Tuesday, March 27, 2012

C.A.L. Granny Rose Week #2 of 5

WEEK TWO:
The Rose
This rose is done in the round - no need for stitching together.
Quick and easy.
This step-by-step pattern/tutorial complete with photos and video is now 
available for purchase in my Etsy shop here:

The other steps are available for purchase, as well.
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These can be used for all kinds of different fun projects...
afghans, hat and clothing embellishments, crocheting together for a scarf etc. etc.


68 comments:

  1. Oh wow, how fantastic, so beautiful. Thank you so much for your step by step instructions (I am a crochet novice), I really can't wait to have a go at making these gorgeous flowers xx

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  2. Thanks so much! Can't wait to try this. They look so pretty :) Maggie xx

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  3. Danke!^^
    Die Rose ist wundervoll.
    Liebe Grüße,*Manja*

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  4. Such pretty colours for spring :)) I would like to try this also.. :))
    thankyou for sharing :))

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  5. Oh my goodness! These are so much fun to crochet! Thanks so much for sharing the pattern. I've already finished 24 of them. I'm having too much fun to stop now; I'm going for an afghan. How many roses do you think I'll need for an afghan? Thanks again : )

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    1. SPD - This made me laugh out loud! Glad someone else feels the same as I do about these roses!

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    2. I absolutely love these roses! My 14 year old daughter has caught the bug as well. She's joining in on the CAL to do a petite granny rose pillow. She's also crocheted a rose and attached it to a hair comb to wear with her bun to ballet. It looks lovely! I'm up to 96 roses now and I don't think my house will ever get cleaned! Thanks again for sharing this pattern. It's the best flower pattern I've encountered by far!

      ~Dawn

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    3. SPB - That was such a heart warming comment. It brought tears to my eyes. I hope you send me pics of your project and your daughter's.

      and 96 HOLY COW!! You go!

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    4. I can't believe I did it....140 flowers done! My daughter is finishing up her 8th one right now, so we're both ready and eager for the next round of the C.A.L. tomorrow!

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  6. Oh good - I'm glad the pattern was understandable. :-) You all make this so fun and you are so gracious and I don't even know what I am doing.

    If you send pics to digger.lizzie@gmail.com or post them with a link in a comment then I will put them on a CAL WIP post. :-)

    SPB - The afghan I made was 14 x 10 so you only have 116 to go! They go pretty fast after a bit, huh?

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  7. Hi Astri, your tutorial is amazing....fabulous photos and so detailed...thanks for taking the time to do this!
    Your roses are so pretty...I can't wait to get started! Just off to watch your video now.
    Have a great day....the weather is fabulous in the UK...it's like a summer's day :-)
    Carole x

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    1. Great!!! Summer is coming and I am so excited to sit outside and watch hummingbirds whilst crocheting. :-)

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  8. Thanks so much for the video Astri....it's extremely helpful...I'm defintely a visual learner.....haha....even though your written tutorial is clear and concise.
    Good to hear your voice...I think I imagined you would sound Norweigan with a hint of a US accent....LOL!
    Love your idea of exercising while crocheting roses...it could catch on here!
    Carole xxx

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    1. haha Carole - I was a child when my family immigrated to the US so I lost the accent. Wish I had one though - I think the NVO really wishes I had an accent, for sure!

      I am happy the directions make sense. They truly are fun to make and so much more fun to share.

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  9. Back again....forgot to say on my last two comments....my ripple book arrived this morning :-) I can have a go at the zigzag bobbles now.
    Thanks for posting about this and for all your fabulous inspiration.
    Off to enjoy the sunshine now.
    Carole

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    1. Oooooo...the zigzag bobbles. I can't wait to see!

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  10. Thank you for the tutorial they are so pretty, I'm off to have a try now. :)

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    1. Thank you Linda. Let me know how it goes. :-)

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  11. Thank you for the lesson in how to crochet a rose.
    Now I have to try to do this on my own and find out what to create with the roses:)

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  12. These roses should come with a public health warning Astri they are completely addictive, guess what I have been doing all day, the housework will have to wait and wait and wait lol :)

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    1. Hi Linda, The roses you posted on your blog are absolutely beautiful! Good job!

      My house is a mess but by golly I have a bunch of crocheted roses. :-)

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  13. I love the rose hearts - so lush and flowery. I see you use the twisty alternative to a slip knot - I just learned that this week and am loving it. So nice and flat. Great to hear your voice!

