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The Red Hot Poker, or Torch Lily, or Tritoma (Kniphofia uvaria) is native to Africa. We seldomly see it in Ireland, the reason being the fact that this plant must be grown in full sun … The plant produces tall spikes of up-right flame coloured flowers, with coloring ranging from ivory and orange to coral red.
Louise did it again …”killing two birds with one stone” – a beautiful Red Hot Pocker and a gorgeous Blue Hummingbird feeding on the flower’s nectar.
Red Hot Poker Crochet Flower Pattern
Yarn: cotton thread in colour A= red, colour B= orange, colour C= yellow; wool yarn colour D= brown, colour E=green.
Crochet hook: 2.5mm, 4.5mm
Details of components:
– A central stalk in brown colour, long cylinder shape with a conical closed end
– A multitude of flowers in red towards the tip and turning into orange and yellow towards the bottom.
Start: using D and 4.5mm hook, make 3ch, join with sl st, 1ch, and continue in round
R1: 5sc in ring, join with sl st, 1ch,
R2: 5sc, join with sl st, 1ch,
R3: (1sc, (1sc, 1sc))x2, 1sc = 7st, join with sl st, 1ch,
R4: 7sc, join with sl st, 1ch,
R5: (1sc, (1sc, 1sc))x3, 1sc = 10st, join with sl st, 1ch,
R6: 10sc in round until measuring 12cm. Continue with E for another 2cm, decrease to 8sc, then 6sc and continue for another 2cm. Don’t let your imagination fly too far, at this stage! We’ve done the stalk, stuff it with Polly fill and next step is making the flowers.
Using A and 2.5mm hook, work on top of the stalk making chains of 10ch and returning to the stalk. Continue the same way, increasing the double chains to 16ch until 2-3 cm before the green area. Change to B, work chains for 1cm downwards, then change to C and work another 1cm.
The Red Hot Poker Flower Stalk is ready!
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