Monday, February 18, 2008

Crocheted Long Stem Roses- - - free pattern

I wanted to make a dozen roses for my step-daughter for Valentine's day. I surfed the web and couldn't find a pattern I what's a crocheter to do ~ make one up. I took inspiration from a few different patterns I came across and came up with these:


small amount of worsted weight yarn in flower color
small amount of worsted weight yarn in green for stem
green pipe cleaner (chenille stem)
g hook
tapestry needle

Stitches used:

chain (ch)
slip stitch (sl st)
half double (hdc)
double (dc)
treble (trc)

Rose Base:

Using green:

Row 1 - ch 13, hdc in 3rd ch from hook and in each ch across, ch2, turn. (12 hdc)

Row 2 - hdc in each st across. On last hdc, drop green (do not cut-you will use this later for stem) and pick up red (leave a long tail for securing base later) . weave in beginning tail


Row 1 - ch 4, turn work; trc in same st, 2 trc in each st across. (24 trc). Fasten off. weave in end tail.

Roll rose jelly roll style (slightly staggered). Secure the rose by threading a tapestry needle with the beginning long tail and tacking in place to secure. Fasten off.

Stem and leaves:

Here you can decide if you want to use the full length of the chenille stem or cut it in half. I used a half piece in my examples.

Using the green yarn you left attached while making the base, insert hook into the bottom of the rose base. Hook the yarn and pull through. Now you will ch until your chain is the length of the chenille stem you chose plus 2 extra chains for turning. Turn. Hdc in the 2nd chain from the hook and each ch until you reach the base of the flower. Cut green leaving long tail to sew the stem together. Using your tapestry needle and the green tail, take a tacking stitch in base of rose. This will prevent any gaps where the stem and base meet. This also gives it extra support.

With the chenille stem laying on top of the green hdc row you just created, use your tapestry needle to sew the last row of hdc and the base chain together forming a tube around the chenille stem. Fasten off and weave in end.

Leaves (make 2):

With green, ch 6, sl st in the 2nd ch from hook. Sc in next st, (hdc, dc) in next ch, (dc,hdc) in next ch, sc in next ch. Fasten off leaving long tail. Weave in beginning tail.

Secure leaves to stem wherever you like them.

You can make the flower portion any color you choose. Check here to see what the different colors represent.

Make and sell all you want, please do not sell the pattern.


Unknown said...

this is a wonderful pattern, I look forward to trying it, it would make a great Ladies church fundraiser too.

Just wanted to say thanks

Robin (RsIslandCrafts) said...

You're welcome! I think they would be great for a church fundraiser. They would also make a nice teacher gift...

nadiamaraka said...

it is fabulous pattern thank you .

Robin (RsIslandCrafts) said...

I'm glad you like it! Thanks!

KB said...

These are so awesome. Plus! they'll never die.

Robin (RsIslandCrafts) said... can make them in a variety of colors!

eenammohc said...

Wow, wow, wow thank you so much for such a lovely pattern. I am looking forward to do it very soon

Anonymous said...

Great pattern. I made a modification though, I rolled the rose bud around the already crochet covered stem, then secured the bud with a tapestry needle. I also just single crocheted around the stem, and gave it a twist, which looked like a real stem with thorns on it. I made a dozen red ones with the full length of the stems. I love them. Might make more in a different color!

Robin (RsIslandCrafts) said...

anonymous.....that sounds great. Do you have a blog so we can ooohh and aaahhh over your dozen roses?

Tina said...

These are so great! My Mom just had surgery and I was thinking about sending her some flowers but living 2,000+ miles away, it's kind of hard. Maybe I could crochet her a dozen roses instead! Thanks for sharing, what a great pattern.

Robin (RsIslandCrafts) said...


That would be a great gift! Then she would have them forever :)

Anonymous said...

ooh. I can sell these right?
Cus this pattern is AWESOME how can I ever say it???
ooh...i could send you some, he he.

Robin (RsIslandCrafts) said...

Yes, sell all you can :)

Anonymous said...

I love these they are so cute. I have to tell you my idea. Instead of using a chenille stem I am using BIC pens and wrapping yard and securing with glue then spiral wrapping the single crochet chain then adding the leaves I am doing 12 for each teacher and putting them in a vase filled with the "dollar tree" school supplies. so far they look adorable. Thanks for the idea!!

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Anonymous said...

Hi, I'm Ashley, and I just wanted to say I absolutely LOVE your roses! The pattern is So easy to follow and they are so beautiful! I was looking for a good christmas gift for my Nana, who taught my how to crochet almost 5 years ago, and I found this pattern when I was looking for something new to make. I'm sure she'll love them, and I do too! Thanks so much for sharing your creativity! :)

Mad in Crafts said...

What a great, detailed tutorial! I think the roses without the stems would look great as an embellishment on a scarf or sweater too!

Thanks for linking up to the Mad Skills party!

Anonymous said...

These are lovely! I'm making eleven of them for my husband for our anniversary.

G.AruljothiKarikalan said...

hi robin... these roses are pretty and i think it will be easy to make

Deanna said...

Fantastic these are beautiful thank you for sharing.

susie said...

Hi. I love this pattern. Been making them like crazy for the past few days. The are going to the girls in my son and daughters class for Valentine's day. I'm also going to make a dozen each and wrap with ribbons for their teachers. Thank you

froglady said...

I had made one of the roses and sent to my daughter in basic and she loved it. Now she wants me to make one for each of the other 29 ladies as well. So this is what I'm working on now. I'm also going to tie a smarty candy to each rose with a note saying thank you for serving for us. thanks again for sharing the pattern. Is a quick and easy. thing to send in care package for the troops.