About the Silk Floss Tree
The Silk Floss Tree (Ceiba speciosa) is a decideous tree native to tropical and sub-tropical forests of South America. Related to the baobab and the kapok, this tree can grow up to 25 m tall. The trunk has a bottle shape and it's prickled all over. The flowers have 5 long and narrow petals, with a dark eye, cream in the middle and pink towards the ends.
How to Crochet a Silk Floss Tree Flower?
Silk Floss Tree Crochet Flower Pattern
- Crochet cotton Size 5 colour A = multi pink/burgundy
- Embroidery cotton (6strands) colour B = yellow/pink melange using 3 strands of yellow and 3 strands pink, colour C = pink.
- 1.75 mm steel hook.
Details of components
- flower with 5 narrow, long petals
- dark eye, then cream with darker spots ad finish with pink towards the ends.
Crochet Flower Pattern
Start: using colour A, make 5ch, join with sl st, 2ch, working in round
R1: make 10dc, join with sl st, change to colour B, *2ch
R1: make 2dc in next 2 sts, 2ch, turn
R2: 4dc, 2ch, turn
R4: 4dc, change to colour C, 2ch, turn
R5: make 2dc in next st, 3dc = 5dc, 2ch, turn
R6: make 2dc in next st, 4dc = 6dc, 2ch, turn
R7: 6dc, 2ch, turn
R8: 3sts-dc dec x 2, fasten off. Tie in colour B at the base of petal in the ring * and repeat from * to * 4 more times = 5 petals.
Start: using colour A make 3ch, join with sl st, 1ch
R1: make 6sc in the ring, join with sl st, 1ch
R3: reduce to 3sc and continue in spiral until stgma measures 2 inches. Attach the thinner end of stigma to the centre of the flower.
This is it! The crochet flower pattern is ready!
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