But we talk crochet love now. You can find many patterns for dc’s circle, or for roses and leaves, out there on the web, BUT in this tutorial you’ll follow my own patterns, so, put your hands on your hook and follow me. ……………………………………………………………………………………………………………………….
My rose cushion kit
Crochet hook: 3/ 3.25mm & 2.5mm.
40 cm round cushion pad, to fill it up.
round = rnd
loop(s) = lp(s)
yarn over = yo
stitch(es) = st(s)
chain stitch = ch
repeat = rep
space(s) = sp(s)
sl st = slip stitch = insert hook, yo, pull the lp back through the st and through the lp on your hook.
sc = single crochet = insert hook, yo, pull the lp back through the st (2 lps on hook), yo and pull through both lps on hook.
hdc = half double crochet = yo, insert hook, yo, pull the lp back through the st (3 lps on hook), yo and pull through all 3 lps on hook.
dc = double crochet = yo, insert hook, yo, pull the lp back through the st (3 lps on hook), yo and pull through 2 lps on hook (2 lps left on hook), yo and pull through remaining 2 lps.
Sl st into the 3rd ch of your initial ch3 (tighten your sl st, it’ll help it look ‘seamless’. Now tighten the yarn tail to close the loop, leave just a small centre hall. (12 sts)
Sl st into the 3rd ch of your initial ch3 to close. (24 sts)
sl st into the 3rd ch of your initial ch3. (36 sts)
FASTEN OFF and weave in all tails. First circle made. Now Make one more flat circle in the same way, so you have front and back.
*(2 dc, ch1, 2dc) all in one st, sk 1* repeat between ** to last st. Sl st to last.
Your first rose is made, do you like it?
*5dc in next, sl st in next* repeat between to end (13 petals).
For this tutorial photos I worked with colour Citron.
FASTEN OFF leave a long tail end to the stitching, later. Weave in the short tail.
You actually need to sew them on the front side of the cushion but also to connect them one to the other in a gentle way and try to hide your stitches, and connect them together very carefully. Make sure they sit nicely on the front centre, but at the same time try not to flatten their three-dimensionality. That’s how your back side should look like, when you finish stitching up your bouquet. And the front side, as you can see I haven’t completely connected the leaves, I left the top part of them unconnected to allow it’s fresh flowery feel. This is all for now lovelies, If you’re still here…… thank you so much for joining my first part tutorials, for my rose cushion. We will meet again on my next blog post with the second part, where I’ll show you how to connect the front and back side of the cushion, with this nice shell edge. We will make a nice opening with these little pretty fabric buttons, which are part of the kit. ‘My rose cushion’ kit is available at the shop now. If you are a subscriber to my blog, then you’ll get an email, tomorrow, with a coupon code for 10% off this lovely kit. If you’r not a subscriber yet than hurry up and subscribe today. Within this kit you’ll get 11 balls of GrannyKit cotton in all colours you need for this project, together with 7 tiny little Liberty of London fabric buttons. I hope you enjoyed my tutorial, looking forward to seeing your beautiful roses and leaves on IG with hashtag #myrosecuhion. See you soon, with the second part of the tutorial, xoxMo