Blue Thistle flowers are one of the coolest looking flowers in the world. They’re spikey and vibrant, and they add a wildness to otherwise dainty floral arrangements.
In this flower crochet blue thistle recreation, the sepal is made with a sea-foam green colour (Sagebrush) and then transitions into the forest green (Spearmint) leaves to mimic the natural flowers.
This Blue Thistle flower crochet pattern is part TWO of a 4-part (tiny) recreation of my wedding bouquet. Here’s where you can find the rest of the components of the crochet bouquet:
- Billy Ball Flowers Crochet Pattern (Part 1)
- Eucalyptus Leaf Crochet Pattern (Part 3)
- Baby’s Breath Crochet Pattern (Part 4)
Free Blue Thistle Flowers Crochet Pattern
If you would like to make everything from the crochet bouquet and want to know what materials you will need to create the entire thing, head over to the introduction page!
The difficulty level of this pattern is Intermediate and this pattern is written in US crochet terminology.
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TERMINOLOGY USED IN THE PATTERNS
sc: single crochet
hdc: half double crochet
dc: double crochet
inc: two single crochet in one stitch
dec: invisible decrease, single crochet two stitches together through the front loops only
sl st: slip stitch
(…) x # : repeat anything in the parenthesis however many times the number indicates
[#]: total number of stitches for that row
#sc/hdc/dc/sl st: one sc/hdc/dc/sl st in the following # stitches
sl st #: sl st # of times in the next st
THINGS YOU NEED
- Knitpicks Curio Thread in Sagebrush, Spearmint, Cornmeal, Bluebell, & Ciel**
- 1.25mm & 1.50mm Crochet Hooks
- 24 Gauge Floral Wire
- Wire Cutter
- Optional: Needle Nose Pliers
- Aleene’s Fast Grab Tacky Glue (or any fast drying, tacky glue that dries clear)
- Polyfil for stuffing
- Darning Needle
- Cat Slicker Brush
**KnitPicks has discontinued the colours I used in these patterns, so here’s what I would suggest you swap to if you still plan on using Knitpicks Curio #10:
- Spearmint –> Jalapeno
- Cornmeal –> Canary or Tumeric (Tumeric is a very close match to what I used, but I feel like the brightness of the Canary would make the bouquet look more cheerful and fun)
- Sagebrush –> Pistachio (it’s not the best match, but it’s the closest to what I used that is currently available)
- Bluebell –> Blue
- Ciel –> Clarity
Using a 1.50mm Crochet Hook
with Bluebell & Ciel Curio thread (You will be double strand crocheting this piece.)
1 6sc in magic circle 
2 (inc) x 6 
3-4 sc in all sts 
5 (sc, inc) x 6 
6 (sc, dec) x 6 
7 (dec) x 6 
Fasten off, stuff, do not close hole off yet.
- Take a cat slicker brush and brush the thistle flower in an upwards motion until it gets fuzzy.
- Cut a piece of floral wire to 3.5 inches long. Dip the end of the wire into some glue and insert the end into the thistle, close the hole and set aside.
Using a 1.25mm Crochet Hook
with Spearmint Curio thread
Setup: Cut two floral wire to 3 inches long. Bend those floral wires in half, you will be crocheting the leaves onto the wires.
picot: ch 2, sl st in 2nd ch from hook, sl st to base
Ch 13, crochet the following onto the wire: sl st in 2nd ch from hook, sc, picot, sc, 2hdc, picot, 2dc, hdc, picot, hdc, 2sc, sl st 2 in the last ch.
Continue on the other side: 2sc, hdc, picot, hdc, 2dc, picot, 2hdc, sc, picot, sc, sl st
Fasten off, cut the tail end of one of the leaves to about 2-inches long. Leave the other leaf attached to the thread ball.
Blue Thistle Sepal
Using a 1.25mm Crochet Hook
with Sagebrush Curio thread
1 6sc in magic circle 
2 (sc, inc) x 3 
3 (inc) x 9 
4 Sl st to first st,
Breakdown of row 4 (see photos):
a) Ch 5, sl st into 2nd ch from hook, sl st,
b) Ch 5, sl st into 2nd ch from hook, 2 sl st,
c) Ch 3, sl st into 2nd ch from hook, sl st, sl st to base,
d) 4 sl st, sl st to base of ch,
e) sl st, sl st in the front loop, ch 4, sl st to 2nd ch from hook, 2 sl st, sl st to ch base, sl st to next st.
Repeat steps a-e 5 more times.
Fasten off, weave tails through so that they are coming out of the centre of the sepal. Cut the tail end, making sure to leave 4 inches of excess thread tail.
Set the sepal aside until assembly.
- Thread the floral wire from the thistle flower through the centre of the sepal.
- Dab some glue along the wire and wrap the thread from the sepal around the wire tightly. Make sure that 1 inch of the wire is covered.
- Pinch the wire at the bend with a pair of pliers. Push the leaf motif up towards the bend fully.
- Dab a little bit of glue onto the tip of each of the picots. Before the glue fully dries, use a pair of pliers to pinch the picots to make them nice and pointy.
- Line the exposed wire from the thistle flower to the leaf wire (the one that is not attached to the thread ball). Put some glue onto the wires about ½ inch from the covered parts. Wrap the thread from the leaf around all the wires tightly.
- Repeat with the other leaf. Continue gluing and wrapping the thread around the wire until you get to the end.
You have just finished your Blue Thistle Flower! Set this aside and work on the rest of your bouquet.
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