I love the book 100 Flowers to knit and crochet by Lesley Stanfield. My only problem with this is almost all the lovely flowers I would love to crochet is given as “knit instructions”.
But fortunately, I have taken the instructions given in the book as guide to hacking my crochet instructions of the calla lily. If you are a knitter, proceed to following the instructions given in this page. If you are a crocheter like me, I have a decent hack of the said pattern:
Note that I do not claim to have an exact translation of the knit-crochet pattern. Also I am not very good in writing instructions.
This is my crochet version of the motif:
The trick is use embroidery threads instead of yarn, 0.70mm hook and White Glue to make the earrings stiff after crocheting
You will need three colors of thread: Yarn A (white), Yarn B (green), Yarn C (yellow)
Use Yarn C:
The spathe is crocheted using 6 strands of thread.
ch 10. Fold in two. (set aside)
2sc cluster: 2sc in 1 st, equivalent to 2sc count
2sctog: 1 sc in 2 st, equivalent to 1 sc count
(n)sc: where (n) is number, 1sc on 1st (n) times;
Use two strands of Yarn A:
Foundation ch 6, (crochet in rounds, with sl st to close each round)
round 1: 9 sc around
round 2: sc, 2sc cluster (around) make 15 sc
round 3 – 6: 15 sc around
Fill the cavity with excess thread
round 7: sc, 2sctog around (makes 9 sc)
crochet in rows, start each row with ch
row 8-9: 9sc
row 10: sc, 2sc cluster for the remaining 8 st, (17 sc)
row 11: sc, 2sc cluster for the remaining 16 st (33 sc)
row 12-13: 33sc
row 14 – 17: *2sc, 2sctog* (repeat * til end of row)( make 25sc, 19 sc, 14sc, 11sc)
row 18-23: *2sctog, 2sc* (repeat * til end of row) (make 8sc, 6sc, 4sc, 3sc)
row 24: 2sctog, sc (2 sc)
row 25: 2sctog (1sc)
row 25: sc (1sc)
cut off yarn
Use two strands of Yarn B.
attach yarn to the tip of the lily (foundation ch)
9sc (three rows)
Insert the spathe inside the lily.
Cover the earrings with white glue then let it dry.
Attach pearl/bead to the end of the lily using jewelry wire