Pattern For Mary's Roses
In the sample I used Cebelia size 30. It is easiest
to work with two shuttles, but you can do the pattern with a shuttle and
ball of thread. The pink rose is a combination of dark pink size 12 perle
cotton and size 30 light pink Cebelia
Ring: 3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3 (8 picots) close ring and make a mock picot.
From here on it is all chain work
Start each round of chains with the second half of the ds. This "lifts"
the stitches up. Tighten up the chain before the join. These are all shuttle
joins, so you can't tighten up the chain after the join. You want each row
of stitches to lay on the one before it. If you need to make more stitches
in each row do so.
*Chain: 6 , skip one picot on the ring and join to the next picot. Rev
Chain: 8, join to the mock picot, Rev
**Chain: 10, join to the same picot as the first chain. Make a lock stitch
(transferred half stitch) do not reverse
Chain: 6, skip one picot on the ring and join to the next picot
Repeat from *to**around the ring. Join the last row to the first picot.
Draw one of your shuttle threads through the next free picot. Pass the
other shuttle through the loop. Tighten the knot but don't pull the work
out of shape. The following chains will cover the loop on the back of the
Chain A: 8, join to the next free picot, rev
Chain B: 10, join to the first picot. rev
Chain A: 12, join to the same picot as the chain A, rev
Chain B: 14, join to the same picot as chain B, rev
Chain A: 20, join to the same picot as chain A, lock stitch do not reverse
Repeat all around using the free picots. Join last chains in the first
picot of round 2
Done, but doesn't look like much does it. Take the rose and drop it into
some warm water. While still damp, lift the petals and push them together.
Separate some of the chains to fill in the rose. When you are pleased with
the shape allow the rose to dry.
The pink rose has an extra center, which I added on.
Ring 2-2-2 close ring, make a mock picot (5 picots)
Chain A: 4, skip 1 picot join into the next free picot, rev
Chain B: 6, join into the mock picot rev
Chain: 8, join into the same picot as chain A. rev
Chain: 10, join in the same picot as chain B, do not reverse,
Chain B: 6, join in same picot as chain A, rev
Chain 8, join in same picot as chain B rev
Chain 10, join in the same picot as chain B, lock stitch.
Cut threads leaving ends long enough to draw through the center of the
Ring 3-3-3-3 close ring mock picot
Do a lock stitch after each join to give the petals a more defined shape
Chain 6, join in next picot, chain 6, and join in next picot all the way
around ring. Lock stitch
Chain 8, join in next picot, chain 8, and join in next picot all the way
around ring, lock stitch.
Chain 10, join in next picot, chain10, join in next picot repeat all the
way around as before.
Chain 12, join in next picot, chain 12, join in next picot, and repeat
all the way around as before.
Cut and tie off threads and draw to the back.
This produces a more flat flower.
This is a fun pattern to use up scraps of thread. And different colors
can make you think of different types of flowers.
Sew them down on a head band, or a barrette.
Send me scans of your roses and I will put up the pictures. Get Crazy, I know there are some "WILDFLOWERS" out there.
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