Tuesday, February 28, 2012

A rose for the rose blanket

This is the rose I made that I'll be adding to my rose baby blanket:



Here's the pattern I used:

Begin by ch4, slip stitch in first ch to form a ring

Round 1: 
*1 sc in ring ch3* repeat 3 times; finish with sl st in first sc from beg round

Round 2: 
In every chain space: 1 sl st, 5 dc and 1 sl st to form three petals

Round 3: (working behind petals)
ch1, work *1 sc around the base of first sc from round 1, ch4, 1 sc at middle of first petal, ch4* repeat around; finish with slip stitch into first sc from beg of round

Round 4: (I used two colors; this is where I joined 2nd color with a sl st into any ch space)
In every chain space: 1 sl st, 6 dc, 1 sl st (6 petals)

Round 5: (working behind petals)
ch1, work *1 sc around the base of first sc from round 3, ch4, 1 sc at middle of first petal, ch4* repeat around; finish with slip stitch into first sc from beg of round

Round 6:
In every chain space: 1 sl st, 7 dc, 1 sl st (6 petals)

Cut and fasten or leave long tail to sew into project.




12 comments:

  1. So sweet. Bet the blanket will be beautiful!

    Stopping by from Etsy Blog Team

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    1. Thanks Sweet Posy! I finally finished it today and posted some new photos. Thanks for stopping by :)

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  2. I don't crochet, but this rose turned out beautifully.

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    1. Thank you Linda. I finished her up today! Now what next? Hmmm... Hope you're having a good week!

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  3. Hi, your work is beautiful! Your colors are great! Your pink and orange granny squares made me spend a fortune in the local yarn shop to make one for myself. It will be washable wool. One question, in your tutorial you do not put a chain between the three doubles on each side. All the other instructions I have seen call for a chain. Is this the way you do all of your granny's?

    Also, do you share your pattern for the flower granny?

    Thanks for all your great work, I do not know how you get so much done in a day. When I had children at home I would never have been able to make blankets to sell and write a blog! You must not sleep much!

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    1. Hi Evelyn, Thanks so much for your nice post. You're right - it's tough to do much of anything with the kids! I get the majority of my work done at night time and any time I can steal away. I also do some freelance graphic design if you can believe it - that was my occupation before children - so I'm on the computer working too. Let's just say it's a full day!

      I've always worked my granny squares in this fashion. Sometimes I'll throw in a hdc shell and add a chain or two, but normally I do not put a chain between the 3dcs. I found the flower pattern in a book called "Beyond the Square Crochet Motifs". It's an amazing book, well worth the cost (and Amazon has several used that are like new). If you have an email address, I could email you the flower pattern.

      Thanks for stopping by!

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    2. Thanks for your quick reply, I have the book, is it Motif # 114? Past the flower, your square is not the same, how did you finish it? Also, How can I send you my email without posting it on line?
      I still do not know how you get so much done!!!

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    3. Hi again! Yes, it's motif #114, and I work it up the same through round 4 with the exception of ch 2 instead of ch 3 in corners (obviously, I'm not a big chain-er! I guess I prefer a "tighter" space). If you look at round 4, it's just the beginning of a basic granny square pattern, so instead of using their round 5, just keep on with your simple 3dc, corner, 3dc around as you would a regular granny square. Make sense?

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  4. Yes, I understand, thanks so much!

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  5. Hi thank you for the pattern! My rose did not curl up like yours. It is more flat and just looks like a plain flower. Any suggestions?

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    1. Sometimes I pull the center beg circle tight with the tail to pull the petals in. You could also try leaving a long tail, weaving it through the double crochets of the outer petals (that's how I usually weave in anyway!), and pull snugly. Hope that helps!

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  6. Wow! Your blog is amazing and beautiful. This tutorial didn't make sense to me, however, until i watched YouTube tutes of other, similar flowers. It would be so helpful (especially for newbies like me) to have some kind of picture instructions on this. It's such a unique and beautiful flower. Thanks for all you do! You are very inspiring!

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