Thursday, March 7, 2013

Crochet a Rosette Tutorial!

This tutorial is simple.
However, it is assumed that you know the basics of crocheting.
I am as basic as it gets.
There are only 3 stitches involved here...
chain, double crochet and half double crochet.
to begin you need:
yarn and crochet hook (mine is a J)
Begin with a slip knot.
Make sure it doesn't undo with the short piece of yarn.

Chain stitch 4 chains

Loop back through the first chain stitch to make a center loop.

This makes a donut shape.  You will do in and out of this loop now.

Then looping through the center of your donut, you will double crochet 18 or 21 times.
(18 will make a 6 petal flower, 21 makes a 7 petal...I like the odd number petals..weird right?)
All the way around .
Now look closely at your little yo-yo.
It's got a nice looped edge all around it.
I drew on this image so you can see the edge better.
We will be using those drawn on loops for the next portion.
We'll go around the yo-you twice...first time around we'll loop
 through the top of every third loop, second time on the bottom third loop...make sense?
Now you are going to chain stitch again.  4 chains, then you will hook
through the top loop of the double crochets you just did.  Hook on every third double crochet.

Chain 4, hook through the third...until you are back to where you started.
Then you will go around the same way again, this time chaining
5 times and hooking on the bottom loop of your double crochet...
Once back around, we'll begin building our petals.
Hook your yarn back to the first chain loop you made on the "top" layer.
Begin by doing a half double crochet through the chain loop
Then do 3 double crochets through the same chain loop.
See how it's building a scallop edge?
then go back down the the half double crochet and then a simple
 hook and pull over to the next chain stitched loop.
Do this same pattern on all the chain loops we made
Once you are back around, hook through the second layer of chain loops we made.

and repeat the same steps building up your petals all the way around
In action.
Once you finish your last petal you are done.
Clip your yarn about 4 inches from the flower and pull the yarn through securing the knot.
Here's the backside now.
I take my 2 yarns and tie them together and then trim them close.
Turn it over and it's done!
Fluff your petals and use it!
Great for hair clip flowers or on something fun to come...
Hope that sort of made sense.
It's hard to write out how to crochet.






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2 comments:

Leah said...

Great tutorial. I like how you drew white lines on the loops. I think it is important to show how to distinguish where those loops are when teaching someone how to crochet and that photo does it perfectly.

Chris said...

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