Crochet Pattern: Vintage Daisy Motif

UPDATE 10/8/13: Because I get these daisy motif questions over and over, I’ll update here! I have since purchased and used the Hana-Ami flower loom. It comes with basic instructions. To make the daisy motif blanket, you can use the join-as-you-go method. Just follow the last-round instructions (the green) and JAYG using this diagram. You can find lots of flower loom instructions and ideas here.

I’ve been obsessing about these vintage daisy motif afghans that seem to be floating all over on the web these days. I can’t pinpoint just where I’ve been seeing them, but I think they’ve been in the backgrounds of photo shoots and house tours and such. Regardless, I can’t stop thinking about them . . .

daisy chain afghans

afghan 1 available at Dahlilah Found Vintage, afghan 2

I wanted to find the crochet pattern for these afghans and use it as a jumping-off point for a purse. Oh, how I want a purse made from these daisies. Alas, I could not find anything. Upon closer inspection, I realized the daisy motifs are made with a flower loom. So, just as in the case of the chain-link, I came up with a crochet daisy motif pattern that will fit my needs. Incidentally, I am now also fixated on getting a flower loom.

crochet daisy motif

Crochet daisy motif center:

I used a 4 mm hook, resulting in a 4 inch motif.

First, with color A (yellow in this example) chain 2 and make 6 single crochet into the second chain from your hook (the very first chain). Join to the first sc with a slip stitch. (Yarn over, insert hook into first sc, yarn over, pull up a loop) twice. You will now have 5 loops on your hook. Yarn over and draw through all loops on hook (first sc 2 together made).

Do the same into each sc around (sc 2 together in each sc). It helps to do all of the yo loosely so it’s easier to pull the final loop through all 5. Join with a sl st to first stitch. Cut yarn and weave in ends. Stick your finger or your hook into the center to push the right side outwards (you’ll have what looks like a little nubbin).

Daisy motif petals:

Join color B (white in this example) to the inside loop of one of the sc. In the photo below, I have the hook in the outside loop as an example of what NOT to do (haha). In other words, you won’t be working under both loops of the “v,” just the loop that is closest to the center of your nubbin.

crochet daisy motif

After you have joined color B, chain 12 as shown in the photo below. Notice that the nubbin is pointed away. Essentially, you are working into what seems to be the wrong side of your work.

crochet daisy motif

Slip stitch into the same loop you started in to make the first petal. Chain 12 again and sl st into the same loop. You now have 2 petals in your first loop. (Slip stitch into the next loop, ch 12, sl st in same loop, ch 12, sl st in same loop) around until you get to the end. Slip stitch in first loop and finish off color B.  Here’s what it will look like as you go and when you are done:

crochet daisy motif working petals

crochet daisy motif back view

crochet daisy motif top view

Dasiy motif edging:

Join color C (green in this example) to any petal. Chain 1, sc into the same petal, chain 4. (Sc into next petal, ch 4) around. Join with a sl st to first sc. Finish off and weave in your ends.

crochet daisy motif

There, done. It’s not as pretty as the original, but it’s close enough for me. These motifs will be easy to join together as you work. Just slip stitch the final round to the previous motif as you go – here’s a tutorial for that. Also, here is a blanket pattern diagram!

And now I’m off to draft a purse pattern and find a flower loom . . .

204 thoughts on “Crochet Pattern: Vintage Daisy Motif

  1. These are quite simple to make using the loom. I am positive that is how they are made because I used to make them that way. Thank you for having such a lovely site. I really enjoy it.
    Happy Crocheting!

  2. OMG OMG Oh my God!
    I know it seems like I’m overreacting but I really, really, really love it. That will be my next project! Oh yes man!

  3. I bought an identical afghan for my daughter last fall. It was crumpled in a heap in the floor of an Ohio thrift store. The price? $3! She laundered it and draped it over the back of her sofa. It’s WARM, too!

    Hope you find a flower loom! Your version’s adorable. Good job.

