Dogwoods fall into two basic groups: the Coloured Bark Dogwoods with coloured stems in the winter, bearing small flowers in the summer and the Flowering Dogwoods, which are very attractive flowering shrubs.
The variety I’ve choosen, part of the Flowering Dogwoods (Cornus Florida) group is called White Dogwood. The shrub has large white flowers showing off in spring time. The’ll turn into red berries in the winter, while the leaves turn red-purple in the autumn. Quite a spectacle all year round!
The anatomy of this flower head is quite peculiar. The round, dense inflorencence comprises of small green flowers clustered in the centre. The flower head is sorrounded by 4 large “petals” called bracts with have a distinct notch at the apex.
White Dogwood Crochet Pattern
How to Crochet a White Dogwood Flower?
- crochet cotton Size #5 colour A = white
- embroidery cotton colour B = green.
- 1.5mm, 2mm steel hook.
Details of components
- grape-shape flower with 6 blue tepals
- finishes with small white lobes.
Start: using 1.5mm hook and colour B make:
(6ch, 1clone knot, 5sl st to return to ring)x10. Fasten off B.
Start: using 2mm hook and colour A make 8ch, join with sl st, 1ch
R1: make 16sc in ring, join with sl st, 1ch
R2: (RS) 4sc, 1ch, turn
R3: (WS) 1st-sc inc, 2sc, 1st-sc inc = 6sc, 1ch, turn
R4: (RS) 1st-sc inc, 4sc, 1st-sc inc = 8st, 1ch
R5: (WS) 1st-sc inc, 6sc, 1st-sc inc = 10st, 1ch
R6: (RS) 1st-sc inc, 8sc, 1st-sc inc = 12st, 1ch
R7: (WS) 12sc, 1ch
R8: (RS) 12sc, 1ch
R9: (WS) 12sc, 1ch
R10: (RS) 12sc, 1ch
R11: (WS) 2sts-sc dec, 8sc, 2sts-sc dec = 10sc, 1ch
R12: (RS) 3sts-dc dec, (2dc) in next sc, (2dc, 3ch, sl st) in next sc, (1sc, 2ch, 2dc) in next sc, (2dc) in next sc, 3sts-dc dec, 1ch, do not turn; continue with sl st along the edge of petal towards the ring = 1 petal.
Repeat R2-R12 3 more times = 4 petals. Join with sl s at base of first petal. Fasten off A.
At this stage, the petals are ready, but if you’d like to emphasise the notch in the petals, tie in a dark pink colour yarn and make some sl st along the notch.
Roll the little flowers and secure together.
Thread a needle with colour B and stitch the flower head into the petal ring. Shape up the petals.
This is it! The Crochet Pattern for White Dogwood Flower is ready!
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