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My friend Ann came over for the day on Friday. We spent the morning in Hichin, the flea market was a bit sparse as it had been raining quite hard before we got there, a bit disappointing. With all flea markets it can be a bit hit and miss but that's the fun of it. I did buy 3 meters of a Japanese style cotton material. I'm not sure what I'll make, at the very least it will be a scarf. In the afternoon I showed Ann how to crochet. We decided chatting was not conducive to learning how to crochet, too many mistakes! Ann decided she would master the art if she concentrate on the task at home, I wait to see the results. Over the last few days I have been crocheting a batch of cream roses, not sure If I'll make a cushion from them or a bag but I think they look effective en masse.
This is the crochet rose pattern:
Leaving a 10" length for sewing, chain 57.
Row 1 (Wrong side): (Dc, ch 2, dc) in sixth ch from hook (5 skipped chs count as first dc plus ch 2),*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) 5times, (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.
Thread yarn needle with yarn end from beginning chain. With right side facing and beginning with firstpetal made, refer to photo to roll Rose; sew to secure as you roll. Then thread needle with ending yarn and sew to secure.
I must recommend Crochet Basics it's a glossary of crochet terms and abbreviations, it's a code breaker for crochet!
For more crocheted roses and photographs of the process go to crocheted flowers roses