CROCHET PATTERNS (Pattern #18 New South Wales Waratah Flower) – 365 Flowers Bouquet Project

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The NSW Waratah (Telopea speciosissima) is the state flower of New South Wales. It is a very popular flower in Australia. They seem to be used a lot as business logos and trade marks. The bush bears large red flowers surrounded by green foliage.

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New South Wales Waratah Flower Crochet Pattern



Yarn: cotton thread in colour A= dark red, colour B= light red

Crochet hook: 2.5mm

Details of components:

–         For the centre of the flower, I’m going to make a red hemisphere on which the petals – red, long and narrow, curling upwards will be crocheting as the centre progresses

–         At the base of the flower there is another row of wider petals.


Centre Part

Start: using A, make 3ch, join with sl st, 1ch, continue work in round

R1: (1sc, 1 petal)x6 in ring = 12st, join with sl st, 1ch

R2: working at back of R1 ((1sc, 1sc), 1sc)x6 = 18st, join with sl st, 1ch

R3: working at back of R2 (2sc, 1 petal)x9 in ring = 27st, join with sl st, 1ch

R4: working at back of R2 make 27sc, join with sl st, 1ch

R5: working at back of R3 (1sc, 1 petal, 2sc)x9 in ring = 27st, join with sl st, 1ch

R6: same as R4

R7: same as R5.

Change to B, finish A.  

Base petals (7-8pcs.)

R1: Using B make 4sc, 1ch

R2: repeat R1 R3: repeat R2

R4: 3sc, 1sc R5: same

R6: 2sc, 1ch

R7: 1sc and sl st on the side of the petal towards the centre of flower

Repeat R1-R7 6 more times = 7 petals.

Gather the centre petals, flatten the base petals and the NSW Waratah is ready!      All photographs and pattern instructions are the copyright of Meli Bondre. All patterns are for your personal use only.

Happy Crocheting!


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2 Responses to CROCHET PATTERNS (Pattern #18 New South Wales Waratah Flower) – 365 Flowers Bouquet Project

  1. Carmen says:

    Hello there,
    I really like the patterns of flowers, this would add their green leaves.
    Thank you and have a nice day.

  2. Siobhan Veitch says:

    Hi Camelia,
    I am hoping to make your Waratah pattern. In the Centre part you refer to petal. What stitches make the petal?

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