Friday, July 29, 2011

No Sew Ruffle Rose & Ribbed Headband



I used worsted weight yarn and an H (5mm) Hook for both the headband and rose.


First the headband -
This is super easy. Ch to the width you want your headband to be plus 2.  In the picture I chained 8 because I wanted the headband to be 6 stitches across. It can be any width.

** I never count the chain up at the beginning of a row as a stitch and I crochet into each st across. Even the first one that the chain up is connected to. This is an assumption in the pattern.***

R1: Hdc in the 3rd chain from hook and in each chain across. Turn

R2: Ch2, hdc in the back loop of each stitch until the last stitch, hdc in both loops of the last stitch.

Repeat R2 until your desired length. It's best to measure the head of the person who will wear this, but here is a general guide. 
Newborn = 13"
0-6 Months = 15"
6-12 Months = 17''
Toddler =  19"
Preschooler = 20 -21"
Child = 21-22"
Teen to Adult = 22-23" or more
I have a big head and it measures about 25" (It's true, I do. When I was born I was only 6 pounds but when people saw me wrapped up they all thought I was huge - like 10 lbs. from the size of my head. Like you needed to know that about me! ;-)

Once you reach your desired length fold the headband matching up the 2 short sides. Both sides of the headband are the same so there is no right or wrong side to worry about. Now you can either slip stitch these 2 ends together or cut a long tail, get out your tapestry needle and whip stitch them together. Tie off and weave in the yarn ends and the headband is done. You will be sewing the flower over the seam.



Now for the Flower. 
Most roses have you crochet a long scalloped strip, roll it up and sew it together. This one is different. It's not scalloped or sewn. I got the idea from making fabric roses out of gathered material strips.

Join each round with a sl st in first st as indicated.
R1: Magic Loop. Ch 1, 6sc in magic loop, pull loop tight
R2: Ch1, 2 sc in front loop of each st around, join in front loop
R3: Ch1, * sc in front loop of the first st, 2 sc in the front loop of the next *, repeat * to * around, join in front loop
You have made a circle that will be the base to the rose. Turn your circle over. You will see a spiral made up of the back loops of each st and the joining slip stitches. I will now refer to each loop in the spiral as a loop. 
Working in these loops - ch 2, crochet 3 dc in each loop, following the spiral all the way around to the last loop. In the last loop work - dc, hdc, sc.  Tie off with a long tail for sewing. Sew the tail through the center of the flower. This will make the ruffle curve nicely into the center. Sew on the headband over the headband seam.
Crocheting into the spiral of loops can get tricking. I find it helpful to fold the base of the flower at the loop you are trying to work into. 
Enjoy this pattern. Please email me if you have any questions! mail.oodles4noodles@gmail.com

***** You may do anything you like with items you make using my patterns.  If you sell them on-line I only ask that you link back to the post. You may also link back to this post on any blog or website. Please do not copy any part of this pattern and claim it as your own or copy and re-post it elsewhere. Thank You ***** 

40 comments:

  1. This is GENIUS! Thank you so much for sharing your idea and the pattern! I love the look of the crochet roses, but HATE sewing them! This is a lifesaver!

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  2. Enjoy crocheting and like quick simple patterns for kids and babies to give as gifts thanks for cute patterns

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  3. Too cute!! Just made one for my niece! She's gonna love it :)

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  4. super cute pattern! thanks!

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  5. Thanks so much! Made this flower in white and it's beautiful.

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  7. Is there anyway you can post a video on how to make the flower? I don't quite understand the instructions.

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  8. I don't have plans to make a video for this. What part are you having trouble with?

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    2. SO I did what it says in the pattern 3dc in each loop of the spiral. I got a chucky mess that kind of looks like a clam nothing like a rose. How do you do DC in the more central spiral loops without just going back over the first round around the spiral? cause what I got was not a rose...

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    3. Tried it again with the folding tip you put in the the pattern and got something like a snail shell and a extremely open flower... >_<

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  9. what is a magic loop?

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  10. Click on the words " magic loop" and it will take you to a video tutorial.

