Blumen

Skill Level: 
Intermediate
Project Type: 
Home
Designer: 
Shelby Allaho

A beautiful bouquet of crocheted Lilies to bring a smile on Mothers Day and long after.

One size

 

Finished Measurements

Flowers range from 10½ tall to 19½ tall  (Heights are adjustable depending on the length of stems)

 

Materials

1 Hank each Berroco Pure Pima (50 grs), #2238 Cantaloupe (A), #2255 Baton Rouge (B), #2236 Nectar (C), #2227 Sprout (D) and #2240 Kelp (E)

Crochet hook, size 3.75 mm (F-5)

2 Yds Green electrical wire (1.5 mm)

Invisible nylon thread

Sewing needle

Tapestry needle

Green Floral tape

Craft glue

Rust-proof pins for blocking

¾ Yd 1½ wide Satin ribbon

 

Gauge

There are no gauge requirements for this project

 

Stitch Glossary

Dc2tog

* Yo, insert hook in next st, yo, draw up a loop, yo, draw through 2 loops on hook, rep from * once more; yo, draw through remaining 3 loops on hook – 1 st dec’d

 

Lily (Make 4)

With crochet hook, using A, ch 4, join with a sl st to form a ring.

Base:  Rnd 1:  Work 5 sc’s in ring, join with a sl st in beg sc.

Rnds 2 and 3:  Ch 1, sc in each sc around, join with a sl st in beg sc.

Petal Veins:  Rnd 4:  * Ch 25, turn.  Beg in 2nd ch from hook, sl st in the back loop of each ch back to base **; sl st in next st of base *; rep between *’s 4 times more, then rep from * to ** once more – 6 veins.

Petals:  Rnd 5:  This rnd will be up one side of each petal vein and down the other.  Working into the back loop of each st, * sl st in first 6 sts, sc in next 4 sts, hdc in next st, dc in next 8 sts, hdc in next 3 sts, sc in next st, sl st in last 2 sts; turn and working on opposite side of vein, sl st in 1st st, sc in next st, hdc in next 3 sts, dc in next 8 sts, hdc in next st, sc in next 4 sts, sl st in last 6 sts; sl st between veins *; rep between *’s 5 times more.  Fasten off.  Weave in all ends with tapestry needle.  Mold each lily into shape and pin with rust-proof pins on a blocking or ironing board, spray with water and allow to dry.  Using invisible thread and sewing needle, sew petals together from base to widest part of each petal.

 

Lily Center (Make 4)

Filaments:  Base: With crochet hook, using C, ch 6, sl st in 2nd ch to form a ring (the protruding 1st ch will be the st you insert your hook into to begin the pistil).

Rnd 1:  Work 5 sc’s in ring, join with a sl st in 1st sc.

Rnd 2:  * Ch 12, then beg in 2nd ch from hook, sl st in the back loop of each ch back to base, sl st in next st *; rep between *’s 5 times more.  Fasten off.

Anthers:  Work with top side of filaments facing up. Using B, insert crochet hook into the end of a filament.  (Ch 2, sl st in 2nd ch from hook) twice, bring yarn under filament, sl st back into end of filament.  Fasten off.  Repeat in each of the remaining 5 filaments.

Pistil:  Using D, insert hook in center of filaments through protruding 1st ch.  Ch 15; dc in 2nd ch from hook, then sl st in the back loop of each ch back to base.  Sl st back into 1st ch of filament.  Fasten off.  Weave in all ends.

 

Lily Buds

Small Buds (Make 2):  Using crochet hook and D, ch 3, join with a sl st in 1st ch to form a ring.

Veins:  Rnd 1:  * Ch 25; beg in 2nd ch from hook, sl st in each ch back to base.  Sl st into ring *.  Rep between *’s twice more – 3 veins.

Petals:  Rnd 2:  Working along vein, ** sl st in 1st 6 sts, sc in next st, hdc in next 12 sts, sc in next 3 sts, sl st in last 3 sts; turn and working on opposite side of vein, sl st in first 2 sts, sc in next 3 sts, hdc in next 12 sts, sc in next st, sl st in last 6 sts, sl st between petals **; rep between **’s along remaining veins – 3 petals.  Fasten off and weave in ends.

Large Buds (Make 2):  Using crochet hook and A, ch 3, join with a sl st to form a ring.

Veins:  Rnd 1:  * Ch 30.  Beg in 2nd ch from hook, sl st in each st back to base, sl st into ring *; rep between *’s twice more – 3 veins.

