CROCHET PATTERNS (Flower Crochet Pattern #94 Mountain Avens) – 365 Crochet Flowers Bouquet Project

Mountain Avens crochet flower

Mountain avens (Dryas octopetala) is an alpine evergreen flowering shrub with a widespread occurrence. It can be found throughout mountainous areas from Ireland where it occurs on the Burren, to North America. It is the national flower of Iceland.

The flowers, 2-3cm across have 8 egg-shaped creamy white petals and lanced-shaped sepals. The shrub grows up to 30cm in height has a trellis growth habit anchoring its roots to rocks and forming dense mats.

How to Crochet a Mountain Avens Flower?


Mountain Avens Crochet Flower

Mountain Avens photo from Wikimedia

Mountain Avens flower crochet pattern

Crochet Yarn

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

Crochet Hook

  • 1mm steel hook, 1.75 mm steel hook.

Details of components

  • white flower with 8 egg-shaped petals and lots of yellow stamens
  • lanced-shaped sepals.

Flower Crochet Pattern

Crochet Corolla

Start: using A and 1.75mm hook make 8ch and join with sl st in ring, 1chMountain Avens crochet corolla

R1: 2sc, 1ch

R2: 3sc, 1ch

R3: 4sc, 1ch

R4: 5sc, 1ch

R5: 4sc, 1ch

R6: 3sc, 1ch,

R7: 2sc, 1ch; continue with 5sc on the edge of the petal towards the ring.

Repeat R1-R7 8 times to make the 8 petals. Fasten off A.

Crochet StamensMountain Avens crochet stamens

Start: using B and 1mm hook, make 8ch and join with sl st in ring

R1: (6ch, skip 1st st, sl st in the next 5ch, 1sc in the ring)x13. Fasten off B.

Crochet StigmaMountain Avens crochet stigma

R1: using C and 1mm hook, make 2ch, 3sc in the first ch, join with sl st, 1ch,

R2: make 2sc in each 3sc = 6 sc and continue working 1sc in spiral

R3: (skip 1sc, make 1sc)x3. Finish off C.Mountain Avens stigma&french knots

Thread a needle with colour B and make a few French knots on the top of the stigma.

AssemblyMountain Avens assembly

Place the stigma in the stamens’ ring and stitch together.

Place the stamens’ ring inside the corolla and stitch together.


This is it!  The flower crochet pattern is ready!

Mountain Avens crochet pattern Mountain Avens crochet flower

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