1 September 2009


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                       Rose Corsage 

THIS PATTERN IS COPYRIGHT PROTECTED. DO NOT REPRODUCE PATTERN. DO NOT SELL ITEMS KNITTED FROM THIS PATTERN FOR PROFIT ONLY FOR PERSONAL OR CHARITABLE USE

Materials
3.00mm needles
scraps of double knitting yarn
brooch back

Abbreviations
k = knit
p = purl
sl = slip
st(s) = stitch(es)
psso = pass slip st over
inc = increase (k into front and back of st)

 
Inner Petal
Cast on 7 sts, leaving a long yarn tail for sewing up.
ROW 1 : k.
ROW 2 : p (right side).
ROW 3 : sl1 k’wise, k to end of row.
ROW 4 : p.
ROW 5 : sl1 k’wise, k to end of row.
ROW 6 : p.
ROW 7 : sl1 k’wise, k1, psso, k to end of row (6 sts).
ROW 8 : p.
ROW 9 : sl1 k’wise, k to end of row.
ROW 10 : p.
ROW 11 : sl1 k’wise, k1, psso, k to end of row (5 sts).
ROW 12 : p.
ROW 13 : sl1 k’wise, k to end of row.
ROW 14 : p.
Cast off k’wise.
 
Middle Petals (make 2)
Cast on 4 sts.
ROW 1 : k.
ROW 2 : p.
ROW 3 : inc every st (8 sts). (recommended inc - kfb)
ROW 4 : p.
ROW 5 : inc every st (16 sts).
ROW 6 : sl1 p’wise, p to end of row.
ROW 7 : sl1 k’wise, k to end of row.
ROW 8 : sl1 p’wise, p to end of row.
ROW 9 : sl1 k’wise, k1, psso, k to last 2 sts, (k2tog) (14 sts).
ROW 10 : sl1 p’wise, p to end of row.
ROW 11 : sl1 k’wise, k1, psso, k to last 2 sts, (k2tog) (12 sts).
ROW 12 : sl1 p’wise, p to end of row.
ROW 13 : sl1 k’wise, k1, psso, k to last 2 sts (k2tog) (10 sts).
ROW 14 : sl1 p’wise, p to end of row.
Cast off k’wise.
 
Large Outer petal (make 2)
Cast on 5 sts.
ROW 1 : k.
ROW 2 : p.
ROW 3 : inc every st (10 sts).
ROW 4 : p.
ROW 5 : inc every st (20 sts).
ROW 6 : sl1 p’wise, p to end of row.
ROW 7 : sl1 k’wise, k to end of row.
ROW 8 : sl1 p’wise, p to end of row.
ROW 9 : sl1 k’wise, k1, psso, k to last 2 sts, (k2tog) (18 sts).
ROW 10 : sl1 p’wise, p to end of row.
ROW 11 : sl1 k’wise, k1, psso, k to last 2 sts, (k2tog) (16 sts).
ROW 12 : sl1 p’wise, p to end of row.
ROW 13 : sl1 k’wise, k1, psso, k to last 2 sts, (k2tog) (14 sts).
ROW 14 : sl1 p’wise, p to end of row.
ROW 15 : sl1 k’wise, k1, psso, k to last 2 sts, (k2tog) (12 sts).
ROW 16 : sl1 p’wise, p to end of row.
Cast off k’wise.
 
Leaf
Cast on 3 sts with green yarn.
ROW 1 : k.
ROW 2 : p.
ROW 3 : inc1, inc1, k (5 sts). (recommended inc - kfb)
ROW 4 : sl1 p’wise, p to end of row.
ROW 5 : sl1 k’wise, inc1, inc1, k2 (7 sts).
ROW 6 : sl1 p’wise, p to end of row.
ROW 7 : sl1 k’wise, k1, inc1, inc1, k3 (9 sts).
ROW 8 : sl1 p’wise, p to end of row.
ROW 9 : sl1 k’wise, k2, inc1, inc1, k4 (11 sts).
ROW 10 : sl1 p’wise, p to end of row.
ROW 11 : Cast off 1 k’wise, k to end of row (10 sts).
ROW 12 : Cast off 1 p’wise, p to end of row (9 sts).
Rpt ROWS 11 – 12 until 1st remains (purl row).
Fasten off.
 
To Assemble Rose
1. Weave all loose yarns away - down the edge of the petals, except for the tail at the cast on edge of the Inner Petal.


