Crochet Series # 5: Spiral & Joining

These two unusual rose patterns are in a class of their own. They are not formed by means of the classical rows that are rolled up or by the traditional layering. It might look daunting at first sight but by following the pattern closely, you will realise that it is quite easy.

Abbreviations and stitch explanations (American Terminology):

ch – chain, dc – double crochet stitch, sc – single crochet stitch, ss – slip stitch, st – stitch, tch – turning chain

Spike stitch:

  1. Insert the hook through the work at the place indicated by the pattern.
  2. Wrap the yarn over the hook and pull the loop to the front.
  3. Complete the stitch as usual. Do not pull the yarn too tight or it will deform the work.

#9 Spiral rose

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The spiral rose is formed by working a flat spiral base of single crochet stitches and then working 3 double crochet stitches around the stems of the single crochet stitches. The rose forms a small tower. It is important to do the base in a larger hook in order to work easier around the stems later on.

Crochet the first part with a larger hook.

Start with 4 ch, ss in the 1st ch to form a ring.

Rnd 1: 1 ch, 8 sc in ring, do not join with ss, but continue in the rnd.

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Rnd 2: (1 sc in the next sc, 2 sc in the next sc) 4 times.

Rnd 3: (1 sc in the next 2 sc, 2 sc in the next sc) 4 times.

Rnd 4: (1 sc in the next 3 sc, 2 sc in the next sc) 4 times, ss in the 1st sc. Fasten off.

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Continue with smaller hook.

Start at the 1st sc and work now in every sc as follows:

Crochet 1 ch around the 1st sc, 3 ch, 2 dc around the same sc, 3 dc around the 2nd sc, 3 dc around the 3rd sc, etc. to end. Fasten off.

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This is the rose from underneath:

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# 10 Joined Rose

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This rose is more open due to a layer that is joined in the centre of the rose. Use the markers and the pattern is quite easy.

Start with 23 ks.

Row 1 (colour 1): 1 sc in the 2nd ch from hook, 2 sc in the next ch, (1 sc in the next ch, 2 sc in the next ch) 10 times, turn.

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Row 2: 3 ch, 1 dc in the same st, 3 dc in the next sc, (skip 1 sc, 2 dc in the next sc, 3 dc in the next sc) 4 times, skip 2 sc, 5 dc in the next sc, skip 3 sc, place marker in the centre skipped sc, (5 dc in the next sc, skip 3 sc, place marker in the centre of 3 skipped sc) 3 times, 5 dc in the last sc, turn.

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Row 3 (colour 2): 1 ch, 1 sc in the same st, (2 dc in the next dc, 3 dc in the next dc, 2 dc in the next dc, 2 ch, skip 2 dc) 5 times, (2 dc in each of the 3 dc, 2 ch, skip 2 dc) 4 times, 2 dc in next 3 dc, 1 sc in tch, turn.

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Row 4: 1 ch, 1 sc in the next 2 dc, (1 ch, 1 sc in the next dc) 3 times, 1 sc in the next dc, 1 spike st over next 2 ch (= 1 sc between 2 skipped dc of row 2), [1 sc in the next 2 dc, (1 ch, 1 sc in the next dc) 3 times, 1 sc in the next dc, 1 spike st] 4 times, [1 sc in the next 2 dc, (1 ch, 1 sc in the next dc) 4 times, 1 sc in the next dc, 1 spike st] 4 times, 1 sc in the next 2 dc (1 ch, 1 sc in the next dc) 4 times, 1 sc in the next dc, 1 sc in the last sc. Fasten off.

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Row 5 (colour 1): (= short string): join yarn in the 1st st with marker and crochet 3 ch, 4 dc in the same st, (5 dc in the next st with marker) 3 times (= 4 groups of 5 dc), turn.

Row 6 (colour 2): 1 ch, 1 sc in the same st, (2 dc in the next dc, 3 dc in the next dc, 2 dc in the next dc, 2 ch, skip 2 dc) 3 times, 2 dc in the next dc, 3 dc in the next dc, 2 dc in the next dc, 1 sc in the tch, turn.

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Row 7: 1 ch, 1 sc in the 1st sc, [1 sc in the next 2 dc, (1 ch, 1 sc in the next dc) 4 times, 1 sc in the next dc, 1 spike st over the next 2 ch and between the 2 dc skipped in row 5] 3 times, 1 sc in the next 2 dc, (1 ch, 1 sc in the next dc) 4 times, 1 sc in the next dc, 1 sc in the last sc. Fasten off.

Start with the single scallops, with right side inwards and roll up. End with the double row and sew together at the bottom.

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