Crochet Rose Series #1: Twirls and Swirls

For the past six months I was busy with my Rose Mandala Workshops in South Africa and I released the pattern on Ravelry. Please take a look if you are not familiar with the pattern, but here in South Africa it was a huge success and a loved pattern by many.

Together with these workshops, I gave the ladies who attended my workshops an additional bonus of 13 different rose patterns. I have decided to share some of it on my blog, but also to add others not included in those packages. So for the next 5 weeks, I will share 2 rose patterns each week to enjoy and to play with.

Abbreviations (American Terminology):

beg = begin, ch = chain, cl = cluster, dc = double crochet, hdc = half double crochet, rep = repeat, rnd = round, sc = single crochet, sp = space, ss = slip stitch, tch = turning ch, tr = treble


Here are the first two patterns:

#1 Twirls


A flat ribbon is crocheted and the folded with intervals and rolled up to form a rose.

Start with 101 ch.

Row 1: 1 sc in 2nd ch from hook, *1 ch, skip 1 ch, 1 sc in next ch; rep from * to last ch, 1 sc in the last ch, turn.

Rows 2-6: 1 ch, 1 sc in 1st sc, *1 ch, skip 1 sc, 1 sc in 1 ch sp; rep from * to last sc, 1 sc in last sc, turn. Fasten off after row 6.


Roll the rose and while rolling, fold the ribbon every few cm in the same direction. Sew at the bottom as you roll it up.


#2 Swirls


This rose looks like the shell of a snail and makes a beautiful brooch.

It is done in 2 colours.

Start with the pink or colour 1 and crochet 30 ch, carry on with the grey or colour 2 and crochet 42 ch.


Row 1: 1 dc in the 4th ch from hook, 1 dc in each grey (colour 2) ch, carry on with pink (colour 1) and make 1 dc in every next pink (colour 1) ch, turn.


Row 2: 3 ch, 1 dc in every pink (colour 1) dc, carry on with grey (colour 2) and make 1 dc in every grey (colour 2) dc. Fasten off.

Instead of 2 rows, 4 rows can also be made to make a deeper rose.


Fold the strip lengthwise and sew together on all the sides.


Fold the strip again on the colour join and roll it up together. Sew at the bottom.




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