CROCHET PATTERNS (Pattern #41 African Violet * Saintpaulia) – 365 Flowers Bouquet Project


Saintpaulia, also known as African Violet is blooming on my windowsill. I couldn’t resist taking a photograph. The flowers grow in clusters and their colour varies from purple to blue, pink to white.


African Violet * Saintpaulia Flower Crochet Pattern

African Violet


Yarn: cotton floss colour A= purple; colour B= yellow.

Crochet hook: 1.25mm, 2mm

Details of components: petals, stamens

We’re going to crochet the 5-lobed corolla and 3 double-lobed stamens.


Start: using A and 2mm hook, make 5ch, join with sl st, 1ch, continue work in round

R1: 5sc in ring, join with sl st, 1ch,

R2: (1sc, 2ch, 1dc, 1dc, 1tr, 1picot, 1tr, 1dc, 1dc, 2ch, 1sl st, move to next st)x5 = 5 petals. Finish off A.


Start: using B and 1.25mm hook, make (3ch, 2 picot, 3sl st)x 3 = 3 filaments with stamens.

Crochet Stamens Crochet Stamens

Assembly of the crochet flower

Pull the stamens through the centre of the corolla and secure at the back of flower.

The African Violet Crochet Flower is ready!

Saintpaulia crochet flower African Violet

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 in the last couple of months!

Happy Crocheting!


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6 Responses to CROCHET PATTERNS (Pattern #41 African Violet * Saintpaulia) – 365 Flowers Bouquet Project

  1. Sherry Buenrostro says:

    After page 1 the pattern is not printing>>

    Thank you,
    Sherry Buenrostro

  2. Camelia says:

    Hi Sherry,
    I’m not sure why is the pattern not printing. I do right click with my mouse and click on Print Preview. There are 3 pages for this pattern. Click on the 3-page view, you should see all the 3 pages. Adjust the setting under Page setup and you should be able to print them all.
    The alternative is to save your paper and ink and wait for the book that I will publish at the end of the project 🙂

  3. Snowcatcher says:

    I came here to tell you this was my favorite flower until the Poroporo came out, and now I find out you’ll be publishing a book, too. How exciting!!!

  4. Bella says:

    This is a beautiful violet and it works up very quickly and easily. thank you for sharing.

  5. LaTonia says:

    My motto is, I spend my money on yarn, not patterns. I’m so changing my mind when your book comes out! This is going to be the best resource for flowers yet! I love making flowers and since I found this site, I never look anywhere else for them! What a brilliant project!

  6. Emma says:

    I am making these in white, with a white pearl bead as the centre to decorate a handmade necklace for a wedding, they are perfect!

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