Irish Crochet Rose Pattern and Instructions FREE!!

irishcrochetrose.jpgIf you’ve been reading my blog you will know that I have recently learned that what I thought was just “plain old crocheted lace” is the infamous Irish Crochet.

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 *.

Fasten off.


47 Responses to Irish Crochet Rose Pattern and Instructions FREE!!

  1. Kelly says:

    Thank you for sharing this pattern! Why would you wonder about your popularity in your latest blog entry? Your very likable!!!

  2. camanomade says:

    Thank you ever so much! I’m glad you enjoyed the pattern. And thank you also for the kind words.

    I’m just really excited to see people reading, enjoying and finding the information here useful! I was just as excited at 100 views as I am with over 11,000 (in fact more than half way to 12,000 right now! WOW!)

    It’s just really cool when you finally find your “thing.” LOL

  3. Thanks for the pattern – really lovely!

  4. camanomade says:

    You’re very welcome and thank you!

  5. jamie says:

    i’m wanting to find a nice irish crochet pattern for a wedding veil. i wanted to make my own so that i could pass it down. do you have anything like that or know of anyplace that i could find it for free?

  6. camanomade says:

    To be honest, the best thing I can suggest is getting the Harmony Guide to Crochet Stitches VOl. 6 they have a great section on various Irish crochet motifs and stitches and you could design your own that way…and have a really useful book of wonderful stitches. Dover also has a really good book on Irish Crochet that is not expensive, and has some things that you might be able to morph…

  7. jamie says:

    thanks so much!

  8. Sharon says:

    I have a pattern book printed by Annie’s Attoc in 1988 showing and named “Wedding Keepsakes”. Among them is a head piece for a bride with veil attached. Absolutely Irish Crochet or my eyes decieve me.

  9. Donna Kelly says:

    How do you crochet the foundation cord in Irish crochet?

  10. Donna Kelly says:

    How do you work the foundation cord in Irish crochet?

    • camanomade says:

      I’m not quite sure what you’re referring to as the foundation cord…Are you thinking about the net mesh? Such as a piece you would attach the roses to? Or do you mean for the foundation chain of the rose?

      The Harmony Guide to Crochet Vol. 6 has beautiful instructions about how to work pieces of Irish Crochet. You can get this book at most libraries and I know many LYSes and bookstores will order this fabulous resource.

    • Donna Kelly says:

      I mean the foundation cord that tightens to shape the rose.

  11. Carol says:

    How much to Charge for 11 crochet roses

    • camanomade says:

      Depends on how big the roses are, what materials were used, and how long it took you to make them.

      That’s a long list of depends, but really it just depends 😉 LOL

  12. Carol says:

    I used Crocheted Rosettes Flowers Pattern from Lion Brand yarn Company
    I used the Medium size rose
    I used I size hook used about 6oz. Red Heart yarn and it took me about 45 min.a rose
    so how much to charge

    • camanomade says:

      I prefer not to give that kind of information on the web. So, here are two pieces of advice:

      a) Go onto Etsy and see if there are comparable items out there and what those prices are.
      b) Decide on if you are going to charge for your time.
      c) Make sure the pattern allows for the creation of the items for sale.

      I am unfamiliar with that pattern. Sorry, that’s the best I can do for you 🙂

      • Ruth says:

        Classy reply…. Love the rose… .wish the photo was clearer…. will have to jump in with both feet and see if it works…. Been crocheting for 100 yrs…. maybe a little less. Never saw a rose like this one!! Good for you!!

  13. Carol says:

    Thank you for your help I went to Etsy and find the same rose.
    So now I know what to charge. Thanks again.

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  15. Christine says:

    Oh thank you for the free pattern its fabuloud, thstd me sorted for crochet work tonight…

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  18. madeline says:

    im looking for patterns to make roses to put on hats

  19. Suzi Ingmire says:

    I’m making the flowers to add to an afghan for my daughter and am getting hung up on how to work “Behind the petals”. Help??? Is there a video to observe?? I am a Left handed crocheter too….so that adds to the confusion!!!


  20. Denise says:

    I have a question:

    Your instructions say:

    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.)

    Following this you can only make five petals. You have 10 hdc to work with and you sc in one and skip one – that turns out to be 5 petals or am I just too tired to get it right?

    • camanomade says:

      It’s a rose, it only has 5 petals 😀

      Being Fearless isn’t about the absence of fear, it’s being terrified & risking failure anyway. Set you picot free! http://www.crochetliberationfront.comOn May 18, 2011 7:24 PM,

      • Debbie Klassen says:

        If there is only 5 petals then you need to correct the bracketed portion in Rnd 2 of your instructions…Thanks for posting this (it’s just in time for me to do these for my step-daughter’s wedding)

      • Denise says:

        Your pattern indicates that when you are done with round 2 you will have 6 petals. That is where my confusion is coming from.

  21. Andrea says:

    I am wanting to make roses as hair accessories and sell them. If I use your pattern am I allowed to sell? I will post with the picture where I found the pattern to be sure you get the credit for your hard work putting the pattern together. I am new at starting a business, but I know that alot of people don’t want to allow selling off their patterns. I am trying to just help with income so I can do fun things with my two little ones 🙂

  22. camanomade says:

    Andrea, you have my permission, you don’t need to go to any extra effort to let people know where you got the pattern. Thank you for asking me. I really don’t care if people make these roses for sale or not. As long as they don’t sell the pattern itself. 😀

  23. Andrea says:

    Ok! Thank you so much! I have always loved crochet, and I’m excited to try my hand at a business with it at the center!

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  25. April says:

    This is the FIRST pattern I have ever followed and SO easy to do so indeed! Not to mention a beautiful little flower. Thank you for sharing your talents!

  26. Excellent , It’s excellent to keep returning to a fine site Such as this. Many thanks.

  27. Juanita rynearson says:

    Would it be possible to have the directions done in symbol crochet. I am a visual learner. Thank you.

    • camanomade says:

      Juanita, not for a free pattern no. I do have the pattern available to supporting members of the Crochet Liberation Front and it is recreated in symbol crochet.

  28. Rosalie says:

    can I print this pattern

  29. Can’t wait to try this. I’m going to attach it to a headband!

  30. linda says:

    why cant i just print out the instructions in stead of getting everyones replys

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  32. Migdalia says:

    Very clear instructions. I’ve made them so looooong ago that I didn’t remember the how. Thanks a lot.

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  34. W says:

    You need to learn the magic ring, so much nicer for the center. Love your flowers.

  35. Mary says:

    How could I have six petals on row 2 if I’m supposed to repeat 5 times? Please help!

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