Wednesday, June 5, 2013

Crocheted Rose Brooches!

Hey there! The past couple days I've been working on these lovely crocheted rose brooches...
Crochet Rose Scattered

I'm working on all the wedding stuff recently (since I'm off work for the summer!) and instead of ordering flowers for all the family members to wear, I crocheted them.
Crochet Rose Circle Angled

I gathered the most "citrus" like scraps I had and went at it. See how lovely they look in a little pile!
Crochet Rose Pile

They're a couple inches in diameter. I kind of based the rose pattern I found here on Ravelry by Ravelry user Elizabeth Ham. (It's a video tutorial...I prefer written, but the video is good! Makes me feel like I have a friend and she's teaching me to crochet something.)

She does 12 "petals" in her pattern. Once I crocheted the first one up, however, I didn't think it looked quite right so I increased the chain from 50 to 55 and added another petal. I kind of just made up the leaf pattern. It's probably about the same as any other leaf pattern. See the end of the post and I'll write up a quick pattern for them.
Crochet Rose in Hand

On the back I used 1.5 inch pin back thingys. ( I don't remember the proper name for these.) I sewed the "thingy" onto a small piece of regular ole' craft felt then sewed the felt right onto the rose back with embroidery floss. The first couple of ones I did, I had the pin back centered in the back of the rose. Once I tried on the rose, however, it flopped down a tad. Simple remedy though: put the pin back up higher! Now they hang quite lovely!
Crochet Rose Back

Here's an action shot: (And yes, my head is cut off, I am no where near photo ready today. Haha.)

Be prepared for some more wedding crafts! I've got a couple things planned. The wedding is 07.26.2013 and I have a ton of stuff to do still. I put everything off until I had the summer off. It'll be small so I'm not too concerned. As long as we get married, right?

Thanks for looking!
-Ms. 246

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Crocheted Rose Leaf Pattern: (Any similarities between this and other patterns are coincidence. A lot of leaf patterns are very similar. I don't really claim any rights to this pattern.)
  •  Chain 10.
  • Work through top loops: slip stitch in first stitch from hook. 
  • Then, working back along chain: sc in next stitch, hdc in next stitch, dc in next stitch, 2 treble crochet stitches in next stitch, dc in next stitch, hdc in next stitch, sc in next stitch, slip stitch in next stitch. This should be your last stitch.
  • Ch 2, rotate work so you're on the other side of the "leaf" and repeat what you did on the first side. Through top loops only: slip stitch, sc, hdc, dc, 2 treble crochet, dc, hdc, sc, slip stitch. Tie the end off with a generous tail, about 15 inches or so. (You should be at the "point" of your leaf). 
  • Use a tapestry needle, sew through the point of your leaf, then weave through the backside of the leaf.
  • I then used the rest of the tail to sew the leaf onto the rose.
Hopefully that's not too confusing. I've never really written up anything for anyone else before. Let me know if you have any questions.

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