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30th of June finally has arrived and what a better choice to finish the month with – the gorgeous Bird of Paradise (Strelitzia Reginae) flower :-).
Originating in South Africa, Strelitzia grows up to 2m tall and has broad, evergreen leaves, similar to banana leaves. Three flowers shoot perpendicularly out of a beak-like cover, giving the appearance of a bird’s head and beak. The colours are amasing! Green leaves, orange sepals and purple-blue petals…
Bird of Paradise Crochet Flower Pattern
Yarn: tapestry cotton colour A= blue, colour B=orange
Crochet hook: 1.75mm
Using colour A and hook 1.75mm, make 3ch. Work 3sc, join with sl st, 1ch and continue in round for 2cm.
R1: (1sc, 1sc)x3 = 6sc, join with sl st, 1ch
R2: 6sc, join with sl st, 1ch
R3: (skip 1st, 1sc)x3, join with sl st, 1ch
R4: 2sc continue in round for 2.5cm working only on the back loops. Finish off A.
Using colour B nd hook 1.75mm, make 5ch, join with sl st, 1ch
R1: make 6sc in ring, join with sl st
R2: make 14ch, turn and work 13sc, 1sl st in the base st
R3: 2sl st, 1sc, 1hdc, 4dc, 1hdc, 1sc, 3sl st, 3ch, turn and on the other side of petal make 3sl st, 1sc, 1hdc, 4dc, 1hdc, 1sc, 2sl st, 2 sl st in the base = 1 sepal. Turn and continue with 2nd sepal by repeating R2-R3. Make 3 sepals. Finish off B.
Insert the blue petal through the centre of the sepals, the thicker part first towards the ring.
Bird of Paradise Inner Flower is ready!
To make the rest of the plant you will also need tapestry cotton thread in green, pink and yellow, a bit of gardening wire and super glue. I’ve stiffened the crochet work for a better appearance.
The instructions to create the entire plant are available in:
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