Make ’em or Buy ’em: Crochet Roses

Hi there friends, so many of you asked for the pattern for the crochet roses.  Don’t crochet?   I’ve done you one better, if you don’t crochet, I have a couple of links for you, where you can get these relatively inexpensively.  I think they are such a sweet addition to a card, but just as sweet as a brooch, on a package or on a head band!!  I think I’m dreaming of these in chenille, fine crochet thread, mohair and maybe even wool to be felted.  By the way, this is a beginners crochet project, so if you don’t know how and want to learn, this is a perfect project to consider :-)

Leaving a 10″ length for sewing, chain 57.
Row 1: Dc in sixth ch from hook , *ch 2, skip next 2 chs, (dc, ch 2, dc) in next ch; repeat from * across: 36 sps.
Row 2: Ch 3, turn; 5 dc in next ch-2 sp, sc in next ch-2 sp, (6 dc in next ch-2 sp, sc in next ch-2 sp) 5 times, (9 dc in next ch-2 sp, sc in next ch-2 sp) 5 times, (12 dc in next ch-2 sp, sc in next sp) 7 times;
Finish off leaving a 10″ length for sewing.

Roll beginning with the first cluster of 6 dc.  As you roll, take a securing stitch on the bottom to keep the rose in place and place a stitch about every half inch to inch as you roll.   Once you reach the end, tie off burying knot.

Here are some I found on Etsy:

(Please note, I have not purchased from these Etsy vendors and am providing links for convenience.)
Thanks for stopping by, see you soon!!

  • Edna BurgessJune 14, 2011 - 5:45 pm

    Thanks so much for the directions for all your readers. They sound like greek to me as I don’t have a clue about it. But they are very pretty. Wish I knew how to do them. EdnaReplyCancel

  • AnnelieJune 14, 2011 - 5:52 pm

    Thanks so much for the directions, Becca. Now I have one more question — what size hook did you use and what weight of yarn was used? (oops, guess that was two questions). I’m dusting off my crochet hooks and digging out my yarn stash now.ReplyCancel

  • CherbJune 14, 2011 - 5:56 pm

    Hey Becca, I love all your creations. I’m one of your biggest fans lately. Can you tell me what size hook you prefer to use with this darling roses?ReplyCancel

  • Carol WJune 14, 2011 - 6:03 pm

    Thanks for these directions! I love making crochet flowers, so I’m happy to add this pattern to my collection (it’s a new one to me, which is great!).

    Annelie, any patterns like this I’ve seen typically recommend using whatever hook size is your “normal” for the weight of yarn used (and then the flower is bigger or smaller depending on your choice of yarn, naturally). Looking at Becca’s, my guess would be that they’re about a sport/DK weight? If I were doing one, I’d probably try a 4 millimetre hook.
    Hope that helps, and of course Becca, do overrule me if I’m wrong!ReplyCancel

  • MichelleJune 14, 2011 - 6:04 pm

    Thanks for these instructions. I can hardly wait to make some. You’re the best!ReplyCancel

  • Lorie HethornJune 14, 2011 - 6:05 pm

    Thank you for the pattern for the roses. I looked through all my crochet books and found this rose. Check it out on my blog.ReplyCancel

  • LoisJune 14, 2011 - 6:13 pm

    Thanks for the pattern. I found one on the web as well. I don’t crochet but have plenty of friends that do. I would be a good money-maker for a preteen or teen. Thanks again for sharing.ReplyCancel

  • MickieJune 14, 2011 - 6:21 pm

    Thanks Becca. I could tell it was two rows but couldn’t find the pattern on the web and it’s like cooking for me, gotta have the recipe, LOL!ReplyCancel

  • FrannieJune 14, 2011 - 6:28 pm

    Thank you so much for the directions, I love to crochet…and I love yourblogReplyCancel

  • DonnaJune 14, 2011 - 6:36 pm

    Thank you so much for the pattern. I have a trip to Atlanta coming up for work and I was going to take my crochet to work on flowers so this is perfect. Really appreciate all the tips and techniques you share.ReplyCancel

