OK, here’s my second stab at free-form roses. I like these better. When I get it down just like I like, I’ll make a pattern up. But for now I’ve just been winging it. I sort of decide what to do as I go.
My 2nd attempt at a free-form crocheted rose motif.
I think this is my favorite so far…
I’m not sure about the light pink center… hmmm…
On this one I added some embroidery… There are things I like about this one… and things I’m not sure about…
As always, I welcome comments… any pointers or ideas?
Thanks! Happy Crocheting.
I’m really excited about this project. For the longest time, I’ve been collecting yarn in all shades of red and pink, with the idea of eventually making a rose afghan for my mom. I’ve looked and looked for rose motif patterns in crochet, but have never really found what I wanted. I realized that it’s because what I want is more of a free-form look,. rather than an “equilateral” design (is there a better word than equilateral? Mirror-image? You get the drift). I actually found one pattern that I liked a lot… and made this motif:
Flat Rose Granny Square. You can buy this pattern from Nicole Rodgers for just $1. Isn’t it pretty?
While I really love the way this looks, and will definitely use it for a different project (Maybe a handbag or purse? Any other ideas?) it is still not the free-form look of a rose that I really wanted. So… I decided to try out my skills on making up my own design. I had tried this awhile back after I first learned to crochet, but it was a bit disastrous. Too bad I frogged the result, or I’d show you here. Anyway, I guess I’ve gotten better, because I really like what I’ve come up with so far:
Free-form rose motif—the big ones are 9 inches across, and the small one is 6 inches.
Free-form rose motif in two sizes
Large (9-inch) crochet free-form rose motif
Medium (6-inch) crochet free-form rose motif