This week I am going to be showing you how to make a crochet Anemone flower. Anenomes are one of my all time favourite spring flowers. I have actually only ever bought these once in my life, as I was drawn to there wonderful bright contrasting colours. I did not actually know what they were at the time until my Nana told me, but I do know the few days I had these gorgeous flowers I smiled every time I looked at them.
This is the second pattern in a series of FREE CROCHET FLOWER patterns I will be sharing with you as we all try to stay indoor with our loved ones through the coming days & weeks. Now Pod has a new flower to her to her small but growing crochet flower shop which she seems to be enjoying as we stay home & safe.
My simple step by step written photo tutorial is below or if you prefer a video tutorial, I have also made a Youtube video.
- 75 meters of dk cotton yarn ( or any yarn from your stash)
- 30 meters Black DK cotton yarn
- 10 meters of contratsing yarn or white if you are making white Anenomes
- 2.2mm crochet hook
- Yarn needle
- 50cm florist wire
- Cutting pilers
Gauge: N/A. Use the smallest crochet hook you can with your choosen yarn to create tight stitches, this will help your petals keep the form & not flop.
Size: With my dk yarn & 2.2mm crochet hook my Crochet Anemone flower is 12cm in diameter.
Notes: The petals are worked individually then attached in sets of two. The Stamen & Stigma are made seperately then sewn together. The wire will be attached next before the final assembly of all the pieces.
How to make a Crochet Anenome
Row 1: Chain 4 (count ch3 as a dc), 6dc in the 4th chain from the hook. Turn. Total : 7dc.
Row 2: Ch3 (count as first dc), dc, dc inc., dc inc., dc inc., 2dc. Turn. Total 10dc.
Row 3: Ch3 (count as dc), 3dc, dc inc., dc inc., 4dc. Turn. Total: 12dc.
Row 4: Ch3 (count as dc), 11dc. Turn. Total: 12dc.
Row 5: Ch3 (count as dc), 11dc. Turn. Total: 12dc.
Row 6: Ch1, skip st, sc, 3dc, 3dc inc. 3dc, skip st, sc.
Row 7: Ch1, turn to work down the side of the petal. Put 2sc for each dc row in total will be 10sc down the first side, sc in the centre foundation chain, 10sc up the second side, 11sc across the top, sl st into the first sc. Total: 32sc. Fasten off & weave in your ends on 2 petals. LEAVE A LONG TAIL 30cm ON TWO PETALS.
Once you have made al four petals, align two petals & using the long tail connect the two petals at the centre 3 stitches from the foundation (as shown below). Repeat for the 3rd & 4th petal.
Row 1: Black Yarn Make a magic circle, ch1, 10sc into the centre. Pull the circle shut. Total: 10sc. Fasten off one tie & leave a ong tail for 30cm.
Row 1: Contrasting Yarn Make a magic circle, ch3 (count as dc), 11dc into the centre, sl st into the FRONT chain ONLY. Pull the circle shut. Total: 12dc.
Row 2: Ch3, sl st into 1st chain, *sl st into the front chain of the next st, picot (chain 3, sl st into 1st ch)* repeat * 10 times, sl st into the first st, Fasten off tie in one end & leave a long tail 30cm. Total: 12 picots.
Row 3: Attach Black Yarn to the back chain of Row 1 Ch4, sl st into 1st chain, *sl st into the front chain of the next st, picot (chain 4, sl st into 1st ch)* repeat * 10 times, sl st into the first st, Fasten off tie in one end & weave in the ends. Total: 12 picots.
Using the long tail from the Stigma attach the circle motif to the centre of the Stamen.
Step 1: Fold the florist wire in half & ties insert the ends into the foundation chain created from a set of petals. (As shown below).
Step 2: Fold the florist wire over to secure your wire in place, twist the wire below the petal until the base.
Place the 2nd set of petals on top of the first set at a 90 degree angle then place the Stamen motif on top, using the long tail from row 3 of the stamen sew through both layers of petal and back up through the stamen continuing around the motif until all the petals are attached. Fasten off & tie in your ends.
Congratulations you have made your Crochet Anemone Flower. I would love to see you crochet creations, please tag me on @moara_crochet on Instagram to share your work.
If you are like me I am sure will be making more than just one! Make a collection & they would make a beautiful crochet bridal bouquet or a single flower as a brooch or clip.
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