Daisy Pattern #4019

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CLARK'S O.N.T. or J. & P. COATS PEARL COTTON, size 5, 1 ball of White and 1 ball of Yellow.

Steel crochet hook No. 6.

8 pieces of medium weight flower wire, 12 inches long.

Green rubberized tape.

8 buttons, ⅝ inch in diameter.

The above material is sufficient for 8 daisies. For black-eyed Susans substi­tute Yellow for White and Brown for Yellow.

PETALS ... Starting at center with White, ch 5. Join with sl st to form ring. 1st rnd: Ch 1, 9 sc in ring. Do not join. 2nd rnd: 2 sc in each sc around. Sl st in 1st sc made. Now work petals as follows:

First Petal ... 1st row: Ch 1, 2 sc in same place as sl st, sc in next st. Ch 1, turn. 2nd to 5th rows incl: Sc in each sc. Ch 1, turn. Ch 3 (instead of 1) at end of 5th row. 6th row: Holding back the last loop of each dc on hook, make dc in next 2 sc, thread over and draw through all loops on hook. Fasten off.

Second Petal ... Attach thread to same place where last sc of 1st row of petal was made, 2 sc in same place, sc in next sc. Ch 1, turn and complete petal as before. Make 7 more petals same as this.

CENTER ... With Yellow, ch 2. 1st rnd: 6 sc in ring. Do not join rnds. 2nd and 3rd rnds: Sc in each sc around increasing 6 sc in each rnd—to inc an sc, make 2 sc in 1 sc. 4th, 5th and 6th rnds: Sc in each sc around. Fasten off.

FINISHING ... Fasten button to end of wire. Push button into crocheted cen­ter and sew opening closed. Slip petals onto wire and push up close to center. Sew in place. Wind stem with rubberized tape, inserting leaves if desired.

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