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Multi-Color Three-Tier Rose Motif Free Pattern

I used a colorful variegated yarn when crocheting the example for this three-tier rose motif. The pattern is originally from around the year 1920. I rewrote the antique crochet instructions to be in modern crochet terms so that it would be easier for today's crocheters to follow the pattern. Below my rewritten directions, I have given the antique directions, for comparison.

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Materials Used In This Example
Worsted weight yarn:
Variegated - Red Heart Multicolor Super Saver Color No. 0968 Starbrights
US size G hook

Finished Size: 4 inches in diameter, at widest point

Abbreviations:
ch = chain
dc = double crochet
ea = each
hdc = half double crochet
sc = single crochet
sl st = slip stitch
sp = space

How To Slip Stitch (sl st) = Insert hook in stitch, wrap yarn over hook, pull yarn through the stitch and through the loop on the hook, at the same time. A slip stitch does not add any height and is used to join a chain or stitch to another place in the crochet piece.

To Begin: Chain 4, sl st in first ch to join into a ring.
Rnd 1: ch 5, (dc in ring, ch 3) 5 times, sl st in 3rd ch of beginning ch-5.
Rnd 2: sl st in first ch-3 sp, (sc, 3 dc, sc, sl st) all in same ch-3 sp, * sl st in next ch-3 sp, (sc, 3 dc, sc, sl st) all in same ch-3 sp **, repeat the directions between * and ** 4 more times.
Rnd 3: * ch 5, skip to the other side of the petal, sl st (between petals) in the area of the top of the dc made in row 1 (keeping the chain and the sl st behind the row 2 petals) **, repeat the directions between * and ** 5 more times.
Rnd 4: Working behind the Rnd 2 petals: sl st in first ch-5 sp, (2 sc, 3 dc, 2 sc, sl st) all in same ch-5 sp, * sl st in next ch-5 sp, (2 sc, 3 dc, 2 sc, sl st) all in same ch-5 sp **, repeat the directions between * and ** 4 more times.
Rnd 5: * ch 6, skip to the other side of the petal, insert hook through just the back part of a stitch between petals and pull the yarn through in a sl st (keeping the chain and the sl st behind the row 4 petals) **, repeat the directions between * and ** 5 more times.
Rnd 6: Working behind the Rnd 4 petals: sl st in first ch-6 sp, (2 sc, 5 dc, 2 sc, sl st) all in same ch-6 sp, * sl st in next ch-6 sp, (2 sc, 5 dc, 2 sc, sl st) all in same ch-6 sp **, repeat the directions between * and ** 4 more times.

When finished, end off. Weave in ends.

The Antique Directions, for Comparison - Following are the directions written by Emma Farnes around the year 1920, typed as originally published:
Row 1 Ch 4, form ring. Ch 5, 5 dc, with 3 chain between each, making 6 petals.
Row 2 1 slip stitch, 1 sc, 3 dc, 1 sc, 1 sl st over every chain-3 below.
Row 3 Chain 5, take up thread back of each petal.
Row 4 1 sl st, 2 sc, 3 dc, 2 sc and 1 sl st over every chain-5.
Row 5 Ch 6 and sl st as in row 3.
Row 6 1 sl st, 2 sc, 5 dc, 2 sc, 1 sl st over each chain-6.
-- End of the antique directions by Emma Farnes

This Rose design was originally printed in the book Crochet Art For Milady's Lingerie, Yokes, Caps by Emma Farnes, circa 1920.

Copyright: My rewritten directions are adapted from the antique crochet design published around the year 1920 (the copyright on the original form of this rose pattern has expired). My example photo and my rewritten instructions on this page are copyright 2005 by Sandi Marshall, licensed to About.com, Inc. Free for your own personal use only. You are welcome to link to this page but, per copyright law, do not place the actual content of the page on your own website; do not redistribute in any form! If others would like to have the instructions, please give them the URL of this page, so that they may come here for themselves. Thank you! Copyright Myths Explained, U.S. Government Copyright Office - http://www.loc.gov/copyright
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