  4. I had never seen these daisies before, but now I’m in danger of becoming obsessed too! I’d never even heard of a crochet loom and, in fact, have no idea what one is. Thanks for sharing the pattern.

    1. Hi, Wendy! I actually JUST bought a flower loom. I had a coupon and got the Hana-Ami loom at JoAnn Fabrics (you can find them at Amazon, or on-line, too). I just started to test it out, so I’m still learning. I’ll share some pics of flower loom projects as soon as I get some worked out!

    2. This is a little late as it is now 2/1/16, but I still have the book for this Daisy afghan! It came as a kit with all the yarn and the loom. My father gave it to me as a Christmas present. It had the afghan pattern, and also a pattern for a baby blanket, sweater and hat. I remember those because I made them both. There are more patterns than these two, but I will have to dig out the book to remember. Anyway, I have collected all kinds of crochet and stitchery books over the years. I have since lost the afghan as it slowly came apart on me. Now I am thinking of doing it again. Wow!! What a trip down memory lane!

      1. Hello Pam, Have you found that book yet with this pattern? I would be very interested in getting it. Thanks. Carla

  5. Those are some gorgeous blankets. Your little flower motif turned out great! I have never heard of a flower loom. Must google that. These would make a beautiful bag. Can’t wait to see it. So happy to see you at Tangled Happy. Thanks for your nice comment! 🙂

  6. I actually like your crocheted one better than the flower loom ones! I have had the looms for years, but never really did anything with them bc I didn’t like them once they were made.

    1. Thanks, Ann! I’ve been playing with the flower loom I just bought, and I’m kind of at a loss as to what to make with the finished flowers. I made a headband, and I’ll make a few more projects to show. But yeah, they’re fun to make–but now what?!

  7. I have a flower loon that I have never used – will look for it and if you are interested I will send it to you. If you are willing to send your address to someone you don’t know. Really I’m a nice 72 year old lady, but I guess anyone could say that.

    1. Hi Darlene –

      Is the loom you have the one that also has the instructionsd for the afghan? My Mother had one and I can’t find it. If you still have it, I’d be happy to buy it from you – and the pattern too, if it is with yours.

      Thanks, Cathy

  8. Yep, it’s made with a flower loom circa 1970 something… You can find them sometimes on ebay or in your Grannies crafty room (closet) ask around sometimes even a friend or their Granny might have one…

    Love your ingeniuty though… Good job on your pattern!

  9. I make several of these ‘back in the day’, in all different color combinations. I have one in the original colors. The pattern did call for a flower loom. I don’t know if they still make them, but after making all the flowers, they’re just single crocheted together.

    1. Thanks, Janet. I just got my hands on a loom, but I’m trying to come up with some “instant gratification” projects–I don’t want to dive into a huge blanket right now (lazy, I know) 🙂

    2. Janet,
      Do you possibly have the original pattern that you used back then? I’ve been searching for ages for this pattern that was used for all of these vintage afghans and have had no luck. The bloom loom that I purchased did not come with a pattern like the afghan and how to assemble them when finished. any thoughts? help!

  10. Haha! I made one of those in 1970/1971. It was my very first crochet project. I still have it tucked away – too much work went itto it to toss it 🙂 and I’m sure I still have the little flower loom – but I’m not sure if I could put my hands on the directions. However, it wasn’t warm….too many open spaces – but very pretty

  11. Flower loom. I actually have one although I have never used. I have had it for years. If you want it let me know and I will see if I can find. I think it might even still be in the box with directions. I like you pattern better, I think it will hold together better than one made with the loom.

    1. Hi, Nancy,
      After trying the loom I recently bought, I agree. I definitely think that the crochet version is stronger. However, there are lots of loom flower afghans from the 70s that are still going strong!

