Tuesday, May 31, 2011

No bed of roses


How beautiful are roses? I never have been able to say why, what it is, what makes them the most beautiful flowers around. But I really love them.

Making them is a completely different story! It was my idea to make another flower scarf, but this time only with flowers looking like roses and rose buds. So I tried the patterns in the books of Lesley Stanfield, but somehow they didn’t work this time. Whether it was the yarn I’m using, or just me; I guess that’s not too important. I had to make something up for myself.


Four different rosebuds, some crocheted, some knitted, some using both techniques. But none of them is exactly what I wanted. So I tried some more and came up with a final pattern, where I  crochet the whole rosebud, and only the stem is knitted.


This way, it really is a little bud, still  partially embedded in the green leaves.


Groetjes, Dorien


Rhonda said...

Hi Do.... Monica sent me over to take a peek at your blog. I like it and became a "FOLLOWER". Monica is my crazy girlfriend and a wonderful quilter. My quilting group really loves the girl.
Pop over and visit my blog when you get a chance.
Take care.

Wendy said...

I like the bottom ones, they are definitely rose buds! I was going to offer you the rose patterns that I have, but I just realised that it's the same book you have!

Hazel said...

Lovely! So pretty. x

Teje said...

Hello Dorien! Those roses are so so sweet and beautiful! Pink with green are so sweet together!
Thank you for your lovely comment to Hanna - she promised to be a mannekin again!
xxx Teje

Naturally Carol said...

I am sure your finished article will show off your rosebuds perfectly..I have enormous faith in the work you do!