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  11. Love this pattern. When you say you crochet into each stitch across, even the one the chain up is connected to, do you mean that you will do your first hdc into the back loop of the chain2?
    Thank you!

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    1. work the first hdc into the back loop of the first st. Yes I mean the st that the ch2 in connected to. Do not crochet into the ch2.

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  12. Do you chain 2 between each loop and sets of 3 dc, or is it just at the start? So excited to find this, I love how this looks...

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    1. Ch2 is just to start. If you did a ch2 between each 3dc that might give the ruffle an edged spiky look, but the flower pictured was made with a ch2 just at the beginning of the ruffle.

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  13. I LOVE your idea!!! The other roses bug me a bit too. Thanks for sharing. I will definitely try it.

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  14. Thanks for sharing the pattern for free--love it!

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  15. HI HI,
    This rose pattern is the BEST, so pretty, and pretty easy too. Not many flowers that work in the round, and definitely not a rose. Even on Youtube.
    I would like to ask permission to make a video of this pattern to post online(with appropriate citing of course) within the week. Just wanting to make sure its all good with you :)

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    1. Sure jilz! That would be great! Give me the link when you get it posted and I'll add it to the pattern here. A video would really help!

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    2. Bonjour es ce que vous avez fais la video ??

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    3. No sorry. I have not made a video for this pattern. Je n'ai pas fait pas la video. Je suis desole.

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    4. Bonjour encore moi j'ai de la misère à saisir .En finissant le rang trois es ce que je coupe mon fil et je recommence sur le premier rang ??
      merci

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    5. Hi Francine. I am answering you in English because my French is very rusty. I put your post through a translator online so I hope I am understanding your question correctly. I hope you understand me :)
      After finishing round 3 do not cut your yarn. Simply turn your work and then begin working in front loops of round 3 stitches. Follow them around until you reach the unworked loops left from rounds 2 & 1, continue to work into those unworked loops. Hope this helps!

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  16. Oh my! I am so excited to find this wonderful pattern - it is brilliant! I love the look of roses and can think of lots of things I want to do with them, but don't because I hate making them. Now...uh oh, there goes my brain on overload! :-) Thank you so much for sharing this!

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  17. Has anyone made a video or taken photos of the steps involved in making the rose? I'm very much a visual learner, and the verbiage is difficult for me to picture. �� Thanks!

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    1. I have not made one and don't know of anyone who has. You can make the same sort of flower by make a ch of about 30. Put 3 dc in each ch. Then you will have a curly strip. You roll up the strip into a rose shape and sew it together. There are lots of videos that show this method.

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  18. LOVE this!!! I can't get enough of this! I can't stop making more and more of them for my baby girl! :) Thanks so much for sharing! And your instructions were perfect! I'm very much a beginner and I appreciate that the instructions were clear and understandable! Thanks again!

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  19. I can't get the rose....I just do not understand what "loops" you're talking about. Do you work from the outside in or from the middle out? Mine doesn't look anything like a flower. I really need to see some photo's of this in progress to understand what it is you're doing. I'm so disappointed, I really wanted to make that pretty flower. Love the headband pattern, just need to find something to attach to it now.

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    1. The loops are the back loops of previous rounds. If you turn your rose over you can see them. It is important that you only crochet in the front

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  20. Hello everyone two years later,
    I've published a video to Youtube with a tutorial for this pattern (and subtitles). Everyone may access it by clicking the link (or copy and paste to browser's address bar):

    http://youtu.be/1WEPET8W-ls

    Carrie, you can embed this video on this (or a future) post.

    It's not the best, I know, especially with the long 'production' time, but i tried my best, and I hope it helps.

    Best regards,
    Jillian
    aka Jilz

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    1. Thank you Jilz! I will get it embedded on this page soon. So glad you did this!

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    2. No problem. This is a wonderful pattern!

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  21. Hello..can I sell products I made from your pattern?

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  22. Hello..can I sell products I made from your pattern?

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  23. Hello..can I sell products I made from your pattern?

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    1. Yes! Feel free to sell anything you make from any pattern on my blog. Just don't sell the pattern! :)

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