Iris crochet pattern
So, the project is on the way. A slow start, I'm afraid… a few things to sort out, but the flower is done, as well as the pattern instructions. I've chosen the Iris, a dark blue variety. A blue Iris symbolizes Faith, Hope and Royalty. In Greek mythology, the Iris is the symbol of the Goddess Iris, the messenger of Love. She used the rainbow to travel and acted as the link between heaven and earth. My son took the photo earlier this evening, in the back garden.
Source of inspiration
Iris Flower Crochet Pattern
Yarn: tapestry cotton in colour A=blue, colour B=dark yellow and colour C=light yellow
Crochet hook: 2.5mm
Details of components:
There are three different types of petals we need to create:
1. 3 large petals-like structures, which are the sepals: main colour is blue and has darker and lighter yellow area in the middle
2. 3 shorter petals which partially cover the sepals are long, narrow and split towards the end: colour blue
3. 3 shorter petals which are positioned between the sepals and are facing upwards: colour blue.
Petal 1. (3 pieces)
R1: using B, make 18ch, change to C, miss 1ch, make 16sc; work (1sc, 1sc, 1sc) in the last ch and turn, 16sc on the other side of the ch
R2: using A, work 8sc, 2hdc, 1dc, 2hdc, 4sc, 1sc in the last sc and continue with 6ch; turn and work 10sc, 2hdc, 1dc, 2hdc, 8sc, (1sc, 1sc, 1sc) in the last sc
R3: 5 sl st, 3 sc, 1 hdc, 1 dc, 1 tr, 1dtr, 3tr, 3dc, 4sc, turn and work 3sc in the top most sc, then work 5sc, 1hdc, 3dc, 3tr, 1dtr, 1tr, 1dc, 1hdc, 3sc and 5 sl st, 1sc, 3 sc in the top most sc, 1sc. Fasten off.
Petal 2. (3 pieces)
R1: using A, make 23 ch, miss 3ch, (1 tr, 1 picot, 1 tr, 2 dc), 12 dc, 6hdc, (1sc, 1sc, 1sc) in the last ch, 1sc, 6 hdc, 12 dc, (1dc, 1dc, 1tr, 1tr, 1 picot, 3ch) and finish. Fasten off.
Petal 3. (3 pieces)
R1: using A, make 18ch, miss 2ch, 3sc, 2hdc, 8dc, 3sc and finish. Fasten off.
Lay flat, on top and in between the small petals, the big blue/yellow petals (petal no. 1). Stitch them together. Lay flat the last 3 petals (petal no.2) right on top of the blue/yellow ones.
Stitch them together. All petals should curl upwards. Stiffen the flower if you wish.
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