Water Avens crochet flower
Another wildflower native to Ireland is the Water Avens (Geum rivale). This perennial flowering plant also known as water flower and Indian chocolate grows in bogs and meadows and flowers between April to September. It also grows in Central Asia and North America.
The stems carry 3-7 flowers, nodding bell-shaped, dusty pink in colour with purple-brown stems and calyx. They become erect as the fruit ripens. The seeds bear tiny hooks which makes it easy to get attached to people clothing and animal fur, therefore dispersing them easily.
How to Crochet a Water Avens Flower?
Water Avens Crochet Flower
- Embroidery cotton (6strands) colour A= pink, colour C = purple
- Crochet cotton Size 5 colour B = multi dark purple.
- 1mm steel hook.
Details of components
- pink bell-shaped flower with 5 round petals, a purple calyx and lots of purple stamens.
Crochet Flower Pattern
Start: using B and 1mm hook, make 3ch, join with sl st, 1ch continue in round
R1: 5sc in ring, join with sl st, 1ch,
R2: work in spiral 30sc, 1ch
R3: make 2sc in each sc = 10sc, join with sl st, 1ch,
R4: 10sc, join with sl st, 1ch
R5: (RS) 1sc, *6ch, skip 1st ch and make 5 sc, sl st in the same sc in the ring, 2ch, turn
R6: 3hdc, 1sc, (2sc, 1picot, 1hdc) in the next sc on the tip of sepal, pivot and continue with 2sc, 3hdc, 2ch, sl st at base of sepal, sl st in the next 2sc in the ring, turn. Repeat from * 4 times more to make 5 sepals. Fasten off B.
Start: using A and 1 mm hook, make 4ch, join with sl st, 1ch continue in round
R1: 5sc, join with sl st, 1ch
R2: make 2sc in each sc = 10sc, join with sl st, 1ch
R3: 10sc, join with sl st, 1ch
R4: (RS) 1sc, *6ch, skip 1st ch and make 5 sc, sl st in the same sc in the ring, 2ch, turn
R5: 4hdc, (3hdc) in the next sc on the tip of sepal, pivot and continue with 5hdc, sl st at base of petal, sl st in the next 2sc in the ring, turn. Repeat from * 4 times more to make 5 petals. Fasten off A.
For the stamens I made a small pom-pom by wrapping colour C on two fingers 25 times. Pull the loops off your fingers and tie together, then cut the loops at the other end.
Push the petals inside the calyx and secure them together.
Insert the stamens inside the bell and stitch at bottom of flower.
This is it! The crochet flower pattern is ready!
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