FREE CROCHET PATTERN: DAISY CHAIN HEADBAND

SAUCY 50s RETRO HAIR BAND

With summer festivals approaching this cute crocheted daisy chain headband/wristband/necklace is the perfect thing for posing as a saucy 50s sweetheart, or wearing around your head flower child style or even wrapping it round your wrist as a soft take on a rock chick wrist cuff!

CROCHET DAISY CHAIN

The daisy chain is made by creating a string of flowers. There are hundreds of free crochet flower patterns on the internet and the one that I used for the basis of this daisy chain pattern is available from: www.freecraftunlimited.com/crochet-flowers-1.html.

The flowers are made up by four petals and each petal is created by making one “2-dc cluster” surrounded on either side by a chain of 3 stitches e.g. there are four strands to each petal.

How to do a 2-dc cluster:
No need to panic, it’s quite simple! To create a “2-dc cluster” double crochet into the centre of the stitch leaving the last two loops on hook; double crochet into the same stitch leaving last loop on hook; yarn over and draw through all three loops.

Note: This pattern is written using US terminology. A chart showing the differences between US/Canadian abbreviations and UK/Australian/European terminology is below (click to enlarge):

Pattern starts here (Click to download PDF):

Start by making the first tie for your head/wristband:
Chain 30
Sc into each chain of the base chain
(This forms the ties for your daisy chain head/wristband)

Now you’re ready to crochet your first flower:
Chain 4
Work a 2-dc cluster (see above) into the first stitch of the chain (this is the 4th stitch from your hook).
Chain 3 then sl st into the centre of the same stitch. You’ve just made your first petal!

Continue working into the same space, *chain 3, 2-dc cluster, chain 3, sl st (second petal created).

Repeat from * two more times (4 petals created).

Additional flowers
[Chain 9. In 4th chain from hook. work a 2-dc cluster, chain 3, and sl st. Still working in the SAME space, work chain 3, 2-dc cluster, chain 3, and sl st. Repeat from * 3 more times.]

Repeat instructions between [ ] for each flower you would like to add to the string. I found that 15 flowers is a good length but feel free to adjust to your own particular requirements.

Note: You start each additional flower after the first one by chaining 9 as this creates a space of 5 chains between each flower, while allowing for the chain 4 at the start of the flower.

Once your daisy chain is of the required length, chain 30; then sc into each chain to create the other tie as at the start of the pattern.

Now wear your crochet daisy chain with pride!

Psst! You can buy a kit with all the things you need to make the crochet daisy chain from my Folksy shop if you’re in the UK or my Etsy shop if you’re US based.

DO YOU WANT TO LEARN HOW TO CROCHET? I’m going to be teaching a beginners crochet workshop at the Dreamspace Gallery, Clerkenwell on Saturday 20th June at their Afternoon Tea. Limited places available so book quickly! This pattern and the kit to make it will be used as part of the workshop.

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