Crochet Rose Series #3: Rose Buds

A rose bud here and there can add some extra awesomeness and reality to your crochet flower arrangement. I found these two lovely rose bud patterns which is a little bit time-consuming because of all the bits and pieces, but really super easy to make. If you want to strengthen the stems, thread some wire through the stems up to the base of the bud.

Abbreviations (American Terminology)

beg – begin(ning), ch – chain stitch, dc – double crochet stitch, hdc – half double crochet stitch, rnd – round, sc – single crochet stitch, ss – slip stitch, st – stitch, tog – together, tr – treble crochet stitch

#5 Small Rose Bud

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Bud:

With pink, start with 4 ch, ss in the 1st ch to form a ring.

Rnd 1: 3 ch, 8 dc in ring, ss in top of beg 3 ch.

Rnd 2: 3 ch, 1 dc in every dc, ss in top of beg 3 ch.

Rnd 3: 1 ch, 1 sc in the same st, 1 hdc in the next 3 dc, 1 dc in the next 3 dc, 1 tr in the next 2 dc. Fasten off.

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Bract:

With green, start with 4 ch, ss in the 1st ch to form a ring.

Rnd 1: 1 ch, 6 sc in ring, ss in the 1st sc.

Rnd 2: 1 ch, 2 sc in every sc (= 12 sc), ss in the 1st sc.

Rnd 3-4: 1 ch, 1 sc in every sc, ss in the 1st sc.

Rnd 5: 1 ch, 1 sc in the same st, 3 ch, ss in the 1st ch (=picot), (1 sc in the next 4 sc, picot) twice, 1 sc in the next 3 sc, ss in the 1st sc. Fasten off.

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Stem:

Start with 18 ch, ss in the 2nd ch from hook and in every ch to end. Fasten off.

Leaf:

Start with 8 ch, and work now on both sides of the chain: 1 sc in the 2nd and 3rd ch from hook, 1 hdc in the next ch, 1 dc in the next 3 ch, (3 dc, 3 ch, 3 dc) in the last ch, (carry on on the other side), 1 dc in the next 3 ch, 1 hdc in the next ch, 1 sc in the next ch, ss in the last st. Fasten off.

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Sew the leaf to the stem. Sew the stem to the bract. Place the bud in the the bract and sew to the bract.

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#6 Large Rose Bud

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Bud:

The bud is worked in 3 layers.

Layer 1: With cream, start with 9 ch.

Row 1: 1 dc in the 5th ch from hook, 1 dc in every ch. Fasten off.

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Layer 2: With pink, start with 15 ch.

Row 1:  1 dc in the 5th ch from hook, 1 dc in every ch, turn.

Row 2-3: 3 ch, 1 dc in every dc to end, turn.

Row 4: 3 ch, 1 dc in the next 4 dc, 1 hdc in the next 5 dc, 1 sc in the last 2 sts. Fasten off.

Layer 3: with pink, start with 13 ch.

Row 1: 1 dc in the 5th ch from hook, 1 dc in every ch, turn.

Row 2-4: 3 ch, 1 dc in every dc to end. Fasten off.

Place layer 1 onto layer 2 and fold layer 2 around layer 1 and sew together. Place the 2 layers onto layer 3, fold layer 3 around the 1st two layers and sew together.

Bract:

With green, start with 5 ch, ss in the 1st ch to form a ring.

Rnd 1: 3 ch, 14 dc in ring, ss in top of beg 3 ch.

Rnd 2: 3 ch, 1 dc in every dc to end, ss in top of 3 ch.

Rnd 3: (every leaf is worked separately): 3 ch, 1 dc in the next 2 dc, turn.

Rnd 4: 3 ch, dc 2 tog over next 2 dc, turn.

Rnd 5: 3 ch. Fasten off.

Repeat rounds 3-5 four times for each leaf. Darn away all loose ends.

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Stem:

With green, crochet 14 ch.

Row 1: ss in the 2nd ch from hook  and in every ch to end. Fasten off.

Sew the stem to the bract and place the bud in the bract. Sew the bud to the bract at rnd 2 of the bract.

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