DIY Roses Bouquet

We all love to wake up to the smell and feel of flowers in our home. Specially, roses! ( They are my favorite) They remind me of the times when I visited my maternal grandmother’s place in my childhood. She had made up a garden of roses right in front of her home. It was such a treat to wake up to that sight. She also had jasmine and a lot of other fruits and vegetables grown around her house.


Fresh flowers have their own beauty and charm. But they wilt and die soon. That’s why I decided to crochet these beautiful roses and wrap them into a bouquet. These look beautiful and they are quite easy to make as well.

Things required:
Red colored acrylic yarn (2 nos.)
Green colored acrylic yarn ( 2 nos.)
Crochet hook ( I used a no. 8 because I wanted large roses. If you want them in a smaller size, use a smaller hook )
Disposable wooden skewers ( to stuff the stem)

Crochet stitches you need to know:
Sc – single crochet
Hdc – half double crochet
Dc – double crochet
Tr – treble crochet
D tr – double treble crochet
Sl st – slip stitch

Instructions:

For the roses: ( Red) ( make 6 )

Chain 80.
Round 1: Hdc in the 3rd ch from hook. Continue till the last stitch. Turn.

Round 2: Ch 2. Hdc in every stitch till end. Turn.


Round 3: Ch 2. Hdc in every stitch till end. Turn.
Round 4: * Ch 2. 4 dc. Ch 2. Sl st. * Repeat * 3 times


* Ch 2. 6 dc. Ch 2. Sl st. * Repeat * 2 times


* Ch 3. 7 tr. Ch 3. Sl st. * Repeat * 3 times
* Ch 4. 7 D tr. Ch 4. Sl st. * Repeat 2 times
Ch 4. 8 D tr. Ch 4. Sl st.


Fasten and weave off the thread.

Now roll the roses from the bigger to the smaller side and sew as you go to keep in place.

For the stem: (Green) ( make 6 )

Ch 4. Sl st into the first ch.


Round 1: ch 1. 6 sc in the center.
Round 2 – Round 46 : ch 1. 6 sc . Join to the ch stitch.


Round 47: ch 1. * 1 sc. 2 sc in next st. * Repeat * till end.
Round 48: ch 1. Sc in each of the stitches.
Round 49: ch 1. * 2 sc. 2 sc in the next stitch * Repeat * till end
Round 50: ch 1. Sc in each stitch.
Round 51: * Ch 4. Sc in second st, hdc in third st, sl st.* Repeat * till end
Round 52: sl st in each of the stitches.

Stuff each of the stem with a wooden skewer. This will help to make the stem stand stiff.

For the leaves ( Green) ( 2 for each stem, a total of 12)

Ch 10.
Round 1: Start working in the second ch from hook. ch 1. 3 sc, 4 hdc, sc, 6 sc in the last chain. ( continue on the other side) sc, 4 hdc, 3 sc. join with a sl st.
Round 2: 2 sc in the 1st sc, 3 sc, 4 hdc, 2 sc, sc ch 3 sl st in the next sc, 2 sc, 4 hdc, 3sc, 2 sc in the next sc. Join with a sl st. Fasten and weave.

Join the leaves onto the stem

Now carefully sew the rose onto the top part of the stem.

There you go!

I love the look of these rose, soft and beautiful. I know, they won’t have the smell of fresh roses but still will be charming to the eyes.

 

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