In honor of my grandmother’s handwork (that I learned to recreate) I am letting you in on the easiest, coolest thing you can make.
Crocheted roses are great as pins, sewn on as embellishment, hot glued on to hair barrettes and made into ornaments.
They are so easy! I don’t know why they are considered a HUGE deal. Other than they are really really pretty. You can make them in any size yarn, with any size hook. Though for the most delicate looking roses you want to use crochet thread and a size 1 or 2 steel hook. (You can use tatting thread and a smaller hook for a really delicate rose.)
To make this rose use a 2.2mm hook, and a lace thread. This rose is made of laceweight mohair.
Base Ring: Ch 5, join with sl. st
Rnd. 1: ch1, hdc 10x into ring, join with sl. st into top of beginning st.
Rnd 2: Ch1, *chain 4, skip one stitch, sc into next stitch. Repeat from * 5 times, omitting final sc and slip stitching into top of first stitch. (You should have six petals.)
Rnd 3: Insert hook into first petal, and slip stitch. Ch1, sc, 5hdc into petal, sc. Sc into next petal, 5 hdc, sc, into each petal.
Rnd 4: Ch 1: Working behind the petals, *sc into first sc st on rnd 2, ch 5, sc into the sc on rnd 2 of the next petal. Repeat around until end, join with sl stitch into first sc. (This is forming second layer of petals)
Rnd. 5: Insert hook into first petal chain,* sl st, sc 10 hdc into petal, sc. Repeat for each petal from *.