CROCHET PATTERNS (Crochet Flower Bud Pattern #148 Mountain laurel) – 365 Crochet Flowers Bouquet Project

 

About Mountain laurel

Mountain laurel (Kalmia latifolia) is an evergreen flowering shrub native to the eastern US, related to the bluebells and Erica plants. It is the state flower of Connecticut and Pennsylvania.

The shrub grows up to 9m tall, has long leaves and white to light pink flowers growing in clusters. It is a poisonous plant to animals and humans. It naturally occurs in the mountain forests but also as an ornamental plant due to its attractive flowers.

How to Crochet a Mountain laurel flower bud?

Inspiration

Mountain laurel Crochet Flower Bud Pattern

Mountain Laurel

Mountain Laurel flower bud crochet pattern

Crochet Yarn

  • Crochet cotton Size 5 colour A = white
  • embroidery cotton colour B = pink.

Crochet Hook

  • 1mm steel hook, 1.75 mm steel hook.

Details of components

  • ball-shaped white flower with ridges.

Crochet Flower Bud Pattern

Elongated Ball:Mountain Laurel crocheting the ball R1-R6

Start: using 1.75mm hook and colour A make 3ch, join in ring with sl st, 1ch

R1: make 5sc, join in ring with sl st, 1ch

R2: make 2sc in each st = 10sc, join in ring with sl st, 1ch

R3: (2sc in next st, 1sc in next st) x 5 = 15sc, join in ring with sl st, 1chMountain Laurel stuffed ball

R4: (2sc in next st, 1sc in next 2 sts) x 5 = 20sc, join in ring with sl st, 1ch

R5: 20sc, join in ring with sl st, 1ch

R6: sameMountain Laurel crochet ball

R7: same

R8: (make 2sc, skip next sc, make 1sc) x 5 = 15sc, join in ring with sl st, 1ch

R9: 15sc, join in ring with sl st, 1ch

R10: (make 1sc, skip next st, make 1sc) x 5 = 10sc, join in ring with sl st, change to colour B, fasten off A

R11: (make 1sc, skip next st) x 5 = 5sc. Fasten off B.

Mountain Laurel crochet ball

 

Ridges:Mountain Laurel crochet ridge

Mark 10 lines onto the base of the ball.

Using 1mm hook and colour A, start picking up sts from the surface of the ball going up on the marked lines towards the top: make 2sc, 1hdc, 1dc, 1hdc, 4sc, fasten off = 1 ridge. Make 10 ridges.

Crochet Mountain laurel flower bud

This is it!  The crochet flower bud pattern is ready!

Mountain Laurel crochet bud Mountain Laurel flower bud crochet pattern

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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

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3 Responses to CROCHET PATTERNS (Crochet Flower Bud Pattern #148 Mountain laurel) – 365 Crochet Flowers Bouquet Project

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  2. melanie says:

    Omg! You are an amazing designer!! I just stumbled onto your blog and am just blown away. I love the mountain laurel pattern. It is one of my favorite flowers but they only bloom for a short period of time in the spring. Now I can make as many as I want and enjoy them year round. Thanks for taking on this huge project and sharing it.

  3. Margaret says:

    I agree!. Your designs inspire me to continue crocheting and enjoying the craft.

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