Tuesday, January 17, 2012

How to Crochet a Rose

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Roses are big this year as fashion accents, and our crocheted design lets you make them any size you
want. Your choice of yarn weight is what determines the finished size. Designer Terry Kimbrough
originally made her rose in delicate Size 30 cotton crochet thread, but they started with a giant versionSelect Crochet Products on sale at 40% off the original retail price.
made of bulky weight Lion® Suede yarn. To get other sizes, experiment with worsted weight and
sport yarns and also adapt the pattern to have fewer petals. Have fun!

Crochet Rose Pattern
(By Terry Kimbrough)
(Editor’s Note: For more of Terry’s designs to crochet, visit the Leisure Arts Web site and enter her name in the Quick Search feature.)
Materials: Yarn or crochet cotton thread of your choice color and weight; appropriate-size crochet hook
(see yarn label for suggested size); yarn needle.
For our Large Roses, we used Lion Brand® Lion® Suede bulky weight yarn in Rose with a J (6 mm)
hook; Caron® Simply Soft® medium/worsted weight yarn in Rubine Red with an H (5 mm) hook; and
Red Heart® LusterSheen fine yarn in Dark Mulberry with an F (3.75 mm) hook. For the Medium Rose,
we used TLC® Cotton Plus medium/worsted weight yarn in Hot Pink with an H (5 mm) hook.
Finished Size: Size will be determined by type of yarn or thread used. Gauge is not important for this
project.
Large Rose
Leaving a 10" length for sewing, chain 57.
Row 1 (Wrong side): (Dc, ch 2, dc) in sixth ch from hook (5 skipped chs count as first dc plus ch 2),


*ch 2, skip next 2 chs, (dc, ch 2, dc) in next ch; repeat from * across: 36 sps.
Row 2: Ch 3, turn; 5 dc in next ch-2 sp, sc in next ch-2 sp, (6 dc in next ch-2 sp, sc in next ch-2 sp) 5
times, (9 dc in next ch-2 sp, sc in next ch-2 sp) 5 times, (12 dc in next ch-2 sp, sc in next sp) 7 times;
finish off leaving a 10" length for sewing.
Thread yarn needle with yarn end from beginning chain. With right side facing and beginning with first
petal made, refer to photo to roll Rose; sew to secure as you roll. Then thread needle with ending yarn
and sew to secure.
Medium Rose
Leaving a 10" length for sewing, chain 36.
Row 1 (Wrong side): (Dc, ch 2, dc) in sixth ch from hook (5 skipped chs count as first dc plus ch 2),
*ch 2, skip next 2 chs, (dc, ch 2, dc) in next ch; repeat from * across: 22 sps.
Row 2: Ch 3, turn; 5 dc in next ch-2 sp, sc in next ch-2 sp, (6 dc in next ch-2 sp, sc in next ch-2 sp) 5
times, (9 dc in next ch-2 sp, sc in next sp) 5 times; finish off leaving a 10" length for sewing.
Thread yarn needle with yarn end from beginning chain. With right side facing and beginning with first
petal made, refer to photo to roll Rose; sew to secure as you roll. Then thread needle with ending yarn
and sew to secure.
Finishing: Depending on how the rose is to be used, you may sew or tie or glue it to another item or add
a magnet or jewelry pin back. Be creative!
(Editor’s Note: If you’re new to knitting or crochet, ask for our teach-yourself books at your local store
or check our Web site for helpful guides such as I Can’t Believe I’m Knitting and I Can’t Believe I’m
Crocheting. Also, we have DVDs on both these titles.)
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