Free Blue Thistle Flowers Crochet Pattern

Free Blue Thistle Tiny Flower Crochet Pattern

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:

Free Blue Thistle Flowers Crochet Pattern

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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ch: chain
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


  • 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
  • Scissors
  • 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
Alternatively, if you want more colour options, you could try using embroidery floss. I compared the DMC 6-strand embroidery floss to the Knitpicks Curio #10 and it is slightly thicker than the Curio #10. So if you were to go this route, you may need to use a 1.50mm crochet hook instead of the 1.25 and the resulting bouquet would be slightly bigger (but not by too much). Just keep in mind that most embroidery floss is designed to split so it will be more difficult to crochet with.

Thistle Flower

Using a 1.50mm Crochet Hook

with Bluebell & Ciel Curio thread (You will be double strand crocheting this piece.)

1 6sc in magic circle [6]
2 (inc) x 6 [12]
3-4 sc in all sts [12]
5 (sc, inc) x 6 [18]
6 (sc, dec) x 6 [12]
7 (dec) x 6 [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.
Free Blue Thistle Flowers Crochet Pattern Step 3
  • 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.
Free Blue Thistle Flowers Crochet Pattern Step 4

Thistle Leaves

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.

Free Blue Thistle Flowers Crochet Pattern Step 13
sl st in 2nd ch from hook
Free Blue Thistle Flowers Crochet Pattern Step 14
Free Blue Thistle Flowers Crochet Pattern Step 15
one side done

Blue Thistle Sepal

Free Blue Thistle Flowers Crochet Pattern Step 16

Using a 1.25mm Crochet Hook

with Sagebrush Curio thread

1 6sc in magic circle [6]
2 (sc, inc) x 3 [9]
3 (inc) x 9 [18]
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.
Free Blue Thistle Flowers Crochet Pattern Step 18
  • 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.

Please leave me a comment down below (or contact me) if you have any questions about this pattern. I would also love to see your creation so don’t forget to tag me (@olliehollycrochet) on Instagram or use the #olliehollycrochet! Please let me know in the comments what you would like to see next!

If you find any mistakes in the pattern, please contact me and let me know! I do my best to catch my mistakes when I edit my patterns but I sometimes miss the little things.

You may sell products made from this pattern in small quantities but please clearly credit the design to me, Abby Sy of Ollie + Holly and provide a link to my blog  Permission is NOT granted for mass production or factory manufacturing of any kind.  Thank you for being respectful and for your understanding!

7 thoughts on “Free Blue Thistle Flowers Crochet Pattern

  1. María BELÉn says:

    I absolutely love your patterns~! They’re SO clear and easy to follow that even a beginner like me can succeed in crocheting almost anything. ???
    Would you mind terribly if I asked you to crochet a “Ceibo” flower..? it’s the National Flower of Argentina and I’d be really grateful if you could create a pattern for that unique natural treasure.?

    • Abby says:

      Hi Maria,

      Thank you so much! 🙂
      Also, coolest looking flowers ever! I’ll definitely give it a try after doing a little bit more research! I’m a sucker for interesting flowers and plants and I have been thinking about making a new tiny flower, so thanks for the inspo! 😀


  2. Regina says:

    This is so beautiful! Do you have other flower patterns? My girlfriend loves chrysanthemums but she’s allergic and I’ve been trying to figure out how to crochet her some hypoallergenic ones❤️

    • Abby says:

      Hi Regina,

      I don’t have a chrysanthemum pattern unfortunately! The only other flower pattern I have is a paid Daffodil pattern. Good luck with your search!


  3. Lucia says:

    I really love your patterns!
    I’m not a native English speaker but you really explain everything so clearly that it’s so easy and rewarding to follow because i really get the same results as in the pictures on the first try without misunderstanding anything ?
    Thank you so much

    • Abby says:

      Hi there Caitlin,

      I’ve seen a lot of people do it with size 4 yarn, it will just be bigger and wont look as delicate. You will likely need to use thicker wire too.

      Hope this helps!

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