Wild Rose crochet flower pattern Irish Crochet Style
The first 100 flowers in the 365 Crochet Flower Bouquet are a mix between regular crochet, Irish crochet and emboidery stitches, as you might have noticed. For the next few patterns, I have decided to celebrate the Irish Crochet Lace by creating a few designs in plain white cotton re-interpreting traditional techniques and patterns in my way.
First pattern is a wild rose with 3 petals. Rather than diving straight into old patterns, I'm going to introduce techniques little by little as they suit the purpose and of course, as they suit the flower I design. I prefer the 3-dimensional look of my patterns, therefore my intention is not to create a flat motif, but rather a 3D shape.
About Irish Crochet: Padding Cord
Traditional Irish Crochet uses a padding cord around which you work the regular crochet stitches. It is a few times thicker than the yarn you use for the motiv and its purpose is to give texture and stability to the motif. While you work stitches over the cord, you pull the cord in order to give the leaf or petal edge a certain shape. There are several methods to make your own cord, if you cannot buy it, i.e. make a chain of ch and crochet around it, or fold the thread until you get the thickness you need and crochet over it.
How to Crochet a Wild Rose flower in Irish Crochet Style?
- crochet cotton Size 10 colour = white.
- 1.75 mm steel hook.
Details of components
- three-petal flower with fringed stamens and curled stem.
Crochet Flower Pattern
Start: using 1.75mm steel hook, make 6ch, join with sl st, 1ch
R1: make 16dc in the ring, join with sl st, 1ch, turn work
R2: large petal starts here *1sl st in next dc, 8ch and sl st in next dc in the ring, 1ch turn
R3: 16dc on the loop, sl st in the ring, turn
R4: 4ch, 4tr in first dc on the petal, tr in next 2dc, dc in the next 8dc, skip the last 5dc from R3 = 14sts worked on this row, 1ch turn
R5: 8dc, 2tr, 4tr in next tr – so far you're working in 11sts from R4, meaning that you'll skip the next 3tr and continue with 4ch, 1dc in the petals’ ring, 4ch, sl st in the last dc in the ring at base of petal = large petal, 4dc on the ring.
. Repeat from * once and finish with a sl st at base of first petal, turn work and we’ll make a smaller petal between the two larger ones.
R6: small petal starts here 6ch, sl st at the base of petal on the left, 1ch, turn
R7: 12dc on the loop, sl st in the ring at base of petal on the left, turn
R8: 4ch, 4tr in first dc on the petal, tr in next 2dc, dc in the next 6dc, tr in next 2dc, 4tr in last dc on the petal, 4ch, sl st in the last dc on the petal, dc in the ring at base of petal on the left = small petal.
Work 32sc around the petal on the left, (1sc in the next dc in ring, 1 picot) x 7= 7 stamens, 1sc, next work 32sc around the petal on the left, 22 sc around the smaller petal. Fasten off.
Fold the thread with the length 3 inches 8 times and work over sc with 2 ends of thread. Pull the inner thread to shape the stem while you are working. The more you pull, the more it curls.
Attach stem at back of flower.
This is it! The crochet flower pattern is ready!
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If you have stumbled upon this page and you haven't heard about the 365 Crochet Flowers Bouquet Project, then feel free to check out the crochet patterns that I've designed so far!