I’m starting to think ahead for some Valentine’s projects and I thought a rose would make a perfect embellishment. I played around and finally came up with a sweet little rose I love. I am thinking of using it to accent a wreath … or maybe even make a whole wreath out of them. We’ll have to see what I come up with. But for now, I am just enjoying making up these roses. I also worked up some pretty little rosebuds and leaves which you can find the pattern for here.
Crochet Rose Pattern
Here’s what you need:
- Small amounts of yarn, I used worsted weight yarn for mine
- H hook or an appropriate size hook for the yarn weight you chose
- tapestry needle and scissors
Two double crochet cluster (2dc-cl): Yarn over, insert hook into specified stitch, yarn over and pull up loop, yarn over and pull through 2 loops on hook, repeat once more (3 loops will be on hook), yarn over and pull through all 3 loops.
Row 1: Work 2 dc in 4th ch from hook, *1 dc in next, 2 dc in next, rep from * across, turn — 39 sts.
Row 2: *Sl st in first st, ch 1 (does not count as st), 2dc-cl in next, ch 1 (does not count as st), Sl st in next, rep from * across, do not turn — 39 sts.
Fasten off, leaving a tail of about 6 inches. Now, keeping the stitches from Row 2 facing outward, and beginning from the side that the beginning tail is on, roll the strip into a flower shape (see photo below of how the bottom of the flower should look).
Next, using a tapestry needle, weave your 6-in. tail through the bottom of your flower, making sure to go through all layers of the flower.
That’s it! Now just give a little tug here or there to shape your petals as you like and you are all set to decorate anything your heart desires …