Summer may be fleeting, but the beauty of water lilies doesn’t have to be. Why not bring a touch of charm and romance into your home with this handmade crochet water lily? With their delicate petals and enchanting colors, these flowers are sure to captivate everyone who sees them.

Although this may look complex, with our free crochet water lily pattern and video, you can go through the process of making water lily petals and assemble a lovely flower.

Crochet water lilies can be used alone as a decoration or as the main flower in a crochet flower bouquet, and of course you need some other flowers to go with it. We offer many free patterns for you to choose from. Pattern List Link.

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Video

Note: Video subtitles need to be turned on by yourself in the settings.

Materials

  • Yarn – yarn of 4 colors, purple, yellow, green, and light brown
  • Hook-2.5mm
  • Flower rod -16” long x 0.08”diameter (40cm x 2mm) *You can usebamboo skewers or balloon holder as an alternative materials
  • Iron wire -0.02 inches diameter (0.4mm)
  • Fiber fill/Stuffing-you can also use your scrap yarns or old clothes as a substitute
  • Darning needle
  • Scissors
  • Stitch marker
  • Hot melt adhesive

Difficulty

Our pattern is intermediate level; it requires basic crochet skills and knowledge of common stitches and techniques. Some elements could be challenging for beginners, but with guided video tutorials, our pattern is accessible for beginners to practice and enhance their skills. So, grab your materials and push yourself to explore the world of crochet!

Gauge

The gauge is not specified but can be open to interpretation or customization based on personal preference. The choice of yarn weight and hook size will affect the size and overall look of the finished project. Crocheters can experiment with different yarn and hook combinations to achieve their desired size and texture.

Stitches and Abbreviation

  • Sc– Single Crochet
  • Hdc – Half Double Crochet
  • Dc – Double Crochet
  • Ch– chain
  • St– stitch
  • Ss– Slip Stitch
  • Sc2tog-slip stitch 2 together
  • FLO – Front Loop Only
  • BLO – Back Loop Only
  • [00] – total stitches after a round
  • R1, R2, R3… – Round 1, Round 2, Round 3…

Special Stitches

Sc2tog-slip stitch 2 together or popularly known as Dec or decrease

  • Yarn over and pull through. Repeat the process, Insert the hook in the next st, yarn over and pull through again. There should be 3 loops on the hook now. Finally, yarn over and pull a loop through all 3 loops on the hook to finish the stitch.

2sc in each stitch/ next stitch or popularly known as INC or Increase

  • When making an increase, you will just make 2 sc in each or next stitch

Step-by-Step Patterns

Water Lily Big petals (make 8):

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  • R1: Start with the foundation chain: 21 ch
  • R2: from the 2nd st of hook, 3 sc, 3 hdc, 8 dc, 3 hdc, 2 sc, 3 sc in same st, turn your work, 2 sc, 3 hdc, 8 dc, 3 hdc, 3 sc, 1 ss, 1 ch. [41]
  • R3: add wire, 20 sc, in same st( 1 sc, 1 ch, 1 sc), turn your work, 20 sc. 1 ss, cut and leave a tail.[43]

Water Lily Middle petals(make 8):

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  • R1: Start with the foundation chain: 17 ch
  • R2: from the 2nd st of hook, 3 sc, 3 hdc, 5 dc, 2 hdc, 2 sc, 3sc in same st, turn your work, 2 sc, 2 hdc, 5 dc, 3 hdc, 3 sc. 1 ss, 1 ch. [33]
  • R3: add wire, 16 sc, in same st( 1 sc, 1 ch, 1 sc), 16 sc. 1 ss, cut and leave a tail. [35]

Water lily Short stamens(Yellow Yarn)