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  14. I knew I would forget about this on Tuesday. Days were just so busy this past week. I started off trying to do the rose today but didn't quite get it. Started watching your video -- your voice sounds nothing like I expected. :) Will have to come back to it when I really have time to concentrate. Hope you are having a great day. Tammy

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  15. Look at all these stunning photos!!!! The colors are spectacular! These are special roses. The way they are shaped really give it a true appeal. I just love 'em dearly! Thank you for being so kind and sharing your creation with us. They are dramatically a work of art!

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    1. Beautiful Flickr photo of your rose granny Mrs. Wild! It's perfect!

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  16. Hi Astri
    I've just made my first rose :-) I'm delighted with it - thanks to your fabulous tutorial and video.
    Just one question - I tried to follow how you made your slip knot - but it's a bit fast...haha! What is this method called? I'll see if I can find a tutorial on how to do it.
    Have a great weekend.
    Carole x

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    1. Been searching for where I found how to make this...it was somewhere on the internet. If I don't find it I will try to make a video or see if I can capture in photos. :-)

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  17. This is a wonderful pattern, thank you for sharing.
    love your blog and will follow!

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    1. Welcome Beth Lea! Thank you for following.

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  18. Hello Astri! I've found your CAL of such a beautiful pillow just now! And I made my first rose... It was not easy, but I'm happy with the result! Thank you for your CAL! I'm going to crochet another roses!
    Have a sunny day!
    Olga ☼

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    1. Hi Soleil, I am so glad you found the CAL. The rose should get easier the more you make and then you will be whipping them out in no time!

      Wishing you lots of sunshine too!

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  19. The roses are so pretty :o) This is the next project on my list and cant wait to start it. Would it be ok to use the pic of your roses in a heart as a profile pic on my blog & forums I visit?

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    1. Oh yes, Rachel - I would be honored; go ahead and use the pic. Do you need me to email you an image?

      Looks like you have a lot of projects going - I am in the same boat - the inspiring projects just keep coming. :-)

      Have a sunny day!

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  20. hello Astri!
    I have been crocheting roses for 4 yrs(the 1st thing I learned to do)and I have been on a quest for the perfect rose since then;yours gave me a thrill,after discovering this new technique,it is sooo pretty!
    I'm still searching though,because I saw a Japanese technique,on a Russian site,and there was no pattern,no link. Needless to say,I am quite distraught over this,as it has lead to a re-newed obcession,that I thought I'd already come to terms with!!! I do LOVE your rose,so please understand that I am so happy with it,and am going to proceed to a blanket asap. I would love to give you the website,but I don't know how to get a russian keyboard to get it to you. Unfortunately,I am so lame in my it skills,that I still don't know how to copy and paste either,so,if you would like the info,I can try to get it for you,so you can see how amazing and lifelike these roses are,and all the projects made with them.
    In any event,I am so happy I found you,and look forward to many happy hours of crochet alongs with you.
    Regards,Heidi

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    1. The rose sounds very interesting and life-like to boot! If you run across it and it's convenient please do send me what you find and I'll give it a whirl. :-)

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  21. Astri:
    I mentioned you and your rose on a post in my blog, and I thought you might want to check it out...of course, with the due diligent reference to your blog. Thanks so much for sharing the HOW-TO of the Rose and Granny. I love them both!
    This is the link: http://www.arteenhilo.blogspot.com/2012/08/roses-on-hats.html
    Thanks again,
    Ana BC

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  22. Meravigliose! Grazie infinite!

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    1. You're welcome. Let me know if you make some. :-)

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  23. Finally a pretty rose not done in a strip, This is what I've been waiting for. THANK YOU! Found this on Pinterest :)

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    1. Hi Carol,

      You are very welcome, I am so glad you found the rose. It's quite quick once you've made a few. Thanks for stopping by and thank you for leaving a comment. :-)

      ~Astri

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  24. THANK YOU VERY MUCH ASTRI....I AM GOING TO MAKE ALL OF MY GRANDDAUGHTERS HAIR BOWS WITH THESE FIRST.....LOVE THESE!! I SAW WAY UP THE LIST ABOUT BOBBLES? DOING A CAL WITH THAT STITCH?

