CROCHET PATTERNS (Pattern #32 Bottlebrush Flower) – 365 Flowers Bouquet Project

Introduction

365 Flower Bouquet Project – PATTERN DIRECTORY,  the landing page of my blog contains links to all the flower crochet patterns I've designed so far.

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The Bottlebrush (Callistemon) belongs to the Myrtle family and it is native to Australia. These ornamental bushes can be found in many corners of the world from Greece to California and India. I’ve seen them even in Ireland and always thought they must come from an exotic place.

The flower clusters grow in cylindrical spikes resembling bottle brushes in shape, while the leaves are long, narrow and contain fragrant oils. Callistemon in Greek means beautiful stamens and they were so right naming it this way! The filaments caring the stamens are beautiful, long and crimson red colour.

Inspiration


Bottlebrush Flower Crochet Pattern

INSTRUCTIONS:

Yarn: tapestry cotton colour A=green, colour B=yellow, colour C= red.

Gardening wire: 15cm

Crochet hook: 1.75mm

Details of components:

–         The individual flowers have a tubular calyx and 5 petals

–         Lots of red filaments.

Crochet Flower

Calyx

Start: using A make 3ch, join with sl st, 1ch, continue work in round

R1: 5sc in ring, join with sl st, 1ch

Continue work in round 10sc (1cm). Change to colour B. Finish off A.

Petals

R1: using B make (2ch, 1sc)x 5, join with sl st and continue in round

R2: (1sc, 1hdc, 2dc, 1hdc, 1sc)x5, join with sl st. Finish off B.

 

Filaments

Cut a square piece of card 5cmx5cm and wrap colour C about 15 times around the card. Pull the yarn off the card, keeping it all together and thigh a knot to secure the threads. Pull the filaments through the calyx and slash them at the opposite end. Use a fine comb to separate the strands and the flower is done.

 

Spike

Cut a piece of wire 15cm long and using colour A make ch on the full length. Finish with a little ball.

Assembly

Make as many flowers you wish and glue them onto the spike.

 

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Happy Crocheting!

_Camelia

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