CROCHET PATTERNS (Pattern #69 Texas Lupin) – 365 Crochet Flowers Bouquet Project

Introduction

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. 

Inspiration

Texas Bluebonnet Flower Crochet Pattern

Texas Bluebonnet

Texas Bluebonnet crochet flower

How to Crochet a Texas Lupin Flower?

Crochet Yarn

  • crochet cotton Size #5 colour A = multi pink/white
  • embroidery cotton colour A = dark  blue, colour C = green.

Crochet Hook

  •  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.

Crochet Pattern

Big Petal (1piece)Texas Bluebonnet pink centre

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.

Texas Bluebonnet crochet petal

 

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.Texas Bluebonnet stem and sepals

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.

Assembly

The small petals shape naturally into two tiny boats due to the increase and decrease. Texas Bluebonnet small petals

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.

Texas Bluebonnet assembly Texas Bluebonnet assembly flower and sepals

You can make many more of these flowers with different sizes, small petal buds at top and cluster them together.

Conclusion

This is it!  The Crochet Pattern for the Texas Bluebonnet Flower is ready!

Texas Bluebonnet flower crochet Texas Bluebonnet crochet flowers

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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 crochet patterns that I've designed so far!

Happy Crocheting!

smiley_Camelia – I took a few days break from designing to enjoy some time off after being awarded 1st Prize in Knitting & Crochet in the Royal Dublin Society National Craft 2012 Competition and also the RDS New Entrants Prize during last Thursday's Ceremony.

Thank you for being patient. I will write a more detail post when I get some photos from the Awards Ceremony.

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