The Spring Gentian, latin name Gentiana verna is a flowering wild plant found on low mountain ranges throughout Europe, including some locations in western Ireland. The plant has short stems and beautiful vibrant blue flowers revealing a white deep throat.
Spring Gentian Crochet Pattern
How to Crochet a Spring Gentian Flower?
- embroidery cotton colour A = green, colour B = white, colour C = blue.
- 2mm steel hook.
Details of components
- deep bell-shaped 5-petal corolla.
Gentian Calyx (4 sepals)
Start: using colour A make 4ch, join with sl st, 1ch
R1: 4sc, join with sl st, 1ch, 1sc in the next sc
R2: 10ch, skip 1ch, 2sl st, 7sc, 1sl st in the next sc in the ring, 1ch, turn
R3: in front loops only, skip 1sc, 7sc , 3ch, turn
R4: 2sl st, 1sl st in the next sc in the ring, 1ch, turn.
Repeat R3-R4 3 more times. Continue working in front loops only, skip 1sc, 7sl st.
Fasten off A.
Gentian Flower Corolla (5 petals with fringes)
Start: using colour C and 2mm hook, make 4ch, join with sl st, 1ch
R1: 5sc, join with sl st, 1ch. Repeat 5 more times.
R7: change to colour B and make 5sc, join with sl st, 1ch,
R8: 5sc, join with sl st, 1ch,
R9: change to colour C and make:
R10: 4ch, turn, skip 1ch, 2sl st, 1sc, sl st in next sc in ring. Repeat 4 more times.
Work on the back of the little fringes, make _1sl st at back of fringe, 7ch, turn, skip 1ch, 1sc, 2dc, 1tr, 1dc, 1sc. Repeat from _ 4 more times = 5 petals. Fasten off colour B.
Insert the corolla into the tubular calyx and secure them together.
The Spring Gentian crochet pattern is ready!
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