About Mountain laurel
Mountain laurel (Kalmia latifolia) is an evergreen flowering shrub related to the bluebells and Erica plants native to the eastern US. It is the state flower of Connecticut and Pennsylvania.
Check out the Mountain laurel flower bud pattern here.
How to Crochet a Mountain laurel flower?
Mountain laurel Crochet Flower Pattern
- Crochet cotton Size 10 colour A = white
- Embroidery cotton colour B = pink.
- 1mm steel hook, 1.75 mm steel hook.
Details of components
- white umbrella-shaped flower with outer ridges and a pink detail in the centre
- white stamens with pink polen.
Crochet Flower Pattern
Start: using colour A and 1.75mm hook, make 4ch, join with sl st, 1ch,
R1: make 5sc, join with sl st, 1ch,
R3: make 2sc in each st = 10sc, join with sl st, change to colour B
R4: (make 2sc in next sc, 1dc) x 5 = 15sc, change to colour A, fasten off B
R5: 2sc in each sc from R4, 1dc in each of the dc from R4 = 25sts, join with sl st, 1ch,
R6: 2sc in each sc on both sides of the dc, 1sc in the rest of the sc from R5, 1dc in each of the dc from R5 = 35sts, join with sl st, 1ch,
R7: (1dc, 1hdc, 2sc, 1hdc, 1dc) between the dcs from R6, 1tr in the dcs from R6
R8: (2dc in the dc from R7, 1hdc, 2sc, 1hdc, 2dc in the dc from R7) between the trs from R7, 1tr in each tr from R7, join with sl st, 1ch
R9: make hdc in the sc, hdc in the hdc, dc in the dc, tr in the tr from previous row, join with sl st, 1ch
R10: (2dc, 4hdc, 2dc) between the trs, 1tr in each tr from R9, join with sl st, 1ch
R11: make sc in each hdc and dc from R10 = 10sc, make (1dc, 1tr, 1dc) in each tr from R10, fasten off.
Using 1mm hook and colour A, pick up sts from the outer surface of the corolla starting from the colour B row and moving towards the edge of the petals. Make 10 ridges: 5 running in the middle of the 5 petals and 5 running between each two petals.
Ridges in the middle of the petals:
Start : make 3sc, 2hdc, 2dc, 1tr, 1dc, 1hdc, 3sc, 1 sl st finishing about 1cm from the edge pf petal, fasten off = 1 ridge.
Ridges between the petals:
Start : make 3sc, 2hdc, 2dc, 1tr, 1dc, 1sc, 1 sl st finishing at the edge pf petal, fasten off = 1 ridge.
Stamens and Stigma
Using colour A and 1mm hook, make 15ch, skip 1st ch, make 14sl st = 1 stamen. Make 5 stamens. Continue with stigma: 15ch, 1 small Clones Knot, make 14sl st : Fasten off. Roll the stamens keeping the stigma in the middle, pull them through the flower centre and sew at the back.
Thread a needle with colour B (3strands) and secure the end of each stamen to the middle of each petal using a French knot. Use a purple/pink colour marker to colour the Clones Knot on the stigma.
Crochet Mountain laurel
This is it! The crochet flower pattern is ready!
Check out the Mountain laurel bud pattern here.
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