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I've been crocheting for over 30 years, and come from a family of yarn and fabric artisans. I learned to sew from my Grandmother who made several quilts a year entirely by hand...one for each child, grandchild, and great-grandchild. Life situations and changes caused me to take a chance and open my first Etsy shop in Feb. 2011. A few successful months later, I opened my second Etsy shop as BeccaTheBaker...and later in 2011 opened my third Etsy shop as BeyondCrochetToo. I'm a single mother of 2 teenagers (a girl and a boy), plus 2 cats. I'm a 5th generation Native Californian (Northern California. And am happy to be back on the West Coast in the Pacific Northwest where I belong.

Monday, May 16, 2011

Free Craft Project

Yellow Crochet Roses Bouquet



yellow-crochet-roses-bouquet These crochet roses are so beautiful, you'll probably want to create dozens of them!

Use them individually or create a colorful bouquet like the one shown here.


Materials
  • yarn - yellow, green
  • crochet hook - size G
  • yarn needle (or other large eye needle)
  • pliers
  • 18 inch floral stem wire
    painted stem wire
  • floral tape
    floral tape

Instructions

Rose Petal Center

NOTE: Work in back loops only for each round.

Round 1 - With yellow yarn, ch 2, 6 sc in 2nd ch from hook (6 sc).

Round 2 - 2 sc in each sc around (12 sc).

Rounds 3 and 4 - Sc in each st around. At end of round 4, join with sl st in first sc. Fasten off.


Rose Base

NOTE: Continue to work in back loops only.

Round 5 - Join green yarn with sc in same st as last sl st performed on rose petal center.


yellow crochet rose image 1

Sc in next st, sc next 2 sts together, * Sc in each of next 2 sts, sc next 2 sts together. Repeat from * all the way around (9 sc).


yellow crochet rose image 2   yellow crochet rose image 2a

Round 6 - * Sc in next st, sc next 2 sts together. Repeat from * all the way around (6 sc).

Round 7 - Sc in each st around. Join and fasten off, leaving an 8" tail of yarn.


yellow crochet rose image 3


Rose Petals

Working in front loops of Rounds 1 thru 4 on the rose petal center, join yellow yarn at the top in first st of Round 1, (ch 1, dc) in same st, dc in each of next 2 sts, 2 dc in each of next 4 sts, (dc, ch 1, sl st) in next st, (sl st, ch 1, dc) in next st, 2 dc in next st, 3 dc in next st, 2 dc in next st, (dc, ch 1, sl st) in next st, * (sl st, ch 1, dc) in next st, 3 dc in each of next 3 sts, (dc, ch 1, sl st) in next st. Repeat from * 4 times. Join with sl st in next st. Fasten off. Weave in ends.


yellow crochet rose image 4a


Calyz (top of base)

Attach green yarn to last stitch of petals.


yellow crochet rose image 5   yellow crochet rose image 5a

Working in front loops only of both Round 4 and Round 5, * ch 5, sl st in 2nd ch from hook, sc in next ch, hdc in each of next 2 chs.


yellow crochet rose image 5b

Repeat from * 4 times. Ch 5, sl st in 2nd ch from hook, sc in next ch, hdc in each of next 2 chs, sl st in next front loop of base. Fasten off. Weave in loose ends.


Leaf

Ch 12, leaving a yarn tail of at least 8 inches. Sl st in 2nd ch from hook. Sc in next ch, hdc in next 3 chs, sc in next 2 chs, sl st in next 3 chs, ch 1. Working up opposite side of beginning ch-12, sl st in 1st 3 chs, sc in next 2 chs, hdc in next 3 chs, sc in next ch, sl st in next ch. Fasten off. Weave in end at top of leaf.


Assembly

NOTE: When wrapping floral tape, it helps to "twirl" the stem as you guide the floral tape between your thumb and index finger.

For each rose, fold a stem wire in half. Use plyers to crimp the fold tight. Fold both ends over 1/2" and crimp tight.

Push both ends up through the green rose base. Wrap floral tape tightly around the base and down over the stem for a distance of anywhere between 1-1/2 to 3 inches. (NOTE: By varying the distance, the leaves won't be at the same exact height on all the stems.)

Still wrapping, and with the right side of a leaf facing the stem, position the leaf against the stem so you can wrap the floral tape around the bottom 1/2" of the leaf and secure it snuggly to the stem.


yellow crochet rose wrap image 2

Continue wrapping floral tape all the way down the rest of the stem, including the tails of yarn. (If a tail is longer than the stem, trim it off.)


yellow crochet rose wrap image 1a

yellow crochet rose wrap

When you reach the bottom of the stem, start back up again for about 1 to 1-1/2 inches. Cut the floral tape off and twist the end tight against the stem to secure.


yellow crochet rose wrap image 3


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