CROCHET PATTERNS (Flower Crochet Pattern #88 Fairy Foxglove) – 365 Crochet Flowers Bouquet Project

Introduction

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?

Inspiration

Fairy Foxglove Crochet Flower

Fairy Foxglove photo from Wikipedia

Fairy Foxglove flower crochet pattern

Crochet Yarn

  • Embroidery cotton (6strands) colour A = pink, colour B = yellow, colour D = green
  • Crochet cotton Size 5 color C = dark pink.

Crochet Hook

  • 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

Crochet CorollaFairy Foxglove crochet corolla

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 SepalsFairy Foxglove 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.

AssemblyFairy Foxglove assembly

Stitch the sepals at back of the corolla.

Conclusion

This is it!  The flower crochet pattern is ready!

Fairy Foxglove flower crochet pattern Fairy Foxglove flower crochet pattern

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Happy Crocheting!

_Camelia

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