  • R1: Start with 6 sc in the magic ring. 1 ss, 1 ch
  • R2: ( 2 sc in each st ) * 6 times. 1 ss, 1 ch. [12]
  • R3: ( 1 sc, 2 sc in next st ) * 6 times. 1 ss, 1 ch. [18]
  • R4: work front loops only (FLO): ( in the same st, 1 sc, 9 ch ) * 18 times. 1 ss, 1 ch
crochet water lily|hookok
crochet water lily|hookok
crochet water lily|hookok
  • R5: work back loops only (BLO): 18 sc, 1 ss, 1 ch
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crochet water lily|hookok
  • R6: ( 1 sc, sc2tog ) * 6 times. 1 ss, 1 ch [12]
  • R7: ( 1 sc, sc2tog ) * 4 times, 1 ss, 1 ch. cut and leave a tail.[8]
crochet water lily|hookok
crochet water lily|hookok

Long stamens (make 9)

  • Take a 20cm long, 0.5cm diameter iron wire, wrap it around with a yellow yarn and fold it in half.
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crochet water lily|hookok
crochet water lily|hookok

Wow, look at your current water lily parts. You’re almost there but let me share some little motivation for you. Did you know that these special creations have so much to offer? You can place them on your center tables or beside your study table, and let their beauty inspire and boost your willingness to study or to work efficiently.

Assemble

In order for you to assemble Water lily flower, you must have these parts and materials:

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  • 8 Big petals
  • 8 Middle petals
  • Yellow short stamen
  • 9 Long stamen
  • Flower rod
  • Hot melt adhesive
  • Fiber Fill/ Stuffing

How to assemble water lily flower

  • Step 1: Get the flower rod and wrap it around with a green yarn for at least 3cm long.
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  • Step 2: Insert the short stamen in the stem and secure it with hot melt adhesive. Fill it with stuffing inside and wrap it around with the remaining yellow yarn of the short stamen and tie it after.
crochet water lily|hookok
crochet water lily|hookok
  • Step 3: Using hot melt glue, paste the long stamen around the short stamen and make sure that the spaces between the long stamen are equal.
crochet water lily|hookok
crochet water lily|hookok
  • Step 4: Wrap the area below the stamen with green yarn for at least 2 cm long.
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Assemble petals

  • Step 5: Attach the 8 middle petals around the stamen.

*There’s should be an overlap for the petals so it will fit the stamen.

*Just put a small amount of hot melt glue to the lower part of the petal so you can adjust or control the level of it’s bloom.

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crochet water lily|hookok
  • Step 6:  Wrap the bottom part of the petals using green yarn.
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  • Step 7: In between of the middle petals, put your big petals around it and secure it with hot melt glue so it will not fall.
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  • Step 8: Wrap the bottom part of the petals again with green yarn.
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  • Step 9: Cut the unnecessary yarns and lessen the amount of visible iron wires so you will achieve this shape.
crochet water lily|hookok
crochet water lily|hookok
  • Step 10: When you achieve the desired length of the green yarn, you can now change the yarn into brown and wrap it around until you reached the end point and secure it with hot melt glue.
crochet water lily|hookok
crochet water lily|hookok

And Viola! You’ve just completed our stunning water lily crochet pattern, and I am amazed at your persistence and dedication to your craft. It’s important to take a moment to recognize and celebrate your achievements, big and small. By completing this water lily crochet pattern, you have gained new knowledge and enhanced your crochet skills, unleashing your creativity and imagination. A true accomplishment that deserves recognition and praise! Good job!!

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Afterthoughts

Hope you enjoy our free water lily pattern! You can test with different colors to match your project. The natural water lily flower can be pink or cream. Happy crocheting.

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Crochet Water Lily

How to crochet water lily pattern with an easy-to-follow, step-by-step tutorial.
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Type: Crochet bouquet, crochet flower
difficult level: middle
Keyword: Crochet Water Lily

Equipment

  • hook 2.5mm
  • Darning needle
  • scissors
  • stitch marker

Ingredients

  • Yarn yarn of 4 colors, purple, yellow, green, and light brown
  • Flower rod 16” long x 0.08”diameter (40cm x 2mm) *You can usebamboo skewers or balloon holder as an alternative materials
  • Iron wire 0.02 inches diameter (0.4mm)
  • Fiber fill/Stuffing you can also use your scrap yarns or old clothes as a substitute
  • Hot melt adhesive

