Akebia quinata, also known as Chocolate Vine is a deciduous Climber native of China and Japan. The stems bear leaves composed of 5 oval leaflets and the drooping flower heads have larger female purplish blooms at the base and tiny male blooms at the apex.
The plant is invasive and was listed as an “unwanted organism” in New Zealand.
Akebia quinata Crochet Flower
How to Crochet an Akebia Flower?
- Stranded embroidery cotton colour A = purple, colour B = green.
- 1mm and 1.75 mm steel hook.
Details of components
- 3 cup-shaped petals and a group of 8 stick-like stamens in the centre.
Flower Crochet Pattern
Crochet Petals (3pcs.)
Start: using 1.75mm hook and colour A make 3ch, join with sl st, 1ch
R1: 4sc in the ring, join with sl st, 1ch
R2: make 2sc in each sc = 8sts, join with sl st, 1ch
R3: make (2sc in next sc, 1sc in next sc) repeat 4 times = 12sts, join with sl st, 1ch
R4: 12sc, join with sl st, 1ch
R5: same. Fasten off A.
Make 3 petals.
Start: using A and 1mm hook, make (6ch, skip 1st ch, make sl st in next 5ch = 5sts) repeat 5 times to make 5 stamens. Fasten off A.
Start: using B and 1.75mm hook, make (11ch, skip 1st ch, make sl st in next 10ch). Fasten off B.
Roll the stamens and secure at the base. Position the 3 petals close together, insert the stamens’ group in the centre and stitch everything together. At the end, stitch the stem to the back of the flower.
This is it! The crochet Akebia quinata flower is ready!
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