About Monkey Flowers
Monkey flowers (Mimulus), also known as musk flowers are annuals or herbaceous perennials classified into 2 large groups, one native to North America and second one native to Australia. They are called monkey flowers because some species have flowers resembling a monkey face.
Sticky Monkey-flower (Mimulus aurantiacus) is a species native to southwestern North America. The plant grows into a small shrub, has sticky leaves and bears orange/yellow flowers in spring and summer.
How to Crochet a Sticky Monkey flower?
Sticky Monkey Flower Crochet Flower Pattern
- Embroidery cotton colour A = orange/peach, colour C = orange, colour D = green
- Crochet cotton Size 10, colour B = white.
- 1mm steel hook, 1.75 mm steel hook.
Details of components
- trumpet-shaped flower with 5 petals fused at base and developing into 3 small fringed lower petals and a large 2-lobed petal at top.
Crochet Flower Pattern
Crochet Stem and leaf
Start: using D and 1.75mm hook, make 12ch, skip 1st ch, make sl st in next 11ch = 11sts.
Make 15ch, skip 2ch, make 1sc, 1hdc, 4dc, 5tr, 1dc, 1sc, join with sl st at end of stem. Fasten off.
Start: using A and 1.75mm hook, make 4ch, join with sl st, 1ch,
R1: make 6sc in the ring, join with sl st, 1ch,
R2: (2sc in next sc, 1sc in the next 2sc) x 2 = 8sts, join with sl st, 1ch,
R3: 8sc, join with sl st, 1ch
R4: same; R5: same
R6: (2sc in next sc, 1sc in the next 3sc) x 2 = 10sts, join with sl st, 1ch,
R7: 10sc, join with sl st, 1ch
R8: (2sc in next sc, 1sc in the next 4sc) x 2 = 12sts, join with sl st, 1ch,
R9: 12sc, join with sl st, 1ch
R10: (2sc in next sc, 1sc in the next 2sc) x 4 = 16sts, join with sl st, 1ch,
R11: 16sc, join with sl st, 1ch
R12: top petal: 1sc, 7ch, skip 1st, make 6hdc, 1sl st in next sc in the ring, 1ch, turn
R13: 1sl st, 1sc, 2hdc, 5ch, turn
R14: skip 1st ch, make 1hdc, 5dc, 2hdc, 1sl st in next sc in the ring, 1ch, turn
R15: make 2sc, 6ch, turn
R16: skip 1st ch, make 1hdc, 5dc, 2sc, 1sl st in next sc in the ring, 1ch, turn
R17: 1sl st, 1sc, 2hdc, 3ch, turn
R18: skip 1st, make 6hdc, 1sl st in next sc in the ring = top petal finished.
R19: lower petal: 1sc in next sc, 7ch, skip 1st, make 6hdc, 1sl st in 2nd next sc in the ring, 1ch, turn
R20: 3hdc, 4ch, turn
R21: 6hdc, sl st in next sc in the ring. Repeat twice from R19 to make 2 more lower petals. Fasten off.
Inner side of corolla
Start: using 1mm hook and colour B, (make 4ch, skip 1st 3ch and make dc in the 4th) x 4, 1ch, turn
R1: work in the 4 spaces created between the dc and the 3ch:
Inner petal 1 (1sc, 1hdc, 1dc, 1hdc, 1sc),
Inner petal 2 (1sc, 1hdc, 1dc, 3tr, 1hdc, 1sc), , ,
Inner petal 3 (1sc, 1hdc, 1dc, 1hdc, 1sc)
Inner petal 4 [(1sc, 6ch, skip 1st ch, make 1sc, 4hdc) x 2, sl st]. Join with sl st in the first inner petal.
Push the inner petals inside the trumpet’s mouth, so that inner petal 1 goes over the right hand side lower petal… inner petal 4 goes over middle lower petal and sew to the corolla. Thread a needle with colour C and sew a few dots on top of the middle inner petal.
Crochet Sticky Monkey Flower
This is it! The crochet flower pattern is ready!
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