We have reached our 6th and final Valentine’s day project.
When I think of Valentine’s day, one of the iconic images that comes to mind are long stem roses. In the wake of Storm Imogen, I think we all need a little reminder that spring is on its way and with that in mind, I found a lovely and oh so simple pattern for a crochet rose from Naztazia.
Naztazia’s pattern is so easy to follow and can be found here.
Here are the 6 roses I made, before I attached the sepal and stem.
The 4 plain coloured roses are made in Stylecraft DK wool. Even though the same yarn was used, each rose came out as unique as a real rose, depending on how tight I rolled the piece, and how tight my stitches formed when I crochet them (how many interruptions I received whilst crocheting them!). The rose on the top right was made in King Cole Splash DK – Fireburst. I loved this wool, it was perfect for this project as the tiny flecks of green in with the red tones, made it look really organic. I don’t think the photos do credit to this yarn it is a gorgeous low cost option. Finally, the rose on the bottom left is made in Grundl Lisa Print Yarn – Purple Fuchsia Black Multi-Colour. It is much softer than the other acrylic yarns, which made the petals a little floppier than the others. However, the pattern and colours are lovely and so vibrant, it would make a great yarn for a child’s crochet top or dress. They would really stand out in those colours.
I added the sepal and wire, which I wound with green florist tape. The heads of the roses can be bent then in the direction you want them to point. I plan to wind the wire onto the willow sticks I have left over from the crochet cake pops project I did a few weeks ago, and stand them in a large floor level vase in an empty chimney breast in my dining room. However, Sprout my youngest is currently going through the ‘human wrecking ball’ developmental stage, so for the time being they will look very pretty in a little tin vase in my hallway.
There are so many possibilities with these lovely flowers. How wonderful would it be to receive a bouquet of roses that never wilt this Valentine’s day. Each rose took less than an hour from beginning to end, so there is still plenty of time to create a few of your own for a loved one this Valentine’s day.
As always I had a crafting companion, this week it was Minty, who has produced this beautiful decoration to add to my long suffering mantel piece.
I hope you have enjoyed my Valentine projects. Next week we will start something new…