Crochet inspiration – the rose

Peach roseI was inspired by this very beautiful (and very late blooming – it’s now mid winter here) apricot rose and decided to crochet a few of my own…

Only much, much smaller than the original!Crochet rose

Sometimes I love to crochet something tiny.

But big and blousy or tiny and perfect, the pattern is the same… This is the rose pattern I use most often, it’s so easy you can make them in front of the TV – they require very little attention 🙂

Easy Crochet Rose

Use any corresponding hook and yarn – the above rose was made using a 1.5mm hook and crochet thread. For DK weight yarn use a 3 or 3.5mm, for worsted weight yarn use a 4mm…

Row 1:  Leaving a long end, chain 40.

Row 2: Dc into the sixth chain from the hook, *ch2, skip one stitch, dc into the next stitch*. Repeat between * and * to the end of the row.

Row 3: Create petals: chain 2, turn, *6dc into the ch2 gap of the previous row, sc into the top of the dc of the previous row*. Repeat between * and * to the end of the row.

Finishing: Twirl up and sew together, weave in ends.

Crochet rose

I think I’ll make another the same and attach them to bobby pins for Maia. What’s inspiring you right now? J – xo

25 thoughts on “Crochet inspiration – the rose

  1. Carolyn Jackson says:

    Lovely Rose Janette,great blog I have only just found it, I live in Hawkes Bay, weve been to Hamilton twice this year, your Spotlight has more wool than ours!!! good to find another NZ blog. Cheers Carolyn.


  2. Lisa says:

    Hi Janette, your rose is adorable!! I’m currently making a crochet doily and also a knit blanket. Using circular needles for the first time! Hugz Lisa and Bear


  3. ruthsplace says:

    The rose and your version are both stunning. Thank you for sharing the pattern. I’m inspired by my handspun yarn at the moment, just wish there was more hours in the day to play with it.


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