Instructions

Big petals (make 8):

  • R1: Start with the foundation chain: 21 ch
    R2: from the 2nd st of hook, 3 sc, 3 hdc, 8 dc, 3 hdc, 2 sc, 3 sc in same st, turn your work, 2 sc, 3 hdc, 8 dc, 3 hdc, 3 sc, 1 ss, 1 ch. [41]
    R3: add wire, 20 sc, in same st( 1 sc, 1 ch, 1 sc), turn your work, 20 sc. 1 ss, cut and leave a tail.[43]

Middle petals(make 8):

  • R1: Start with the foundation chain: 17 ch
    R2: from the 2nd st of hook, 3 sc, 3 hdc, 5 dc, 2 hdc, 2 sc, 3sc in same st, turn your work, 2 sc, 2 hdc, 5 dc, 3 hdc, 3 sc. 1 ss, 1 ch. [33]
    R3: add wire, 16 sc, in same st( 1 sc, 1 ch, 1 sc), 16 sc. 1 ss, cut and leave a tail. [35]

Short stamens( Yellow Yarn)

  • R1: Start with 6 sc in the magic ring. 1 ss, 1 ch
    R2: ( 2 sc in each st ) * 6 times. 1 ss, 1 ch. [12]
    R3: ( 1 sc, 2 sc in next st ) * 6 times. 1 ss, 1 ch. [18
    ]R4: work front loops only (FLO): ( in the same st, 1 sc, 9 ch ) * 18 times. 1 ss, 1 ch
    R5: work back loops only (BLO): 18 sc, 1 ss, 1 ch
    R6: ( 1 sc, sc2tog ) * 6 times. 1 ss, 1 ch [12]
    R7: ( 1 sc, sc2tog ) * 4 times, 1 ss, 1 ch. cut and leave a tail.[8]

Long stamens (make 9)

  • Take a 20cm long, 0.5cm diameter iron wire, wrap it around with a yellow yarn and fold it in half.

Assemble

  • In order for you to assemble Water lily flower, you must have these parts and materials:
    8 Big petals
    8 Middle petals
    Yellow short stamen
    9 Long stamen
    Flower rod
    Hot melt adhesive
    Fiber Fill/ Stuffing

Putting all together

  • Step1: Get the flower rod and wrap it around with a green yarn for at least 3cm long.
    Step 2: Insert the short stamen in the stem and secure it with hot melt adhesive. Fill it with stuffing inside and wrap it around with the remaining yellow yarn of the short stamen and tie it after.
    Step 3: Using hot melt glue, paste the long stamen around the short stamen and make sure that the spaces between the long stamen are equal.
    Step 4: Wrap the area below the stamen with green yarn for at least 2 cm long.
    Step 5: Attach the 8 middle petals around the stamen.
    *There’s should be an overlap for the petals so it will fit the stamen.
    * Just put a small amount of hot melt glue to the lower part of the petal so you can adjust or control the level of it’s bloom.
    Step 6: Wrap the bottom part of the petals using green yarn.
    Step 7: In between of the middle petals, put your big petals around it and secure it with hot melt glue so it will not fall.
    Step 8: Wrap the bottom part of the petals again with green yarn.
    Step 9: Cut the unnecessary yarns and lessen the amount of visible iron wires so you will achieve this shape.
    Step 10: When you achieve the desired length of the green yarn, you can now change the yarn into brown and wrap it around until you reached the end point and secure it with hot melt glue.

Video

Notes

  • Our pattern uses US crochet terms.
  • Use stitch markers to mark the beginning of each round.
  • Pay attention to any turning instructions for working in rows.
  • Video tutorials are available for additional guidance.

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3 Comments

  1. 5 stars
    I made this water lilly and it turned out just like the picture. Great instructions and pattern. Thank you Hookok! Your pattens are the best!!

  2. 5 stars
    Love the patternand the flower. I will try it to crochet and send the actual outcome. Thank you so much.