This is a pattern to crochet hibiscus flowers which can be used to make pretty summer accessories. I use the flowers for hair ties, or to jazz up accessories such as a hat or a bag. The finished flowers measure about 5 1/2 inches or 14cm across, and you can experiment with different colours.
The hibiscus flower stimulates thoughts of Polynesia, Hawaii and tropical islands, however Australia also has approximately 35 native hibiscus plants. Sturt’s Desert Rose (Gossypium sturtianum) is one of them, and is the floral symbol for the Northern Territory. More recently it has also been the “Sorry” flower used as a symbol by the stolen generation.
Patterns use a 4mm, J6 hook and worsted weight/double knitting/8ply yarn. They and are provided in both Australian/British and American instructions and will be emailed to you in a PDF format.