Tuesday, March 12, 2013

Shabby Chic Rose Granny Free Pattern

Shabby Chic Rose Granny

By AnnooCrochet Designs

Throughout history no flower has been so loved, or renowned as the rose. Rose is older than the human hands that first cared for it, drew pictures of it, and celebrated rose in music and lore. Forty million years ago, a rose left its imprint on a slate deposit at the Florissant Fossil Beds in Colorado, and fossils of roses from Oregon and Montana date back 35 million years, long before humans existed. Fossils have also been found in Germany and in Yugoslavia. Roses grow wild as far north as Norway and Alaska and as far south as Mexico and North Africa, but no wild roses have ever been found to grow below the equator.
The rose apparently originated in Central Asia about 60 to 70 million years ago, during the Eocene epoch, and spread over the entire Northern Hemisphere. Early civilizations, including the Chinese, the Egyptians, the Phoenicians, the Greeks, and the Romans, appreciated roses and grew them widely as long as five thousand years ago.
About 500 B.C. Confucius wrote of roses growing in the Imperial Gardens and noted that the library of the Chinese emperor contained hundreds of books about roses. It is said that the rose gardeners of the Han dynasty (207 B.C.-A.D. 220) were so obsessed with these flowers that their parks threatened to engulf land needed for producing food, and that the emperor ordered some rose gardens plowed under.
The oldest rose identified today is Rosa gallica, also known as the French rose, which once bloomed wild throughout central and southern Europe and western Asia, and still survives there. Although the exact origin of Rosa gallica is unknown, traces of it appear as early as the twelfth century B.C., when the Persians considered it a symbol of love.

You will need:

Cascade Yarn Ultra pima color Pale Pink
Cascade Yarn Ultra pima color (3759) Light Taupe

Hook size 3.25 mm
Tapestry Needle

Stitches used:

ch: chain
sc: single crochet
dc: double crochet
sl st: slip stitch
tr: rebble
sk st: skip stitch



Ch 36,

Row 1: sc in second ch from hook and all along turn

Row 2: ch3, 3dc  in same first sc,ch3,

, sl st into next sc, [ch3, 3dc in next sc, ch3, sl st in next sc] twice.

[ch3, (2dc in next sc) twice, ch3, sl st in next sc] 3 times.

[ch4, (2tr in next sc) 3times,

 4ch sl st in next sc] 5 times.

 Fasten off

roll your work up start with the smaller part.

Sew it together with your tapestry needle through the all thickness of your flower

Turn it wrong side facing you.

Creating your Granny Square base:

Place your flower, wrong side facing you and with Light Taupe Yarn color
sl st in any st of round1,
create a square by, ch4 and sl s  4 times as shown in the pictures.

Round 1: with Flower right side facing you, [3dc in any of the 3ch space of the square you just made, ch, 3dc] repeat 3 more times, join with first dc

Round 2: ch1, 3dc in same sp, [3dc, ch, 3dc in next sp from previous round, 3dc in between the next sp, between the next 3dc from previous round] 3 more times, join with first dc.

Round 3: ch, 3dc in same sp, 3dc in next st, 3dc, ch 3dc in next sp from previous round, ([3dc in next sp] twice, 3dc, ch, 3dc in next sp from previous round) 3 more times.

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  1. Oh, it's so beautiful!
    Thanks for sharing, I was looking for something like this :)

    Have a great time!

    Lluisa x


  2. Thank you so much! This is a wonderful tutorial that I am looking forward to making. As a "forever-beginner" crocheter, I so appreciate your easy to follow instructions & photos. Thanks for taking the time to do these; they are much appreciated!

    Lisa in Lake O, Oregon

  3. This is my first time I visit here. I discovered a lot of interesting things. Thanks for the FANTASTIC post!


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