DAISY T SHIRT UPDATE
Go dotty for daisies this season and scatter them liberally over your T-shirt. By Sara Huntington.
YOU WILL NEED
Scheepjes Maxi Bonbon (100% mercerised cotton, 25g/140m), 1 ball of each: Yarn A Yellow Gold (208) Yarn B Snow White (206) A 2mm (US 4 steel) hook Matching threads and needle
For yarn stockists contact Scheepjes www.scheepjes.com
Each Daisy measures 6cm (2 in) diameter
Picot Ch3, ss into 3rd ch from hook
For a full list, see page 92
Nothing signals summer quite like a field of dainty daisies, so freshen up a plain tee for the new season with a scattering of these simple blooms. Scheepjes Maxi Bonbon yarn is very fine, so make sure you have a good light source and take regular crochet breaks. Happily, these pretty flowers are fab for on-the- go hooking.
Make approx 60 to cover a size 10 short-sleeved T-shirt on the front, back and sleeves. Using Yarn A, make a magic loop.
Round 1 Ch1 (does not count as st), 5dc into loop, ss to first dc to join. [5 sts]
Round 2 Ch1 (does not count as st), 2dc into each dc around. Fasten off. [10 sts]
Round 3 Join Yarn B in any st, *ch4, (dtr, picot, ch4, ss) into st at base of ch- 4, ss into next st; repeat from * 9 more times.
Fasten off. [10 petals] Do not block the daisies. Spray with a little starch and press with a medium hot iron.
TO MAKE UP
Lay the daisies on the T-shirt and pin in position. Sew to the T-shirt using matching thread to secure the centre and then an overstitch into the top of each petal.
Leaving the daisies unblocked gives plenty of movement and a more organic look.