CROCHET PATTERNS (Crochet Flower Pattern #151 Philadelphia Lily) – 365 Crochet Flowers Bouquet Project


About Philadelphia Lily

Philadelphia Lily (Lilium philadelphicum), also known as Wood lily or Prairie lily is a perrenial bulbous plant native to North America.

The plant blooms in June and August and displays beautiful red or orange flowers with a spotted lighter centre. The flower has 6 tepals narrowing towards the base, which gives the flower an interesting see-through architecture.

How to Crochet a Philadelphia Lily flower?


Philadelphia Lily Crochet Flower Pattern

Wood lily * Philadelphia lily

Wood lily * Philadelphia lily crochet flower pattern

Crochet Yarn

  • Crochet cotton Size 5 colour A = orange
  • Embroidery cotton colour B = yellow, colour C = purple, colour D = green.

Crochet Hook

  • 1mm steel hook, 1.75 mm steel hook.

Details of components

  • lily-shaped flower with 6 orange tepals narrowing towards the base
  • orange stamens.

Crochet Flower Pattern

Crochet StemWood lily stem

Start: using colour D and 1.75mm hook, make 4ch, join with sl st, 1ch,

R1: 5sc, join with sl st, 1ch; continue working in spiral for a few inches just enough to cover a toothpick, or as long as you’d like the stem to be. Increase to 6sc in the last row.   Make a tepal in each of the 6sts from the last row.

Crochet Tepals (6 pcs.)Wood lily tepals ends

Start: tie in colour C, * make 6ch, skip 1st ch, make 3sc, 2hdc, sl st in next sc and repeat from * 5 more times; these will be the ends of the tepals connecting with the base.Wood lily crochet tepal

R1: on WS, tie in colour A in the sl st on tip of the tepal’s stem make 15ch, skip 1st ch, 1sl st, 2sc, 2hdc, 6dc, 3tr, 2ch, 1sl st in the st where we tied in yarn, 2ch, turn  and work on the other side of the 15ch

R2: 2tr, 6dc, 2hdc, 2sc, 1sl st, fasten off.

Wood lily crochet tepals

Stamens (3pcs.)Wood lily crochet stamens

Start: Using colour A and 1mm hook, make 12ch, make a small Clones Knot and return with 11sl st = 1 stamen. Make 3 pcs.


Roll the stamens and pull them through the centre of the flower. Sew them in.

Thread a needle with colour C and sew in a tube the little stem of each tepal. Sew dots onto the tepals in the same yarn.

Wood lily assembly Wood lily assembly

Crochet Philadelphia Lily

This is it!  The crochet flower pattern is ready!

Wood lily * Philadelphia lily crochet flower pattern Wood lily crochet flower pattern

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 so far!

Happy Crocheting!


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5 Responses to CROCHET PATTERNS (Crochet Flower Pattern #151 Philadelphia Lily) – 365 Crochet Flowers Bouquet Project

  1. Rajaa Farhat says:

    Thank you very much for this amazing pattern. Can you please explain more in how “to sew in a tube the little stem of each tepal”. This is not very clear to me.

    • Camelia says:

      The purple ends of the tepals are flat after you crochet them. At the asssembly step, you sew the edges together of each purple bit so that you turn them into tubes.

  2. nikki scholl says:

    What an inspiration and a challenge
    Thank you soooo much. have made 4 flowers so fr.

  3. Hi – this is a fabulous pattern and tutorial and I’ve just shared it to my Facebook Page Crafternoon Treats xxxxxxxxxxx

  4. lynda says:

    I really admire your work and your generosity in sharing all this. Btw do you know the work of Anna Miekemeine? Spelling probably wrong sorry but close. She does embroidery of birds, exquusite work, spending hours, days, studying the birds in the wild. You may enjoy her work. My attempt to give you something beautiful back. Lynda

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