  12. I have been making these afghans since the 1970’s, and they are very fun and easy. I hadn’t made one in many years, and lost the pattern in a move. They are very simple except for the first row. It is different from the rest so that the bottom edge will match everything else. As for the looms, I have seen them recently in craft stores. You want to get the round one that also has a center with pegs in a circle, also. After you wrap the outer ring with the layers of yarn, you wrap the center small ring with the center color, and then weave in and out around the center pegs and tie them off underneath to give a center that will not move out of position. This pattern also works great with baby yarn to make baby afghans in pastel colors. The baby yarn makes them more delicate, and they wash up beautifully. I hope you can find a loom soon.

    1. I love love love this blanket. However, I do not understand how to attach the flowers together once they’re finished. :(… If someone could help me out with that? I’d really like to make one.

      1. Hi, Diana! I think the easiest method for joining these motifs will be the “join as you go” method, where you join your motifs as you finish the final round. Here is a link, with the JAYG method explained at the bottom of the page:

        I would JAYG on the green round of this motif, joining two consecutive loops to two consecutive loops of the previous motif (think of the flower as a hexagon, each side having two green loops). Sometimes it helps to draw out your hexagon scheme before you begin. Does this make sense? I am hoping to put up a few crochet technique tutorials soon (within the next month), so I’ll add this to my list.

  13. Hi, I had this kit, until I lost it to Katrina, like the rest of my life.
    Anyway, if I remember right, it was a kit sold in the mid to late seventies.
    It came with the flower loom and a couple of others in differnet shapes.
    I know it was a kit that was sold on T.V. like Telebrands
    I would love to have mine replaced. let me know if find anything and I’ll do the same.

    1. Dawn,

      Someone from church gave me several small boxes of these diasies, for the cost of postage I would mail it to you.

    1. Gee, I guess I never thought about that! I’ll be busy with funeral stuff this week, but when it’s all over, I’ll be sure to check that out!

  14. I love your pattern and there is a flower loom for this, but I really like your version better. I have the flower loom and it’s a bit tedious to handle. Thank you for sharing your pattern

    1. You’re so welcome. Yes, after purchasing a flower loom, I can see how tedious it is. I definitely think the crochet version is the way to go!

  15. Hi, I love your version of the daisy pattern, I have the flower loom and it’s a little tedious for me to work with. I love the afghan you made, so pretty. Just like a flower garden. Thank you for sharing your pattern.

  16. I had one of these blankets from my grandma growing up. I also remember seeing a commercial on TV that advertised a little tool that would make these afghans. I always wanted one. After doing some research I came across this: They seem to have started manufacturing it again and it has that blanket as one of the patterns. I don’t know if this is what everyone was using, but it seems really close. And it says it joins as it goes. I am tempted to try this one….

  17. i’ve seen them on smile and wave blog. been drooling over them ever since!! i still think they’re made with a flower loom. i wonder how they are connected- maybe with a single crochet like Janet Parker says. But your crochet version is pretty, too.

  18. I’m pretty sure the loom is called a daisy loom. I have seen them recently in JoAnns; Michael’s and Hobby Lobby. Maybe Google Daisy Loom?

  19. I actually think I have the original pattern for this in one of my vintage (60’s) magazines. Will try to locate it, oh, and I think it’s made on the bloom loom by boye

  20. Hello, I came across the vintage daisy motif picture and I made this bed cover in 1970 when living in the US.

    Yes, the flowers were made with a loom and then you crocheted them together. I bought the whole set complete with loom, yarn and pattern from a yarn shop all those years ago!

    It’s so lovely to see the picture again!

  21. This blanket/afghan appears on the cover of Family Circle Magazine February 1970. I saved the magazine from my mothers collection thinking it contained the pattern. Instead, it contained an order form for the kit, which is missing from her copy, of course. I made so many of these as a kid, I’m going to try to make one now, without the pattern, to see if it “comes back to me”. The cover shows the flowers with the green outline sitting separately next to the afghan before being attached. I don’t remember it this way. I thought we attached as we went.

