This simple crochet join is made with a single thread (no thousands of pesky ends to darn in) and can be used to make your loomed daisies into items of any size.
These motifs were made on a two and a half inch loom. To adjust the size of this edging for any size flower and any weight yarn just work more or fewer chains between petals.
Edging For a Single Flower
Join yarn to the first petal with a double crochet, *3 chain, double crochet (US Single crochet) in next petal; repeat from * to last petal, 3 chain, join to first double crochet with another double crochet.
To Join Many Flowers Together
This edging was worked with a 4mm crochet hook and dk weight yarn.
To adjust the size of this edging for any size flower and any weight yarn just work more or fewer chains between petals.
Step 1: Using the diagram at the left as a guide, work a double crochet (US single crochet) in petal 1, 2 chain, dc in petal 2, 2 chain, dc in petal 3, 2 chain, dc in petal 4, 2 chain, dc in petal 5, dc in petal 6 (on flower B), 2 ch, dc in petal 7, sl st in the dc in petal 4 (to join to flower A), *2 ch, dc in petal 8; repeat from * for petal 9 and all the way around to petal 13
|Keep adding more flowers in the same way until your first row is as wide as you want it to be.
My rows are 3 flowers wide but you can make them as wide as you like.
|Step 2: Now work across the top of the row.
*2 ch, dc into petal 14; repeat for petal 15 and all the way round to petal 17, 2 ch, sl st in the double crochet that joins petals 5 and 6, **2 ch, dc into petal 18; repeat from ** for petals 19 and 20
|Repeat the process until you have crocheted all the way across the top of your row, finishing at petal 19|
|Step 3: Next you will join the second row of flowers.
*dc in petal 21, 2 ch, dc in petal 22, sl st in the dc in petal 18, 2 ch, dc in petal 23, sl st in the dc in petal 17, 2 ch, dc in petal 24, sl st in the dc in petal 16, 2 ch, dc in petal 25, 2 ch, dc in petal 26, dc in petal 27, 2 ch, dc in petal 28, sl st in the dc in petal 25, 2 ch, dc in petal 29, sl st in the dc in petal 15, 2 ch, dc in petal 30, sl st in the dc in petal 14, 2 ch; add more flowers by repeating from *
|Add the rest of your flowers to row 2 in this way.|
|Step 4: Work across the top of the new row as you did for the first row but leaving two petals on the last daisy unworked.|
|Add your next row of overhanging flowers as you did for the second row, following the diagram and starting at petals 23 and 24|
|Work all the way across, working the last few petals as (2 ch, dc in next petal). Work across the top as you did in step 2.|
|Step 5: Now work down the left hand edge, working a dc in each petal with 2 chain between. Where your rows join together work a slip st in the dc’s that join the rows instead of a double crochet. Slip st to the beginning of your edging and darn any loose ends into the wrong side of your work.|
Copyright Sarah Bradberry April 2007. All rights reserved.