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Backward Rose Mini Corsage Free Crochet Pattern

Updated on December 16, 2014
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The Backward Rose Mini Corsage Crochet Pattern

Continuing in the Backward Series, this fun little project is a small corsage you can make for any special occasion, or just make it for yourself if you love to wear flowers!

Similar to, but just patterned a bit differently from the original Backward Rose, you'll find yourself on familiar ground when crocheting it. It measures just about 3" wide and almost 3" tall. It's slightly oval.

Something new with this pattern, it's surrounded by a little lacy border you can do in whatever contrasting color you wish. And I've included a little pattern for a crocheted ribbon you can tie into a bow to accent your piece.

This is your perfect opportunity to show your creativity with adding crystals, sequins, gemstones, whatever you wish! I held myself back and just accented mine with a single large Swarovski.

Hope you enjoy making it!

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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)

- chosen color for lace border

(You can make this using #8, #10, #20, or #30 thread but do NOT mix them. Keep threads all the same size as you used for the roses.) NOTE: You can make some amazingly beautiful work using 6-8 strands of sewing thread in different colors held together. By changing just one or two threads, you can create beautiful gradient effects. Just use enough strands to equal the thickness of the other thread you are using.)

Beads or crystals (optional)

Glitter (optional)

Tie tack or pin back fastener

Small purchased or handmade ribbon bow

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Backward Rose Mini Corsage

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Ability - Intermediate

Important: If you have made other Backward Roses, this one is patterned just a bit differently.


With Green, ch 7, join with sl st to form ring.

Round 1

CH 6, DC in ring. *(CH 2, DC in ring) Repeat from * around 7 times. End with ch 2, sl st in 3rd ch of first ch 6. (8 spaces).

Round 2

CH 8, DC in next DC. *Ch 4, DC in next DC. Repeat from * around ending with ch 4, sl st in 3rd ch of first ch 8.

Round 3

CH 9, DC in next DC. *Ch 6, DC in next DC. Repeat from * around ending with ch 6, sl st in 3rd ch of first ch 9.

Round 4

CH 11, DC in next DC. *Ch 8, DC in next DC. Repeat from * around ending with ch 8, sl st in 3rd ch of first ch-11. Fasten off.

Filling In The Lace Ruffle

Round A

Attach Gold Sparkle in any of the outer Ch-11 spaces. *CH 5, Work 5-DTR Popcorn in space. Ch 5, SC in tip of popcorn just made. CH 5, SC in 3rd ch from hook. Ch 2, SC in first chain of the ch-5. CH 4, SC in ch 11 space. CH 1, sl st in next ch 11 space. Repeat from * around ending with ch 1, sl st in base of starting ch 5.

Round B

Ch 5, (counts as first DTRC), work remainder of 5-DTRC Cluster in same space. *Ch 1 to close. Ch 5, SC in top of cluster. (Ch 5, SC in 3rd ch from hook, ch 2, SC in next ch 5 loop) twice. Ch 5, SC in 3rd ch from hook, ch 2, work 5-DTRC Cluster in next ch 2 space. Repeat from * around ending with sl st in base of first cluster. Fasten off.

Filling in Leaves

A/Attach Green in the next round of mesh inward. *(Ch 4, work 4 more DC, drop loop, insert in top of ch 4; grab dropped loop and pull thru (Popcorn made). Ch 5, SC into back edge of popcorn. CH 4, sl st in space) twice. (You will have two popcorns in each space). CH 1, sl st in next space. Repeat from * around, ending with ch 1, sl st in base of first ch 4. Fasten off Green.

B/In this round we are creating a burgundy outline for each leaf section, combining the two green leaves into one leaf outlined in burgundy.

Attach Burgundy in first chain 5 loop of any leaf section. *Ch 4, TRC in base of ch 4 just made. CH 5, SC in base of ch 5 just made. DTR in slip stitch between two green leaves. CH 4, TRC in base of ch 4 just made. SC in ch 5 loop of next leaf. CH 5, sl st in mesh. CH 4, sl st in next ch-5 loop.

Filling In The Petals

A/Attach White in the next round of mesh inward. *Ch 5, work 5-DTR Popcorn in space. CH 5, SC in base of ch 5 just made. CH 5, sl st in same mesh. CH 1, sl st in next mesh. Repeat from * around ending with sl st in base of first ch 5. CH 2, sl st in next mesh inward.

Remaining Meshes

Repeat Round A.

Corsage Finishing

-Attach a purchased or handmade small ribbon bow at base of lace section.

- Tack your choice of pin back or tie tack fastener to back center of corsage.

- Dust lightly with glitter, if desired.

-Sew on beads or crystals, if desired.

The pattern for the optional crocheted "faux" ribbon is below.

Optional Crocheted "Faux" Ribbon

Optional Crocheted Ribbon


Small amount #10 crochet thread (example used DMC Traditions).

Crochet hook size 8 or preferred size


Ch 86.

Row 1/

DC in 6th ch from hook. *Ch 2, DC in next chain. Repeat from * across. Ch 4, turn.

Rows 2 & forward

DC in next DC. *Ch 2, DC in next DC. repeat from * across. Ch 4, turn.

NOTE: You can adjust this ribbon longer by adding more chains in multiples of 6. You can make it as deep as you wish by completing additional rows.

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