Irish Crochet Motif – Passion Flower
by Ann Reillet c. 2015
- White Work, traditional Irish Crochet: Aunt Lydia’s Fine Crochet Thread 20 or
- Colorful, modern Northern style: Lime, Forest, Maroon, Lavendar and Purple in Perle #8
- Boye Steel Crochet Hook #10 / 1.30mm
- Scissors, Needle (for weaving in tails) and Sewing Thread, Sewing Needle
- Sewing Pins, Blocking Board/Foam Pad, Iron and Ironing Board
Open Flower (Make 1)
—Coronal Filament (Purple)
ch 9, join with sl st to 1st ch to form ring,
ch 1, 18 sc in ring, join with sl st to 1st sc,
*ch 13, sc in 2nd ch from hook and in each remaining ch, sl st in same sc, sc in next st, *repeat around, join, end, break thread. Iron, Pin on blocking board.
–Stamen (Make 3 or 5) (Lime)
ch 7, hdc in 3rd ch from hook and in each ch, ch 1, turn
sc in each of the first 3 sts, ch 5, sc in 2nd ch from hook and in each remaining ch, sl st in top of last horizontal st, sc in remaining sts, end, break thread long, folding the 2 rows of over, use tail to sew together forming a “T” shape with the emphasis on the horizontal top. Weave in remaining tail and snip.
–Stigma (Make 1) (Maroon)
*ch 6, clones knot (1+10 loops), sl st across knot and sl st in each remaining ch, *repeat twice.
at end, add a tight chain of 3. Break thread long. Use thread to catch the bottom st of each stamen.
Note: If you’re unfamiliar with how to crochet a Clones Knot and want to learn, instructions are posted in tutorial here: https://crochetthread.wordpress.com/irish-crochet/ Otherwise, replace knot with picot or a popcorn.
–Petals (ideally, make 10, I used 9) (Lavender)
ch 19, sc in 2nd ch from hook, hdc in next ch, dc in each of the next 3 chs, tr in each of the next 8 chs, dc in each of the next 3 chs, hdc, sc, sc 2 more times in this last st to rotate for oval, working on the reverse side of the chain in the single loop sps, mirror sts up, end. Break thread.
Arrange. Pin on blocking board. Sew together at bottom points using tails.
Using tail first, then sewing thread: Sew the filament onto the sewn-circle-of-petals and add center.
1) Ch 65, sc in 2nd ch from hook and in remaining ch, add two extra sc in last ch to turn for oval,
2) rotate, working over the back side, sc in each of the two bottom threads created from the sc on the opposite side (to thicken) at end, ch 1, turn
3) sc in first st, *ch 1, sc in next, *repeat to end. End. Break thread long.
4) Attach using tail to sew stem onto flower.
Royalty Free Drawing
Suggestions for Creating Layout
The closed flower bud is comprised of three (3) petals, sewn together and stuffed with shredded cotton from an ordinary cotton ball. The bottom of the bud is decorated with a padded circle and four (4) tr-4-tog-clusters. Then a stem is added and slipped through the back of the padded circle and sewn at the base of the bud.
To make a leaf, crochet 5 petals of graduating sizes by adjusting the beginning chain, then sew together in the style of the royalty free drawing (above).
Tightly crochet a chain of about 25, end. break thread, wrap around a pencil and let sit for a day, then remove tape, spray with heavy starch and sew onto one of the vines above the leaf.