Thursday 3 April 2014

Crochet Lavender Pattern

I was going to have traditional button holes but the cost of them freaked me out a bit so i decided to make my own. After after not really finding anything flower based that i liked and that i could do myself, but loving this knitted lavender buttonhole, i decided that was the way to go. Ive yet to decide on the final look of the buttonholes but i wanted to get started on the lavender flowers asap.

So I found this cute lavender pattern but then managed to lose one of my set of dp needles and was so miffed about that that i refused to buy a new set (childish but true!). So i decided to try my own pattern but crochet them and this is what i ended up with
NB you need to know how to crochet i cord, this video is brilliant

I used Sirdar Sublime wools
Subline Luxury Aran Tweed in 365 Vineyard for the stalk
Subline Luxury Aran Tweed in 269 Indigo Tweed for the more mottled Lavenders
Sublime Baby Cashmere Merino Silk DK in 160 Rubadub

With lavender head wool and 3mm crochet hook
Chain 2
Rnd 1: 3 dc in 2nd dc in chain (3), join in the round
Rnd 2: 2 dc in each dc (6)
Rnd 3-9: dc in each dc (6)
This is your lavender head, do more or less rounds for a longer or shorter head

Your now going to swap to stalk coloured wool and swap from crocheting in the round to crocheting icord
NB. If you're able to crochet 3 stitches in the round them feel free to continue with that method but that's far too fiddly for me and i have to do icord
For icord you need to have 3 stitches on your hook, rather than the usual 1. So we're going to decrease the round from 6 stitches to 3 but leave all 3 on the hook

Continue in the round but with stalk coloured wool
Rnd 10: 2dctog

(1 dc left on hook)

Rnd 10 cont. 2dctog but only pull through 2 loops

(2 dc now on hook),

Rand 10 cont: 2dctog but only pull through 2 loops

(3 dc now on hook)

Rnd 11-19: work as icord (3)

(pic after 2 rows of icord)
Rnd 20: bind off
Weave in the ends and your finished :)

To make the stalk a bit harder im experimenting with pipe cleaners and lollipop sticks!

1 comment:

  1. very lifelike. you could sell these as a boutonniere in squim wa. the southern france of northern Washington state. it is our lavender growing area