How to make a simple and beautiful flower and stem with optional leaves.
When I am crocheting into the foundation chain I crochet into the post side of the chain, this is a personal preference. You can crochet into the post side or the 'V' side.
SC Single Crochet
HDC Half Double Crochet
DC Double Crochet
TC Treble Crochet
Any weight yarn in a rose color and green for the stem and leaves.
Hook size 1 size smaller than recommended for yarn.
Floral wire, or some other wire to give stem shape.
Yarn needle for weaving in ends and closing rose.
Hot glue or adhesive, optional.
Row 1: DC in each chain (75 sts)
Row 2: Chain 1 and turn, SC in first stitch and skip next stitch, *5 HDC in next stitch, skip next stitch, 5 TC in next stitch, skip next stitch* continue until end of DC, finish off and leave a long tail for sewing.
Take a wire floral stem and cut to the length you want. Once the size is perfect, put a small curve on the bottom end. SC starting at the bottom of the loop and continue up the stem, make a smaller curve at the top to attach the rose and keep the SC from sliding off. Once you have completed the stem, close the curve on the bottom by bringing it to the stem and closing the opening.
Leaves: (make as many as you want your rose to have)
Row 1: 1 SC, 1 HDC, 2 DC, 2 TC, 2 DC, 1 HDC, 1 SC, then finish off leaving a tail for sewing.
Take the rose and roll it up around the top curve on the stem. Use the long tail to sew up the bottom of the rose and attach it to the small curve on the top of the stem. Try and get the entire small loop inside the rose to help conceal the construction. I used a little hot glue to help keep it secure to the top of the stem. You can use any craft adhesive you have handy or just make sure it's tied tightly enough. Once the rose is attached you can attach the leaves anywhere on the stem you want them to go.
Once this is finished, it's ready to place in a vase or give to someone to brighten their day!
This is the rose once it's finished, but before it's rolled up.
Here is the stem when it is started to show the curves on the bottom.
This is the completed rose in a small vase. You can make an entire dozen for a full vase if you wanted.
Please feel free to let me know if you have any questions! I would love to see what you come up with. Here is the pdf version of this pattern as well.