Wednesday, April 1, 2020

Make a Rose Bud - free crochet pattern

 

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. 
 
Pattern: 

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.  

 

 

Have fun!

26 comments:

Lilbitbrit said...

Thank you for the lovely crochet pattern a little bit of spring. Do hope you are keeping well and safe in your part of the world. Always enjoy your posts.

Julie's Creative Lifestyle said...

Your crocheted flowers are perfect for the beginning of April. I can't believe that you had some snow! The sun is out now and feels so good compared to the dreary weather we've had. Have a nice week Maya.

Divya said...

The buds are so sweet. But what I found more interesting in the arc shape that you get before you coil. That is the shape of hair ornaments and combs in South and South East Asia (India, China, Thailand, Cambodia). In India, its called Veni (floral creeper). While it usually made of metal and attached to pins/combs, I think these can be attached to metal /plastic hair combs to make hair accessories too.

Atelier Marie-Lucienne said...

These flower buds are so lovely! Thank you for sharing the pattern!

Sum of their Stories said...

Gorgeous, thank you. I do honestly believe that you can't have too many crochet flower patterns in your life!!

Maya Kuzman said...

Thank you dear! Take care and stay safe!

Maya Kuzman said...

Well, Julie, it's crazy over here. Yesterday it snowed well into the night, and today it's all sunshine and warm. Figure that out..

Maya Kuzman said...

You know Divya, that is one great idea. I might try that with a comb. Thank you for the suggestion!

Maya Kuzman said...

Kisses Marjan!

Maya Kuzman said...

I cannot agree more T'onna!

Kate said...

We received fresh snow as well - a lot of it! I love your nosegay - thank you for the rosebud pattern. Flowers definitely need to be hand made this spring.
Keep well.

Jodiebodie said...

Sooo pretty and delicate looking, especially against the lace backdrop. I have seen that flower method before but never tried it. Perhaps it will happen while hibernating. What lovely, lovely shades of pink and green you have chosen.
Thank you for visiting my blog where I have replied at long last!

Maya Kuzman said...

Thank you Kate! Ours was gone the next day and now we have a perfect spring day! Crazy weather, lol! Iam also getting crazy with flowers for my new project :)

Maya Kuzman said...

Helloo Jodie!!! Long time no hear:)
I hope everything is well with you dear. Thank you for dropping by! Stay safe!

Christine said...

These are beautiful. They are great for using up yarn.

Michelle Churchman said...

Love these! Pinning!

Michelle
http://mybijoulifeonline.com

Marie-Interior Frugalista said...

Oh my goodness this is so pretty! I always enjoy seeing your crochet fashion accessories, Maya.

Michelle said...

These are so pretty! I love your pattern. I've always had the hardest time making roses.

Sam - Raggedy Bits said...

This is such a beautiful pattern! I'm a big learner when it comes to crocheting and will be looking forward to trying this once I get more confident.

Thank you so much for sharing your stunning pattern with us over at Waste Not Wednesday!

Maya Kuzman said...

Oh, that would be wonderful Sam. Do drop back if you need assistence, I'd love to help.

Maya Kuzman said...

Thank you Michelle. They are in fact a breeze to make once you get the hang of it :)

Maya Kuzman said...

Thank you Marie. Much obliged!

Maya Kuzman said...

Completely agree with you Christine!

Maya Kuzman said...

Thank you Michelle!

Leanna said...

I really enjoy crocheting, your little flower bouquets are beautiful. Pinning.

Maya Kuzman said...

Thank you so much Leanna! Crocheting for me is not only relaxing and calming but also immensely inspirational!