Fairy Foxglove (Erinus alpinus) is a little perennial wild flower native to Central and Southern Europe. It grows up to 30cm in height normally in rockeries but sometimes you can find it on old stone walls.
It’s not a plant native to Ireland, but I’m sure I saw it this summer on the walls outside Kilkenny Castle. The flowers have a pink tubular corolla with 5 notched lobes, the upper 2 lobes being narrower than lower ones.
How to Crochet a Fairy Foxglove Flower?
Fairy Foxglove Crochet Flower
- Embroidery cotton (6strands) colour A = pink, colour B = yellow, colour D = green
- Crochet cotton Size 5 color C = dark pink.
- 1.75 mm steel hook.
Details of components
- pink tubular corolla with 5 notched lobes, the upper 2 lobes narrower than lower ones.
Crochet Flower Pattern
Start: using B and 1.75mm hook make 3ch, join in ring with sl st, 1ch
R1: 5sc in the ring, join with sl st, 1ch
R2: 5sc, join with sl st, change to colour B, 1ch (keep colour A in the centre)
R3: 5sc, join with sl st, change to colour A, fasten off B, 1ch
R4: (7ch, skip 1st ch, 2hdc, 4ch, skip 1st 2ch, 2hdc, 1tr in the 4th ch from ring, 1dc, 1hdc, 1sc, sl st in the next sc in the ring) repeat 3 times, 7ch, skip 1st ch, 3hdc, 2sc, 7ch, skip 1st 2ch, 3hdc, 2sc, 1dc in the 1st ch from ring, sl st in the last ch in the ring, at base of first petal. Fasten off A.
Stitching the Veins
Thread a needle with colour C and make back stitch on each petal, starting from the yellow ring and going up almost to the tip of the petal.
Crochet Stem and Sepals
Start: using D and 1.75mm hook, make 6ch, skip 1st ch and make 5sl st, 1ch; continue with 4sc in the last ch, join in ring with sl st, 1ch, and continue in round
R1: [make in next sc: sl st, 3ch, skip 1st ch, 2sc] repeat 4 times = 4 sepals. Fasten off D.
Stitch the sepals at back of the corolla.
This is it! The flower crochet pattern is ready!
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