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Easy to Crochet Rose

Adding a Crochet Rose to any item is a beautiful way to embellish your hats, scarfs, blankets, etc.  This crochet rose is easy to make.  It has become one of my favorites crochet rose and I really like how easy and fast it is to make.   You can use any size hook (appropriate for yarn weight) and any type of yarn. To make this large rose 4″ (10cm) I am using a size J/10 6.00mm and medium weight yarn

Easy to Crochet Rose

 

Crochet Rose Instructions:

To begin:  Chain 74
Row 1: 1 hdc in each chain beginning in 2nd chain from hook. 
Row 2: ch 3, skip 2 st, sc, *skip 2 st, sc* repeat from * to * to end of row
Row 3: (1st third of ch-3 spaces),  ch 1 (counts as sc), [hdc, 3 dc, hdc, sc] all in same ch-3 sp, *[sc, hdc, 3dc, hdc, sc] all in next ch-3 sp*, repeat from * to * for your remaining first third of work (stop when you reach your stitch marker). 
Row 3: (2nd third of ch-3 spaces), *[hdc, 5dc, hdc] all in next ch-3 sp*, repeat from * to * for next 1/3 of stitches (stop when you get to your next stitch marker)
Row 3: (last 1/3 of ch-3 spaces), *[hdc, 7 dc, hdc] all in next ch-3 sp*,  repeat from * to * to end of row, fasten off
Sewing the rose together:  To begin:  Roll strip like you would a fruit roll-up.  You will begin sewing the bottom edge of the strip (on the first row of hdc) the petals will remain free.  Work a little a time.  This is the wrong side of your work. 

Keep rolling and sewing your rose to your previous rolls… your piece will be taking shape on the reverse side.   To see a video tutorial you can go to my YouTube video tutorial.   When you finish rolling up and sewing your row (bottom edge)  sew in your tails.  You can now sew on a clip or  just sew your rose onto a hat, scarfs, etc.   I prefer to sew  a jewelry type of brooch pin to the back of the rose.  This allows me to remove the rose from my item in order to be able to wash my items or to use my rose on multiple pieces.     I hope you enjoy this Rose.  

Are you a visual learner?  No problem check out the video tutorial here:

Happy Crocheting! 
Yolanda Soto-Lopez
All Crafts Channel
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Crochet Ripple Stitch

Have you wanted to learn how to crochet the Ripple Stitch?  In this video you will learn how to crochet this stitch.  It is useful for making anything from baby size blankets thru king size blankets.  It can also be used to make scarfs, shawls, etc.

I explain how to calculate the number of starting chains for your project size.  I hope you enjoy it.  Here is the link:

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Minion Inspired Wristers / Fingerless Gloves

Easy to Crochet Minion Inspired Wristers / Fingerless Gloves

Minion Inspired Wristers / Fingerless Gloves   

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Minion Fingerless Gloves

 

Minion inspired projects seem to be everywhere.  I must admit that soon I will reach the point of saturation when perhaps I will be over them.  Luckily that time hasn’t yet arrived.  This week my granddaughter asked me to make her some fingerless gloves (also known as wristers).  She specifically said she wanted them to resemble the Minions.  Since wristers are pretty basic to make and I had already written an eyeball pattern I decided to combine them here.  I hope you enjoy this project.

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Make this Easy Granny Square Crochet Bag- Great for summer

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Crochet Bag made with Granny Squares

Crochet This Easy Bag Made using Granny Squares

I decided to crochet this easy bag which is made using granny squares.  Summer is almost here and so are the outings we all enjoy.  If you enjoy granny squares here is another great project.  You will need to make 3 granny squares with 12 rounds each.  (Each square measure 18″ square). You make make it with any colors of your choice, or all one solid color.  Please note this is a large bag.  It measures about 25 inches by 25 inches without handles.   I am working on a video tutorial and it will be available on my youtube channel on  4/ 15/13 after 7pm PST.

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Crochet Rose Embellishment – Make Plain items come to life

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Crochet Rose Embellishment

 Crochet Rose Embellishment

Crochet Rose embellishment are a great way to dress up plain items.   I bought this t-shirt at Michael’s when they were having a sale.  Plain t-shirts were $2.00 each!  You can’t beat the price, but unfortunately pretty plain Jane. I liked the V-neck.  It seemed perfect for my plans to embellishment with crochet roses.

Don’t worry my crochet hook to the rescue.  I decided to embellish the v neck section with 3 roses and 2 leaves.  I used simply soft caron for both roses and leafs.  The easy to follow video tutorials are available on my youtube channel.

Check the playlist;  “Flower and Leaf projects” Choose the quick and easy deco rose, and the leaf is the “small leaf”

These crochet roses use basic stitches and can be made in your favorite colors.  The rose is worked as a long strip and then rolled up and then the edges are sewn.  I have seen other roses but many of them seem to be more complex.  I like to simplify things.  I think if you aren’t enjoying what you are doing or if you are frustrated you will probably not complete your crochet projects.   The great part about these roses and leaves is that if you prefer you can make them into pins and that way you can remove them to wash your items.    I have uploaded a free Youtube video tutorial for you to want for both the rose and the leafs.    The links for the video tutorials are on the next page.

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