The Beautyberries shrub photographed by Louise I think it is the Japanese Callicarpa mollis variety. It is an ornamental evergreen bearing clusters of pink flowers which turn into edible berries, purple magenta in colour. The berries provide a long lasting colour to the bare branches of the shrub after the leaves fall in the autumn.
Japanese Beautyberries Crochet Pattern
How to Crochet Japanese Beautyberries?
- embroidery cotton colour A = purple.
- 2mm steel hook.
Details of components
- Lots of little ball-like berries hanging on tips of bear twigs.
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 12sc, 1ch.
R2: (3sts-sc dec) x2 = 2sts. Finish off A.
I think this pattern was the shortest I’ve ever written. It is nothing difficult, just crocheting plain simple tiny cotton balls.
I went out to my overgrown garden (we had more than a fair share of rainy days this summer ) in search for a bear twig and I found one, pretty easily. It belonged to a Pretty Polly Plant. I only had to count the branches and make the same number of crocheted balls. I used Super Glue to stick them to the tips of the tiny branches.
Nothing complicated, today. Japanese Beautyberries are done!
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Until tomorrow, I wish you all: Happy Crocheting!