any length of stem can be used, always i-cord a further 1cm to the required length as this is needed to make the “link”.
Fasten off. 

TO ASSEMBLE
PETALS
Thread the yarn tail onto a darning needle.
Measure 2cms along the i-cord and fold. Thread needle through the base of the first petal.

 Continue with concertina folding and threading the needle though the base of the petals.
 
Continue folding and sewing until there are nine petals.
Remove 2 sts from safety pin and rip back to the end of the ninth petal.
Fasten off the two sts and loose yarn in petal.
With the other yarn tail join the petals in a circle and pull the yarn tight.
Secure yarn and then loose yarn tail in one of the petals.
Pull petals into shape.

FLOWER CENTRE
Push the end of the yellow i-cord through the gap at the centre of the petals.
This can be done by threading the end yarn tail and then pushing the needle through the centre gap.
 
 
Pull the other yellow yarn tail through as well, leaving the green yarn tail on the reverse side of the petals.
 
 
Coil the yellow i-cord, sewing as you go to form the centre. Catch the petals while sewing the coil.
 
Loose both yellow yarn tails in the centre.
 
 
Turn the daisy over and with the green yarn tail sew long stitches along each petal securing the petal to the stem.
 
 
 TO MAKE THE CHAIN
Fold the end of the stem over by 1cm.
 
  
Sew stitches to make a small gap, loose the yarn tail in the stem. Then thread the next flower through.
 
 
For the final “link” sew the end of the stem around the daisy head.
 
 
Adapt the length of the stems to make a necklace, bracelet or crown.

 
copyright Alison Hogg 2013

6 comments:

  1. That's a lovely design. I think I'd make one to put in my hair for the summer.

    Sarabeth
    Life of an Agnostic Sunday School Teacher

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  2. Anonymous30/5/13 00:13

    Thanks Ali.

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  3. Lovely pattern Ali - it makes such dainty daisies - love the beautiful simplicity - just like the real ones!
    Ali x

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  4. Really lovely pattern and photos. I'd like to have a go at knitting that sometime.

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  5. A lovely pattern Ali...your knitted daisy chain is so pretty and it brings back lots of memories of making them..lovely pics too!
    Happy Friday!
    Susan x

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  6. this is super cute, i must try it x

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