As I wish you a warm welcome to today's post, the weather outside is amazingly balmy, sunny and carrying all the scents spring carries with itself! Today will be flowery here on the blog too, because I've decided to retire this pattern.
I am gradually changing the looks of my pattern shop, freshening it up with new designs, and the time has come for some of the patterns to be taken down so that I make room for more interesting ones.
Yarn and hook:
*sport yarn and a 1.9mm hook (UK 3) (US 5) for the flowers and leaves
For a more delicate look of the roses I would recommend fingering yarn or thread #10. In regard to hooks, check your yarn / thread label – it gives recommended hook sizes.
* sewing thread in color matching the color of the bracelet (preferably)
* sewing needle for sewing the flowers and leaves tapestry needle for weaving ends.
Used terms in American terminology: chain (ch), slip stitch (sl st), single crochet (sc), double crochet (dc), half double crochet (hdc), picot.
Measurement: My wrist measures 15 cm / 5.9” while the finished bracelet is 14.5 cm / 5.7” in length without the jump rings.
Other: jump rings, lobster clasp, earring hooks, sewing thread, sewing needle, tapestry needle, pins
Bracelet & Necklace Pattern:
Both the chain (stem) and leaves are made as you go in 2 rows.
Row 1: Ch16. The first 8 stitches are for the other 8 for the leaf. Starting from the 2nd stitch from hook, sc1, hdc4 st, sc1 and sl st1. Next, ch 15 and repeat the above pattern. Repeat the chain and leaf pattern until you get the desired length.
For the bracelet, measure it on your wrist. For example, for my bracelet I crocheted a total of 4 leaves (but for my necklace I made 5) plus the stem on the other side. When you get the desired length, ch11 for the stem that will be for the other side/end.
Row 2: starting from 2nd st from hook, sc8. Next, ch8 for the leaf, crochet the leaf pattern, then sc1 in the next 2 stitches of the stem. Continue single crocheting past the leaf on the other side, and in the 4th stitch (counting from the leaf on the opposite side), chain 8 and crochet the leaf pattern.
After you make the leaf, continue single crocheting down, past the leaf on the opposite side, and make another leaf in the 4th st below the leaf on the opposite side. Work this pattern until you come to the last leaf on the opposite side. From there you just continue sc1 until the end. Finish it by tying the tails and weaving them through.
Petite Rose Pattern:
Foundation and row 1: Ch12 and starting from the 2nd st from hook, sc2 in that stitch and sc1 in the next stitch. Repeat this pattern 2 more times. Next, ch3 and make a picot. Sc2 in the next st. After that, sc1, ch3 and make a picot. Again, sc2 in the next stitch, sc1 in the next, ch3 and make a picot. As the picture shows, you will get three little “crowns”. Ch3 (it will serve as one dc) and turn work.
Row 2: Dc2 in the picot. Ch1, sc1 in the picot and ch1 more. Dc3 in the same picot. (So as you can see the petal consists of two sets of 3dcs. The chains and the scs you added in the middle makes its shape gain a nicely rounded form.) Next, make a sc in the next stitch, skip the next two stitches and dc3 in the picot for the first part of the petal, ch1, sc1, ch1 and dc3 to finish it. Repeat the above petal pattern to make another petal or a total of three (3) big petals.We’ll finish the row by making three more petals, but these will be smaller.
When you make the third big petal, sc in the next stitch and then dc3 in the next stitch. All three dcs are in the same stitch. Repeat this 2 times more and end the row by single crocheting the last 2 stitches. And with that, the rose is done. Leave a long tail which you are going to use to sew the rose.
As you can see there are 3 big and 3 small petals. Start rolling the petals from the last ones / smaller ones which are to form the center of the rose. When you are satisfied with the shape, pin it in place and thread a tapestry needle. Using the tails, sew through all the layers of the rose.
Next, thread a sewing needle, position the roses onto the foundation, pin them to fix them and sew them nicely. For the bracelet add jump rings at the sides and a clasp for closing. For the necklace, attach jump rings onto each stem and a chain on each side. Then attach the clasp. The bracelet / necklace set is done!