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Another flower from my garden is Hypericum. This shrub is quite a popular choice when you need an undemanding plant which can cheer up a dull spot with its bright yellow flowers for the whole summer.
Today, I’m going to perform an experiment. I intend to use parts of the real flower such as stamens and stalk and put it all back together with the crochet stigma and petals. I know that the petals last very little after you cut the flower, but have no idea how long will the stamens last. And the stamens are the most beautiful part of the flower! So, I’d like to keep them.
Hypericum Crochet Pattern
- embroidery cotton (6 strands) colour A = yellow, colour B = green
- sewing cotton thread colour C = yellow.
- 1mm steel hook, 2mm steel hook.
Details of components
- large 5-petal flower
- raised tubular stigma starting with a cone at base
- a big bunch of yellow stamens resembling a pom-pom surrounding the stigma.
Start: using C and 1mm steel hook make 3ch, join in ring with sl st, 1ch; continue working in round
R1: 3sc in the ring, join with sl st, 1ch
R2: 3sc, join with sl st, R3: same
R4: make 2sc in each of the 3sts = 6sc, join with sl st, 1ch
R5: 6sc, join with sl st
R6: make (1sc in next sc and 2sc in next sc) x 3 = 9sc, join with sl st, 1ch
R7: 9sc, join with sl st
R4: make (1sc in each of next 2sc and 2sc in next sc) x 3 = 12sc, join with sl st, 1ch
R5: 12sc, join with sl st. Finish off colour C.
Start: using A and 2mm hook make 1och, join in ring with sl st, 1ch
R1: (RS) 3sc in ring, 1ch
R2: (WS) inc 1sc, 2sc, 1ch
R3: 3sc, inc 1sc, 1ch
R4: (WS) inc 1sc, 4sc, 1ch
R5: 2sts-sc dec, 3sc, inc 1sc, 1ch
R6: (WS) inc 1sc, 5sc, 1ch
R7: 7sc, 1ch
R8: inc 1sc, 6sc, 1ch
R9: 2sts-sc dec, 6sc, 1ch
R10: 5sc, skip last 2sc, 1ch
R11: 3sc, 2sts-sc dec, 1ch. Continue with 10 sl st on the edge of petal going down towards the ring = 1 petal.
Repeat R1-R11 4 times to make another 4 petals.
Carefully remove the stigma and the petals from the flower. Glue the crochet stigma in place and pull the petals’ ring over the sepals.
This is it! The Crochet Hypericum Flower is ready! I’m very curious to see how long the sepals will last. I’ll let you know, anyway.
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