The Best Websites for Crochet Roses

This site has some beautiful ideas for using crochet roses for a bridal veil as the rest of the bridal party.

These long stem Crocheted Rose Buds are a perfect addition to any crochet flower arrangement.

Truly Beautiful Crochet Roses and other crochet flowers in necklaces that could be art for your wall. It is an inspiration just to see them.

Delicate Crochet Leaves and Roses to delight your eye.

This is a do not miss kind of website for all those who love truely originalCrochet Flowers & Jewllery The photography is georgeous.

This Crochet Rose is more traditional, non the less georgeous. Here are more Crochet Roses from this same site. It is not in English so I am not sure if this is the work of one person or a group.

Some Tiny Crochet Rosebuds nestled in a roseleaf.

An opulent stylized Crochet Rose.

Crochet Flowers...Roses

Crochet White Rose

This is a pattern I developed looking at the roses in my grandmother's doily. Click to see the original roses.

The first roses are suitable for decorations rather than clothing because they use the sugar method for hardening, and they are rock hard. If they were stepped on they would crush and not bounce back. They are quite lovely though. I do have a softer way of putting them together suitable for clothing. The sugar does give them a subtle, white almost sparkle to them.

I woke up one morning and decided to wash the sugar from the sugar stiffened white roses, just to see what they would look like. I like the softer look better. These are the same roses without the sugar.

I use the British names for the stitches. Conversions are found at
Convert British Stitch Names to American Stitch Names

Click here for instructions for Basic Crochet Stitches

White Crochet Roses

White Roses using a Sugar & Water Stiffener
The petals are shaped with the side showing
the finishing chain stitch on the top side.
Experiment to see how they work for you.

White Crochet Rose Pattern

White Roses without stiffener, held together
with loose stitches. The petals are rolled the
way they fall naturally. They are softer and
more natural that the sugar stiffened ones.

Small, Medium & Large Rings of Petals

Small, Medium & Large Rings of Petals

White Rose
Pattern

The roses are constructed with three rings of petals.

Small Petals

Work 6ch. Join into a circle with ss into first ch.

Row 1

3ch, 1dc, 1ch, 1dc

Row 2

3ch, (1dc, 1ch)
2 times, 1dc

Row 3

3ch, (1dc, 1ch)
3 times, 1dc

Row 4

3ch, (1dc, 1ch)
4 times, 1dc

Row 5

3ch, (1dc, 1ch)
5 times, 1dc

Row 6

3ch, (1dc, 1ch)
5 times, 1dc

Row 7

3ch, (1dc, 1ch)
5 times, 1dc

Row 8

1ch, (1dc, 1ch) 3 times

Row 9

1ch, 1dc, clip thread and draw through to finish

Repeat from Row 1 to make a second petal on the loop.

To finish dc all the way around both the petals using the dc to smooth any rough edges. At centre of the top is (3ch, ss into base of first of 3ch)...1 picot.

Medium Petals

Work 6ch. Join into a circle with ss into first ch.

Row 1

3ch, 1dc, 1ch, 1dc

Row 2

3ch, (1dc, 1ch) 2 times, 1dc

Row 3

3ch, (1dc, 1ch) 3 times, 1dc

Row 4

3ch, (1dc, 1ch) 4 times, 1dc

Row 5

3ch, (1dc, 1ch) 5 times, 1dc

Row 6

3ch, (1dc, 1ch) 5 times, 1dc

Row 7

3ch, (1dc, 1ch) 5 times, 1dc

Row 8

3ch, (1dc, 1ch) 5 times, 1dc

Row 9

1ch, (1dc, 1ch) 3 times

Row 10

1ch, 1dc, clip thread and draw through to finish

Repeat from Row 1 into loop, 2 more times to make 3 petals on the loop

To finish dc all the way around all three petals using the dc to smooth any rough edges. At centre of the top is (3ch, ss into base of first of 3ch)...1 picot.

Large Petals

Work 6ch. Join into a circle with ss into first ch.

Row 1

3ch, 1dc, 1ch, 1dc

Row 2

3ch, (1dc, 1ch) 2 times, 1dc

Row 3

3ch, (1dc, 1ch) 3 times, 1dc

Row 4

3ch, (1dc, 1ch) 4 times, 1dc

Row 5

3ch, (1dc, 1ch) 5 times, 1dc

Row 6

3ch, (1dc, 1ch) 6 times, 1dc

Row 7

3ch, (1dc, 1ch) 6 times, 1dc

Row 8

3ch, (1dc, 1ch) 6 times, 1dc

Row 9

3ch, (1dc, 1ch) 6 times, 1dc

Row 10

3ch, (1dc, 1ch) 6 times, 1dc

Row 11

3ch, (1dc, 1ch) 5 times,

Row 12

3ch, (1dc, 1ch) 3 times,

Row 13

1ch, 1dc, clip thread and draw through to finish

Repeat from Row 1 into loop, 3 more times to make 4 petals on the loop

To finish dc all the way around all four petals using the dc to smooth any rough edges. At centre of the top is (3ch, ss into base of first of 3ch)...1 picot.

Now it's time to get out the Sugar Water
and Stiffen the Roses.

Before I started I made sure that everything was ready.

Pin Petals

Mix 2 parts of sugar to 1 part of water. For these 5 Roses I used 2/3 c. sugar and 1/3 c. water which I heated just enought to dissolve the sugar. I had some left over; it can be re-used if you put it in the fridge.

Soak the petals in the warm sugar mixture long enough for them to be wet through. Then pinch them gently to get rid of most of the liquid. Then blot them with an old towel. It doesn't wreck the towel the sugar just washes out.

Start shaping the petals with your fingers, pinning them in place with the Straight Pins. The medium ring of petals needs a space in the middle large enough to fit the small ones inside. The large ring needs a space large enough to fit the medium petals.

See the Little Chain Stitch

* Make sure the side showing the chain stich side of the double crochet is facing up to make the petals curl right.*

Leave them on the plate until they are dry. Remove the pins using a pair of pliers.

To finish push the small petals into the medium ones and the medium petals into the large ones. I dampened my fingers to soften the petals and do a little added shaping.

Tack them together to hold them in place.

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