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  23. Good Morning,
    Just read all the comments…I made this back in the day.. Unfortunately I got rid of it. Didn’t appreciate all the work I put into it. Now I am excited to make my granddaughter one. I do have the loom and the original pattern.The loom is called Flower Loom by Studio Twelve.
    There are 12 pegs on the outer circle and also 12 on the inner circle..The instructions show
    Wildflower Afghan Kit No. 7744.The afghan complete is 48×62. 357 flowers are made on the loom. Flowers are joined together with sc worked into top of large petals with ch 5 between petals.
    Anyone interested in the instructions, I would be more than happy to mail you a copy..Instructions are 4 pages.
    Inside the instructions it also says copyright, 1967 Studio Twelve. Used by permission “Mini *Fleur Loom” – “Multi*Fleur Loom”…don’t know if this company still exist….
    Yes this afghan is for looks, but looking at your pictures, it really was beautiful.

    1. I would love to have a copy! I still have my loom, a finished afghan and daisy’s for another afghan. I forgot how to attach them too!

      1. Hi Helene! From the looks of it, the loomed flowers are finished and joined just like my all-crochet version (probably working through a few of the petal loops at a time). If I were to make one of these with the loomed flowers, that’s how I would do it. I have a tutorial under the “Patterns & Tutorials” page for joining-as-you-go.

      2. Helene,
        Would be more than happy to get a copy of the instructions.
        Just let me know where to send it. I will get it into the mail right away.

    2. Carolyn,
      I tried following the JAYG instructions for hexagons and it just isnt looking right to me. does the pattern you have have the instructions for how you join the daisies as you go? i am crocheting the daisies, not using the loom, but the joining would be the same wouldn’t it? I’m very frustrated and would appreciate any instruction!

      1. Robin,
        Good Morning.
        I am out of town, but as soon as I get home, I will read the instructions and let you know. It has been awhile since I made my but from what I recall the daisies were attached after all were made. I made mine with the loom with the original instructions and it all worked out. I have been reading many people that are trying to do this but do not have the original instructions..I have them and would be more than happy to send you a copy. Again, I will check the pattern when and I get home and email you…Don’t give up!

  24. I actually have the old Family Circle magazine that featured this afghan and instructions. I bought a flower loom and made the daisies and my grandmother put the afghan together for me about 40+ years ago! Still have the afghan!

    1. Ya! Is it warm? Do you use it? That’s what I wonder about this pattern — it looks so awesome, but is it more for decoration?

      Also, I think that is so sweet. A team effort!

  25. your flower is beautiful but I was wondering if you had thought of making the petals in single crochet instead of chain? I’m not sure how much more yarn it would take but it might make it more warm and durable!

  26. Being from New England, I think everyone had a daisy afghan made from the old Ronco flower loom. I am making one now from the Hana Ami loom; this is proving to be time consuming. I’m quite sure it would go faster to just simply crochet the flowers; however, this would take the authenticity away from the project.
    I am now, in TX; consequently, these people have neither seen, nor heard of a daisy loom afghan.
    Thank you for sharing this. It has brought back happy memories.

    1. I completely agree — the flower loom is sooooo tedious. BUT, it really does make a difference! It’s interesting to think that this is a regional thing . . . I may have to investigate 🙂

    2. I am from Texas. Have lived here my whole life. I have heard of and seen the daisy loom afghan. In fact, my grandmother made one many years ago.

  27. My sister is dying with lung cancer, I am going home to visit her. I am making this for her. I am making a panel on the back of it that reads: And when you are weary, I’ll find thee a bed of mosses and flowers to pillow thy head–John Keats.
    My mum used to make these all the time for us. I took for granted how much work was actually involved.
    I hope you have time to investigate the regionalism of these because not one person I have shown it to here has ever seen one.

  28. I made one of these in high school. It was made on a plastic loom that was square at the top and had a handle under it (sort of like a flat umbrella, if that makes sense). There was a knob at the bottom of the handle that you could turn to make these little points come out around the square part so that you could weave your yarn around it. Then you tied it off, turned the knob to draw the points back in and the flower would pop off. I still have the loom and the afghan…think I made this in 1970..yikes!

