Daisies are my absolute favorite flower. I have planted daisies in my flower beds over and over and I can’t keep them alive. I’m unsure what kills them…too much water, not enough water, the wrong soil, too much sun, too much shade, or if it is Texas heat. They are such a sweet little delicate flower, and I have a very black thumb when it comes to keeping them alive. This year I decided that instead of wasting more money on plants that are going to die, again, I would try something different to have daisies in my life. DIY yarn flowers wont wilt or die, and will stay beautiful even on the hottest Texas day.
DIY Yarn Flowers Spring Garland Supplies:
- Darice Mini Knitter with Loom Hook
- Darice All Things You Yarn (I used worst weight yarn in bright green, yellow, and white.)
- Large Tapestry Needle
- Darice Scissors
- Darice Size H Crochet Hook
Work with the end of the yarn that is still attached to the skein of yarn. Think of your loom as a clock, we are going to work the yarn around the pegs that would be 12 o’clock and 6 o’clock in a figure eight pattern.
After three passes you will have a good center. Three passes seems to give the best results, but you can play around with it.
When you get around your loom the third time you should end at the 12 o’clock peg and your start tail should be at the 6 o’clock peg. Cut a long tail of yarn and use your loom hook to bring your tail of yarn to the back of your loom.
Thread your large tapestry needle with your yellow yarn. Starting at the 6 o’clock peg and working back to front “sew” the middle of your daisy. You are going to be working clockwise again. Make sure to leave a long tail in the beginning to tie together at the end.
Sewing across and clockwise will keep your loom flower together, keeping tight tension on your yarn as you sew will also help keep it all together. I sew over the middle three times as well, I like the full look this gives.
Now it’s time to take your flower off the loom. Use your loom hook to gently pull the yarn off the pegs. It doesn’t matter what order you take the flower off.
Using your bright green yarn and your size H crochet hook, chain about 200 stitches. This made the garland long enough for my window or mantel however it would be best to measure where you would like your garland to hang and chain a length long enough.
Use the long tails you left to tie your DIY yarn flowers onto your long chain.
This will make a cute decoration for spring and summer. Hang it on a wall, window or mantle. If you don’t want to add your loom flowers to a garland, you could add them to a hair clip or this fun 4th of July DIY crochet headband. So many options for such a sweet little flower.
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Kadie from seven-alive.com loves to create with yarn, wood, and paint. Creating new projects is how she un-winds and keeps her sanity while trying to raise 5 very energetic kids.