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Backward Rose Doily Free Crochet Pattern

Updated on March 2, 2015
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SheilaSchnauzies is a Miniature Schnauzer rescuer, writer, crochet designer, gardener, crafter, wife, mom & friend living in Omaha, NE.

You've Never Crocheted Roses Like This Before!!

If you love crocheting popcorns... if you love roses... this is the doily for you! Why is it called "Backward?" Well, you'll see that once you get started. The roses are literally crocheted backwards, working to the outside creating a mesh then working back toward the center filling it in! Now how fun is that! There are also two styles of petal designs you can choose from, or mix and match as you wish.

The little doily crochets up very quickly. I've rated the whole doily Intermediate ability because the roses use Double Treble stitch. If you need help with that, there are YouTube tutorials included in the rose pattern lens that will teach you how.

I hope you enjoy this doily as much as I enjoyed designing it! The pattern will be offered free here on Squidoo for a time, then will be retired to my for-sale pattern site.

Happy crocheting!

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What You Will Need

Crochet hook in size 8 or preferred size

Crochet thread any size in:

- chosen color for rose

- chosen leaf color(s)

- doily color

(You may make this using #8, #10, #20, or #30 thread but do NOT mix. Keep threads all the same size as you used for the roses.)

Beads or crystals (optional)

How To Make The Magic!

Backward Rose Doily

SheilaSchnauzies 2012

Ability - Intermediate

With White, ch 11, join with sl st to form ring.

Round 1

Ch 3, 4 DC in ring; drop loop, reinsert in top of ch 3, pick up dropped loop thread over and pull thru (5DC Popcorn made). Ch 5, SC in top of popcorn just made. CH 4, SC in ring. Ch 3. Repeat from * five times (6 popcorns). End with ch 4, sl st in ch 5 loop on top of first popcorn.

Round 2

*CH 3, complete a 5DCP in same ch 5 loop. *CH 5, SC in top of popcorn. CH 5, DC in next SC. CH 5, work 5 DCP in next point loop. Repeat * around ending with ch 5, sl st in first point loop.

Round 3

Ch 3, complete a 5DCP in same loop. *CH 5, SC in top of popcorn just made. CH 6, DC in next DC. CH 6, work 5DCP in next ch 5 point loop. Repeat from * around ending with ch 6, sl st in first point loop.

Round 4

Ch 3, Complete a 5DCP in same loop. *Ch 5, SC in top of popcorn just made. Ch 7, DC in next DC. Ch 7, work 5DCP in next ch 5 point loop. Repeat from * around, ending with ch 7, sl st in first point loop.

Round 5

Ch 3, Complete a 5DCP in same loop. *Ch 5, SC in top of popcorn just made. Ch 3, (work 5DCP + CH 3) twice in next ch 7 space. Ch 3, work 5DCP in next DC. CH 8, work 5DCP in next point loop. Repeat from * around ending with ch 8, sl st in first point loop.

Round 6

CH 3, Complete 5DCP in same point loop. *CH 5, SC in top of popcorn just made. CH 7, work 5DCP in space between first and second popcorns, ch 3. Work 5DCP in space between 2nd and third popcorns. CH 10, work 5DCP in next point loop. Repeat from * around ending with ch 10, sl st in first point loop.

Round 7

CH 3, Complete 5DCP in same point loop. *CH 5, SC in top of popcorn just made. CH 3, work a second 5DCP in same point loop. CH 11, SC in between next two popcorns. CH 11, work 5DCP in next point loop. Repeat from * around ending with ch 11, sl st in first point loop.

Round 8

Ch 7, DTR in same point loop. CH 5, SC in top of DTR. Work 5-DTR Popcorn in space between two popcorns. CH 5, SC in top of popcorn just made. CH 5, SC in base of ch 5 just made. Ch 7, DTR in left edge of ch 5 loop just made. SC in ch 5 loop of next popcorn. CH 4, sl st in leaf point loop of rose. CH 4, SC in ch 11 space. CH 4, sl st in next leaf point loop. CH 4, SC in next ch 5 loop. CH 4, sl st in next leaf point loop. CH 4, SC in next ch 5 loop. Repeat from * around ending with sl st in first ch 5 loop.

Round 9

Ch 4, SC in first ch 5 loop. Ch 6, work DTRC Cluster into next two ch 5 loops and ch 7 space on left side of point. *Complete cluster, ch 5, SC in top of cluster just made. Ch 6, SC in 3rd ch from hook. Ch 2, SC in next free leaf point loop on rose. (Ch 9, SC in 5th ch from hook. Ch 4, SC in next leaf point loop) 7 times. Ch 6, SC in 3rd ch from hook. Ch 2. Work DTRC Cluster in ch 7 space on right side of point, the three ch 5 loops, and the ch 7 space on the left side of point. Repeat from * around ending with ch 2, sl st in ch 5 loop on top of first cluster.

Round 10

CH 10, SC in 5th ch from hook. Ch 5, SC in next ch 5 picot loop. Repeat * around. End with ch 5, sl st in first point loop.

Blocking and starching recommended.

Want to bedazzle your doily with Swarovski crystals or pretty glass beads, or even gemstone beads? Simple - just add a bead everywhere you do a chain 5, SC over a popcorn. (Ch 2, add bead, ch 2, SC in top of popcorn just made).

What Do You Think Of This Pattern? - Come On, You Can Tell Me!

What are your thoughts on this doily?

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Try doing a variegated rose by using the deepest shade of a color on the outermost round of petals, a lighter shade for the next round, and so on until your last round is the lightest shade... or vice versa!

Try experimenting with using your other favorite 3" floral motifs with this doily! Who knows, it just might work!

A Bouquet of Roses!

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Attaching The Roses...

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      Linda Pogue 

      6 years ago from Missouri

      Beautiful crochet roses! I have to try this soon. Blessings!

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