  29. I made one of these in the 70’s. Now I wish I still had it! Mine was made on a loom though.

  30. I almost choked on my Skittes when I stumbled upon this post!! My Granny made one of these with pink flowers and it covered her bed for as many years as I can remember! My mother has it safely packed away now. Someday I belive it will come to live with me. What sweet memories!!

    1. I imagine you could do it just as I have done with the crochet flower, just working through the loomed petal loops a few at a time instead. Join using the JAYG technique (linked at the end of the post).

    1. Awesome! Just pinned those puffs! I also have a vintage book here with flowers made from a hairpin lace loom — I’ll post about that soon.

  31. I like your motif much better than the ones on Etsy. I like the chained petals rather than the loops. I’d love to see a photo of the finished product, if possible! My mother-in-law is getting married soon, and daisies are her favorite. I’d love to make this and give it as a gift. Thank you so much for sharing your pattern…any tips on joining the motifs into an afghan?

    1. Sure! At the end of the post there is a link for the join-as-you-go technique (can also be found under the Patterns & Tutorials tab at the top of the page). Thanks!

  32. I just saw this on Pinterest and I had to come and look because someone just gave me a daisy afghan JUST like the one you first posted! Only, instead of yellow, the center of my daisies are purple! It had belonged to her grandmother and they didn’t want it anymore and knew I loved to crochet so they gave it to me! It is sitting on the back of a chair I have which is about the same era as the afghan so it is quite cute combo!

    1. Maybe you can give some insight:
      Lots of commenters want to know how the daisies are joined, and I always assume they are joined-as-you-go with single crochets and slip stitches. What do you think (being as you have a real-life one right in front of you)?

    2. Would love to! It appears something like this as best I can tell. Will try to send pics if I can…

      With green, join in the middle of one of the daisy petals (looped-there are 3 strands of yarn for each petal) Once the starting chain is joined in the middle, chain 5, then sc in middle of next petal, and on around to the end.

      This is all I’ve got so far! When the two rows are completed, there are two 5 chain “rows” side by side. Each green row, when worked appears to be attached to the next finished green border of the next petal. Like I said, I will try to take pics to see better. Maybe someone can make heads or tails of it.

      I saw the pattern for this recently and am trying to recall where. I think it may be at our church library. I’ll be going there tomorrow and will check it out.

      Where do I e-mail pics?

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  34. I actually made one of these back in the early 90’s from a kit I bought on ebay that was sold with the original yarn! The instructions for the afghan I made had options for daisies of 2 sizes “standard” and “large”, the standard size used a single crochet in each white petal with 7 chains connecting to the next, the large size had 14 chains. Each petal was attached to 2 petals with ‘Join As You Go’ method with just connecting your chains. It was pieced like hexigon afghans. Hope this helps! 🙂

  35. amazing work! you are so talented, i can only aspire to keep up with you haha;) …these daisies conjure up those warm and fuzzy feelings growing up as a flower child in the 70’s…love it<3

  36. I made one of these afghans about 30 years ago and you are right they are done on looms. Although I still have mine, I have not seen the looms for sale in many years but I bet you could use one of those available at WalMart and get close. Good luck. Sally

    1. I found an original flower loom on Ebay. I got it……they also sell something at Hobby Lobby or Joann’s, any craft, that does the same thing. It is a Clover Flower loom. Many options. The flowers are still fun to make!! I too made one many years ago!!!!! Hope this helps..

    2. Going thru my mothers stuff. found 100 of the yellow and white daisies that where done on the loom, but no instructions on how to crochet them together into an afaghan. Can anybody help

  37. I’ve just recently discovered these flowers myself, and I found that they are made from ‘vintage flower loom’. I’m on the hunt to find one. I love the afghan idea, if you do ever find a loom pattern for it, I would love to have a copy. Beautifully done with crochet, however.

