Monday, April 23, 2012

My CAL Homies

Check out my dear blogging friends journey on the

 "Granny Rose Crochet-A-Long"

I am so very delighted and proud of all of you.
Everyone single one of you got these dead on:

A sweet rose from
Beth at Bluebell Wood
Click here for the post

Mum in the UK used a striking color palette to make these gorgeous rose squares.
You can find her post here.

Everything thing is coming up roses for Sandy at Teacup Lane.
She has finished her travel pillow here...
...and is now working on a Christmas afghan here.
I love, love, love the red and green!

They keep rolling in and it is so exciting...
Here's a feminine square from Crafty Caffeine.

Here's Jacqueline's primo modification from the 
366 granny's project 2012 blog.

More from Sandy at the Teacup Lane blog.
How cheerful!
Sandy is covering a travel pillow; what a good idea!
Click here for her current post with more pictures.

Sandy at the Teacup Lane blog has made these cuddly soft roses
 and has a very funny story to tell about her first try.
Click here for her blog and story.

Take a good look at Olga's roses from
"There Where is Soleil" blog.
She modified the pattern to make them more lush and I love it!
She has a knack for bringing on the sunshine!

Carole at Stardust Gems and Ribbon 
has finished her magnificent cushion and plans to make more cushions.

Maggie's pretty roses from
Flowers in the Window blog.

Get a load of this amazing variation by Linda in the U.K.!
I think the picot edge is so delicate and pretty.
She has posted about this grand finale on her blog with more photos;
you can check it out here.

To see roses done in nice blues from timeshift posted on Ravelry.
Here's the link.

Even more roses from Anne in Kenya
These look so soft!
Anne is also using yarn from her stash,
and great choices at that.

This terrific cushion was all made from scrap yarn by:
Patta's at the
Hooks and Books Blog

Wendy from The Giggle Works Bead Studio has made this fabulous pillow.
The back side of the pillow sports white roses with a the base row of changing colors. A creative variation - and oh how I love white!
Thank you for crocheting along, Wendy!

Monique from Holland has finished her pillow in a 4 x4 square.
These colors are magnificent and I love the 5 coordinating buttons.
I learned a valuable thrifty lesson from Monique - the buttons do not have to be the same and it adds some interest to mix it up a bit.
Thank you Monique!

 Sweet Petunia's Baby's Baby has finished her cushion
 to match this amazing afghan.
Wow - what a pretty coordinating set!
 Here's the back side of her cushion with all roses the same color.
The pillow can be turned over dependent on the mood; I like that!
I like the brown yarn used in joining and edging, it  is a very nice contrast.

Holy cow!
 Sweet Petunia Baby made, an entire luscious afghan out of 
the rose granny squares, in less than one month.
Now that's dedication!
I am so proud of the Petunia mother-daughter duo; warms my heart to the max.

Carole at Stardust Gems and Ribbon 
Aren't these amazing!
LOVE the colors!!!

More from Anne in Kenya
I love the light blue and red together.

Sweet Petunia Baby's Baby's contrasting single crochet join.
LOVE the contrast!

Sweet Petunia Baby is now up to
140 completed squares.
I love how the red catches your eye and flows through the blanket.
Good job SPB!

Jill, all the way from Scotland at the Miaou Crafts Blog
crocheted a baker's dozen of these lovely roses
Wow! Sweet Petunia baby is going to town!
36 done to this stage.
This is going to be a most amazing blanket.

A pristine red rose by Anne in Kenya!
All the roses are red,
I wonder if the violets are blue?
See the rest of her roses at her blog Crochet Dyverse Blog here.

This beautiful cushion was made by
Monique from Holland.
She used the join as you go method and the back side is a giant granny square.
How fun to have international participation!
Thank you Monique!!!

Wendy Week #2
Real roses come in all these pretty colors and then...

...Wendy adds the leaves from Week # 3:
Wow!!! Gorgeous!
Wendy's blog is The Giggle Works Bead Studio.
She claims the blog is neglected...which happens to everyone at one time or another,
nevertheless, it's a lovely blog!

 Linda at Linda's Crafty Corner 
What soft luscious colors!
Click here to see her post about these.
and here Linda has added a very nicely contrasting dark green for her leaves.
This will be so pretty!

 Sweet Petunia Baby's Baby is making a Petite Pillow
 to match an afghan her mother made for her.
This has SPRING written all over it!
And Sweet Petunia Baby is making an afghan.
This is going to be breathtaking!
I love that green color they are both using for the leaves!

has now added the "leaves" row.

These are gorgeous!!!

Sweet Petunia Baby and Sweet Petunia Baby's Baby
have crocheted 148 roses together!
and turned some of them into hair clips.
How cute is that? :-)

So Pretty!

Also see
Ellen at Wild About Color
Flickr Photo
A Beautiful Yellow Rose!



  1. Oh my!! They are ALL gorgeous! Makes me want to grab my yarn and hook right this minute and get busy making those beautiful roses. Thank you for sharing all the pics - what inspiration!

    Blessings - Julie

    1. Ha, ha - I know what you mean. :-) Thank you for the sweet comment - everyone has done such nice work.

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  2. Fantastic! So beautiful each and everyone. I just finished my 2nd bench cover today. So maybe I should try your pattern now!

    1. Yes I agree, all beautiful and all unique. I checked out your bench cover and it is awesome! What a good idea.

  3. Que de géniales crocheteuses, magnifique travail de collectivité, super !!!!!!!!!!!!

    1. Quite the international collection, yes! Thank you for your comment, Domy.

  4. beautiful! loved checking each pic

    1. I keep looking at them. You are right, they are beautiful. I am so proud. Hoping to see yours soon. :-)

  5. They are all stunning Astri, everyone has done so well, see what you have done, you have started granny rose mania lol I haven't finished with these little beauties yet I have lots of projects in mind :)

  6. Yours is certainly very stunning, Linda! It's pinned on pinterest. :-)

    I can't wait to see what else you are going to make. How's the house cleaning? I finally had someone come in and help me clean so that I could get back to roses. I am thinking about a little dress with some of the roses on it for a granddaughter that will arrive next month...How about you?

  7. Είναι πραγματικά υπέροχα!!!!!!Καλησπέρα

  8. Very talented crocheters :)) your work is beautiful :)) I am still making flowers, very hard to stop .. Maybe a rug in the making .. Great pics :))
    Thanks again for the CAL I hope you have another in the very near future :))

  9. How fun to see all of these, and aren't you glad it's not a contest? It would be impossible to pick a winner. They're all gorgeous.

  10. Hi Asti ... you were my inspiration for my bobbles and zigzag. I can see that I am going to have to do these roses as well, maybe a pillow but for sure a lapghan! Love you site!

    1. Awwww...that's great Glor! Oooowwwww, a lapghan, that's a good idea. Can't wait to see!

  11. All I can say is WOW!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Absolutely amazing. Gorgeous colors and creations. I can't imagine crocheting up 140 squares. Unbelievable! I am such a novice. One try at the rose and I couldn't get it quite right. But just look at what all these ladies have done. Fantastic! Have a wonderful weekend. Tammy

    1. Thanks Tammy! I know 140 squares - and all so beautiful and well made. My first rose was not right either but now I can't stop making them.

  12. i just posted the photos of the pillow case.....thanks for the awesome experience

  13. Thanks so much for such an awesome pattern for the rose! I couldn't do it as part of the CAL but finished it now! Here is a pic of my finished cushion cover:) Second one is in progress!

  14. Beautiful roses! I'm a beginner crocheter and have made other roses, but these look more true to a real rose. I love them! Is there any chance of still getting the pattern??!