These beautiful plants also known as glory bushes or glory trees are native of South America. Louise’s variety is a Tibouchina lepidota 'Alstonville', a shrub growing 4-5 m tall and bearing purple flowers with curled stamens like claws.
Tibouchina Flower Crochet Pattern
Yarn: embroidery cotton floss in colour A= purple; colour B= white
Crochet hook: 1mm, 2mm
Details of components:
– 5 purple petals, white towards the centre
– purple filaments with curled stamens.
(trtr= take 4 loops on the hook and work same as a dtr)
Start: using B and hook 2mm, make 6ch, join with sl st, 1ch
R1: make 12sc in the ring; join with sl st, 1ch
R2: increase to 20sc, join with sl st. Change to colour A, finish off B.
R3: make _ 4ch, 1tr, 1dtr in the next st, 1trtr, 1trtr, 1trtr in the next st, 1dtr, 1tr, 4ch and 1 sl st in the next st, make 1sl st in the next st. Repeat from _ 4 times = 5 petals. Finish off A.
Filaments and Stamens
Start: using only 3 strands of colour A and hook 1mm make _15ch, skip 1st st, make sc in each of the next 5st and make sl st in each of the next 9st, 1ch.
Repeat from _ 9 times to make 10 filaments.
Roll the filaments and insert them in the centre of the flower.
There it is! The Tibouchina Crochet Flower is ready!
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