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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.
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.
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.