CROCHET PATTERNS (Crochet Flower Pattern #141 Camellia Japonica) – 365 Crochet Flowers Bouquet Project

 

About Camellia Japonica

Camellia Japonica is the official state flower of Alabama. It is an evergreen medium to large shrub offering an impressive colourful display… the gardeners call it the queen of flowering shrubs. Japonica is one of the best known species in this genus, most of the varieties blooming between February to May.

The leaves are dark green on top and lighter at the back. The flowers white, pink or red bloom alone or in pairs on very short stems towards the end of the branches. They have 6-7 petals 3-4cm long and 2-3cm wide and numerous tall stamens joined on a large base. The cultivars have double flowers in general.

How to Crochet a Camellia Japonica flower?

Inspiration

Camellia Japonica Crochet Flower Pattern

Camellia japonica Camellia japonica crochet flower pattern

Crochet Yarn

  • Embroidery cotton (6strands) colour A = red, colour B = yellow
  • Crochet cotton Size 10 colour C = white.

Crochet Hook

  • 1.75 mm steel hook
  • 1 mm steel hook.

Details of components

  • 6 petals red-colored flower and a bunch of tall white stamens with yellow pollen, joining the petals on a large base.

Crochet Flower Pattern

Crochet PetalsCamellia japonica crochet petal

Start: using A and 1.75mm hook make 4ch, skip 1st ch,

R1: 3sc, 1ch, turn

R2: 3sc, 2ch, turn

R3: 3sts-dc inc, 1dc, 3sts-dc inc, 2ch, turn

R4: 3dc, 3sts-dc inc, 3dc, 2ch, turn

R5: 9dc, 2ch, turn

R6: 3dc, 3sts-dc dec, 3dc, 2ch, turn

R7: 3sts-dc dec, 1dc, 3sts-dc dec, 1ch, turn

R8: 4sl st, and continue with sl st on the edge of the petal; 2ch = 1 petal.

Make 5 petals.Camellia japonica crochet small petal

The last petal is smaller: make 4ch, skip 1st ch,

R1: 3sc, 1ch, turn

R2: 3sc, 2ch, turn

R3: 3sts-dc inc, 1dc, 3sts-dc inc, 2ch, turn

R4: 3dc, 3sts-dc inc, 3dc, 2ch, turn

R7: 3sts-dc dec, 3dc, 3sts-dc dec, 2ch, turn

R8: (skip 1st st, 1sc) x 2, 1sc. Fasten off A.

Camellia japonica crochet petals

Crochet Stamens

Start: using colour C and 1mm hook, make 11ch, skip 1st ch, change to colour B and make a Clones Knot, change back to colour C and  make 10sl st = 1 stamen.

Make 12 pieces.

Camellia japonica crochet stamens Camellia japonica crochet stamens

AssemblyCamellia japonica crochet stamens rolled up

Roll the stamens and sew them together.

Sew the petals around the stamen’s bunch.

Camellia japonica assembly Camellia japonica assembly

Conclusion

This is it!  The crochet flower pattern is ready!

Camellia japonica crochet pattern closeup Camellia japonica crochet flower pattern

All photographs and crochet patterns instructions are the copyright of Meli Bondre. All patterns are for your personal use only.

If you have stumbled upon this page and you haven't heard about the 365 Crochet Flowers Bouquet Project, then feel free to check out the crochet patterns that I've designed so far!

Happy Crocheting!

_Camelia

About Camelia

Irish based knitwear designer
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3 Responses to CROCHET PATTERNS (Crochet Flower Pattern #141 Camellia Japonica) – 365 Crochet Flowers Bouquet Project

  1. Anfal says:

    Hi there love your work. Do you by any chance have a Camellia flower pattern similer to a Chanel flower. I have been searing all over the net for one but no such luck. Thx for your help.
    From Kuwait

  2. Angélica says:

    OMG! This is a fabulous pattern! And a fabulous project as well! Love it… I’m absolutely in love with crochet flower and this site is heaven. Come back soon, sure. A hug and two kisses from Spain :)

  3. Tanya says:

    Beautiful work! I would love to make this flower but need some help with the pattern. What does 3sts mean? Would you explain row 3 and how many stitches I should end up with? Hopefully understanding this will help me with the rest of the pattern. I hope to hear from you soon. Many thanks!

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