CROCHET PATTERNS (Flower Pattern #86 Sea Aster) – 365 Crochet Flowers Bouquet Project

Introduction

The Sea Aster or Aster tripolium is a perennial flowering plant native to northern Europe. It can be found in coastal salt marshes and estuaries successfully managing to get a foothold on a cliff face or a sea bed. The flowers are pale-purple blue daisy like, but in a irregular manner with a tightly packed centre composed out of tiny yellow tubular florets.

Inspiration

Crochet Sea Aster Flower

Sea Aster photo from Wikipedia

Sea Aster crochet flower

How to Crochet a Sea Aster Flower?

Crochet Yarn

  • Crochet cotton Size 5 colour A = white/blue purple multi
  • Embroidery cotton (6strands) colour B = yellow, colour C = green.

Crochet Hook

  • 1.75 mm steel hook.

Details of components

  • pale-purple daisy like petals
  • compact tubular yellow flowers in the centre.

Crochet Flower Pattern

Crochet Flower CentreSea Aster flower centre

Start: using B and 1.75mm hook, make 5ch, skip 1st ch and make 4sl st back to the start. Repeat 15 times. Fasten off B.

If you roll the flowers between your fingers you’ll change their shape making them look more tubular than flat. Sea Aster cluster

Now, roll the flowers with the first one you’ve made in the middle and secure them together.

Crochet Petals

Start: using colour A and 1.75m hook, make 8ch, join with sl st, 1ch

R1: 16sc in ring, join with sl st, 1chSea Aster crochet petals

R2: (10ch, skip 1st ch, make 1 sl st, 1sc, 7hdc, sl st in next sc in ring in the front loop) repeat 16 times = 16 petals. Make a sl st to the back of first petal.

Next we continue with a second row of petals at the back of the first row, working in the back loops. This time, we’ll not make a full row, but rather just a few petals like this

(12ch, skip 1st ch, make 1 sl st, 10sc, sl st in next sc in ring in the front loop)=1 petal repeat 3 times, then make sl st in the next 4sc, continue with 3 more petals, sl st  in the next 2sc, 1petal and 2sl st. Fasten off A.

Assembly

Position the cluster inside the ring and stitch together.

Conclusion

This is it!  The crochet Sea Aster Flower is ready!

Sea Aster crochet pattern Sea Aster 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!

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2 Responses to CROCHET PATTERNS (Flower Pattern #86 Sea Aster) – 365 Crochet Flowers Bouquet Project

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  2. Katherine Meservy says:

    Your flowers are so pretty! Thank you for making them free. I am making a couple for a free form crochet blanket I am making. Thank you again! Have a wonderful day.

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