Golden Columbine or Aquilegia chrysantha is another amazing wildflower native to southwestern United States, so I guess my Texan fans will be quite delighted with my choice.
The canary yellow flowers can be bigger or smaller in size, depending on the variety. They have five pointed sepals and five petals with long spurs (4-9cm) projecting backwards between the sepals and many yellow stamens at the center.
Golden Columbine Flower Crochet Pattern
How to Crochet a Golden Columbine Flower?
- embroidery cotton colour A = yellow , colour B = green.
- 2mm steel hook.
Details of components
- flower with five yellow pointed sepals, 5 yellow petals with long spurs
- yellow stamens at the centre of the flower.
Start: using 2mm hook and colour A, make 5ch, join with sl st, 1ch
R1: 10sc in the ring, join with sl st, 1ch
R2: (1sc in the ring, 12ch, 1sl st in the 3rd ch, 1sc, 1hdc, 4tr, 2dc, 1hdc, 1sc in the next sc in the ring) x5 = 5 sepals. Make 1 sl st in the first sc. Finish off colour A.
We’re going to crochet the petals one by one starting from the end of then spur.
The spur will be a tubular piece crocheted on 3stitches and with a length of 2.5cm (1inch). After this length is achieved we’ll enlarge to tube and start working at the trumpet shape petal.
Start: using 2mm hook and colour A make 2ch, skip 1st ch, make 2sc in next ch, join with sl st, 1ch
R1: work 2sc and continue in spiral (no joining) increasing 1sc from time to time until piece measures 2 inches and you have 9sts in the top round. Join with sl st, 1ch. From now on we’ll work row by row turning work at end of row.
R1: 9sc, 1ch
R2: 2-st sc dec, 2sc, (1sc, 1sc, 1sc), 2sc, 2-st sc dec , 1ch
R3: 9sc, 1ch
R4: 3-st sc decrease, 2tr in the next sc, (1tr, 1picot, 1tr, 1tr) in the next sc, 2tr in the next sc, 3-st sc decrease. Finish off.
Start: using A loop the yarn 5 times over the tips of two fingers.
Turn the sepals on WS, so that the sepals will curl downwards. Pull the stamens through the sepals’ ring and secure them at back of ring. Slit the loops open and spread the stamens.
Position the trumpet-shaped petals in the gaps between the sepals with the tip pointing away from the central ring and stitch everything together keeping the stamens in the middle and the sepals spread between the trumpets. A little bit tricky, but with patience it is manageable.
This is it! The Golden Columbine Crochet Flower is ready!
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