Tulips by June Gilbank

Tulips

Crochet
March 2019
Worsted (9 wpi) ?
3.5 mm (E)
US
This pattern is available for free.

Tulips is an original crochet pattern by June Gilbank.

A beautiful realistic tulip flower with a clever one-piece construction – you’ll love how it comes together! Add some colour to your life with a bouquet of everlasting tulips.

Here are some ideas for use:

  • Create a beautiful bouquet or vase of tulips
  • Add a shorter stem to make a lovely tulip buttonhole

Yarn: Small quantity of worsted weight yarn in a floral colour (e.g. white, pink, red, purple, yellow, orange, cream) plus yellow for the flower centre and green for the stem

Hook: US E / 3.55mm

Additional info: You’ll also need a bamboo skewer, thin dowel, pipe cleaner, or floral wire to make the stems. 

Size: I used worsted weight yarn and a size E hook, which produced a lifelike 2.25” (6cm) tall flower. (Your gauge and yarn choice will affect the finished size slightly.) Try using a finer yarn or crochet thread with a correspondingly smaller hook to give a more compact flower.

Note: This pattern is Donationware - the pattern is available for free, but if you like it please consider sending me a donation to show your appreciation. The PDF version, available for any size donation, is formatted for easy viewing and printing, and includes bonuses (additional assembly photos including left-handed photos and a special technique for fastening off the yarn neatly at the base of the stem). The complete pattern is available to view in full (for no charge) from the linked page.


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