Yes – This amazing flower! I love them! I’ve bought many a plant over the years for my garden, but only one seems to grow, and its putting in a great display right now!
It must have about 80 flower heads on it, giving my garden a huge burst of colour, which given the rotten wet cold summer we’ve had, is very welcome.
So why am I telling you about this lovely flower?
It was a perfect excuse to make some out of yarn of course!
So what do you think? Did I manage it? I didn’t have the exact pink wanted, I don’t think any wool will be able to come close to nature in the vibrancy of the pink, but I think they turned out pretty nicely!
Who wants a pattern then? (You can buy this as a handy 3 page PDF (only 2 if you don’t print the cover!) from Ravelry or Etsy for a bargain price of 50p! (I can’t even think of what else you can get for 50p now – even a bar of chocolate is more than that!)
You will need:
4mm crochet hook
mustard and another colour double knitting yarn- I used Sytlecraft Special DK.
A needle for sewing in ends.
With mustard – start with a magic ring. (with the yarn to the left wrap it around your finger 3 times, so the tail finishes to your right. Insert the hook under the 2 of the loops, and pull the third loop back through and chain 1 immediately – then you can remove the loops off you finger
Round 1: 6sc in the MR  and pull tight.
R2: (2sc in next sc, 1sc) 3 times. [9sc]
R3-5: 1sc in each sc  (3 more rows)
Fasten off leaving a long end that can be used to stuff the seed head.
Using the white yarn 4.0mm hook, start with a magic ring.
Round 1: 6sc in the MR 
R2: (2sc in next sc, 1sc) 3 times. [9sc] SS to join
For each petal:
CH7, starting in the 2nd chain from the hook do 3 sc, 3 HDC, ss (Top loop only) to the next stitch along. Repeat a further 8 times.
You will have 9 petals. Fasten off leaving a long end for sewing together.
Turn the flower upside down – this is the side that it is seen.
Now sew the seed head to the petals, using the long end of the white.
There you have it…… Echinacea!