This craft is perfect for Valentine's day (instead of real roses which are expensive) or could be used as accessories, or to decorate anything.
Approximate Time: 30 minutes
Gauge: 17 sc = 3 inches 8 rows = 2 inches Gauge swatch:3 inches width x 2 inches height (7.5xm x 5 cm) ch 18
Row 1: sc in second ch from hook and in each ch across
Row 2: 8: ch 1, turn, sc in each sc across
Row 1:Ch 52, (dc, ch 2, dc) in fifth ch from hook, (ch 2, skip 2, dc in next ch, ch 2, dc in same ch)across, dc in next ch
Row 2: ch 3, turn, (2 dc, ch 2, 2 dc) in first ch-2space, (ch 2, skip 2, dc in next ch-2 space, ch 2, 2 dc in same ch-2 space) across, dc in next dc
Row 3: turn, (9 dc in next ch-2 space, sl st in next ch-2 space, ch 1, sl st in same ch-2 space, ch 1) across, finish off.
Using the picture as a guide, roll up the rose and sew with the yarn needle
Row 1: Ch 13, sl st, sc, hdc, 2 dc, 2 tr, 2 dc, hdc sc, sl st
Row 2: ch 1, turn, sl st, sc, hdc, 2 dc, 2 tr, 2 dc, hdc, sc, sl st, finish off.
make 2 leaves
hdc=half double crochet
sl st=slip stitch
By Esther from Balt., MD
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