  38. In the 1970’s, my aunt made an afghan like the one pictured, and to the best of my recollection, she did use a loom to make the daisies. The petals weren’t crocheted, but each one was made of several loops. Thanks for the picture — it brought back some nice memories.

  39. I made several afghans as shown but so many years ago and the flowers were made on a loom. I have since made all sorts of the same pattern flowers in all the different colors in my knitting bag. Unfortunately I cannot remember how to crochet them together. If anyone can give me a simple explanation I would appreciate it. I am referring to the daisy vintage afghan.

  40. My mother made these for my sister and I in the 70s I still have mine. She used a daisy lome then worked all the daisys together using a chain stitch pattern..

  41. I made this afghan in the early 70’s! And you’re right, there was a small loom to make the daisies. I’m so glad I’ve hung on to it all these years!

  42. The flower looms are called Hana Ami flower looms. The little kit comes with different sizes and shapes. I bought one on ebay a few years ago and I LOVE IT! The flowers are so fun to make!

  43. I tell you what – I recently acquired a Knit Wit and the flowers remind me of something you’d find from them. It’s a crazy looking contraption (I think) but it’s specifically used to make little motifs that are joined together. I haven’t tried to use it yet but I might now :D! Thanks for sharing your crocheted version, I think it looks lovely!

  44. I’m in the process of making one of these. Just wondering how many flowers you actually made? I’ve made around 80 so far and feel like I’ll be making this afghan until I die. I’m also joining them like I’d join granny squares. It doesn’t leave so much of a hole, so the afghan will actually keep someone warm 🙂

    1. I just made the motif. The blankets are the inspiration for the motif. However, I’ve made a few of the crochet versions and several of the actual loomed flowers, and the crochet ones go much quicker. I am in the process of making a hexagon motif blanket with a hairpin lace center. AND. I feel like I’ve been working on it forever. I know how you feel!

  45. I inherited an interesting little brass object from an elderly relative years ago. It says “Daisy Knitter Pat. U.S.A. 1819234” on it. Then, a few years ago I was lucky enough to see an instruction booklet on the shelf in Goodwill, “Designs for Crazy Daisy Winder: Crochet time cut in half.” There is a picture of my Daisy Knitter on the cover, along with a woman in a stylish suit, and wearing a hat, blouse and carrying a purse all made using the Daisy Knitter. The booklet was published by Ralph C. Springer Company, 202 S. Robertson Blvd., Beverly Hills, CA.

    I haven’t tried using the Daisy Knitter, but in looking at your lovely afghan and the tablecloths, jackets, place mats, doilies, coasters, bedspreads, potholders, bed jackets, slippers, baby clothes, scarves, hats, sweaters, and rugs, I’m thinking I should give it a try!

  46. Hi The original pattern for this Afghan was in a Golden Hands book- I still have them, bought second hand-will scan and post if thats ok-they also have pics of how to use the hand loom

    1. Hi, I made an afghan and gave it to my sister for a wedding present back in 1972. My Mom made one for me as a wedding present in 1981. My daughter is about to be married and wants me to make one for her.
      I have the original loom but I cannot find the magazine that the instructions were in. Could I get the instructions on how to make the daisys from you?

      Linda Wray
      Vancouver, B.C. Canada

      1. If you buy the hana-ami loom that I did, there are instructions in the package. There’s also ONE website I found dedicated to these . . . but I can’t find it now! Try a google search!

  47. We used to make these in the 70s! It is a loom… my mom still has it….she doesn’t throw anything away…..

    1. I know that I have the pattern to crochet the daisies together, but I just can not find it anywhere. I have made hundreds of this but it was back in the 70’s. Does anyone have the pattern and if so could I get a copy of it?? Thanks, Susie

      1. You should be able to join-as-you-go. Just follow the last round from the vintage daisy pattern post — the green round — and there is a link in the Patterns & Tutorials tab for JAYG!

