Today’s flower is Magnolia Grandiflora also known as the southern magnolia or bull bay. This large evergreen tree can grow up to 90 ft in height, has large dark leaves and large white fragrant flowers.
The flowers, measuring up to 12 inches in diameter have 6 to 12 petals with a waxy texture.
Magnolia Grandiflora Flower Crochet Pattern
Yarn: crochet cotton colour A= white; embroidery cotton floss (6 strands) colour B= yellow; embroidery cotton floss (3 strands) colour c= yellow.
Crochet hook: 1mm, 2mm
Details of components:
- 6 white large petals oval shape.
- Finger-like receptacle with stigmas and stamens.
Crochet Small Petal (3 pieces)
_Start: using A and 2mm hook, make 6ch
R1: skip 1ch, 5sc, 1ch
R2: 2sc, (1sc, 1sc, 1sc), 2sc, 1ch
R3: 7sc, 1ch
R4: 3sc, (1sc, 1sc, 1sc), 3sc, 1ch
R5: 9sc, 1ch
R6: 1sc increase, 3sc, (1sc, 1sc, 1sc), 3sc, 1sc increase, 1ch
R7: 13sc, 1ch
R9: 5sc, 3sts-sc decrease, 5sc, 1ch
R10: 11sc, 1ch
R11: 4sc, 3sts-sc decrease, 4sc, 1ch
R12: 9sc, 1ch,
R13: 3sc, 3-sts sc decrease, 3sc, 1ch
R14: 7sc, 1ch
R15: 2sts-sc decrease, 3sc, 2sts-sc decrease, 1ch
R16: 1sc, 3-sts sc decrease, skip last sc, 1ch. Continue with 15sl st going down the edge of the petal = 1 petal.
Repeat from _ twice to make 3 small petals in total. Continue with the large petals.
Crochet Large Petal (3pieces)
_Start: using A and 2mm hook, make 8ch
R1: skip 1ch, 7sc, 1ch
R2: 3sc, (1sc, 1sc, 1sc), 3sc, 1ch
R3: 9sc, 1ch
R4: 4sc, (1sc, 1sc, 1sc), 4sc, 1ch
R5: 11sc, 1ch
R6: 1sc increase, 4sc, (1sc, 1sc, 1sc), 4sc, 1sc increase, 1ch
R7: 15sc, 1ch
R10: 1sc increase, 6sc, (1sc, 1sc, 1sc), 6sc, 1sc increase, 1ch
R13: 8sc, 3sts-sc decrease, 8sc, 1ch
R14: 17sc, 1ch
R15: 7sc, 3sts-sc decrease, 7sc, 1ch
R16: 15sc, 1ch
R17: 2sts-sc decrease, 11sc, 2sts-sc decrease, 1ch
R18: 13sc, 1ch
R19: 2sts-sc decrease, 3sc, 3sts-sc decrease, 3sc, 2sts-sc decrease, 1ch
R20: 9sc, 1ch
R21: 2sts-sc decrease, 1sc, 3sts-sc decrease, 1sc, 2sts-sc decrease, 1ch
R22: 5sc, 1ch
R23: 2sts-sc decrease, 1sc, 2sts-sc decrease, 1ch
R24: 1sc, 2sts-sc decrease, 1ch. Continue with 23sl st going down the edge of the petal = 1 petal.
Repeat from _ twice to make 3 large petals in total. Finish off A.
Crochet Stamens and Stigmas on the Receptacle
Start: using colour B and 2mm hook, make 4ch, join with sl st, 1ch
R1: make 6sc in the ring, join with sl st, 1ch.
R2: 6sc, join with sl st, 1ch.
R4: increase to 8sc, join with sl st, 1ch.
R5: 8sc, join with sl st, 1ch.
R6: same. Fill in with poly fill.
R7: (skip 1st, 1sc)x4. Finish off B.
Make a few stamens & stigmas on top of the receptacle, i.e. 5ch, 4 sl st.
Roll the petals around the receptacle with the small size towards the centre. Thread a needle with colour A and secure the petals.
That’s it! Manolia Grandiflora Crochet Flower is ready!
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