These bright little flowers were once thought to cause the yellow colour of butter however cows avoid eating buttercups because of their acrid flavour.
The Latin name for buttercups is Ranunculus which means “little frog”, probably referring to the flower’s tendency to grow near water.
This pattern is worked in the round and I use abbreviations according to US crochet language. The finished buttercup is approximately 1.75” (4.5cm) in diameter. This flower would be beautiful as an embellishment or hair-clips.
This pattern is featured in my English Country Garden Book 1 ebook.
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