2. Place the Inner Petal piece flat, purl side down. Cast on edge is at the side and the decreasing edge is at the top. Starting at the cast on edge roll the petal tightly, so that purl side is turned to face outwards.
 



3. Sew the base firmly together with the yarn tail.


4. Wrap the four petals around the inner petal, with the purl side facing towards the inner petal and the cast on end at the base. Stagger the two middle petals and then the two large ones . Sew each petal firmly to the base and bottom edge of petals as you go. Keep the petals tight.
 



5. Attach the leaf (knit side facing outwards) to the back of rose.

6. Sew on the brooch back to the reverse of the rose.


© copyright Alison Hogg 2009. For personal use only

27 comments:

  1. I love this.....and can see it on sweaters....hats.....bags.......scarves.....
    shawls......well....just about everything!!!

    I do admire designers...what wonderful talent AND the bonus of you sharing the pattern.

    Thank you.
    always alice

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  2. Anonymous4/9/09 20:10

    Beautiful!! I fall in love with it at first sight:-) I am done with the petals now and just need to put them together..hmmm..can't wait to have it finished..

    Thank you.
    Sunny

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  3. hmm..while trying to assemble the rose and close examine the picture..i do need 2 outer petals, don't I?:-(

    Sunny again

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  4. hi sunny, yes it is made up with one inner petal, two midde sized petals and two larger outer petals. when sewing keep the petals tight and sew the base firmly so the flower doesnt spring open, ali

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  5. Anonymous7/9/09 09:19

    lovely and beautiful..... i think i am in love with this voilet rose

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  6. gorgeous rose! i've only ever seen flat knitted flowers never 3d. great job!

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  7. Anonymous2/10/09 22:03

    Looks beautiful in sparkly pink! Have added it to a small bag for my niece for Christmas.

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  8. Anonymous4/12/09 21:29

    its beautiful!! i'm making these for the guys in my wedding party. it saves a ton of money, its really cute, and it lasts forever!!!

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  9. Thanks for sharing the pattern. It's very sweet, and after looking at many patterns for a knit flower, it was the only one I really liked. It was one of my step mother's christmas gifts and she loved it.

    Thank you, thank you.
    All the best for a wonderful new year!

    sarah

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  10. Thank you so much for the clear, easy to follow pattern.

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  11. Anonymous23/3/10 23:48

    i am so excited to use these flowers to knit for my corsage for prom! thank you so much for the pattern! you are helping me make a cheap corsage that will last forever!

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  12. Perfect! I shall knit it tonight to wear for St George's Day tomorrow.

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  13. Just made this in Red. Thanks so much. Happy St Georges Day!

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  14. Louby Lou8/2/11 13:06

    I made a few of these to pop on the top of a tea cozy, they look so good people keep asking me where i brought it from!

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  15. Hi Louby Lou,Im sure it looks brill.....any photos of it Id love to see it, Ali

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  16. Love it. Can't wait to give it a try. I can think of lots of things that I could dress-up with a pretty rose.

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  17. Anonymous21/7/11 21:33

    I just finished a sweater that requires just this type of flower for a fake button at the top. . It sure fits the bill! Thank you!

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  18. Hi, Id love to see a photo of your finished sweater....are you on ravelry, regards, Ali

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  19. I absolutely love it!!! I cant wait to make it myself thanks for sharing!

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  20. Anonymous24/7/11 22:30

    I'm excited to try this rose. I'm in the need of 15 to 20 Corsages in January. These may fit the bill perfect! I invision different shades of blue!!
    DeAnna

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  21. I love this rose pattern i knitted them to go on a childs balero for my brothers up and coming wedding. Thanx so much for shareing this pattern. I didnt attach brooch i sewed them to the bolero jacket. It looks so beutiful

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  23. Anonymous3/11/12 15:29

    Thank you for sharing this. This brooch was exactly the accessory I needed for a fastener for a scarflet I'm knitting. This is a lovely pattern.

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  24. Anonymous4/12/13 06:00

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  25. This is a great pattern. I made one with jute twine for a rustic look, it's a little bigger (5mm needles to accommodate the thicker material) but it looks awesome. with lace trim around it. Thanks for sharing!

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    1. Hi Bailie, The jute twine and lace trim sounds lovely..I'd love to see a photo.
      Glad you could make use of the pattern

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  26. Sickstar6663/2/14 00:18

    Fantastic pattern :) many thanks for sharing! Xx

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