My summer holidays are almost over, and apart from a few greeting cards, I haven’t exactly been crafting this summer. I haven’t forgotten about this blog, however, and when I get things up and running, I will be posting more crafts during the autumn and winter.
In other news: I just noticed that I’ve had over 8000 visitors here over the summer months, and it’s all thanks to Pinterest. Apparently my crochet roses have made it into their DYI/Crafts section. So hello to all you new visitors, and thank you for viewing my blog!
I’ve also had a few questions about the crochet roses. The pattern, originally, is not my own. (You can find the original pattern by scrolling down on this page:
). I’ve made a few changes to the pattern, and I keep making new changes each time I make a new rose. It’s a process!
I suggest that if you want to make the rose, try adding more petals, in different sizes, just to test what looks best with the yarn you use. I usually make petals in different sizes as “layers” of the rose, so for instance, I’ll make a layer (4-6 petals) of big petals first (i.e., add more double crochet (UK treble)), then gradually make smaller ones, and then in the middle, I’ll make several layers of the same sized petals, ending with really small petals for the center of the rose. If you want any help, I can try and assist, but really, it’s all about trial and error. Also, try and roll up the strip of petals so that the base of the rose becomes rather wide (the size of a large coin, for instance). This opens up the rose more.
So again, thank you for viewing, and good luck with making your own roses!