Well, today we woke up to a snow blanket spread all over the city. It is actually snowing heavily as I am writing this, so I am considering putting up the Christmas tree, because it does feel like December :P
However, Happy April all! The snow will certainly not stop me decorating my home with flowers. Today I have a free pattern to share for a rose bud.
Sharpen your hooks!
Materials: sport yarn and 1.9mm hook.
You can use whatever size/weight of yarn with their respective hooks. The difference would be in the size of the finished rose bud. At the end I have a picture of a bud made with DK yarn so you can see the difference between the two.
Used terms (Am. terminology): chain (ch), stitch (st), slip stitch (sl st), half double crochet (hdc), 3-ch picot.
Tip: Leave both starting and ending tail long because you'll use them to sew the bud.
Foundation and row 1: ch34 and starting from 2nd st from hook, sl st1 across.
Row 2: ch3, sk2, hdc in next st. Repeat this pattern to the end of the row.
Row 3: ch2 and hdc1 in 1st ch, make a 3-ch picot and hdc1 in the same chain. Repeat pattern to the end.
Tip: To secure the ending extra, I tie and knot the tails together.
Roll the flower into a shape and pin in several places to hold it together. Tread one of the tails through a tapestry needle and sew through the layers of the flower. Do so with the other tail. The flower will be nicely and tightly sewn.
Here's an example of a different size and weight of yarn (DK/3.00 mm hook) with almost the same pattern but with less stitches in the foundation. For the bigger one, I chained 24 and instead of slip stitching in row 1, I used hdcs. The rest is the same.