CROCHET PATTERNS (Crochet Flower Pattern #97 Crocus) – 365 Crochet Flowers Bouquet Project

 

Crocus crochet pattern

I’ve chosen Crocus ligusticus species of Crocus, a herbaceous perennial plant belonging to the Iris (Iridaceae) family. Crocus mean saffron in Chaldean (Chaldea used to be a land in the south of Mesopotamia at the head of the Persian Gulf) while the Latin name ligusticus, means ligurian, refering to the distribution area of this plant (north-west Italy, Mediterranean coast). The actual saffron spice that is extensively used for cooking, medicinal purposes or as a dye comes from the Crocus sativus, native to southwest Asia. The saffron, which is the flowers stigmas is picked by hand, making it the most expensive spice in the world.

Crocus ligustigus flowers in autumn, between September to October. The flowers have 6 pale purple tepals, 3 stamens with yellow anthers and orange-red fringed stigmas.

How to Crochet a Crocus flower?

Inspiration

Crocus crochet flower pattern

Crocus photo by Maria (ravelry ID westie99)

 Crocus crochet pattern

Crochet Yarn

  • Embroidery cotton (6strands) colour A = lilac, colour B = white, colour C = yellow-gold, colour D = orange-red.

Crochet Hook

  • 1mm steel hook, 1.75 mm steel hook.

Details of components

  • flowers with 6 lilac tepals, a compound pistil with 3 feathery stigmas and 3 stamens with yellow anthers.

Crochet Flower Pattern

Crochet StemCrocus crochet stem

Start: using B and 1.75mm hook, make 3ch, join in ring with sl st, 1ch

R1: 4sc in the ring, join with sl st, 1ch and continue working in spiral 50sc, change to colour C, fasten off B and continue working the stamens.

Crochet StamensCrocus crochet stamens

R2: make 3sc, join with sl st,

R3: (1sc, 3ch, 1clone’s knot, 3sl st) x 3 = 3 stamens. Fasten off B.

Crochet StigmasCrocus crochet stigmas

Start: using D and 1mm hook, leave a long tail (1st stigma) and make 1slip knot. Continue with 12ch, pivot, skip 1st sc and make 11sl st. Fasten off leaving a long tail (second stigma). Tie yarn at the skipped ch and taking loops on the edge of work make 11sl st. Fasten off leaving a long tail (third stigma).

Use a needle tip to spread out the strands of the yarn.

Crochet Corolla

The crochet corolla is made out of two groups of 3 tepals.

Crochet Corolla (3-tepal piece style 1)Crocus crochet tepals style 1

Start: using A and 1.75mm hook, make 5ch, join in ring with sl st, 1ch

R1: 1sc, *10ch, skip 1st ch and make 9 sc, sl st in the ring, 1ch, turn

R3:  2sl st, 2sc, 2hdc, 3dc, (1dc, 1tr, 1dtr, 1tr, 1dc) in the sc on the tip of petal, pivot and continue with 3dc, 2hdc, 2sc, 2 sl st and 1 sc in the ring and turn. Repeat from * twice more to make 3 tepals.

Crochet Corolla (3-tepal piece style 2)Crocus crochet tepals style 2

Start: using A and 1.75mm hook, make 5ch, join in ring with sl st, 1ch

R1: 6sc in the ring, join with sl st, 1ch

R2: *1sc, 12ch, skip 1st ch and make 11 sc, sl st in the next sc on the left, 1ch, turn

R3:  2sl st, 2sc, 3hdc, 4dc, (1dc, 1tr, 1dtr, 1tr, 1dc) in the sc on the tip of petal, pivot and continue with 4dc, 3hdc, 2sc, 2sl st, sl st at base of tepal, sl st in the next 2sc in the ring, turn. Repeat from * twice more to make 3 tepals. Fasten off A.

AssemblyCrocus crochet flower assembly 1

Insert the stigmas in between the stamens and secure to the stem.Crocus crochet flower assembly 2

Pull the sepals’ ring style 1 over the stem until it reaches the stamens’ area.

Pull the second ring of sepals (style 2) over the stem and position style 2 sepals between style 1 sepals. Secure together.Crocus crochet flower assembly 3 You may choose to stitch the tepals at the base slightly depending how closed you want the flower to be. In case you’re making a crocus bud, push the two sepals’ rings with tepals WS in, so that they’ll curl inwards.

Trim the stigmas to your liking.

Conclusion

This is it!  The crochet flower pattern is ready!

Crocus crochet pattern Crocus crochet flower detail

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_Camelia

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