Tutorial by Lesley Stanfield from 100 Flowers to Knit and Crochet.
There’s also a new knitting and crochet yarn on the scene from the Women’s Institute (WI), the colour range is great from beautiful brights to earthy rustic tones, I couldn’t resist getting my knitting needles and crochet hooks out and get busy making . . .
Flared Rose Crochet Pattern
Abbreviations Used –
- ch = Chain
- RS = Right Side
- dtr = double treble crochet
- tr = treble crochet
- sts = stitches
You Will Need
How to Make
1. Leaving a long end of yarn, make 48 ch.
2. 1st row (RS) Miss 4ch, 1dtr in each of next 43ch, 1tr in last ch. 45 sts.
3. 2nd row 3ch, 3dtr in each of next 43 dtr, 1tr in top ch of 4ch. Fasten off, leaving a long end.
4. Making up – Extend increase edge (2nd row) and press. Coil chain edge anticlockwise, starting with the beginning of the first row and using the long end stitch as you go. When the coil is completed, catch the yarn end of the 2nd row and take it down through the centre of the rose.
Pattern from page 68 of 100 Flowers to Knit and Crochet by Lesley Stanfield
I then made the flared rose into a brooch, by simply sewing a brooch bar finding onto the back of the rose . . .
Spurred on by the success of the brooch I made another of the roses and stitched a hair elastic onto the back to make a pretty hair tie.
Once I got going I couldn’t resist making a few more things . . .
Helpful Hints and Tips
When holding the crochet hook, if you hold it like a pencil, you then have your ring and little fingers free to hold the crochet while working on the next stitch giving more stability and better tension.