How to Crochet a Daisy Chain

By J.M. Pence ; Updated September 15, 2017

Things Needed

  • Yarn
  • Crochet hook
  • Scissors
Daisy chains are linked with a simple chain stitch.

A daisy chain is a group of crocheted daisy patterns linked together by a crocheted chain stitch. The daisies can be complicated or simple, and the chain as long or short as you wish. Use any size yarn or crochet hook. The larger the hook and thicker the yarn, the bigger the daisy chain will be.

Chain four. Go back to the first stitch in the chain (the fourth stitch from the crochet hook) and make a double crochet into it. As you complete the double crochet, you will have two stiches on the crochet hook. Make another double crochet into the same loop, and leave the last stitch on the crochet hook as well. You now have three stitches on the hook. Cross the yarn over the hook and draw it through all three stitches. Chain three and slip stitch into the same stitch that you used to begin the double crochet stitches. This results in one petal.

Chain three. Double crochet again into the same stitch you just finished using. Leave the two stitches on the hook as you make another double crochet into the same loop. Cross the yarn over the hook and draw it through all three stitches. Chain three and slip stitch into the same stitch once more. You now have two petals.

Repeat Step 2 two more times, resulting in a daisy with four petals.

Chain nine to begin another daisy. Five stitches will separate it from the daisy you have just completed. Double crochet into the fourth stitch back from the crochet hook. Leave the last two stitches on the hook and double crochet again into the same stitch. Cross the yarn over the hook and draw it through all three stitches. Chain three and slip stitch into the same stitch you began with. You now have one petal on your second daisy.

Continue following the instructions to chain three, double crochet, double crochet, yarn over and draw the yarn through all three stitches and then chain three, as described above, to create three more petals to complete the second daisy.

Chain nine and continue following the pattern above to make as many daisies as you wish in your chain. When you finish the last daisy, knot the yarn and cut off the remaining yarn with a scissor.

Tip

Make a daisy with more than four petals by continuing to create as many petals as you wish before proceeding to the next daisy.

About the Author

J.M. Pence has written magazine articles and essays for a variety of publications, including “Sunset,” “Mystery Scene,” “Cat Fancy,” and “Idaho Magazine,” plus 15 novels, a novella, and several short stories. Published since 1987, Pence holds a master's degree in journalism and a B.A. in history with a minor in political science from U.C. Berkeley.