How to Crochet a Rose 


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Are looking for a pretty embellishment to add to your knitted items? Let me show you how to crochet a rose like the ones on these pretty little knitted shoes that I designed for newborns (btw the pattern is available for purchase in my store).

© Knitting Naturally | Knitted Mary Janes with Crochet Rose embellishments

The roses are reasonably easy to make and add an interesting touch to shoes or booties, headbands, hats or jumpers.  Read on for step by step instructions on how to crochet a rose yourself.

Instructions on how to crochet a rose

I made my using 4 ply wool and a 3.25mm crochet hook, but you can use pretty much any yarn you like.  You just have to pick a crochet hook in a size that suits your wool (or yarn) and that creates the rose in the size that you want.

You start with a slip knot and make 30 ch.

1 st row: Starting with the third ch from the hoop *1 treble, 1 ch, 1 treble (v-st), in the next ch, 1 ch, skip 1 ch rep rep from * to the last 2 ch, skip 1 ch, 1 treble in final ch, turn. 2 nd row: *5 treble into the first v-st, 1 dc in next ch space. Rep across the row ending with 1 dc in the turning ch at the end. NB: Expect your petals to curl into a spiral – this is what you want them to do. 

1st row: Starting with the third ch from the hoop *1 treble, 1 ch, 1 treble (v-st), in the next ch, 1 ch, skip 1 ch rep rep from * to the last 2 ch, skip 1 ch, 1 treble in final ch, turn.

Note: To do a treble wrap yarn around the hook, insert into next stitch, wrap yarn around the hook and pull it through the stitch, wrap yarn around the hook again and pull the wrapped yarn through the first two loops on hook, wrap the yarn around the hook again and pull it through the remaining loops on the hook.


2nd row: *5 treble into the first v-st, 1 dc in next ch space. Rep across the row ending with 1 dc in the turning ch at the end. 

Note: Expect your petals to curl into a spiral – this is what you want them to do. 



Next Step: *5 treble into the first v-st, 1 dc in next ch space. Rep across the row ending with 1 dc in the turning ch at the end. 




Next Step: Pull the yarn through the last loop on the hook to fasten off and cut the yarn leaving a long(-ish) tail.  




Next Step: Starting at one end roll the petals fairly tightly, using a knitters needle to fix the edge in place as you go.



Once you have rolled all of the crocheting in place fasten securely with the remaining tail, but do not cut it off just yet.  That tail is going to be useful when you are attaching the rose to whatever it is you are making!

© Knitting Naturally | My Completed Crochet Rose

This is what your rose should look like when it is finished.


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