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

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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.

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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.

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#2 Swirls

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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.

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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.

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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.

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

 

 

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