CROCHET PATTERNS (Crochet Flower Pattern #149 Mountain laurel) – 365 Crochet Flowers Bouquet Project

 

About Mountain laurel

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

Check out the Mountain laurel flower bud pattern here.

How to Crochet a Mountain laurel flower?

Inspiration

Mountain laurel Crochet Flower Pattern

Mountain Laurel

Mountain Laurel crochet flower pattern

Crochet Yarn

  • Crochet cotton Size 10 colour A = white
  • Embroidery cotton colour B = pink.

Crochet Hook

  • 1mm steel hook, 1.75 mm steel hook.

Details of components

  • white umbrella-shaped flower with outer ridges and a pink detail in the centre
  • white stamens with pink polen.

Crochet Flower Pattern

Start: using colour A and 1.75mm hook, make 4ch, join with sl st, 1ch,

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

R2: same

R3: make 2sc in each st = 10sc, join with sl st, change to colour B

Mountain Laurel R1-R4 Mountain Laurel R1-R6

R4: (make 2sc in next sc, 1dc) x 5 = 15sc, change to colour A, fasten off B

R5: 2sc in each sc from R4, 1dc in each of the dc from R4 = 25sts, join with sl st, 1ch,

R6: 2sc in each sc on both sides of the dc, 1sc in the rest of the sc from R5, 1dc in each of the dc from R5 = 35sts, join with sl st, 1ch,

R7: (1dc, 1hdc, 2sc, 1hdc, 1dc) between the dcs from R6, 1tr in the dcs from R6

R8: (2dc in the dc from R7, 1hdc, 2sc, 1hdc, 2dc in the dc from R7) between the trs from R7, 1tr in each tr from R7, join with sl st, 1ch

R9: make hdc in the sc, hdc in the hdc, dc in the dc, tr in the tr from previous row, join with sl st, 1ch

R10: (2dc, 4hdc, 2dc) between the trs, 1tr in each tr from R9, join with sl st, 1ch

R11: make sc in each hdc and dc from R10 = 10sc, make (1dc, 1tr, 1dc) in each tr from R10, fasten off.

Mountain laurel R1-R8 Mountain laurel R1-R10

Ridges:

Using 1mm hook and colour A, pick up sts from the outer surface of the corolla starting from the colour B row and moving towards the edge of the petals. Make 10 ridges: 5 running in the middle of the 5 petals and 5 running between each two petals.

Ridges in the middle of the petals:Mountain Laurel ridge in the middle of the petal

Start : make 3sc, 2hdc, 2dc, 1tr, 1dc, 1hdc, 3sc, 1 sl st finishing about 1cm from the edge pf petal, fasten off = 1 ridge.

Ridges between the petals:

Start : make 3sc, 2hdc, 2dc, 1tr, 1dc, 1sc, 1 sl st finishing at the edge pf petal, fasten off = 1 ridge.

Mountain Laurel ridge between the petals

Stamens and StigmaMountain Laurel crochet stamens and stigma

Using colour A and 1mm hook, make 15ch, skip 1st ch, make 14sl st = 1 stamen. Make 5 stamens. Continue with stigma: 15ch, 1 small Clones Knot, make 14sl st : Fasten off. Roll the stamens keeping the stigma in the middle, pull them through the flower centre and sew at the back.

Thread a needle with colour B (3strands) and secure the end of each stamen to the middle of each petal using a French knot. Use a purple/pink colour marker to colour the Clones Knot on the stigma.

Mountain Laurel French knot  Mountain Laurel securing the stamens with French knots

Crochet Mountain laurel

This is it!  The crochet flower pattern is ready!

Mountain Laurel crochet flower detail Mountain Laurel crochet flower pattern

Check out the Mountain laurel bud pattern here.

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

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8 Responses to CROCHET PATTERNS (Crochet Flower Pattern #149 Mountain laurel) – 365 Crochet Flowers Bouquet Project

  1. Dianne L. says:

    These flowers are the most beautiful I’ve seen in crochet. Truly! I just love them.

  2. Mountain laurel are one of the things I miss about WV. Thanks for creating a beautiful crochet project!

  3. Midge says:

    I do not believe I have seen more beautiful ‘crochet’ flowers anywhere. Thank you so much for sharing. :)

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  5. Sally Ann Richards says:

    Im dancing on the table! These flowers are our state flowers! Im from pennsylvania and i nearly fell off my chair when i saw the patterns for the bud and mountain laurel flower! I love you love you my dear lady! Thank you so much for these patterns! whoopie!

  6. Myra says:

    Hi Camelia,

    I simply can’t seem to do the ridges through the instructions….would you by any chance has a instruction video?

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