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Backward Rose Mini Doily Free Crochet Pattern
A Mini Doily Featuring My Backward Rose Motif
The ideas keep coming for different ways to use my little Backward Rose motif! For this mini doily, you'll need one Backward Rose Motif to start your doily with. The link to the Motif pattern is below toward the top of my "Crochet & Craft Lenses" section.
Starched, framed, hung as a suncatcher, tied onto a candle lid, or just sitting pretty - I'm pretty sure you'll have fun with this! Crochet it up in a day and you'll have a little treasure, or a great gift. Enjoy! The pattern will be free for a time here on Squidoo then will eventually be "retired" to my for sale pattern site. Happy crocheting!
Get The Hook I Use! - I Promise You Will LOVE It!
Simply the best hook in the world, in my opinion! It allows me to keep doing thread work despite arthritis in my hands.
What You Will Need
Crochet Hook Size 8 or preferred size
Crochet thread in two preferred colors (I used white and pink in DMC Traditions) in same size as you made the rose
One completed Backward Rose Motif
How To Make The Magic!
Beginning with the foundation of a completed Backward Rose Motif, you'll "grow" leaves and stems for the rose in this little 5" mini doily! I've rated it intermediate ability due to lots of treble crochet and working in 3D.
For This Pattern You'll Need:
One completed Backward Rose Motif (pattern available at link above)
Small amount white or your choice of crochet thread in size matching the rose.
Crochet hook size 8 or your preferred
With WRONG side of rose facing you, attach White with a SC around any of the green bars below the last row of leaves. (see photo). *Ch 10, SC around next bar. Repeat from * around ending with ch 10, sl st in first SC. Flip work over to right side facing.
Sl st into adjacent ch 10 space. CH 4, work 4 TRC in space. *CH 4, work a 5-DTRC Popcorn. CH 5, SC in top of popcorn just made. CH 4, work 5 TRC in same space. CH 1, work 5 TRC in next ch 10 space. Repeat from * around ending with ch 1, sl st in top of first TRC.
Ch 5, work TRC Cluster over next 4 TRC. Ch 1 to close. Ch 5, SC in base of ch 5 just made. * Ch 2, work TRC cluster over next 5 TRC. Ch 1 to close, ch 5, SC in base of ch 5 just made. Ch 2, work (TRC, ch 2) twice in next space. Ch 2, work 5TRC Popcorn in next ch 5 loop. Ch 1 to close. Ch 5, SC in tip of popcorn. Ch 2, work (TRC, CH 2) twice in next space. CH 2, work TRC cluster over next 5 TRC. End with ch 2, sl st in first ch 5 loop.
CH 6. TRC in next TRC. Ch 3, TRC in next TRC. *CH 3, work 5 TRC Popcorn in next ch 5 loop. Ch 5, SC in top of popcorn just made. (Ch 3, TRC in next TRC) twice. CH 3, work TRC Cluster as follows: 2 TRC in next ch 5 loop, 1 TRC in space between clusters, and 2 TRC in next ch 5 loop. Draw through all loops, ch 1 to close. Ch 5, SC in top of cluster just made. (Ch 3, TRC in next TRC) twice. Repeat from * around ending with ch 5 and SC on top of last cluster, slip stitch in next open chain of beginning ch 6.
(It may look odd to you until you complete the stitch. It did to me!)
(Ch 5, SC in 3rd ch from hook, SC in next TRC) 2 times. Ch 5, SC in 3rd ch from hook. CH 2, work 5TRC Popcorn in next ch 5 loop. Ch 5, SC in top of popcorn. Ch 5, SC in 3rd ch from hook. CH 2, SC in next TRC. CH 5, SC in 3rd ch from hook, SC in next TRC. CH 5, SC in 3rd ch from hook, SC in next ch 5 loop. (CH 5, SC in 3rd ch from hook, SC in next TRC) twice. Repeat from * around ending with sl st in first stitch. Fasten off., weave in ends.
What Do You Think Of This Pattern? - (And The Only Existing Picture Of Me Caught Crocheting!)
Do you have plans to make this little doily? What will you do with it?
A crocheted rose is forever!
The Most Important Thing
Use whatever size of crochet thread you wish, (or even yarn!) but use very similar size/thickness in each color so as not to affect how the pattern turns out.
Starching Makes A Big Difference!
if you want to starch and block your little doily, here's how I do it quick, simple and cheap!
In a 1 cup heatproof measuring cup, put 1/4 cup sugar and 1/4 cup water. Microwave for 1.5 minutes on High. Stir. Submerge crochet rose in hot solution. Let soak for about half a minute, then remove to a clean dry countertop or glass plate. Take a toothpick or similar object and gently start stretching the points and loops into shape. When its appearance satisfies you, stop and allow the piece to air dry. About halfway through drying time, gently loosen it from the plate so it won't stick. When it is almost dry, turn it over so the bottom is exposed to air.
When you want to clean your starched piece, just soak it in hot water to remove the sugar solution.