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Crochet Forever Love Roses - Pattern Download Details Here
After I had crocheted the Forever Love Hearts, I really wanted to try my hand at roses. I am really fussy about the look of crocheted roses and couldn't find an existing pattern that I was satisfied with. I decided to make my own. I knew roughly what I wanted it to look like and knew it had to be done in separate pieces. I started with working in the round and made three circular pieces, as the petals, to start with. Then I tried piecing them together, which was tricky because I wasn't quick sure how I was going to get them to stay together. I also realised that I was going to need more then just three pieces to make a full rose. I ended up needing seven petals and I was able to sew them together by wrapping each one around the others and overlapping them on the one before.
I crocheted leaves to fit around the base of the rose and sewed them on.
For the stems, I purchased some 6mm metal gardening rods and some green florist tape. I found them all on eBay at very reasonable prices. I put two rods together and pushed them up into the centre of the rose. I then wrapped the yarn ends from each petal around the rods, working my way down until the yarn ran out. After that I used the tape and wrapped it around the rods from top to bottom, and back up again. The flower is now finished.
I was so pleased with my finished product. It turned out exactly how I like a crochet rose to look. I also found that by using less pieces, I could make rose buds that could be used as boutonnieres or as a closed rose on a stem to give to a loved one. They would be great for weddings, Valentine's Day or just because you love someone.
I worked in UK Double Crochet/dc (US Single Crochet/sc) and working in the round. I also used a magic (adjustable) ring to start my round.
Paintbox Yarns Simply Chunky (shade - Rose Red (313) and Evergreen (330)).
(Less than)1 x 100g (3.5oz/149yds/136m) ball.
Weight category: UK Chunky [US 5/Bulky/Chunky].
Tension/gauge: 14 stitches x 20 rows = 4″ (10cm) on size 6mm/UK 4 [US J/10] hook.
The crochet hook I used was a 6mm/UK 4 [US J/10].
I would give the Paintbox Yarns a 5 out of 5 for the following reasons:-
- It was easy to work and worked up quickly;
- There is a large choice of colours available;
- The feel of it was extremely soft;
- The cost of yarn is very reasonable - I paid about £2.25 per 100g ball and you get a lot on a ball;
- Would I use this yarn again? YES, DEFINITELY. You will see this yarn in a lot of my projects from now on.
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