Saintpaulia, also known as African Violet is blooming on my windowsill. I couldn’t resist taking a photograph. The flowers grow in clusters and their colour varies from purple to blue, pink to white.
African Violet * Saintpaulia Flower Crochet Pattern
Yarn: cotton floss colour A= purple; colour B= yellow.
Crochet hook: 1.25mm, 2mm
Details of components: petals, stamens
We’re going to crochet the 5-lobed corolla and 3 double-lobed stamens.
Start: using A and 2mm hook, make 5ch, join with sl st, 1ch, continue work in round
R1: 5sc in ring, join with sl st, 1ch,
R2: (1sc, 2ch, 1dc, 1dc, 1tr, 1picot, 1tr, 1dc, 1dc, 2ch, 1sl st, move to next st)x5 = 5 petals. Finish off A.
Start: using B and 1.25mm hook, make (3ch, 2 picot, 3sl st)x 3 = 3 filaments with stamens.
Assembly of the crochet flower
Pull the stamens through the centre of the corolla and secure at the back of flower.
The African Violet Crochet Flower is ready!
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