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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.
Vinca Periwinkle Crochet Pattern
- crochet cotton #10 colour A = white
- crochet cotton #5 colour B = purple/white
- sewing thread colour C = yellow
- embroidery cotton colour D = green.
- 1mm steel hook.
Details of components
- 5-lobed purple corolla on a short tubular calyx.
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.
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.
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.
This is it! The Crochet Pattern for the Vinca Periwinkle Flower is ready!
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Until tomorrow, I wish you all: Happy Crocheting!