Red white blue crochet projects are my favorite, the colors are just so pretty and vibrant together. So I am happy to have completed this year’s Independence Day crochet project a bit earlier for you to have enough time to crochet the cute American Rosette!
This is an intermediate skill level project needing some extra focus and practice. You will use all the main crochet stitches plus some rather complicated ones like bead stitches, so I hope my tutorial helps you with that!
The American Rosette has only 10 rounds and it definitely needs blocking after you finish it.
I usually make the doily (Rosette in this case) wet, stretch it out on blocking mats and attach it with pins. I also spray some starch to give it extra firm shape. Let it dry completely before removing the pins.
VIDEO TUTORIAL OF AMERICAN ROSETTE
WRITTEN PATTERN OF AMERICAN ROSETTE
I use Aunt Lydia’s crochet thread size 10 – colors in tutorial are Dark Royal Blue, White, Cardinal Red and Burgundy Red. For lighter blue shade I use Threadart’s crochet thread Slate Blue. Crochet hook is size 2.25 mm. The rosette measures about 5″ in diameter.
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Abbreviations: R = round ch = chain tr = triple crochet sl st = slip stitch beg = beginning bpdc = back post double crochet hdc = half double crochet sc = single crohet dc = double crochet bphdc = back post half double crochet
Special stitches: Bead stitch = yarn over, insert hook aroound the post of next bpdc on previous round, pull up a long loop, (yarn over, insert hook around the post, pull up a loop) 5 times, yarn over, pull through 12 loops on hook, yarn over, pull through remaining 2 loops on hook. 3ch-picot = ch 3 and sl st in 3rd ch from the hook
- With dark blue make a magic ring.
- R1 – ch 4 (counts as 1st tr) and tr 23 in the ring (24 tr), sl st in beg 4th ch, fasten off, cut off.
- R2 – join lighter blue with sl st on the back around the post of beg ch-post (see video), ch 4 (counts as 1st bpdc and 1 ch), *bpdc around the post of next tr, ch 1, repeat from*, sl st in beg 3rd ch.
- R3 – sl st in the back around beg ch-post (see video), ch 5 (counts as 1st bpdc and 1 ch), *bpdc around the post of next bpdc, ch 2, repeat from*, sl st in beg 3rd ch, fasten off, cut off.
- R4 – join white color with sl st on the back around the post of beg ch-post (same as on round 2), ch 5 (counts as 1st bpdc and 1 ch), *bpdc around the post of next bpdc, ch 2, repeat from*, sl st in beg 3rd ch.
- R5 – sl st in next ch2-space, ch 2 (counts as 1st hdc) + hdc 2 in same space, *skip bpdc, hdc 3 in next ch2-space, repeat from*, sl st in beg 2nd ch.
- R6 – sl st in next hdc, ch 1, sc in same st, sc in next hdc, *make bead stitch around the post of next bpdc on previous round (see special stitches), skip next hdc, sc 1 in each next 2 hdc, repeat from*, sl st in beg sc.
- R7 – sl st in next sc, *ch 3, sl st in each next 2 ch, repeat from*, sl st in beg sl st, fasten off, cut off.
- R8 – join lighter red with sc in one of the ch3-spaces, *ch 5, sc in next ch3-space, repeat from*, instead of last 5 ch = ch 2 and dc in beg sc.
- R9 – ch 4 (counts as 1st dc and 1 ch), dc + ch + dc in same ch5-space, *skip sc, sc 2 in next ch5-space, skip sc, in next ch5-space dc, (ch+dc) 5 times, repeat from*, in beg ch5-space dc+ch+dc+ch+dc+ch, sl st in beg 3rd ch, fasten off, cut off.
- R10 – join darker red with sl st on the back around the post of 1st dc on any 6dc-part (see video), ch 3 (counts as 1st bphdc and 1 ch), bphdc around the post of next dc, ch 1, bphdc, make 3ch-picot, bphdc, (ch 1, bphdc) twice, *skip 2 sc, bphdc around 1st dc of next 6dc-part, (ch 1 + bphdc) twice, make 3ch-picot, bphdc, (ch 1 + bphdc) twice, repeat from*, sl st in beg 2nd ch, fasten off, cut off.
- Weave in all ends.
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DISCLAIMER: I take no credit for this FREE pattern as it is not my design. DO NOT try to sell the pattern or pass it off as your own. However, you are welcome to sell your products made with the pattern. Unfortunately I don’t have the name but thank you to the designer of this free pattern!