  • Becky DunhamJune 14, 2011 - 6:44 pm

    Oh Becca – thanks for the directions! I am a crocheter and can’t wait to try these!ReplyCancel

  • Lisa PJune 14, 2011 - 6:50 pm

    Love it!ReplyCancel

  • Vicky SchmidtJune 14, 2011 - 6:59 pm

    Becca. at one time I crocketed but I forgot what dc means. And I gave all my books away but I still have my hooks.
    Thanks for the pattern,

  • Mary HarrisJune 14, 2011 - 7:02 pm

    Yippie!! Thank you Becca!! :)ReplyCancel

  • lois skiathitisJune 14, 2011 - 7:03 pm

    Thanks for the info Becca. The finished flower is so pretty. As always Becca, TFS!!! :-DReplyCancel

  • JeanJune 14, 2011 - 7:14 pm

    Hi Becca – thank you for taking the time to include instructions for the crocheted rose – out comes my crochet hook! This is the only site I visit for card making inspiration!! Blessings.ReplyCancel

  • Barbara AKA GardenladyJune 14, 2011 - 7:18 pm

    I knew you would come through for us! I did find several crocheted roses online but it is always good coming from you! The pink rose on your card looked like it was a thinner weight yarn. Could you tell us what it is? For the person who gave away all her crochet books the dc stands for double crochet and the ch stands for “chain”. I haven’t crocheted in a while and my fingers will be stiff but I would like to give this a try. Again thanks for the instructions Becca.ReplyCancel

  • ElaineJune 14, 2011 - 7:55 pm

    Thanks so much for sharing the instructions!ReplyCancel

  • Sandra ltbJune 14, 2011 - 7:59 pm

    Sandra ltbReplyCancel

  • JoanneJune 14, 2011 - 8:03 pm

    I sure like how you added the crocheted rose! Great card!ReplyCancel

  • Lynne WJune 14, 2011 - 8:10 pm

    Gorgeous flowers!! Thanks for the tut…I haven’t made some of these in years, and of course, I’ve misplaced my patterns!ReplyCancel

  • Becky GreenJune 14, 2011 - 8:23 pm

    THANKS BECCA!!!!!!!!! I am NOT very good at crocheting!!!!!! Have to have the HOW TO book next to me the whole time for each step!!!!!!! BUT, I THINK these little roses with the help of my little book, I CAN DO!!!!!! :) THANKS AGAIN BECCA!!!!!!!!!!! :)ReplyCancel

  • Carol RJune 14, 2011 - 8:39 pm

    Thank you for the links. I do not crochet. Something that I just can’t seem to do! But I’m saving your instructions for my sister! Maybe she can start making them for me and I’ll reciprocate by sending her pretty cards.ReplyCancel

  • Gloria WestermanJune 14, 2011 - 8:47 pm

    Thank you Becca ….this is prefect…..I’ve made several kind of crochet flowers but not this one…..looking forward to making it….ReplyCancel

  • Mary H.June 14, 2011 - 9:08 pm

    Becca, thanks for taking the time to write the instructions. I can crochet a ‘li’l bit’. I think I can follow your instructions. You are very sweet to provide the inspiration and then followup with the instructions too! TFSReplyCancel

  • chaunJune 14, 2011 - 9:09 pm

    Love these! Let’s see if I can remember how to double crochet. I can always look it up online and get a refresher. Haven’t crocheted in years, but I think it will come back…sort of like riding a bike? However, I’ve never been very good at riding a bike. I am really good at falling off though.ReplyCancel

  • Dianne CJune 14, 2011 - 9:18 pm

    THANKS for the pattern Becca. I will look up my yarn and start right away. Appreiciate the info. Love your cards. DianneReplyCancel

  • Debbie BJune 14, 2011 - 9:22 pm

    Thank you so much for telling us how to make the flowers. Can’t wait to try it.ReplyCancel

  • Kelly SasJune 14, 2011 - 9:25 pm

    Thanks so much Becca for the crochet directions for these roses. You are the best!ReplyCancel

  • Rea CusterJune 14, 2011 - 9:28 pm

    Thanks for the heads up on the links. I checked them out and they are so pretty. Love your cards. HugsReplyCancel