Petals:  Rnd 2:  Working along veins, ** sl st in 1st 6 sts, sc in next st, hdc in next st, dc in next 15 sts, hdc in next 2 sts, sc in next 2 sts, sl st in last 3 sts; turn and working on opposite side of vein, sl st in first 2 sts, sc in next 2 sts, hdc in next 2 sts, dc in next 15 sts, hdc in next st, sc in next sc, sl st in last 6 sts, sl st between petals **; rep between **’s on remaining veins – 3 petals.  Fasten off and weave in ends.  Block all buds same as lilies.  When dry, using invisible thread and sewing needle, sew 2 petals of each bud together from base to top.  On the third petal of each bud, sew one edge to the next petal from base to top.  Leave the lower 1/2” of the last side open to insert stem later.

 

Wildflower (Make 3)

Large Center:  With crochet hook, using D, ch 4; work 8 dc’s in 1st ch, join with a sl st in top of beg ch-4.

Rnd 2:  Ch 2, hdc in same st, * hdc in next st, 2 hdc’s in next st *; rep between *’s 3 times more, hdc in last st; join with a sl st in top of beg ch-2.

Rnd 3:  * Ch 3, skip next 2 ch’s, sl st in back loop of next st *; rep between *’s 4 times more.  Fasten off and weave in ends.

Petals:  (Each petal is worked back and forth in the ch-3 loops of previous rnd).

Row 1:  With RS facing, using crochet hook, join B with a sl st in any ch-3 loop of Rnd 3.  Ch 2, 4 hdc.  Turn.

Row 2:  Ch 2, (2 hdc in next st, hdc in next st) twice, turn.

Row 3: Ch 3, 2 dc in 1st st, dc in next 3 sts, 2 dc in next st, dc in last st, turn.

Row 4:  Ch 3, dc2tog over next 2 sts, dc in next st, sl st in next st, dc in next st, dc2tog over next 2 sts, dc in last st.  Fasten off and weave in ends.  Repeat these 4 rows over each ch-3 space of Rnd 3 – 5 petals.

Edging:  With RS facing, using crochet hook and B, work in hdc around the outside edge of each petal, working a sl st in center st at top of each petal and between each petal.  Fasten off and weave in ends.

Small Center:  With crochet hook and E, ch 3, 5 hdc in 1st ch from hook, join with a sl st in top of beg ch-3.  Fasten off and weave in ends.  With tapestry needle and C, embroider lines on large center of flower by inserting the needle up in the center, then back down in each of the hdc’s in the circle.  Using invisible thread and sewing needle, sew small center in middle of large center on each flower.  Cut thirty 3 1/4” long pieces of C (10 for each flower).  With back of flower facing you, insert hook in loop just below one of the 2 edge sts of large center, wrap one 3 1/4” strand of yarn around hook and pull through work; then wrap 2 ends of strand around hook and pull through as if making fringe.  In this manner, attach two 3 1/4” strands behind each petal.  Pull ends of strands through to front of flower, trim ends, then untwist fibers.  Block wildflowers same as lilies.

Wildflower Base:  With crochet hook, using D, ch 4, join with a sl st to form a ring.

Rnd 1:  Ch 2, 5 hdc in ring, join with a sl st in top of beg ch-2.

Rnds 2 and 3:  Ch 2, hdc in same st and in each st around, join with a sl st in top of beg ch-2.

Rnd 4:  Ch 2, hdc in same st, 2 hdc in next st, ( hdc in next st, 2 hdc in next st *; rep between *’s 3 times more, hdc in last st, join with a sl st in top of beg ch-2.  Fasten off and weave in ends.

 

Leaves

Small Lily Leaves (Make 6):  Using crochet hook and E, ch 18; beg in 2nd ch from hook, sl st in back loop of each ch to last st.  Change to D and sl st in last st.  Turn.  Sc in first 2 sts, hdc in next 4 sts, dc in next 8 sts, hdc in next 2 sts, sc in next st, (sc, ch 2, sl st in 2nd ch from hook, sc) in last st; turn, working on opposite side, sc in 1st st, hdc in next 2 sts, dc in next 8 sts, hdc in next 4 sts, sc in last 2 sts.  Join with a sl st in 1st.  Fasten off and weave in ends.

Large Lily Leaves (Make 5):  Using crochet hook and E, ch 22; beg in 2nd ch from hook, sl st in back loop of each ch to end.  Turn work, sc in 1st 2 sts, hdc in next 5 sts, dc in next 9 sts, hdc in next 3 sts, sc in next 2 sts, (sc, ch 2, sl st in 2nd ch from hook sc) in last st; turn, working on opposite side, sc in 1st 2 sts, hdc in next 3 sts, dc in next 9 sts, hdc in next 5 sts, sc in last 2 sts, join with a sl st in first st.  Fasten off and weave in ends.