  48. Gorgeous thanks for sharing! I knew nothing about these vintage afghans before reading your post. I was just surfing for floral crochet granny square patterns when I came across your blog. Now I am surfing for floral looms! So many lovely possibilities 🙂

  49. I saw the vintage afghan kit for this on etsy loom included. This afghan is not my style but somehow i love it. I am asking the person if there is a cheaper shipping option cause i want to buy it 😡

  50. In 1970 my mom bought the loom, and wanted to make one of these. She offered to pay me 10c a daisy to make them for her to stitch together. The white plastic loom (I want to say Boye) had a center hole, two rows of pegs on one side, one row on the other (those rows were at the hole to make the center). It also came with a blue plastic needle, a big one (about a #8 or #10 tapestry). There was a notch in the edge of the loom. You went around in a certain pattern with the background or big petals, white; then the little pegs got done with yellow, pass the yarn to the back and loop those, cut off with a tail about a foot long on the yellow. Now take the needle and thread it on and weave through the center with a sort of backwards looping, and tie off. Pop all the loops off, voila. Daisy.

    Mom had made 3 daisies and taught me how. It was summer… I was bored out of my skull. She expected me to make a few (read maybe 10 at most) of these a WEEK and give up. I cranked them out in under a week. She paid me my $23.70, and spent a month crocheting them together with green, going around the edges then slipstitching them together somehow. Her mistake was I was 8 and bored, and my allowance was 50c a week, and she offered me a dime a daisy…. I don’t know what happened to it but I do remember making the daisies.

    1. Oh. My. Goodness. Your mom is a genius! Those daisies are so tedious to make — very worth it to pay 10 cents apiece. AND keep an 8 year old occupied! Great story . . .

  51. 🙂 yep, and trust me I still remember that vividly. If anyone else wants to make one of these, GOOD LUCK in finding a yarn loving crafty preteen you can bribe to make the bucket of daisies needed. As I remember, it’s three rows of white, three rows of yellow on the front, and three rows of yellow on the back (makes it fully reverseable).

    I bought a modern make of one of these looms off a store hook in 2004 and made a bunch with 5 loop rows petals and 3 center, in pinks, tans, maroons, yellows, sages and blues; and used them loose on a display table at shows I used to do, to hold rock spheres and eggs from rolling around. (no back petals). Flop down in a pleasing flat cluster, then top with the stuff I didn’t want rolling around. I think Boye is still making them (crochet hook makers).

    Five rows is hard to work with, it makes a very fluffy flower that doesn’t want to stay on the loom. It would be pretty impossible to work the back on such a full size.

  52. I too made several “Bloom Loom” afghans back in the 70’s. I still have my round loom, but I lost the directions on how to put them together. Would anyone have the directions for the Daisy Loom and how to put the flowers together? TY.

    1. I don’t know how to hook them together, I wrote how to make the daisies. I was just my mom’s slave to make the daisies. I think you just sort of go around each one with single crochet, then hook them together in rows. I have a vague memory of her making rows of daisies edged in green then the rows turning into afghan.

      1. You should be able to use the join-as-you-go technique, and I have a tutorial for that under the Patterns & Tutorials tab at the top of the page!

  53. Thank you sssssoooooo much! I truly appreciate it. Just to be clear on my end, the daisy’s can all be made before hand then joined together with Join as You Go technique using the green yarn, just like your posts. Is that correct? Thanks again for the inspiration. I will attempt to make this for my aunt’s 70th birthday gift this coming April. I will definitely post the results with a huge thank you and original reference info/link back to you 🙂

  54. I bought a kit to make this afghan in the seventies. The daisies were made on Hazel’s Loom RS200 by Crafkit that was included in the kit. It is a plastic, round, yellow loom with removable pegs that are stored in the back of the loom. I still have the loom, but have lost the directions. Does anyone know where I might be able to find instructions for this loom? Thank you.

