Flower of the day is a Japanese Anemone inspired by a photograph taken by Maria from Ravelry. It is my second anemone design, but I couldn’t resist the challenge. The flower in the photo is so beautiful. I wish for the pattern to resemble just half of its beauty. The plant, also known as Anemone hupehensis or windflower is native of China and has been naturalized in Japan for centuries. The anemones don’t have true petals, the showy portion of the bloom, white, pink or red colour are actually the sepals.
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Japanese Anemone Crochet Pattern
How to Crochet a Japanese Anemone?
- embroidery cotton colour A = green, colour B = yellow, colour C = white.
- 1mm steel hook, 2mm steel hook.
Details of components
- green button shape array of stigmas in the centre of the flower surrounded by a ring of yellow stamens
- 5 white sepals.
Green Stigmas’ Ball
Start: using A and 2mm hook make 3ch, join in ring with sl st, 1ch
R1: 6sc in the ring, join with sl st, continue in spiral making 18sc, 1ch.
R2: (3sts-sc dec) x2 = 2sts. Finish off A.
Start: using B and 2mm hook make 6ch and join in ring with sl st
R1: 10sc, join in ring with sl st, 1ch
R2: working only on the front loops, make 2 fur stitches in each of the 10sts = 20 fur sts, join with sl st. Finish off B.
Start: using C and 1mm hook pick up 20sts from the back of the stamens working sc (push loops to the back), join with sl st in ring, 1ch
Change to 2mm hook, turn work and continue:
_R1:4sc, 1ch; R2: 4sc, 1ch; R3: inc to 6sc, 1ch; R4: inc to 8sc, 1ch;
R5: 8sc, 1ch; R6: inc to 10sc, 1ch; R7: inc to 12sc, 1ch; R8: 12sc, 1ch;
R9: 12sc, 1ch; R10: 12sc, 1ch; R11: 3sts-sc dec, 6sc, 3sts-sc dec = 8sts, 1ch;
R12: 2sts-sc dec, 4sc, 2sts-sc dec = 6sts, 1ch;
R13: 2sts-sc dec, 2sc, 2sts-sc dec = 4sts, 1ch;
R14: 1sc, 2sts-sc dec, 1sc, 1ch.
Repeat from _ 4 times to make the 5 sepals.
After finishing the last sepal, continue with dc, sc and sl sts on the edge of the sepal towards the centre of the flower. Finish off C.
Trim the fur loops to a length of ½ inch, introduce the green centre in the stamens’ ring an secure them all together.
This is it! Japanese Anemone is ready!
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