Free Crochet Flower Pattern How to crochet a rose

Free Crochet Flower Pattern How to crochet a rose.  This is a very beautiful but easy crochet rose flower pattern, makes anexcellent crochet applique for headbands or hats. Great yarn stash busting project and you can make a garden full of beauitful crochet fowers. My neices love that I can make them a headband with a crochetrose super quick, so its a great quick easy crochet project, the kids love making a chain to go around their heads, whilst I crochet the rose to add to it. They love their fashion headbands, which all their friends are envious of. 
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You should be able to single crochet, double crochet, Pattern written in US terms

Any size of hook and yarn is suitable for this project,
I used Double Knit (worsted weight ) and a size 9 (3.500mm hoook for the one in the pictures)

Leave at least a 10" length for sewing, chain 57.

Row 1 (Wrong side): Dc into the 7th ch from hook (5 skipped chs count as first dc plus ch 2), 

*ch 2, skip next 2 chs, (dc, ch 2, dc) in next ch; repeat from * across: 36 sps  (18 V spaces in created)

Please Note for Row 2 : You will be working the petals into the Vs and sc into  the ch2 spaces)

Row 2: Ch 3, turn; 5 dc in next ch-2 sp, sc in next ch-2 sp, (6 dc in next ch-2 sp, sc in next ch-2 sp) 5times, (9 dc in next ch-2 sp, sc in next ch-2 sp) 6 times, (10trc in next ch-2 sp, sc in next sp)  repeat until end, finish with a 10trc, leave a 10" length for sewing.

You Will now have a length of petals and it will be automatically wanting to curl in on itself (this is how you create the rose, by rolling into this natural curve working from the smaller to the larger petals end
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 With right side facing and beginning with first petal made, start to roll the rose, to create the shape, at this point you can make it as tight or as loose as you want, just make sure you secure it at every petal   Then thread needle with ending yarn and sew to secure.
 I like leaving a long tail so I can attach in the same color to whatever crochet project it is going on.

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