Honeysuckle Blossoms

There are many species of honeysuckle, but the purple-leaf Japanese Honeysuckle is among my favorite of them all. The beautiful pop of colors is the icing on the cake. Understand the beautiful bloom from the inside out as you follow along with this easy to follow along crochet pattern.

 

 

 Materials Needed

- Scheepjes (Maxi Sugar Rush) You can also use any size 10 crochet thread.

Colors

  •  Cherry

  • Fuchsia 

  •  Forest Green

  • Golden Yellow

  • Sweet Orange

  • White

Other Materials

  • 1.25 mm Crochet Needle

  • 18 and 24 gauge wires

  • Toothbrush
  • Dark pink chalk and paintbrush
  • Golden Yellow and Olive Green paint
  • Glue/glue gun

- Allene's Draping Liquid (Mix with water) This is optional.

- Light green floral tape

 

Honeysuckle Fun Facts

  •  Did you know that Honeysuckle is the general, common name for about 200 species of deciduous, semi-evergreen flowering vines and shrubs?
  •  Honeysuckle produces sweet vanilla-scented, trumpet-shaped flowers that range in colors from white to yellow to bright orange, red, and pink. Honeysuckle plants also produce black, red, or blueberries.
  •  They are known to attract bees and birds.
  •  The matured flowers produce a foamy juice that can be used to wash your hair. It has been used to make shampoo sold today.
  •  In addition to being used as a cut flower in bouquets, baskets, and potpourri, honeysuckle has long been associated with superstition. During the Victorian era in Great Britain, honeysuckle flowers were often grown in gardens and around the doors of homes to ward off witches and evil spirits.
  •  In modern times, honeysuckle is often used in herbal and aromatherapy pillows. 
  •  These are considered mildly toxic, with symptoms that can include stomach pain, diarrhea, irregular heartbeat, and vomiting.
  •  The Japanese species are known to kill other plants by climbing over them and shutting out the light.