Simple. Use the pattern below to knit the daffodils. (There’s a pdf version at the end of this post with step by step pictures and instructions). Then when you have your daffodils knit up you can liaise with your local community fundraiser as to where you drop off the daffodils for selling on Daffodil Day. You can find your local fundraiser by calling the free phone number 185060660
In Roscommon (Ireland) we are asking you to knit and make up your daffodils, then place them in a plastic bag (ideally with your name and the amount of daffodils you knit written on a piece of paper in the bag) and drop them off to the Coffee Morning on 14th March in JJ Harlows Bar, The Square, Roscommon. They will then be sold on Daffodil Day (28th March). If you are outside Ireland and wish to take part that would be fantastic, simply comment below with your email or email me direct at michlle AT michellemadethis DOT com and I can give you my address to post the daffodils to).
If you have any questions at all please feel free to comment below and I will get back to you as soon as possible. In the meantime let’s get stitching!!
The pattern is as follows:
A few tips and tricks on making the daffodils
- Kniting a complete daffodil and sewing it together takes approximately 45 minutes and I wouldn’t say I am a very fast knitter.
- I find knitting as many petals as I can on circular needles makes the process a little quicker.
- If you are in a knitting group why not share it out. 1 person could knit stalks, 1 person could knit petals, 1 person could knit the trumpets and another person sew them up?
- We used small safety pins as the brooch part and they are just fine. You can buy them very cheaply in discount stores or 2 euro shops.
If you have any other comments, tips or tricks feel free to comment below.
**** addition to origial blog post 24th Feb 2014 *****
I am thrilled to say that since posting this I have had lots of people getting in touch saying they are going to knit the daffodils which is fantastic. I have also had people asking for a crochet pattern. I am delighted to say that I have one for you.
The lovely Lucy from the beautiful blog Attic24 has given permission for her crochet daffodil pattern to be used for the purpose of selling along with our knitted daffodils on Daffodil Day.
You can find the pattern and step by step instructions on how to crochet the daffodil here.
Thank you to everyone for taking part in this :O)