Texas Lupin also known as Lupinus texensis or Texas Bluebonnet is an annual wildflower covering meadows, flower gardens and roadsides of Texas in late spring. The stems bear clusters of blue pea-like flowers and green compound leaves.
Texas Bluebonnet Flower Crochet Pattern
How to Crochet a Texas Lupin Flower?
- crochet cotton Size #5 colour A = multi pink/white
- embroidery cotton colour A = dark blue, colour C = green.
- 2mm steel hook.
Details of components
- pea-like flowers blue with a dash of pink and white towards the centre
- short stem with a couple of green sepals.
Big Petal (1piece)
Start: using 2mm hook and colour A, make 4ch, join with sl st, 1ch
R1: 6sc in the ring, join with sl st, 1ch
R2: 2sc, (1hdc, 2dc), (3tr), (2dc, 1hdc), 1sc, join with sl st, change to colour B, finish off A
R3: 1sc, (2hdc), (2dc, 1tr), (2tr, 1dtr), (3dtr), (2dtr, 1tr, 3ch, sl st), (1sl st, 3ch, 1tr, 2dtr), (3dtr), (1dtr, 2tr), (1tr, 2dc), (2hdc), 1sc, join with sl st. Fasten off B.
Small Petals (2pcs.)
Start: using 2mm hook and colour B make 2ch
R1: skip 1ch, 3sc in the next ch, 1ch, turn
R2: inc 1sc, 1sc, inc 1sc, 1ch
R3: inc 1sc, 3sts-sc dec, inc 1sc, 1ch
R4: inc 1sc, 3sc, inc 1sc, 1ch
R5: 7sc, 1ch
R6: 2sc, 3sts-sc dec, 2sc, 1ch
R7: 1sc, 3sts-sc dec, 1sc, 1ch
R8: 3sts-sc dec. Fasten off B.
Stem and sepals
Start: using C and 2mm hook, make 6ch, skip 1st ch, make sl st in next 5ch = 5sts.
Make (6ch, skip 1ch and make 1sl st, 2sc, 1hdc, 1sc) in the next ch, 1sl st in the beg ch and continue with (6ch, skip 1ch and make 1sc, 1hdc, 1dc, 1tr, 1dc). Join with sl st into the first sepals beg ch. Fasten off C.
The small petals shape naturally into two tiny boats due to the increase and decrease.
Thread a needle with B, place the two small petals opposite to each other to form a nut shape and start stitching the edges together. You may stuff the nut-shape petal with Poly fill to be easier to keep it in shape.
Place the nut shape onto the WS of the big petal and stitch the two together.
Place the sepals onto the back of the petals, the smaller sepal position to the bottom of the nut-shape petals.
You can make many more of these flowers with different sizes, small petal buds at top and cluster them together.
This is it! The Crochet Pattern for the Texas Bluebonnet Flower is ready!
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