CROCHET PATTERNS (Crochet Flower Pattern #98 Edelweiss) – 365 Crochet Flowers Bouquet Project

 

Edelweiss flower crochet pattern

Edelweiss, the unofficial national flower of Switzerland was suggested by Joan a couple of days ago. I love the look of this flower, thick and fluffy. Its Latin name is Leontopodium alpinum, meaning lion's paw sounds just right.

Edelweiss is an alpine flower with a quite complex structure. The bloom comprises of five to six tiny yellow flower heads surrounded by hairy leaves called bracts. The white hairs covering the florest and the leaves protect the plant against harsh weather characteristic to high altitudes.

How to Crochet an Edelweiss flower?

Inspiration

Edelweiss crochet flower pattern

Edelweiss photo from Wikipedia

Edelweiss crochet pattern 

Crochet Yarn

  • Alpaca & merino mix wool (Alpaca Superlight – LANG Yarns) colour A = off white,
  • Kid mohair (LANG Yarns) colour B = light green,
  • Felt wool colour C = brown.

Crochet Hook

  • 1.75 mm steel hook.

Details of components

  • flower head with 5-6 small hairy florets and hairy leaves in a star formation.

Crochet Flower Pattern

Crochet Florets (6 pcs.)Edelweiss crochet floret

We’re going to make little balls for the florets, 5 in colour B and 1 in colour C

Start: using B in 2 ends and 1.75mm hook, make 3ch, join in ring with sl st, 1ch

R1: 5sc in the ring, join in ring with sl st, 1ch

R2: 5sc, join in ring with sl st, 1ch

R3: (make 1sc, skip 1sc) x 2, 1sc. Fasten off B. Make 5 pieces.Edelweiss crochet florets

Make the 6th piece in colour C. The felt wool I used is bulkier and using the same instructions the ball came out bigger than the kid mohair ones, just the way I wanted it. If you’re using thinner yarn, you might need to make the ball bigger, i.e. make 6 sc in the ring instead of 5.

Crochet Flower Base and BractsEdelweiss crochet base and bracts

As a base for the little florest I’m going to create a cushion. The bracts will be crocheted all around the cushion.

Start: using A in 2 ends and 1.75mm hook, make 3ch, join in ring with sl st, 1ch

R1: 5sc in the ring, join in ring with sl st, 1ch

R2: make 2sc in each sc = 10sc, join in ring with sl st, 1ch

R3: make (1sc in next sc and 2sc in next sc) x 5 = 15sc, join in ring with sl st, 1ch

R4: make (2sc in next sc and 2sc in next sc) x 5 = 20sc, join in ring with sl st, 1ch.

Next we’ll make the bracts. Turn and make 1sc,

Bract1: R1: 6ch, skip 1st ch and make 5 sc, sl st in the next sc on the left, 1ch, turn

R2: 1sc, 2hdc, 1sc, (2sc, 1picot, 1hdc) in the next sc on the tip of petal, pivot and continue with 2sc, 2hdc, 1sc, sl st at base sl st in the next 2sc in the base, turn

Bract2: R1: 4ch, skip 1st ch and make 3 sc, sl st in the next st on the left, 1ch, turn

            R2: 1sc, 1hdc, (2sc, 1picot, 1hdc) in the next sc on the tip of petal, pivot and continue with 1hdc, 2sc, sl st at base sl st in the next 2sc in the base, turn

Bract3: R1: 8ch, skip 1st ch and make 7 sc, sl st in the next sc on the left, 1ch, turn

R2: 1sc, 4hdc, 1sc, (2sc, 1picot, 1hdc) in the next sc on the tip of petal, pivot and continue with 2sc, 4hdc, 1sc, sl st at base sl st in the next 2sc in the base, turn

Bract4: R1: 4ch, skip 1st ch and make 3 sc, sl st in the next st on the left, 1ch, turn

            R2: 2sc, (2sc, 1picot, 1sc) in the next sc on the tip of petal, pivot and continue with 3sc, sl st at base of bract, sl st in the next 2sc in the base, turn

Continue with Bract3, Bract2, Bract 1, Bract 4, Bract3, Bract2. When finished the last bract, do not turn, pick up sts at back of bracts (2sts @ each bract) and make 20sc, join with sl st, 1chEdelweiss back of base

R5: (2sts-sc dec) x 10 = 10sc, join in ring with sl st, 1ch (stuff in Poly-fill)

R6: 10sc, join in ring with sl st, 1ch

R7: (2sts-sc dec) x 10 = 5sc, join in ring with sl st, 1chEdelweiss crochet base and bracts finished

R8: (2sts-sc dec) x 2, 1sl st, fasten off A.

AssemblyEdelweiss attach floret

Stitch colour C ball in the centre of the flower base and the 5 pieces colour B balls around it.

Conclusion

This is it!  The crochet flower pattern is ready!

Edelweiss crochet flower  Edelweiss flower crochet pattern

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Happy Crocheting!

_Camelia

 

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One Response to CROCHET PATTERNS (Crochet Flower Pattern #98 Edelweiss) – 365 Crochet Flowers Bouquet Project

  1. Dottie says:

    Hello, Camelia!

    I want very much to crochet an edelweiss flower for a friend, but am stumped right off because I don’t know what it means to use B “in 2 ends”. Does it mean to use a double thickness of yarn?
    I would very much appreciate some help. It looks like a beautiful pattern!

    Thank-you very much…

    Dottie in Maine

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