YOU WILL NOT RECEIVE A PHYSICAL PROTEA BLOOM. THIS IS A PATTERN THAT GUIDES YOU AS YOU CROCHET THE KING AND QUEEN PROTEA SUCCESSFULLY.
King Proteas are among the most beautiful flowers on earth! Crocheting them are even more satisfying! Dive into making these this summer for a blast of happiness in your living space. Queen Proteas are obviously the "Queen" among Proteas! It wears its crown beautifully.❤️ Pairing these beauties with its King... the King Protea makes the perfect duo decor.
What you get
❤️ A beautiful planner-style PDF digital ebook for each flower with lots of step-by-step, high-quality images to follow along.
❤️ Printer-friendly versions without images to save on ink.
❤️ Direct help from me (the designer). I’m just a message away.
❤️ You'll also recieve the bonus project that guides you as you crochet the protea lamp project.
YOU WILL NOT RECEIVE A PHYSICAL FLOWER.
- Scheepjes (Maxi Sugar Rush) You can also use any size 10 crochet thread.
* Old Rose Pink
* Sage Green or Aunt Lydia’s Olive Green
* 1.25 mm Crochet Needle
* Glue/ Glue Gun
* Regal Red marker or a dark burgundy marker
* Black and Positive Peach (or light pink) marker
* 18 and 24 gauge wires
- Fabric Stiffener
- Light green floral tape
King & Queen Protea Fun Facts
❤️ Dating back approximately 300 million years, proteas are considered to be among the oldest families of flowering plants on the planet.
❤️ The father of taxonomy and botanist, Swedish-born Carl Linnaeus, gave the protea (Proteaceae) its name in 1735.
❤️ Proteas are named after Proteus, son of Poseidon and shape-shifter, highlighting the variety of plants found within the large Proteaceae family.
❤️ There are over 1500 species in the Protea family growing in many different shapes, sizes, and colors.
❤️ The King Protea got its name due to resembling a crown and also because it is the largest among all the other Proteas.
❤️ King Protea symbolizes courage and diversity.
❤️ King protea gets all the water it needs from the fog. Leaves absorb moist which collects on their surface.
The leaves of king protea can be consumed in the form of tea.
❤️ There are 81 varieties of king protea.
❤️ King protea is the national flower of South Africa. The national cricket team of South Africa is known as "the Proteas”.
❤️ The King Protea can live up to 15 years in the wild.
❤️ The Queen Protea because it is the second-largest among all the other Proteas. It is said to be one of the most attractive and sought-after proteas.
❤️ The Queen Protea has variable leaves. In nature, the color range of the outer floral bracts is broad, including greenish cream, cream, pink, salmon pink, rosy reds, and deep carmine.
❤️ The Queen Protea is widely known as the most prized cut flower.
❤️ Queen Proteas are pollinated by birds.
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