Rosebud Stitch – Week 49 of The 50 Stitches Crochet Along

Can you believe it’s the final square? After this there’s just the border to go!

Our final square is the Rosebud stitch, which creates beautiful 3d flower buds that will add a stunning touch to hats, scarves, shawls or anything really.

You can find the links for all the previous squares in the crochet along here. You can purchase the ad free, printable version of the pattern on Ravelry for just £2.40 which includes a weekly update with the next square

https://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/the-50-stitches-cal

This pattern is written in US terms, but the UK translation is below.

UK Translation

Single crochet (sc) = double crochet

Double crochet (dc) = treble crochet

The Pattern

For this square you will need a 3.5mm hook

Chain 32

Row 1. In the 4th chain from your hook make a dc (the turning chain counts as your first stitch). Dc in each chain across – 30 stitches

Turn

Row 2. Chain 1 and make the alternate turning chain in the first stitch. Dc in each stitch across, and change colour in the last 2 loops of your last dc – 30 stitches

Turn

Row 3. Chain 1. Sc in the first stitch. Sc in the next 9 stitches.

Chain 16. 

the chain to create your rosebud

In the 4th chain from your hook make a dc, and make another 2 dc in the same stitch. Make 3 dc in each of the chains.

3 dc in each chain

Roll up the row into a rosebud, then sc into the next stitch of row 3. Your rosebud should be on the front of your work. 

Roll up your rosebud so it looks like this
Roll up your rosebud so it looks like this

To secure your rose, we need to make a couple of slip stitches through the bottom. Pull up a long loop and remove your hook. Push your hook through the bottom of the rosebud so it goes through all the layers. Start on the opposite side to where your loop is, then catch your loop back on your hook and slip stitch. Make another slip stitch through the bottom in the same way so the rosebud is secure.

TIP – If you are finding the slip stitches difficult to do, then you can thread your loop through a warning needle to pull your yarn through the rose before slipping your hook back onto the loop and completing the slip stitch.

Securing your rosebud by pushing your hook through all the layers
Securing the rosebud

Sc in the next stitch of row 3, and sc until the end of the row and change colour in the last stitch.

Turn

Row 4. Chain 1 and make the alternate turning chain in the first stitch. Dc in each stitch across. Take care to make sure you include all the stitches behind the rosebud – 30 stitches.

Turn

Row 5. Chain 1 and make the alternate turning chain in the first stitch. Dc in each stitch across. – 30 stitches

Turn

Row 6. Chain 1 and make the alternate turning chain in the first stitch. Dc in each stitch across, and change colour in the final dc – 30 stitches

Turn

Row 7. Chain 1. Sc in the first stitch. Sc in the next 19 stitches.

Chain 16. In the 4th chain from your hook make a dc, and make another 2 dc in the same stitch. Make 3 dc in each of the chains.

Roll up the row into a rosebud, then sc into the next stitch of row 3. Your rosebud should be on the front of your work. 

Push your hook through the bottom of the rosebud so it goes through all the layers. Slip stitch. Make another slip stitch through the bottom so the rosebud is secure.

Sc in the next stitch of row 3, and sc until the end of the row and change colour in the last stitch.

Row 8 – Chain 1 and make the alternate turning chain in the first stitch. Dc in each stitch across. Take care to make sure you include all the stitches behind the rosebud – 30 stitches.

Turn

Row 9. Chain 1 and make the alternate turning chain in the first stitch. Dc in each stitch across. – 30 stitches

Turn

Row 10. Chain 1 and make the alternate turning chain in the first stitch. Dc in each stitch across, and change colour in the final dc – 30 stitches

Row 11. Chain 1. Sc in the first stitch. Sc in the next 9 stitches.

Chain 16. In the 4th chain from your hook make a dc, and make another 2 dc in the same stitch. Make 3 dc in each of the chains.

Roll up the row into a rosebud, then sc into the next stitch of row 3. Your rosebud should be on the front of your work. 

Push your hook through the bottom of the rosebud so it goes through all the layers. Slip stitch. Make another slip stitch through the bottom so the rosebud is secure.

Sc in the next stitch of row 3, and sc until the end of the row and change colour in the last stitch.

Row 12. Chain 1 and make the alternate turning chain in the first stitch. Dc in each stitch across. Take care to make sure you include all the stitches behind the rosebud – 30 stitches.

Turn

Row 13. Chain 1 and make the alternate turning chain in the first stitch. Dc in each stitch across. – 30 stitches

Turn

Row 14. Chain 1 and make the alternate turning chain in the first stitch. Dc in each stitch across – 30 stitches

The Border

Make a sc in each stitch across the top and bottom.

For the sides make 1 sc in each rosebud row. Make 3 sc in the sides of row 1, 4, 8, 12 and 14. Make 2sc in the side of all other rows.

If you have any questions about the pattern or the CAL, then come on over to the Facebook group – 50 Stitches where you can show us your completed squares too.

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