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Lifelike Knitted Daffodil Flowers

Beautiful blossoms you can add to purses, garments, necklines, hemlines . . . and more

Difficulty: Intermediate

The beautiful, like-like and newly revised and improved knitted daffodil is now available in a stand-alone pattern. Enjoy adding these lovely, iconic Spring flowers to hat brims, hair pieces and fascinators, table centerpieces, bags, purses, totes, and projects of all kinds. 

See the Additional Details tab below for information about difficulty level, gauge, necessary materials, and suggested yarns.

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    I remember opening my studio door after some time away and saw the flowers, luminous in a vase on the window sill. I thought, "O, who brought me flowers?" I was sure they were freshly collected flowers until I walked across the room and saw that the daffodils in the pitcher were the knitted ones I had made months ago. They looked so real; they fooled me.

    That made me smile.

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Difficulty Level  

Requires knowledge of casting on, knitting, purling, increasing, decreasing, working in Stockinette stitch and knitting in the round on double-pointed needles, some hand-sewing and wiring to complete the finishing process


Finished Dimensions

Finished dimensions vary with needle and yarn gauge. The pictured flowers were worked on a size 6 (4mm) needle.

The flower head measures 5 - 6" (10 - 12.5cm) across from petal tip to opposite petal tip.

The center flute measures just shy of 2" (5cm) tall from base to ruffled edge.

The long stem measures 10" (25.4cm) long if you follow the pattern as written and don't shorten or lengthen the stem to suit your taste.



Gauge is not important for this project insofar as you can make flowers larger or smaller by changing the needle size and the yarn type. Work with fingering yarn on a size 3 needle will result in diminutive flowers. Work on size 50 needles and a triple-strand of super-bulky, and you will get pizza-sized flowers. Gauge is POWER!


Yarn Requirements

Each flower is made with between 8 - 10 yds (2.75 - 3.75m) of worsted weight yarn when worked on the recommended needle size

Green for the stem (A)

Pale yellow or white for the pistil (B)

Pale Yellow, bright yellow, white, or petal color (C)

Pale Yellow, bright yellow, white, peach, orange, or other center flute color (D)

Optional contrast color for the ruffled edge of the center flute (E). Choose bright orange, or other desired color. Take your cues from Nature and look at images of actual daffodils before picking your colors.


Other Materials

  • US size 5, 6, or 7 (4.5mm) set of 5 double-pointed needles - the pictured flowers were worked on a size 6 needle
  • 5 locking stitch markers to hold stitches for each petal
  • Sharp-tipped, large-eyed darning needle for weaving in ends on the flower
  • 26 gauge beading wire to wire the petals

Optional Materials

  • Noni color-matched Seed Beads and Thread packages
  • Small gauge sewing needle for beading (I pick a needle that I can comfortably thread AND it will fit through a size 8 seed bead

No errors have been reported for this pattern. If you have questions or you think you have found a mistake, please write to nora@nonipatterns.com