Saturday, February 16, 2008

Irish Rose Snowflake

Irish Rose Snowflake
Copyright 2008 Marika Simon

American Terminology

sl st = slip stitch
sc = single crochet (UK/AUS double crochet)
hdc = half double crochet (UK/AUS half treble)
dc = double crochet (UK/AUS treble)
tr = triple/treble crochet (UK/AUS double treble)
dtr = double treble crochet (UK/AUS triple treble)

At the end of each round I indicate what you should end up with as “= {completed round count}”

Chain 6; join with sl st to make a ring.

Round 1: Ch 6 (counts as dc, ch 3) in ring: [dc, ch 3] 5 times; join with sl st to 3rd chain in original ch 6. = {6 dc, 6 ch 3 sp}

Round 2: In each ch 3 space: [sc, hdc, 3 x dc, hdc, sc] NB: These will be a tight fit but give the characteristic dense 3D petal of the Irish Rose ; sl st in first dc from round 1 (between the petals) to join = {6 petals}

Round 3: Working BEHIND PETALS (see Note): [sl st into the back of petals, ch 5] 6 times; join with sl st to initial sl st. = {6 ch 5 loops behind petals}

Round 4: In each ch 5 loop: [sc, hdc, 5 x dc, hdc, sc]; join with sl st to initial sc = { 6 petals}

Round 5: Working BEHIND SECOND ROW OF PETALS: [ch 9, sl st behind sc stitches between petals] 6 times = {6 ch 9 loops}

Round 6: [[sc, hdc, 3 x dc, tr, dtr, tr, 3 x dc, hdc, sc] in ch 9 loop, sc in sl st between loops] 6 times = {6 pointed petals with a sc between each petal}

Round 7: ch 9 (serves as dc, ch 6); [dc in dtr, ch 5 and sl st in 4th chain from hook, ch 5 and sl st in 5th chain from hook, ch 4 and sl st in 4th chain from hook, sl st in first chain of original chain 5 (below the first picot), sl st in dc, ch 6, dc in sc between petals, ch 6] 6 times; join with sl st in 3rd chain of starting ch 9. Finish off.

1. Rounds 3 and 5: If you cannot work your slip stitches into the back of your work between petals (whether into the back of the initial sc of the petals or around or into the post of the dc between stitches), you can put the slipstitch into the top of the dc between petals, just be sure to push the chain loop behind the petals before working into them.

2. If you are really having difficulty getting all of the petal stitches into the loops, add one chain per loop or try to chain loosely, but stitch tightly.

3. I learned the Irish Rose technique I adapted for this snowflake from The Reader's Digest Complete Book of Needlework copyright 1979.


Marikamum said...

18 February
Round 7 corrected to read "ch 9 (counts as dc, ch 6)" rather than "(dc, ch 3)". Thanks to MissMaxx for that catch!

Amanda said...

Very pretty! Welcome to the doily swap. You got a really great partner. Judy's a peach!

Nélia said...

Thanks for your visit!
Yes, you may do a translation of my pattern and post it in your blog with the link.If you wish you can also copy the photo.
I'm willing to creat a link to yours when you do post in english.
All the best

Anonymous said...

Love the new flake!
warmest, Cosmo

Marikamum said...

Apologies to Amanda and Nelia,

I never thought to check here for comments regarding questions/activities elsewhere... I am such an unbloggy blogger LOL.

Nelia, thank you, after I asked you, I think someone else translated the pattern (or at least figured it out to make it) so I never finished that job... thank you for your permission and generous spirit :')

Marikamum said...

Thanks, Cosmo :)

catsmum said...

thanks for posting this lovely little flake - I found it [ and therefor you ] on Ravelry.
It is SO going in my to-do queue

Anonymous said...

Nice flake! I found your blog thru the Daily Crocheter free pattern.

Marikamum said...

Thanks to catsmum and shericrochet :')

JEAN said...

Thanks so much for the Irish Rose snowflake pattern. I'm a member of Sarcoidosis of South Carolina, and our emblem is the snowflake since, like snowflakes, each patient is different. When our state director found out I could crochet and also was stricken with the disease, it was only a matter of time before I started sharing crocheted snowflakes. I've made our organization a couple of your Irish Roses to share as a symbol of our disease, and our response has been simply wonderful on this unique, three-dimensional design. I cannot thank you enough for sharing such a delightful and fulfilling talent.

Marikamum said...

Thank you so much, Jean, for your words of encouragement.

Thread N Stitches said...

I love this snowflake, I am wanting to make it, but did not see the hook size you used.

Marikamum said...

Dear Thread N Stitches,

So sorry! For the sample shown I used size 10 Cebelia crochet cotton and, I think, a size 9 steel crochet hook. With size 10 cotton I use anywhere between a size 7 and a size 9 steel hook. If you want to try a different weight of thread (or yarn), let me know and I'll try to give you my hook equivalent.


Tamara - Moogly said...

This is really gorgeous! I featured a link to your pattern this morning on Moogly - thank you so much for sharing it!

S O'Broin said...

Is there any chance you can post a video on youtube explaining the stitches? I absolutely LOVE the lace crochet but as an obsessed absolute beginner, I don't even understand the stitching instructions and cannot find anyone who can show me how it's done. Thank you so much!

Marikamum said...

S - I will see what I can do. I should at least be able to give you some links to tutorials or videos already on youtube, I'll look into it over the coming week!

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