Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Flower Power Wednesday: The Rose

Hello all of you Anthro Throw Crochet-Along participants! This past week, I got a few more flowers completed, including a rose/leaf pattern of my own. I thought that today, I would share this pattern with you, too! Enjoy!




User Level: Beginner to Intermediate

Materials:
Worsted weight yarn; Technically, you can use any weight of yarn. However, it will alter the size of your flower and you should adjust your hook size to be appropriate for the yarn weight.

Gauge:
4.5 sts/inch in DC

Hook:
H (5.0 mm)
OR size needed to get gauge

Size:
Rose measures 4.5 inches across.
Leaf measures 3.75 inches in length.

Abbreviations Used:
Ch = Chain
SC = Single Crochet
HDC = Half Double Crochet
DC = Double Crochet
Sl st = Slip Stitch

Rose Pattern:
Ch 152, leaving a super long tail. DC in the 3rd chain from the hook. DC in that spot again. Place 2 DCs in each chain across. Finish off.

Roll the rose into a spiral and use the long tail to sew the rose into a stable piece. For assistance on this, you can view a video on the Pattern Support page of www.ginakanouse.blogspot.com.
Note: Want a smaller or larger rose? Simply increase or decrease the number of starting chains.

Leaf Pattern:
Ch 13. DC in the 3rd chain from hook. DC in each of the next 5 chains. HDC in the next 3 chains. SC in the next chain. In the last chain of the row, SC 3 times.

Working up the other side of the chain, SC in the next stitch. HDC in the next 3 chains. DC in the next 5 chains. In the last location, place 3 DCs. Sl st to the top of the original chains.

Next 2 rounds: SC in each stitch around, placing 3 SCs in the top and bottom chains to turn the corners. Join with a Sl st to the beginning of the round.

Finish off, leaving a long tail. Use the long tail to whip stitch the leafs to the back of the rose.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Beautiful!! I can wait to make this one!