There are hundreds, even thousands of patterns out there for crocheted roses. I scoured the internet and library books for one that worked best for me. Eventually, I combined various techniques and ideas and came up with the following. (Of course, since some of the differences are subtle it is kind of difficult to say it is completely original!)
I've never tried to write out a pattern for anyone to understand but myself, so please let me know if something is unclear--or just wrong!
Here is what I do to make a crocheted rose brooch:
|Step 4 -- This is how the back|
should look when you twirl
the rose into shape. It happens
- Chain 42.
- Double crochet in 4th chain from hook. Chain one. *Double crochet in next stitch. Chain one.* Repeat till end.
- Chain one. Turn. In the space *single crochet, chain one, 5 double crochet, chain one, single crochet*. Between the * * makes one petal. Single crochet in next space. Alternate petals and single crochet until end. Fasten off.
- Twirl into rose shape. (I like to fold the first two petals together and then wrap the remainder around.)
- Use needle and thread to secure. (Make sure to catch all petals. I tend to use the yarn tails to hold the basic shape first and then go back through with the needle and thread. I want these to be very durable and secure!)
- For the backing: Chain 5. Slip stitch to make loop.
- Ten single crochets in loop. Slip stitch.
- Chain one. Two single crochets in every stitch. Fasten off.
- Sew brooch pin to backing.
- Sew backing to rose.
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