I had never been able to master the rose technique that everyone seems to love. You know, the one where you start with the long chain and a row of petals?
I could never seem to get the rose to lay flat on the bottom, let alone put it together properly. So, I just had to come up with my own way to crochet a rose!
At first, I tried to see if working in rounds would work. The trouble I found with that, was rounds are too even and attempting to make the spaces just so for the next round of petals, just wasn't coming out the way I planned.
That's when I had an idea, to use a foundation cord to expand my petal rounds. So, I started with a long chain, made a little circle on the end, and voila, success at last!
I hope you will enjoy crocheting these roses too...
This "Ring Around the Rose" crochet pattern (written instructions) is available exclusively as a printer friendly, 4-page PDF download. GRAB IT HERE for only $2.75. Thank you!
This rosebud written instructions, will also be included in the official PDF patterns for the "Ring Around the Rosy Bookmark", the "Ring Around the Rosy Choker" and any other rosy pattern I design.
The video tutorial is available for free below, or to view directly on my YouTube Channel here.
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Rosebud is 1” (2.5cm) in diameter when using cotton thread size 10 and a 1.05mm hook.
Note: Your rose sizing may differ depending on your chosen thread, hook size and tension. Adjust these factors to get desired size.
Gauge is not important for this pattern. Use a hook size that produces tight stitches with whichever thread OR thin weight yarn you choose to use.
Pattern Notes & Tips:
This rosebud is worked in continuous rounds from the center-outwards in a counterclockwise direction (right-handers), where upon completion of each petal, the initial foundation chain cord is coiled in a counterclockwise direction behind the same petal to create a chain loop or space behind it.
Do not turn unless directed to do so. Each ch-2 counts as one stitch. *Side facing you = RS.
Tip 1: You may like to try working this rose in a thicker yarn weight to see the stitches better if you are having troubles seeing it in thread.
Tip 2: If you’ve worked one rosebud and found you needed a longer cord, simply chain more accordingly for the next. Or, begin with a longer chain, and see this tip by Underground Crafter for undoing extra chains! (Scroll down to where you see "Easy fix for when you end Row 1 with too many chains")
Purchase the PDF pattern here, or follow this video tutorial...
Table of Contents:
00:50 Working the Foundation Cord
01:19 Working the Foundation Circle
01:51 Working Petal 1
03:14 Working Petal 2
04:45 Working Petal 3
06:05 Working Petal 4
07:44 Working Petal 5
09:17 Working Petal 6
10:37 Working Petal 7
12:12 Working Petal 8
14:08 Working Petal 9
16:18 Working Petal 10
18:18 Working Petal 11
20:25 Working Petal 12
22:06 Working Petal 13
24:07 Working Petal 14
26:48 Working Petal 15
27:43 Explaining the Bottom Chain Spaces
30:08 Ending Details & Thanks!
*Clicking on the timelinks, will open this video in a new window on YouTube at your chosen time.
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*You'll get to see their roses, when I share their respective bookmark and choker projects.