Stachyurus praecox is a medium size deciduous shrub flowering in late winter or early spring. They are native to woodlands in the Himalayas and East Asia. Its Japanese name is Kibushi, and it comes from the fact that the seeds are used for black dye.
These shrubs would thrive in any fertile soil and produce a mass of pale yellow flowers. The small cup-shaped blooms are borne on racemes and appear before the leaves.
Stachyurus Crochet Flower
How to Crochet a Stachyurus Flower?
- Crochet cotton Size 10, colour A = pale yellow or white
- Stranded embroidery cotton colour B = green
- Sewing thread colour C = yellow
- Crochet cotton Size 5 colour D = multicolour purple.
- 1 mm steel hook.
Details of components
- cup-shaped blooms with 4 oblong petals
- green long stigma sorrounded by tall yellow stamens shorter than the petals
- 4 sepals: 2 small outer sepals and 2 inner sepals same as the petals.
The crochet pattern instructions you'll find below are for crocheting an individual Stachyurus flower. These flowers are borne in raceme, so you should make as many as you can (10 would be great) and attach them to a central stalk.
Start: using 1mm hook and colour C, make 8ch, make a small clone’s knot, continue with 7sl st.. Fasten off C. Make 5 pieces for a flower.
Start: using 1mm hook and colour B, make 5ch, make a small clone’s knot, continue with 4sl st. Fasten off B.
Petals and Sepals
Start: using 1mm hook and colour A
R1: (make 3ch, skip 2ch, 1dc in the next ch) x 8, 1ch pivot and work in the little rings you’ve just made (insert hook between the 2ch and dc)
R2: (1sc, 4trtr, 1sc) x 6 = (4 petals and 2 sepals). Change to colour D, fasten off colour A. Make 2ch and insert hook at the back of 2nd sepal and make (1sc, 4dc, 1sc). Continue with sl st and ch in the last two little rings and make (1sc, 4dc, 1sc) in the last ring = 2 sepals. Fasten off colour D.
Start: using 1mm hook and colour D, make 5ch, skip 1st ch and make 4sl st, 1ch
R1: make 4sc in the same ch, join with sl st, 1ch
R2: make 2sc in each of the 4sc = 8sc, join with sl st, 1ch
R6: 8sc, join with sl st, 1ch
R8: same. Fasten off D.
Position the stamens around the stigma and stitch together.
Roll the petals around the stamens group and secure them all together. Hide all tails under the stem's hut and stitch together. The crochet flower is ready.
This is it! The crochet Stachyurus flower is ready!
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