Today we are going to make a Crochet Hydrangea. The classical staple of any traditional country English garden, is the Hydrangea plant with her bouquet of clusters flowers in dusty pinks, blue, lilac & white. I may have live in central Manchester but my Nana’s garden was always bursting with these gorgeous flowers, that often people would stop at her gate to gaze at these wonderful plants. One day I will continue this tradition & have my own plant in our tiny garden as memorial to my nana but until then I will enjoy my beautiful crochet hydrangea brooch.
This is the seventh pattern in a series of FREE CROCHET FLOWER patterns I have & will be sharing with you as many of us stay at home through the coming days & weeks.
My free Crochet Hydrangea flower pattern is written below with a simple step by step written photo tutorial or if you prefer a video tutorial, I have also made a Youtube video.
- 2 meters blue yarn (or any yarn from your stash) per flower I would recommend making 10 -20 flowers per stem
- Matching crochet hook to your yarn
- Yarn needle
- 20cm florist wire per flower
- Cutting pliers
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: I doubled my lace yarn & used a 2.2mm crochet hook to make 2.5cm flowers & 14cm long leaves.
Notes: The flowers are worked in the round. I would recommend making 10-20 flowers to make a full stem. Then the leaves will be made individually. Once all the parts have been made the flower stem will be made first then the leaves placed around the stem.
How to make a Crochet Hydrangea
Row 1: Make a magic circle, ch 3, 4dc into the centre of the magic circle,
sl st into the first dc NOT THE CH3. Total: 5 stitches.
Row 2: Ch3 (count as a dc),
dc puff stitch in the same stitch, ch3, sl st into the same stitch, *(sl st into the next st, ch3, dc puff stitch, ch3, sl st into the same stitch)* repeat * 3 times. Fasten off & weave in your ends. Total 5petals.
Step 1: Cut a piece of florist wire 20cm long, insert wire in and out of row 1 (as shown on the photo below), twist wire behind the flower to keep firm.
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Once you have made your required number of crochet flowers arrange the wires together to create a flower bunch. To make my flat brooch I made 10 flowers. A few centimeters below the flowers arrange the leaves around the central stem & fasten them in place. I also covered my wires with the same yarn I used for the crochet leaves.
Congratulations you have made your Crochet Hydrangea Flowers. I would love to see you crochet creations, please tag me on @moara_crochet on Instagram to share your work.
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