Every time I make a crochet rose, I always tell myself, "there has to be something better out there" usually as I am rolling up my work to create the rose. Don't get me wrong, the coiled concept of roses is beautiful thing and I love it because it is super easy. But to be honest, I am just not that good at making them look pleasing to my eye. So what do I do? I do what every crocheter does... hit Pinterest, of course! I've only been able to found one... here. However, I just can not get my rose to look as beautiful as the one in the video. It's frustrating to me because I know, as someone who has crocheted for many years, this is a GREAT video! So what's my next plan? I start pulling out every vintage crochet book I have in my library! And there ya go... I found one! So I closed my eyes for a minute, cleared my mind, asked The Lord to work through my hands... (I know this sounds silly to some, but it works for me because reading vintage patterns does not come natural to me.) ... and just started crocheting as I read the pattern. I was able to do it! I did it!
I would really like to share this pattern with y'all, too! It's so easy! There's no rolling, just a simple re-arranging of the petals and they all just naturally lay perfectly once you're done with the 3 Rounds. Only 3 Rounds!? How much do I LOVE THIS?!!
I only made a couple of changes.
Here's what I did :
1) Instead of chaining 7, I chained 10.. because I got flustered trying to squeeze 20 loops of 14 chains into a 7 chain ring.) Just being honest!😬
2) Instead of making 20 loops, I made 14. It looks like a big glob, but that's okay! It will fold out once you're done.
3) In Round 3, instead of slip stitching in the Top of the first Triple crochet, I slipped stitched in between at the bottom of the petals.
Here is the Rose, all complete with a little bling. The pattern does call for Stamens, but I did not have any spare ones. You can find the PATTERN HERE!
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Until next time, Rose
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