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I had in mind for some time to design a crochet pattern for the fuchsia flower. While the flower in the photo is a hybrid with a double flower called “Dollar Princess”, fuchsia grows wild in Ireland and it’s such a beautiful sight along roadways. The flowers are bell-shaped with violet petals surrounded by red sepals.
There are a few fuchsia patterns designed already and I was going to attempt my own version, but have changed my mind at the last minute and after a short deliberation I’ve decided to re-make an antique crochet from Eléonore Riego de la Branchardière, Crochet Book 07 (1850) followed by my own design tomorrow.
Fuchsia Flower Crochet Pattern
How to Crochet a Fuchsia Flower?
- embroidery cotton colour A = deep pink, colour B = pink, colour C = green.
- 2mm steel hook.
Details of components
- bell-shaped flower
- pink filaments with stamens.
Eléonore’s design is quite interesting. She used it as a tassel for a lovely bag. I followed the instructions almost entirely and had very little to modify. I used the pattern for the flower tasssel and for a small leaf.
Start: using colour A and 2mm hook, make 4ch, join in ring with sl st
R1: make 8dc in the ring, join with sl st, 1ch
R2: make 2dc in each 8sts = 16sts, join with sl st, 1ch
R3: 16dc, join with sl st, 1ch
R5: (2sts-dc dec, 2dc) x 4 = 12sts, join with sl st, 1ch
R6: (2sts-dc dec, 1dc) x 4 = 8sts, join with sl st
R7: 2ch, (3ch, 2dc) x 4, join in the 2nd ch from start of row
R8: 2ch, (1ch, skip 1 st, make 2tr, 3ch, 2tr in the 3ch-sp from last row, 1ch, skip 1 st, 1dc between the 2 dc from last row) x 4, join in the 2nd ch from start of row
R9: 2ch, make (3ch, skip 2 sts, make 2tr in the 3ch-sp from last row, 3ch, turn, skip 2 sts, 1dc in the 3ch-sp, turn, 2 tr in the 3ch-sp as at beginning of row; make 3ch, skip 2 sts, 1dc in the 1ch, skip 1 st, 1 dc in the next 1ch)x4, join in the 2nd ch from start of row. Fasten off colour A.
Stem and small leaf
Start: using colour C and 2mm hook, make 7ch
Make 10ch, turn, skip 2ch, make 6sc, 1ch to cross the stem, pivot and make 1dc, 4tr, 2dc, 1ch, turn and down the other side make 2dc, 4tr, 1dc, 1sc in the stem to finish the leaf.
Make 26ch and make another leaf. When finished, make 8ch and join it to the top of the flower using sl sts.
Filaments and Stamens
Cut 4 x 8inches lengths of colour B and knot the ends. Fold in half, thigh together, pull and attach inside the bell.
This is it! The Crochet Pattern for the Fuchsia Flower is ready!
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