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Crocheted Americana Roses


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Crocheted Americana Roses - finished arrangementThis is a labor intensive craft, but I am glad I stuck it out. With three yarn colors of burgundy, tan, and navy and some faux rose stems, I made two different styles. I hope you like them.

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Total Time: 5 hours

Yield: 6

Source: Two styles of rose patterns. One has a link but the other is my own spin on several tries.

Link: Naztazia

Supplies:

  • 1 oz burgundy yarn
  • 1 oz tan yarn
  • 1 oz navy yarn
  • size J hook
  • scissors
  • darning needle
  • 6 faux rose stems
  • hot glue gun and 1 stick
  • 1 vase
  • wire cutters
Crocheted Americana Roses - yarn and hook in a plastic box
 
Crocheted Americana Roses - faux flowers used for their stems
 

Steps:

  1. For the first pattern, you crochet a 3 row circle like you were doing a hat. Chain 3 (not counted as a double) and make 12 doubles in the first chain. Join with a slip stitch and chain 2, (not counted as a double).
  2. Crocheted Americana Roses - crocheting circle
     
  3. Make 2 doubles in each of the previous row, for 24. Join and chain 2 (not counted as a double).
  4. Crocheted Americana Roses - round two with double crochet
     
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  5. Make 1 double in one, and 2 doubles in the next around for 34. Now the math won't work, but you are essentially leaving a gap or a notch. Tie off your yarn. Add your border color. Mine was burgundy to tan. Making a single crochet in each one around, then leave a 4" tail. Make two more in your other colors.
  6. Crocheted Americana Roses - round three leaves a gap or notch
     
    Crocheted Americana Roses - border round in burgundy
     
  7. For the next style, chain 43. The last 3 chains will count as your first double crochet this time. Make 42 more doubles in the remaining chain. Chain 3 and turn.
  8. Crocheted Americana Roses - chain with row of double crochet stitches
     
  9. The pattern now is 3 5 stitch treble crochet petals, then 3 5 stitch double crochet petals, and 3 5 stitch double crochet petals. With your first chain 3, make 4 more trebles in the 4th stitch of the hook. This is your 2nd treble. Make 3 more and repeat this 2 more times. Then make 3 more just like this, but with double crochets and the last 3 with half doubles. This gives you some large, medium, and small petals as you are going into the flower's center.
  10. Crocheted Americana Roses - faux flowers, crocheted circles for buds and lengths for forming full roses
     
    Crocheted Americana Roses - making double and treble crochet petals with all three colors for three roses
     
    Crocheted Americana Roses - using the darning needle to sew the rose together on the bottom
     
    Crocheted Americana Roses - view of finished burgundy rose
     
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  11. To construct the first roses, you will need to roll them from the non-notch side toward the notch. At this point, you will hold it at the notch and then pull one half of the roll onto the other. This isn't easy at first, but it's worth it. Once it is folded, one edge will fall over the other one, so you have a chance to do the hot glue, or you can sew it. As you can see, this fold over creates the look of a rose bud of sorts. You can then insert the stems from the faux roses into the base of the bud, hot gluing it if you want to.
    NOTE: When I make these again, I won't do the borders. Because I wanted the outside of the work to be the outer edge of the flower, it made the borders back show. Live and Learn
  12. Crocheted Americana Roses- holding the folded rose down with a pair of pliers
     
    Crocheted Americana Roses - roll first flowers from the un-notched end to the notched end and then pull one half over the other, buds made
     
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  13. Pull the faux roses off the stems, but not the leaves. Insert the stem into the rose and glue the bottom of the rose to the leaves, bringing them up to secure the rose in place. You can also put a bit of glue on the stem before it's inserted into the rose.
    Add some baby's breath if you have some, and you are set. N-JOY!!
  14. Crocheted Americana Roses - crochet roses, buds, and baby's breath in an amber glass vase
     
    Crocheted Americana Roses - remove the flowers from the stems, leaving the leaves in place
     
    Crocheted Americana Roses
     
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