  55. I started one of these in the 70’s but never finished it. I had ordered the kit. I still have the loom and would be interested in making one now. If anyone has the original pattern, please let me know how I might go about getting a copy. Thanks.

  56. My grandmother was working on this very blanket in the 70s when she passed away. I have her partial work (with some kind of instructions), and this has inspired me to dig it out and see if I can finish it. I think 10 years ago, it would have looked outdated, but now it just seems cool and vintage.

  57. Reblogged this on Stitch Noir and commented:
    Due to the fact that I have come back and looked at this Daisy blanket over and over again, I have decided to reblog the entry and share it with my readers.
    There is some thing so beautiful and simple about this pattern! Definitely on my list of To Do One Day!

  58. I made one of these probalbe 40 years ago with wool and then washed it and shrunk it so started another and have put it away to work later well 40 years later I am trying to read the instructions on putting them together and it’s unreadable so if you ever come across the directions on this with the loom I would loe to have it

  59. The looms came in a kit that included a round loom and a square loom. The kit included patterns for the daisy afghan made using the round loom and an American flag afghan using the square loom. The square loom is available on Etsy right now, but I haven’t seen a round one for sale.

  60. The Daisy afghan was introduced by Family Circle magazine in the mid 1970’s. In their 1982 50th Anniversary issue they say, ” our famous daisy afghan that topped all FC records for the most-prized project.” they named it “the Most Popular Afghan Ever/’. In this 1982 issue they have the instructions for an updated version using boysenberry and raspberry cream with a softer fluffier yarn. The original name was Field of Daisies Afghan.
    I suspect the only way to find the loom today would be at an estate sale, or on eBay. I haven’t seen one in a craft store, but then I haven’t been searching for it.

    1. I have seen them, sold by Boye; in the last several years. A few have reported daisy looms of antiquity; aka older than 1970. The design isn’t new, and if you really want, you can even make them using a notched circle of cardboard!

  61. How pretty-I love this daisy! Years ago, I got a Bloom Loom from someone/somewhere, and the directions that came with it were terrible. The manufacturer had a “joke” of a chart with it as well. Long story shirt, I didn’t use it and it’s in my craft room somewhere.
    I am so glad you came up with a crochet version on this type of loomed flower. I really like the look of this. Thank you very much! :). 🙂

    Lee Ann

  62. I made a daisy quilt like this in the 70’s for my own Mother who treasured it. I loved making it for her. My sister stole it from my Mom’s nursing home room, took it to New Zealand and sold it on TradeMe for $27. She also listed it for sale just 10 days after my had Father passed away in 2014 and whose funeral she did not attend! Nicest person isn’t she?

  63. How can I print this daisy blanket pattern off, as want to take it away with me to give it a try

    1. There are buttons at the bottom of each post under “share this.” There is a button that says “more,” and if you hover over it, it will have an option to print. You can also just copy and paste the text into a word doc or something similar, and print that way.

  64. I made this afghan as a girl growing up. I think it was in a wool yarn. Anyhow someone in the family washed it and shrunk it. It probably got thrown away over the years. I still have both the square and round looms in my sewing room. One peg got broken and we replaced it with a match stem.

  65. original crochet was in womans day in late 50 original pattern completely crochet made o/ne it was beautiful and my mother took from me and now brother has it still beautiful

  66. Hi there!
    Firstly, what a beautiful website! This blanket looks beautiful and I would love to have a go at it for my next crochet project.
    I’m a bit of a beginner, so I was wondering what size hook and yarn type you used for this? Also, did you end up using the flower loom?
    Look forward to hearing from you 🙂

  67. My mother has had the daisies for this sitting in her attic for years. I am putting it together for her. The instructions are ridiculously confusing but I have it figured out. The Leaflet I have with instructions was the Bloom Loom Afghan Leaflet.

    You can buy the instructions and the “Bloom Loom” on amazon.

    I was going to work out a crocheted daisy to make one for myself, now I don’t have to, Thanks!

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