CROCHET PATTERNS (Crochet Flower Pattern #100 Pig’s Ear) – 365 Crochet Flowers Bouquet Project

 

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?

 

Inspiration

Pig's Ear crochet flower pattern

Pigs Ear

Pigs Ear crochet flower pattern 

Crochet Yarn

  • Embroidery cotton 6 strands colour A = orange, colour B = yellow, colour C = green, colour D = light green.

Crochet Hook

  • 1mm steel hook, 1.75 mm steel hook.

Details of components

  • Bell-shaped flower head with yellow stamens and green stigma.

Crochet Flower Pattern

Crochet Bell Pigs Ear crochet bell

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, 1chPigs Ear crochet bell

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.

Crochet StamensPigs Ear crochet stamens

Start: using B and 1mm hook make

R1: (20ch, 1clone’s knot, 19sl st)x 5. Fasten off B.

Crochet StigmaPigs Ear crochet stigma

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.

Crochet StemPigs Ear crochet stem

Start: using D and 1.75 mm hook make 10ch, skip 1st ch and make 9sc. Fasten off D.

AssemblyPigs Ear assembly stigma & stamens

Wrap the stamens around the stigma and secure at bottom and about ½ inch below the top.Pigs Ear assembly

Insert the stigma & stamens group inside the bell and secure together at back of flower.

Stitch the stem at the back of flower.

Conclusion

This is it!  The 100th crochet flower pattern is ready!

Pigs Ear crochet flower patternPigs Ear crochet flower

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If you have stumbled upon this page and you haven't heard about the 365 Crochet Flowers Bouquet Project, then feel free to check out the crochet patterns that I've designed so far!

Happy Crocheting!

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