Small Wildflower Leaves (Make 6):  Using crochet hook and E, ch 17.  Beg in 2nd ch from hook, sl st in back loop of each ch to end.  Turn work, sc in 1st 2 sts, hdc in next 2 sts, dc in next 2 sts, tr in next st, 2 tr in next st, tr in next st, dc in next 3 sts, hdc in next 2 sts, sc in next 2 sts, (sc, ch 2, sl st in 2nd ch from hook, sc) in last st; turn, working on opposite side, sc in 1st 2 sts, hdc in next 2 sts, dc in next 3 sts, tr in next st, 2 tr in next st, tr in next st, dc in next 2 sts, hdc in next 2 sts, sc in last 2 sts, join with a sl st in first st.  Fasten off and weave in ends.

Large Wildflower Leaves (Make 2):  Using crochet hook and E, ch 22.  Beg in 2nd ch from hook, sl st in back loop of each ch to end.  Turn work, sc in 1st 2 sts, hdc in next 3 sts, dc in next 3 sts, tr in next 2 sts, 2 tr in next st, tr in next 2 sts, dc in next 4 sts, hdc in next 2 sts, sc in next 2 sts, (sc, ch 2, sl st in 2nd ch from hook, sc) in last st; turn, working on opposite side, sc in 1st 2 sts, hdc in next 2 sts, dc in next 4 sts, tr in next 2 sts, 2 tr in next st, tr in next 2 sts, dc in next 3 sts, hdc in next 3 sts, sc in last 2 sts, join with a sl st in first st.  Fasten off and weave in ends.  Block all leaves same as lilies.

 

Stems

Cut Electrical Wire in the following lengths:

For Liles:  Cut 2 pieces 10½” long and 1 piece each 11” and 15” long

For Lily Buds:  Cut 1 piece each 16½” and 18½” long

For Lily Bud Branches:  Cut 2 pieces each 3½” long

For Wildflowers:  Cut 1 piece each 13½”, 15” and 19½” long

For Lily and Wildflower stems, using E, make a slip knot and tie to end of a stem.  Tightly wrap yarn around stem to the other end.  Cut yarn and pull end back under last wrap to secure. Put a dab of glue on each end so that yarn won’t slip off.

Wrap shorter Lily Bud branches same as lily and wildflower stems.   Wrap longer Lily Bud stems in the same manner to 3½” down from top.  Then, holding shorter branch against stem, wrap the 2 pieces together for about ½”.  Wrap yarn in a figure 8 around both pieces several times, then continue to wrap stem to end.  Finish same as lily and wildflower stems.

 

Finishing

Lilies:  Insert a lily stem into the hole in the lily base.  Wrap the last ½” of the stem several times with floral tape so that the stem cannot slip out of the flower.  With invisible thread and sewing needle, sew filaments to the center of the flower, enclosing the end of the flower stem.

Lily Buds:  Insert lily bud stems and branches into holes in lily bud bases and wrap with tape same as for lilies.  Sew the last ½” of petals closed around stems.

Wildflowers:  Insert wildflower stems into the hole in bottom of wildflower bases.  Wrap floral tape around ends of stems so that it covers the length of the bases and won’t slip out.  With invisible thread and sewing needle, sew bases to bottom sides of the large centers of flowers enclosing stems.

 

Adding Leaves:  Using invisible thread and sewing needle, sew leaves to each stem as follows:

2 Shortest Lilies:  Attach 1 small lily leaf at base of flower.

Middle Lily:  Attach 2 small lily leaves at base and 1 large leaf 3½” below base.

Tallest Lily:  Attach 1 small lily leaf at base and 2 large leaves 2¾” below base.

Shorter Lily Bud:  Attach 1 large lily leaf at junction of the stem and branch.

Taller Lily Bud:  Attach 1 small lily leaf at base of small bud and 1 large leaf at junction of stem and branch.

Shortest Wildflower:  Attach 2 small wildflower leaves 2¾” below base.

Middle Wildflower:  Attach 2 small wildflower leaves 2¾” below base.

Tallest Wildflower:  Attach 2 small  wildflower leaves 3” below base and 2 large wildflower leaves 6” below base.  Gather all flowers together in a “bouquet” and tie stems together with ribbon as in photo.