CROCHET PATTERNS (Pattern #73 White Dogwood) – 365 Crochet Flowers Bouquet Project

Introduction

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.

Inspiration

White Dogwood Crochet Pattern

White Dogwood photo from Wikimedia

White Dogwood crochet flower

How to Crochet a White Dogwood Flower?

Crochet Yarn

  • crochet cotton Size #5 colour A = white
  • embroidery cotton colour B = green.

Crochet Hook

  •  1.5mm, 2mm steel hook.

Details of components

  • grape-shape flower with 6 blue tepals
  • finishes with small white lobes.

Crochet Pattern

Flower HeadWhite Dogwood flower head

Start: using 1.5mm hook and colour B make:

(6ch, 1clone knot, 5sl st to return to ring)x10. Fasten off B.

Petals (4pcs.)

Start: using 2mm hook and colour A make 8ch, join with sl st, 1chDogwood crochet petal

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, 1chDogwood crochet bracts

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.Dogwood petal notch

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.

Assembly

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.

Dogwood - rolling flower head  Dogwood flower assembly

Conclusion

This is it!  The Crochet Pattern for White Dogwood Flower is ready!

White Dogwood crochet flower White Dogwood crochet flower

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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!

_Camelia

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4 Responses to CROCHET PATTERNS (Pattern #73 White Dogwood) – 365 Crochet Flowers Bouquet Project

  1. Linda Jones says:

    I stumbled upon your blog, I think, via another blog or crochet newsletter. I must say that your work is spectacular. I am in LOVE with your flowers. I did sign up for your blog news so I could receive your flower instructions and read your blog. I am a very new self taught crocheter. I’m still learning actually. I am looking forward to trying out your flowers. I have, I think, an obsession with crocheted and knitted flowers! I am glad I found your blog and have had the pleasure of seeing you work. Thank you so much for sharing!!
    LindaJ

    • Camelia says:

      Thank you, Linda. It’s always great to receive such lovely compliments. I’m glad you found my blog. if you’d like to help, share the links with your friends. Let me know how are you getting on with deciphering my patterns. They might be slightly different than the regular published patterns. I’m working here at speed of light :-)). It’s not an easy task to do on daily basis. It would work better if I’d put everything else on hold for the full year, but you know… That cannot happen.

      Cheers,

      Camelia

  2. Joan says:

    Just saw your pattern and link liked by a friend. I have a couple of babies coming and these will be sweet adornments to hats and dresses. These are very classy looking flowers and don’t screech out the homemade look. Great work.

  3. Patrice Fountain says:

    Just gorgeous! I challenge myself to try each pattern. Cheers!

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