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water lily crochet pattern

I’m happy that so many of you are enjoying my botanical crochet patterns – it’s a refreshing change for me to mix it up a bit (although don’t worry, I won’t neglect the animal designs either!). I just love nature, and now I have an excuse to examine animals and plants in detail and challenge myself to recreate the essence of what I find in a simplified, easily reproducible way. This ‘job’ makes me very happy!

Reepicheep by planetjune

As you know, I can’t make a pattern for my darling Reepicheep, but I can and have made one for the lovely water lily you’ve seen with him! How about making a realistic crocheted water lily (or lotus blossom) arrangement as a beautiful decoration or table centrepiece?

water lily crochet pattern by planetjune

This is a bit different to most of my other patterns: there’s no stuffing involved, and it’s *gasp* not all worked in single crochet, although it is all worked in very simple stitches, so it’s not difficult at all. The pattern includes full instructions with step by step photos and clear illustrations at every stage, so you can easily crochet your own Water Lily. With two different leaf sizes, you can create an aquatic arrangement with as many leaves and blossoms as you want.

Although the blossoms are fairly time-intensive (11 parts to each blossom, but they are worth it, I promise), the leaves are an absolute joy to crochet – you can work one up in minutes! So if you’re making an arrangement, I’d suggest several leaves to every flower – in reality, each plant has many leaves and a single flower, so you won’t even be cheating!

water lily crochet pattern by planetjune

To give a more delicate effect, I used sport DK weight yarn for my petals, instead of my usual worsted weight, but you could use worsted weight for everything if you prefer (I give size comparison information in the pattern).

You could pick up my Water Lily crochet pattern from the shop and crochet one this weekend!


  1. Sheila Gatlin said

    could you send me the middle of the crochet flower pattern

    • June said

      No problem, Sheila, you can find my Water Lily pattern in my shop (click here to go straight to it!)

  2. How can I get this pattern?

    • June said

      Sandra, you can find my Water Lily pattern in my shop (click here to go straight to it!)

  3. Amy said

    No! This is sad to me :(. I just stumbled on your wonderful blog and all these beautiful crochet things. I LOVE reepicheep as he’s my favorite Narnia character. I wish I could make him it because of the copyright that you can’t post the pattern? If there was any way you might be willing to offer it for free I’d be so so happy..but in anycase, great blog! Great patterns! ~ God bless

    • June said

      Aww, I’m so sorry, Amy! It’s a combination of things:

      1. The copyright thing yes I could probably get away with doing it as a free pattern, but…
      2. I crocheted it freeforrm – i.e. I wasn’t taking notes at the time I did it, so there’s no way I could reproduce it exactly, and…
      3. It was very complicated to do – not something that would easily translate to a pattern. I used 3 different sizes of wire inside Reepicheep – my methods would be very difficult to explain, and lots of fiddly increasing, decreasing, and stitch changes, that would be a nightmare to follow even if I had recorded them

      There’s a reason why my art pieces look ‘better’ than my patterns – and it’s that they take an awful lot longer for me to make, and aren’t at all easy (the ease of following the pattern is always something I build into my designs when I’m going to turn them into patterns). It’s just my style that makes them look simple – the art pieces are deceptively complex behind the scenes!

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