  • CindyJune 14, 2011 - 9:28 pm

    I think I can do this – might be a good way to start back to crocheting even (in all my free time). Thanks, Becca!ReplyCancel

  • Lori AJune 14, 2011 - 9:28 pm

    Yay!!! Thanks Becca : ) I’ve been learning how to crochet. I’m definitely going to give these a try!ReplyCancel

  • DelamaJune 14, 2011 - 9:48 pm

    I love the crochet flower and also thank you giving instrustion on how to do it. Thank you for sharing.
    Have a great day :)

  • Sally McDJune 14, 2011 - 9:49 pm

    Thanks so much for the directions! Attempted to create my own today without directions, but I gave up pretty quickly! U R Awesome!ReplyCancel

  • Sylvia JohnsonJune 14, 2011 - 10:31 pm

    Becca you are such a sweetie. Thanks for the directions!ReplyCancel

  • MarisaJune 14, 2011 - 11:02 pm

    Is there anything you don’t know how to do in the crafting world LOL! May have to learn how to crochet at this rate as the flowers are adorable ;)ReplyCancel

  • AndreaAJune 14, 2011 - 11:28 pm

    Becca, I have a bouquet of these in red that my Aunt made me many years ago. I have them put up now because I didn’t want them to get to dusty or matty from washing them. They were a little bigger though.

    funny how things always come back around again!ReplyCancel

  • Candy MillsJune 14, 2011 - 11:48 pm

    THANK YOU SO MUCH for the instructions.
    I am determined to learn how to crochet these :o)
    Hugs. CandyReplyCancel

  • Barbara GhigliottyJune 15, 2011 - 2:10 am

    Thanks so much for the pattern, Becca ~ I think I’m going to try these!ReplyCancel

  • Sheila - UKJune 15, 2011 - 3:22 am

    Many thanks for the tut on the crochet rose Becca…it looked fabulous on your card. Will try and have a go myself.

    Love Sheila xxReplyCancel

  • Judy I, St. Louis MOJune 15, 2011 - 6:04 am

    Thanks for providing the directions. I bet I can find directions on how to do the other stitches (besides the chain stitch) out there in cyberspace. This looks like a quick, fun project while I’m watching TV.ReplyCancel

  • Roberta StokelyJune 15, 2011 - 6:26 am

    Thanks for sharing! I am going to try this what a great idea!ReplyCancel

  • JeanJune 15, 2011 - 6:55 am

    Can’t wait to try crochet rose. I have other crochet flower patterns but not the rose. Thank you for sharing the directions.ReplyCancel

  • Lillian ChildJune 15, 2011 - 8:07 am

    Thank you SO MUCH, Becca!!!ReplyCancel

  • CharlotteJune 15, 2011 - 8:29 am

    Becca, you are soooo sweet to not only provide us with the pattern for the crochet rose but to spend time searching where we can purchase ones already made! It’s been a long time since I’ve done any crocheting, but this little project is so adorable I can’t resist the idea of breaking out the hook and yarn! THANK YOU. You are indeed an inspiration to so many of us.ReplyCancel

  • AlexandraJune 15, 2011 - 8:47 am

    Thanks for sharing! I’ll be making some soon!ReplyCancel

  • Gail GoodmanJune 15, 2011 - 11:25 am

    Another beautiful card. Thanks for the info on the crocheted roses. Seems like something I should learn to do.ReplyCancel

  • Yvonne NicholsonJune 15, 2011 - 6:55 pm

    Thanks for the pattern for the crochet rose, sure will be making some I checked out Google and what a lot of patterns for roses, but could not find one that look like yours. It sure added to your card.ReplyCancel

  • ConniecrafterJune 18, 2011 - 8:48 am

    Thanks so much for the pattern, I will have to give this a try during my next craft night with the girls :)ReplyCancel

  • SherylJune 22, 2011 - 12:25 pm

    thank you
    I do crochetReplyCancel

  • SherylJune 22, 2011 - 12:26 pm

    thank you
    I do crochet and Wednesday is crochet groupReplyCancel