Rose Motif

Free Crochet Pattern by

Materials: Tatting or sewing thread and a number 12 or 13 steel crochet hook for a very small design,
Or use a larger hook and heavier thread for a larger design.
Use any color you desire, white for outer portion, green for leaves and pink, red or yellow for the flower.
 ch  chain
 st  stitch
 sc  single crochet
 lp  loop
 dc  double crochet
 hdc  half double crochet
 sk  skip
 rnd  round
 p  picot
 tr  treble

Make this lovely rose motif to decorate handkerchiefs, pockets, purses, linens. Adjust the thread and needle size to make a large or very small motif. Choose your colours.


Begin at centre of flower, with yellow or green, ch 8, sl st in first ch to form a ring, ch 5, (dc in ring, ch 2) 7 times, join last ch 2 to third ch of ch 5 first made (8 sps in all).

Rnd 2: With flower color, (sc, 5 dc, sc) over each ch 2 lp around – first row of petals formed.

Rnd 3: Sc between 2 petals, ch 3, sc between next 2 petals. Continue around, making 8 lps at the back, join in first sc made.

Rnd 4: (Sc, 7 dc, sc) over each ch 3 lp around, join.

Rnd 5: Repeat Rnd 3, but ch 4 instead of ch 3.

Rnd 6: (Sc, hdc, 9 dc, hdc, sc) over each ch 4. Fasten off.


In green, sc between 2 petals, * ch 6, sc in second ch from hook, hdc in next, dc in each of the remaining 3 chs, sc in same place as first sc, repeat from * twice for two more leaves.

You now have a group of 3 leaves in between 2 petals. Fasten off.

(Sk one dip between petals, work a group of 3 leaves in next dip) 3 times.


Join white in tip of outer leaf of a 3 leaf group, * ch 3, shell of (2 dc, ch 3, 2 dc) in tip of centre leaf, ch 3, sc in tip of third leaf, ch 5, 2 tr in dip between next two petals, ch 5, sc in first leaf of next group, repeat from * around and join.

Ch 4 (for a dc and ch 1), sk 1 ch, dc in next for sp, ch 1, dc in first dc of shell, ch 1, shell of (2 dc, ch 3, 2 dc) in corner shell; ch 1, dc in second dc, ch 1, sk 1 ch, dc in next ch 1, dc in tip of next leaf, (ch 2, sk 2 sts, dc in next) across to next leaf.

Continue around making a row of sps on each side and shell in each corner shell. Fasten off.


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