Pig’s Ear flower crochet pattern
Pig’s ear (Cotyledon orbiculata) is a succulent plant native to South Africa. It is considered a pest in New Zealand due to its invasive growing habit disrupting the environment.
The plant grows tall and has grey succulent leaves in the shape of a pig’s ear, therefore its name. The flowers, orange or yellow are small bells about 3 cm dropping at the tips of a long stalk.
How to Crochet a Pig’s Ear flower?
Pig's Ear crochet flower pattern
- Embroidery cotton 6 strands colour A = orange, colour B = yellow, colour C = green, colour D = light green.
- 1mm steel hook, 1.75 mm steel hook.
Details of components
- Bell-shaped flower head with yellow stamens and green stigma.
Crochet Flower Pattern
Start: using A and 1.75mm hook make 3ch, join in ring with sl st, 1ch
R1: 6sc in the ring, join with sl st, 1ch
R2: make 2sc in each sc = 12sts, join with sl st, 1ch continue in spiral making 48sc, 1ch
R3: (2sc in next sc, 1sc in next 2sc) x4 = 16sts, continue in spiral making 32sc, 1ch
R4: (2sts-sc dec, 2sc)x 4 = 12sts, join with sl st, 1ch,
R5: 12sc, join with sl st, 1ch
R6: 12sc, join with sl st, 1ch
R7: 12sc, join with sl st, 1ch, turn on WS and work the petals
R8: (1sl st in next sc, 11ch, skip 1st ch and make 2sl st, 1sc, 1hdc, 6dc, 1sl in next sc)x6. Fasten off A.
Start: using B and 1mm hook make
R1: (20ch, 1clone’s knot, 19sl st)x 5. Fasten off B.
Start: using C and 1mm hook make 3ch, join in ring with sl st, 1ch
R1: 4sc in the ring, join with sl st, 1ch continue in spiral making 86sc, 1ch
R2: (1sl st in the next sc, 3ch, skip 1st ch, 2sl st)x4. Fasten off C.
Start: using D and 1.75 mm hook make 10ch, skip 1st ch and make 9sc. Fasten off D.
Wrap the stamens around the stigma and secure at bottom and about ½ inch below the top.
Insert the stigma & stamens group inside the bell and secure together at back of flower.
Stitch the stem at the back of flower.
This is it! The 100th crochet flower pattern is ready!
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