Let’s get rid of our left-over yarn and make something beautiful out of them! Crochet along with me in making this afghan of different colored roses! Good Luck to you and me and Happy crocheting with the hope of finishing this afghan by the end of this year!
Tools And Materials: Left over yarn, Red Heart, medium wt., category 4; crochet hook, 4.25 mm; yarn needle; small scissors.
Note: When making a slip knot to begin crochet, leave at least 7 to 8 inch yarn tail so that this can be woven inside the stitches afterwards.
Ch4. Sc on 4th ch from hook to form ring.
Round 1: (Ch1, 3dc -ch1- sc – over ring) 4x. Note: 4 rose petals made.
Round 2: Ch1, *insert hook at back of next rose petal between 1st and 2nd dc, [fold petal wrong side up so that hook is under the foundation ring, yo and pull up this yo on wrong side or back of the petal], make a (B)sc on the foundation ring. Note: (B)sc = means beginning sc or first sc made on current round. Ch5,* repeat * * until there are three ch-5 loops, ch5, sc on beginning sc. Total of 4 ch-5 loops.
[ ] = means fold petal wrong side up, yo and pull up this yo on wrong side or back of the petal.
Round 3: (B)sc on next ch-5 loop, ch1-6dc-ch1-sc on same ch-5 loop. *sc-ch1-6dc-ch1-sc on next ch-5 loop.*. Repeat * * two more times. Total of 4 rose petals.
Round 4: Ch2, insert hook at back of next rose petal between 1st and 2nd dc, [ ], make (B)sc; ch4, insert hook at back of same rose petal between 5th and 6th dc [ ], sc on same petal. *Ch4, insert hook at back of next rose petal between 1st and 2nd dc, [ ], make a sc; ch4, insert hook at back of same rose petal between 5th and 6th dc, [ ], sc on same petal.* repeat * * twice. Ch4, sl st on (B)sc. Total ch4 loop this row = 8.
Round 5: *Sc-ch1-5dc-ch1-sc on next ch-4 loop * Repeat * *around. Total Rose petals = 8.
Round 6: Insert hook at back of next rose petal between 2nd and 3rd dc, draw up a loop, [ ], make a (B)sc, *ch6, insert hook at back of next rose petal between 2nd and 3rd dc, [ ], make a sc.* Repeat * * until there are 7 ch-6 loops. Ch6, sc on (B) sc.
Total of 8 ch-6 loops. Fasten off leaving a 7 to 8 inch tail. Note: The tail will be woven within the dense stitches of rose petals with use of yarn needle.
Rose Leaves: Use any shade of Green colored yarn or any color you prefer.
Round 7: Attach new yarn next to a sc at beginning of any ch- 6 loop. Crochet over the tail of yarn as you make the stitches. (B)sc-Ch1- 4dc- ch3- 4dc-ch1-sc on this ch-6 loop where new yarn is attached. Note: 1 corner leaf made. From now on LEAF = sc- ch1-4dc-ch3-4dc-ch1-sc. * Ch5-sc on next ch-6 loop. Ch5- leaf on next ch-6 loop*. Repeat * * until completing the 4th leaf. Ch5-sc on next ch-6 loop, ch5, sl st on (B) sc.
Round 8: Slst on next 2 sts, *ch3, sc on next ch-3 corner loop, ch5, sc on same loop, note: first corner loop of this round is made. Ch3, skip 2 dc sts, sc on next st, (ch3, sc on next ch-5 loop) twice; ch3, sc on st between 1st and 2nd dc counting from right to left. * Note: Always count from left to right unless stated otherwise. Repeat * * around until 4th ch-5 corner loop is completed. Ch3, skip 2 dc sts, sc on next st,(Ch3, sc on next ch-5 loop) twice, ch3, slst on 2nd sl st. Fasten off. Weave in ends.
Note: First block of Rainy Day Rose motif is finished. Second and subsequent blocks will be worked from Round 1 to Round 7 and on round 8, the next block will be joined to the previous block. This method is called “join-as-you-go”. Where a block just made is attached to previous block/blocks on last round before fastening off and starting another block.