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I didn’t know anything about Tea Trees until, after doing some research to match Louise’s Tea Tree Flower with a variety described by horticultural specialists, I found out that this is a New Zealand Tea Tree (Leptospermum scoparium), also known as Manuka. The flowers remind you of miniature wild roses, with delicate petals and a center of pollen-tipped anthers.
The Manuka bushes bloom 6 to 7 months an year and produce that lovely, healthy honey that we get here in Europe– branded as Manuka Honey. They bloom in such abundance, that the bushes turn into a mass of white, pink, rose, or dark red.
Tea Tree Flower Crochet Pattern
Yarn: sewing thread in colour A= light green, colour C= white; crochet cotton thread Ne(5/2) colour B= white
Crochet hook: 1mm, 2.5mm
Details of components:
– Thin, long stigma in the centre raising like a tower
– 5 White petals and white filaments with yellow stamens all around the base of the petals.
Start: using 2 threads of A and 1mm hook, make 3ch, join with sl st, 1ch
R1: make 6sc, join with sl st, 1ch
R3: make 4sc, join with sl st, 1ch
R4: same until measuring 1.5cm
R5: (1sc, 1sc)x4 = 8st , join with sl st, 1ch
R6: (1sc, (1sc, 1sc))x4 = 12st , join with sl st, 1ch
R7: 12sc, join with sl st, 1ch
R8: (1sc, 1sc)x12 = 24st, join with sl st, 1ch
R9: 24sc, join with sl st, 1ch
R11: same. Turn work and change to B. Finish off A.
(trtr= take 4 loops on the hook and work same as a dtr)
R1: using B and hook 1.75mm, make 25sc, join with sl st
R2: using 2.5 hook make ((4ch, 1tr, 1dtr), (1trtr, 1trtr, 1trtr), (1dtr, 1tr, 4ch, sl st)), 1sl st)x5 = 5 petals. Finish off B.
Filaments and Stamens
Start: using C and hook 1.75mm work on the first B row at base of petals
R1: (5ch, 1clone knot, turn back on the chain and make 4sl st, 2ch, skip 1 st, 1sl st in next sc)x12. Finish off C.
You may shape the flower now and even colour the stamens with a yellow or an orange marker.
There it is! The Tea Tree Crochet Flower is ready!
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