CROCHET PATTERNS (Pattern #56 Vinca Periwinkle) – 365 Flower Bouquet Project

Introduction

365 Flower Bouquet Project – PATTERN DIRECTORY, the landing page of my blog contains links to all the flower crochet patterns I've designed so far.

If you are familiar with Ravelry and you’d like to have a go at my patterns, join us at 365 Crochet Flowers Bouquet on Ravelry.

Today’s challenge is designing and making a Vinca flower, also known as Periwinkle. Vinca is a trailing sub-shrub with green stems and opposite oval leaves. It is an invasive plant, an excellent choice for ground cover under trees. Vinca minor, the variety that Louise posted on her Facebook page has small, mauve flowers.

Inspiration

Vinca Periwinkle Crochet Pattern

Crochet Vinca Periwinkle

 
How to Crochet the Periwinkle Flower?

Crochet Yarn

  • crochet cotton #10 colour A = white
  • crochet cotton #5 colour B = purple/white
  • sewing thread colour C = yellow
  • embroidery cotton colour D = green.

Crochet Hook

  •  1mm steel hook.

Details of components

  • 5-lobed purple corolla on a short tubular calyx.

Crochet Pattern

Tubular centre

Start: using A and 1mm hook make 3ch, join in ring with sl st, 1ch, continue work in round

R1: 5sc in ring, join with sl st, 1ch

R2: 5sc, join with sl st. Change to colour C, keep colour A on the inside of tube.

R3: make 2sc in each of the 5 sts = 10sc, join with sl st. Change to A, finish off C.

R4: 10sc, join with sl st. Turn on WS. Change to colour C, keep colour A on the outside.

R5: [(1sc, 1dc) in next sc, (1dc, 1sc) in next sc]x5 = 20sts. Change to A, keep colour C on the outside.

R6: working on the front loops only, make (2sl st, 3ch, 2sl st) x 5, join with sl st. Change to colour C, finish off A.

Petals (5pcs.)

R1: (RS) work on back loops only make 2ch, 1dc, 1sc, 1sc, 1dc, 1ch

R2: (WS) 4sc, 1ch

R3: inc 1sc, 2sc, inc 1sc, 1ch

R4: 6sc, 1ch

R5: 5sc, inc 1sc, 1ch

R6: 7sc, 1ch

R7: dec 2sts-sc, 4sc, inc 1sc, 1ch

R8: 7sc, 1ch

R9: 2sts-sc dec, 2sc, 3sts-sc dec, 1ch, 1o sl st on the edge of petal going down towards the centre of flower, sl st in next back loop.

Repeat R1-R9 4 times to make the 5 petals. Finish off C and hide all tails.

Calyx

Start: using D and 1mm steel hook work on the back of the flower and pick up 12sts-sc from just below the sl st row in colour A, join with sl st, 1ch and continue in round

R1: 12sc, join with sl st, 1ch

R2: same; R3: same; R4: same;

R5: (skip 1sc, 1sc)x6 = 6sc, join with sl st, 1ch

R6: (skip 1sc, 1sc)x3 = 3sc, and continue working in spiral 9sc. Finish off.

Conclusion

This is it!  The Crochet Pattern for the Vinca Periwinkle Flower is ready!  

Crochet Vinca Periwinkle Crochet Pattern

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If you have stumbled upon this page and you haven't heard about the 365 Crochet Flowers Bouquet Project, then feel free to check out the other 54 crochet patterns that I've designed in the last couple of months!

Until tomorrow, I wish you all: Happy Crocheting!

-Camelia wink

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Irish based knitwear designer
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One Response to CROCHET PATTERNS (Pattern #56 Vinca Periwinkle) – 365 Flower Bouquet Project

  1. Fawn says:

    I want to thank you. I will show the appreciation in a couple weeks in another way bedsides just stating thank you.

    I have shared you flowers with one crochet group and will share them with other crocheters.

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