Crocus knitting pattern

A very realistic knitting pattern for crocus with step by step written instructions

Do you like knitting flowers? Do you like challenges and working with delicate yarns and needles? Then I’m sure you will love my crocus knitting pattern. It stands in a line of many spring flowers I knit this year (like my snowdrops or the hyacinth) and it’s the only one that is mostly knit flat.

The pattern comes with 11 very detailed pages of written instructions, tons of big pictures, and of course, you will find tutorials (most of them with a video) for all techniques here on my blog. It’s also available in my Etsy shop.

the knitted crocus decorated among fake moss and snow

Interestingly enough, I came very close to not publishing this pattern. For some reason I thought there wouldn’t be enough interest. But I receive so many messages asking for the knitted crocus that appeared on my Instagram account (and elsewhere), so I felt it would be a shame to keep the pattern to myself.

My knitted crocuses stand on my coffee table now and they paint a smile on my face every time I walk past them. And as I was preparing for my first blogging anniversary I thought it would be a great pattern to be released in that context.

Because here’s the thing. I certainly tried but these dainty flowers just don’t belong inside – not in a vase nor in a flower pot. They wilt faster than you can look and that’s just such a shame. So, this knitting pattern is a great way to give them a more permanent place in your home.

They are probably not the best project beginners but any intermediate knitter who feels relatively comfortable with small needles and lace yarn should be able to finish them with a bit of patience.

Note: Don’t forget to check out the patterns for my tulip, daffodil, hyacinth, and crocus pattern as well.

Size & Gauge

two knitted crocus following a detailed knitting pattern on a wooden board with tea kettle in the background

The finished crocus is 12 cm (4.7 in) tall and the actual flower around 6 cm (2.3 in) wide.
Depending on how you form the supporting wire, these measurements will vary a bit. My gauge for a 2,5 x 2,5 cm swatch in flat stockinette stitch: 10 stitches x 13 rows. I trust you understand that crocus come in different sizes in nature as well, so this gauge is more a general guideline than something you have to stick to meticulously.

Knitting techniques

finished knitting the crocus and ready to weave in the tails

It might come as a surprise but only a tiny part of these crocuses are actually knit in the round. The rest is knit flat. It doesn’t require a lot of seaming either. There are a couple of ends to weave in and quite a bit of wire to pull through.

Click on the links to access the (video) tutorials for all these techniques. I need about 4 hours to finish knitting one full crocus.

Materials you will need for this snowdrop knitting pattern

all the materials you need to work on this crocus knitting pattern on a wooden board

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The pattern is available on Etsy or Ravelry. Click on the button and you will be redirected directly to my Ravelry store.

sample picture crocus knitting pattern - a couple of screenshots of the pdf

And again, it’s 11 pages full of detailed step-by-step instruction. So far, all the feedback I ever got on my pattern was beyond positive and people loved how detailed everything was. I hope you can already see in this blog post that I love photography and I always try to include as many high-resolution pictures as possible to help everyone replicating my results.

And that’s all there is to know about my crocus knitting pattern. Feel free to ask your questions in the comment section below.

a very realistic crocus knitting pattern with step by step written instructions

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