CROCHET PATTERNS (Flower Pattern #85 Heath Milkwort) – 365 Crochet Flowers Bouquet Project

Introduction

The Heath Milkwort or Polygala serpyllifolia is a perennial wild flower native to heathery and grassy places. The flowers are about 5mm long showing up in spikes of 3-8 pieces during summer months. The flowers are usually dark blue but can also be found in pink, white or bicoloured blue and white.

Inspiration

Heath Milkwort Crochet Pattern

Heath Milkwort photo from Wikimedia

Heath Milkwort crochet pattern

How to Crochet a Heath Milkwort Flower?

Crochet Yarn

  • Embroidery cotton (6strands) colour A = blue, colour B = white, colour C = green.

Crochet Hook

  • 1.75 mm steel hook.

Details of components

  • 5 sepals: 3 green and 2 blue petal-like
  • 3 lobe petal tube with two fringed lobes
  • white stamens.

Crochet Flower Pattern

Crochet Stem and Sepals (3-sepal piece) Heath Milkwort 3-sepals piece

Start: using C and 1.75mm hook, make 6ch, skip 1st ch and make 5sl st, 1ch; continue with 6sc in the last ch, join in ring with sl st, 1ch, and continue in round

R1: [make in next sc: sl st, 4ch, skip 1st ch, 3sc, sl st in next sc] repeat 3 times = 3 sepals. Fasten off C.

Crochet Sepals (2-sepal piece)Heath Milkwort 2-sepals piece

Start: using A and 1.75mm hook, make 4ch, join in ring with sl st, 1ch, and continue in round

R1: 6sc in the ring, join in ring with sl st, 1ch

R2: (11ch, skip 1st ch, make 1sc, 1hdc, 1dc, 4tr, 1dc, 1hdc, 1sc, sl st in next 3 sc) repeat twice. Fasten off A.

Crochet Tubular Corolla

Start: using colour A and 1.75m hook, make 4ch, join with sl st, 1ch

R1: 6sc in ring, join with sl st, 1ch

R2: sameHeath Milkwort tubular corolla

R3: same

R4: same; change to colour B, fasten off A,

R5: 6sc, join with sl st, 1ch

R5: [(1sc, 1dc) in next sc, (1dc,1sc) in next sc], 3ch, skip 1st ch, make 2 sl st, sl st in next sc on tube, 4ch, skip 1st ch, make 3 sl st, sc in next 2 sc on tube, 4ch, skip 1st ch, make 3 sl st, sl st in next sc on tube, 3ch, skip 1st ch, make 2 sl st, sl st in first sc on row. Fasten off B.

Stamens Heath Milkwort stamens

Cut 2 pieces colour B, 2¾inches and make a knot at both ends. Pick the loops from the middle and pull them through the tubular corolla. Secure them at back of tube.

AssemblyHeath Milkwort assembly

Position the tube onto the 2-sepals piece with the round lobe placed between the 2 sepals and stitch together. Stitch the 3-sepals piece onto the back of the 2-sepals piece.

Conclusion

The Heath Milkwort crochet pattern is ready!

Heath Milkwort crochet pattern Heath Milkwort crochet flower

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Happy Crocheting!

-Camelia

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