Monday, March 12, 2012

Crocheted Rose Brooch Pattern


Crocheted rose brooch pins can add feminine charm to just about anything!  Add them to a winter coat, or a sweater, or a blazer, or a handbag, or a headband, or a dress,  or . . . all kinds of things!

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!)

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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
fairly naturally.
  1. Chain 42.
  2. Double crochet in 4th chain from hook. Chain one. *Double crochet in next stitch. Chain one.* Repeat till end.
  3. 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. 
  4. Twirl into rose shape.  (I like to fold the first two petals together and then wrap the remainder around.)
  5. 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!)
  6. For the backing:  Chain 5.  Slip stitch to make loop. 
  7. Ten single crochets in loop.  Slip stitch.
  8. Chain one.  Two single crochets in every stitch.  Fasten off.
  9. Sew brooch pin to backing.  
  10. Sew backing to rose.  
  11. Enjoy!


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26 comments:

  1. What lovely little roses! One day I'm going to learn to crochet!!!


    Thanks for linking to a Round Tuit!
    Hope you have a fabulous week!
    Jill @ Creating my way to Success
    http://www.jembellish.blogspot.com/

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    1. Thank you, Jill! I'm so glad to be able to link up!

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  2. What an adorable idea...My mom made crochet carnations when I was a girl, and these take me back. I'm glad I found your blog. I'm a new follower. I would love if you stopped by and followed back. Hope to see you soon, Lori

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    1. Awww, thanks! Don't you love have "vintage" always comes back "in"? I love your blog!

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  3. So pretty! Looks sweet in the photo too :)

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  4. Super cute! I'd love it if you linked up at Crafty Cousins!

    http://crafting-cousins.blogspot.com/2012/03/what-i-wore-sunday-week-7.html

    ~Natalie

    Holla! We're your newest followers! :)

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    1. Thanks for the invite! Love your blog--I'm a new follower! :-)

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  5. I'm going to try these as Easter egg fillers (minus the pin). So cute! I hope you don't mind that I linked back to your site and shared your idea at Passengers on a Little Spaceship. Thanks for the pattern :)

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    1. That sounds like an awesome idea! I am very happy that you shared at your (adorable) blog! :-)

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  6. Your rose brooch is so pretty! I wish I could crochet :)

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    1. You should totally give it a try! It's not that hard and it's tons of fun. :-)

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  7. i so wish i would've paid attention more when my grandma tried to show me how to crochet! these are darling! thanks for linking up last week!

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  8. As a boutique flower shop owner, I'm always interested in flower themed items. There are so many uses for them. Thanks for sharing.

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  9. These are very pretty roses! Thanks for sharing at Terrific Tuesdays.
    Rachel
    adventuresofadiymom.blogspot.com

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  10. Thanks for linking this up! I just love these! They make everything look so cute!

    --Katie
    @ Creatively Living

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  11. Thank you so much for sharing your talent and creativity on “A Little Birdie Told Me…” Tuesday this past week! It means a lot to have you be one of our birds of a feather! I hope the party has brought some good things your way.
    Jenn/Rook No. 17

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    1. Thank YOU for hosting! I have so much fun sharing and browsing through what everyone has shared.

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  12. Hai Rachel,

    Fun photo.

    We featured this rose a long time ago and I must have made about a hundred since. They have embellished sweaters, presents, table napkins, school supply baggies, key fobs, shopping bags, linen stashes in the bathroom and even planters which were without blooms over winter...

    Thank you for sharing your version, and thank you (in advance) for linking back to our party at http://www.finecraftguild.com/party/ You can find the logo/link - widget on that page.

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    1. I know! Since I started making them they keep popping up onto all kinds of projects! Your button is on my "Crafty Links" Page--which is also linked to from above! As always, thank you for the opportunity to share.

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  13. This is so wonderful.. I love how you pictured it with leaves.. :)
    thanks for linking up at friday fun party.
    Hani
    craftionary.net

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  14. Going to try this really soon. I make crochet wash clothes and this would make a great addition. Going to follow your blog. I have my own about my life in parenting. Maybe you could stop by. I'm still fairly new
    www.becausemamasaidso.wordpress.com

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  15. Thanks for sharing this!!! :) I just made one for my little crochet'd hat for my soon-to-be here neice!
    I'm gonna make a couple more :)

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  16. I'm not really understanding step 3. Do I do 5 double crotchets in 1 stitch?

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    1. Rose, sort of. The *single crochet, chain one, 5 double crochet, chain one, single crochet* are done the in the spaces that you made in step 2 - - not actually the stitch per se. It will get a bit crowded, but that's what you want!

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