CROCHET PATTERNS (Crochet Flower Pattern #154 Sticky Monkey Flower) – 365 Crochet Flowers Bouquet Project

 

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?

Inspiration

Sticky Monkey Flower Crochet Flower Pattern

Sticky Monkey

Sticky Monkey crochet flower pattern

Crochet Yarn

  • Embroidery cotton colour A = orange/peach, colour C = orange, colour D = green
  • Crochet cotton Size 10, colour B = white.

Crochet Hook

  • 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 leafSticky Monkey 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.

Crochet Corolla

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,Sticky Monkey flower crochet petals

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, 1chSticky Monkey flower crochet corolla

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.Sticky Monkey flower crochet inner petals

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.

AssemblySticky Monkey assembly

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.

Sticky Monkey dots

Crochet Sticky Monkey Flower

This is it!  The crochet flower pattern is ready!

Sticky Monkey crochet flower pattern Sticky Monkey flower crochet pattern detail

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Happy Crocheting!

_Camelia

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3 Responses to CROCHET PATTERNS (Crochet Flower Pattern #154 Sticky Monkey Flower) – 365 Crochet Flowers Bouquet Project

  1. Patricia Di Palma says:

    This is amazing and timely, as I’ve just decided to learn how to crochet more types of flowers. Currently, I make an acceptable rose and daisy. Looking at this is has my creative crochet juices flowing. I will definitely check out your 365 Flower Bouquet Project.

  2. Anne says:

    Could you please explain what embroidery cotton is? Does that invlove multiple strands? Also, can I substitute crochet cotton #10 for #5? Thanks

    • Camelia says:

      That’s right, Anne. It’s the stranded cotton or embroidery floss.

      If we are generally talking about substituting the crochet cotton from No. 10 to No. 5, sure, there is no problem at all. It will only make the piece bigger.

      If we are talking about this particular pattern, corolla’s inner piece should be smaller than the petals. If you’ll use the No. 5 cotton, the piece might cover too much of the corolla. This doesn’t mean that you shouldn’t try. Make it and see what happens, you might need to adjust the pattern slightly, if the two pieces do not work together.

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