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Today’s pattern challenge is Magnolia Stellata.
Also known as Star Magnolia, this variety is one of the most popular magnolia trees. It is the smallest of them all, growing up to 3-4m round bush when fully mature. The white flowers about 7-10cm wide cover the trees in early spring, before the leaves open. They are star-shaped, with at least 12 thin, delicate tepals. In case you’d wonder what tepals are … tepals are sepals modified to look like petals that some flowers exhibit.
You can find the instructions for making the magnolia bud below.
Magnolia Stellata Flower Bud Crochet Pattern
Yarn: tapestry cotton colour A =white, wool colour C =brown.
Crochet hook: 2mm, 3mm
Details of components:
- the flower bud with 5 tepals enclosed inside a brown sheath.
Flower Bud Tepals
Start: using A, _make 6ch, skip 4ch and in next ch make:
R1: (1tr, 1r, 1tr, 1tr, 1tr)
R2: 5ch, 3st-tr decrease, 1picot, 5ch, 1 sl st, 4ch, 1 sl st in first ch. Repeat from _ 4 times = 5 tepals. Finish off A, leaving a long tail.
Start: using C, _make 4ch, skip 2ch and make 1dc. Repeat from _, 1ch
R1: (1dc, 1dc, 1dc, 1sl st in next ch)x2.
Roll the petals and thread a tapestry needle with the tail of yarn. Secure the petals in a bunch. Cover base with the crochet holder and secure all together.
Magnolia Stellata Crochet Flower Bud is ready!
The instructions to create the big Star Magnolia Flower are available in:
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