It took me a few weeks, but I think I’ve finally created the perfect crochet rose! Or at least in my opinion I have.
Credit goes to whomever first designed and invented the strip-method of making a crochet rose (I followed the instructions on this webpage). However, I did not follow the instructions precisely, because I felt that the rose would have become rather feeble and not be able to “hold itself together” once it was finished, and also because I didn’t like how the petals were wrapping around themselves.
Cue the boring explanation!
In case you wish to know how I altered the pattern, take a look at the instructions for row 3 of the pattern. Instead of 55 chains at the start, I made (approximately) 116 chains, and then on row 3, I had 38 petals (12 petals with 9 double crochets (dc), 3 with 8 dcs, 4 with 7, 14 with 6, 3 with 5 and 2 with only 4 dcs). In other words, I created a strip of petals, going from larger to smaller petals, so that the middle of the rose wouldn’t look too bulgy and big, and so that the spiral created would spread across the centre evenly. Finally, I attached a safetypin at the back of the rose, so that it can be used as a broach. I was hoping to make two leaves for the rose, but I haven’t yet discovered the perfect leaf (most patterns are useless). In case you have a pattern for a great crochet leaf, please let me know!
So did I succeed in making the perfect rose? Vote!
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