A Crocheted Rose Brooch

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In my previous post, here, I included some photos of me taken while we were out in Toronto’s Kensington Market area on the weekend. I was wearing this newly crocheted rose brooch in the pictures.

I first spotted this style of crocheted flower on Pinterest and was taken by how much the example looked like a real rose. I just had to try this interesting looking technique out for myself. The outcome made a cheerful accessory to dress up my plain denim jacket.

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The method is outlined here, at the Kati Crafts Blog. While Kati doesn’t take credit for inventing this way of crocheting a rose, she has written out some very clear instructions for making one. It is called the ‘Strip Method’, where the flower is created by crocheting a length of chain and then adding the petals along the chain, changing the size of the petals as you go.

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To finish it, you roll the long piece together and stitch it.

Then I sewed on a brooch pin … you can find these at sewing supply shops (I got mine at Neveren’s on Queen Street West, which I showed you in this post).

Note : This pattern works out a lot better when you use thin yarn and a smaller hook … I used a 3.5.

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The yarn, a variegated orange, brown and burgundy, has a silver sparkly filament woven into it. It came to me thanks to Julie, who generously gave me a bag full of a wide variety of yarns from her stash last spring. The grab-bag contained a couple of full skeins but also a whole bunch of small amounts left over from some of her knitting projects, and I’ve been having such fun using it up. You’ve already seen this little baby sweater I made with another lovely yarn from this bag, and there will be more finished creations to come.

Here it is in action …

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Thank you very much for taking a look. I hope my crocheting friends out there will give this neat technique a try.
xo loulou

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