    HAPPY ROSE MAKING, :)
    DEBORAH

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  25. THANK YOU VERY MUCH ASTRI....I AM GOING TO MAKE ALL OF MY GRANDDAUGHTERS HAIR BOWS WITH THESE FIRST.....LOVE THESE!! I SAW WAY UP THE LIST ABOUT BOBBLES? DOING A CAL WITH THAT STITCH?

    HAPPY ROSE MAKING, :)
    DEBORAH

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    1. You are welcome Deborah. I am glad that you are enjoying. I imagine the hair bows are darling! No plans for a bobble stitch CAL right now...but ya' never know what the future holds. :-)

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  26. Thank you, this was easier then trying to attempt another rose.. love it.. thank you so much.. can't wait till mine is finished..

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  27. Thank you for the tut on youtube! I'm a visual learner. I can't wait to make a batch of these!
    ~Dana

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    1. That's great! Let me know how it goes. :-)

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  28. Astri, muchas gracias por los tutoriales, gracias a ellos he podido hacer tus bonitas rosas, en cuanto que las termine te las enseño. Ya soy tu fiel seguidora.
    Astri, thank you very much for the tutorials, thanks to them I could make your beautiful roses, in the end you teach them. I am already a faithful follower. I use a translator.

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  29. Hola Astri no me ha quedado muy claro como se hace, me ayudas por favor? gracias

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  30. You are just fantastic....I think I'm going to try to make a pillow. Thanks for the tutorial Astri!

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  31. I so love your roses! I'd like to plant my own rose garden!

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  32. Wow...this is a great project,love all the roses ,I will look forward to make a pillow.Thanks for the tutorials.
    If you want you can visit me at www.alunamistejidos.com
    My Blog " My Crochet,Mis Tejidos "

    Thank you and have a great week.

    Luna

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  33. Thank you for this excellent video - it made so much more sense to me to SEE it than to try to follow the written pattern. I can't wait to try these.

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  34. Hi Astri, I mentioned you in my blog about your Granny Rose. http://gardenchefsneedleandpen.blogspot.com/2013/03/a-rosy-adieu.html
    I'm planning to make more of this! Thanks for the pattern and the tutorial!

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  35. I am new to croquetting. What does Ss into the “ring” mean?
    Thanks.

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  36. Hi Miskaliska,

    Slip stitch into the ring. It will from sort of a petal effect.

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  37. Astri, here's another rose I made using your pattern. http://gardenchefsneedleandpen.blogspot.com/2013/03/promise-of-new-beginning.html
    Thanks to you again!

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  38. beautiful work! God Bless you! embrace from Brazil...

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  39. My blue and white apple blossom rose showcase at http://gardenchefsneedleandpen.blogspot.com/2013/04/blue-and-white-apple-blossom-showcase.html. Garden Chef's latest post.

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  40. Hello Astri.. I'm new to this crochet world and tried the rose with your pattern via video. Thanks bunches for making it so simple to learn, even for newcomers! I'm glad that i came across your blog and got hooked :)
    Thanks again!

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  41. Hi Astri! I am love you crochet rose. I am a new follower! ;)

    Jei Crochet
    CuteyPatutyCrochet

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  42. Hi Astri.....I love your beautiful blog!!!! :)
    Your work are so....so....wonderfulllllll!!!!! :)
    great to meet you.....I'm sure your new follower....no doubt!!! :)
    at soon...and thanks for the tutorial.....so so precious!!! :)
    lovee. love, love :)
    dany*

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    1. Welcome to Apple Blossom Dreams Danny! Thank you for the sweet words and for following. I hope the rose works for you.

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  43. I was thrilled with your rose tutorial ,and made one ,then left it and forgot the steps ,tried to get the video but failed can't find it .it was free on your blog now it directs me to buy from etsy ,why .would love to have it back for free

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    1. I am so glad you enjoyed the rose tutorial. I am sorry, it is only available for purchase on Etsy, now.

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  44. Love the roses! Just found you, and saw the wreath Sandra made with your roses. It's beautiful. Must try them. This blogging thing is so much fun. xxoo

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  45. I love to crochet when I have time and the small projects are just great......I have all kinds of books on crochet but a blog is much more personal. So will be following you.
    Janice

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  46. I like this model very much. I tried it last year. It is pleasure to work and gives a peculiar state of tranquility. Thanks very much .

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