Monday, August 4, 2014

How to Crochet a David Austin Rose.


Abbreviations:
ch = chain
slst = slip stitch
sc = single crochet (dc for U.K.)
dc = double crochet (tr for U.K.)
tr = treble crochet (dtr for U.K.)
st/s = stitch/es
b.l.o. = back loops only

Materials:
3 skeins d.k. yarn in the following colours -
yarn a = green
yarn b = pink
yarn c = cream
3.5mm crochet hook
stuffing

For the bulb ( named for its shape, not function)
Work in continuous rounds.
Round 1. Using yarn a, ch 2 then work 6sc into the 2nd ch from the hook. Ss back into the first sc. (6)
The next 4 rounds are to be worked b.l.o.
Round 2. 2 sc into every st until the end of the round. (12)
Round 3. *1sc into the first st then 2sc into the following st*. Repeat ** until the end of the round. (18)
Rounds 4-5. 1sc into every st until the end of the round. (18)
From this point work through both loops. 
Round 6. *1sc into the first 2sts then skip the 3rd st*. *Repeat until the end of the round. (12)
Rounds 7-8. 1sc into every st until the end of the round. (12)
Stuff.
Round 9. 1 sc into every 2nd st until the end of the round. (6)
Bind off.
 For the petals.
The petals are worked continuously around the front loops of the bulb.
Begin from the first sc worked in round 1. 
 Using yarn b, ch8 then 1sc back into the same st. Sc into the next st, ch8 then sc back into the same st. *1sc into the next st then ch8, 1sc back into the same st*. **Repeat until 18 small petals are formed.

 Change to yarn c.
*1dc into the next st, then 2tr into the same st. 2tr into the next st and then 2tr into the following st. 2tr into the next st then 1dc into the same st. Ss back into the same st*. **Repeat until 9 petals are formed then ss into the last st.
Bind off.




 If you have any questions, don't hesitate to ask in the comment sections and I will reply underneath. Have fun with them and let me know how they go.
Lots and lots of love,
Kate xxooxx.



11 comments:

  1. If I could crochet I would make one of these. "William Shakespeare" is my favorite David Austin.

    Love ya work kate x

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  2. Thanks, Kate! Beautiful flower! Looking forward to trying it out later.

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  3. Thank you for the pattern, Kate !!!

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  4. I would love these roses floating in a bowl on my dining table, I'm sure Granny would have been impressed too! Love Mum

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  5. Oh they are super lovely Kate! thanks for sharing x

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  6. How lovely .. definitely on my to-make list Pat x

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  8. -- Correcting mistakes ;)--
    OMG! Love this incredible rose! So smart and different! I'll crochet a bouquet for me and, sure, my friends will want theirs as well: I'm sure they'll fall in love with them as I have. Thanks for the pattern; Kate <3
    xoxoxoxo

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  9. What brand os d. K. Yarn? Rather new to crochet and thought these beautiful!

    Just planted my first ever David Austin roses. Climbing varieties:Crown Prkncess Margareta and A Shropshire Lad <-this one on honor of "Mr. Beebe", the loveable vicar in Forster's A Room with A View. Thanks for any onfo you can give. Familiar only with Red Heart and Lion Brand yarns.

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