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Two-Layer Irish Crochet Rose Free Pattern

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Pattern Directions -
Abbreviations:
ch = chain
dc = double crochet
ea = each
sc = single crochet
sk = skip
sl st = slip stitch
sp = space
st = stitch
sts = stitches

How To Slip Stitch (sl st) = Insert hook in stitch, wrap thread or yarn over hook, pull thread or 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.

Materials: Use thread size of your choice or yarn weight of your choice. Some of the most commonly used sizes are:
Size 10 cotton thread with a size 8 steel hook
Sport weight yarn with a size F hook
Worsted weight yarn with a size G hook

Approximate Finished Sizes:
Sport weight yarn with a size F hook - about 3 1/2" diameter
Worsted weight yarn with a size G hook - about 4 1/4" diameter

Rose Directions
Rose, Starting Chain: Chain 6. Join (with a slip stitch) to form a circle.
Rnd 1: ch 5 (counts as first dc and first ch-2), * Dc in circle, ch 2 **, repeat from * to ** 4 more times, join with sl st in the 3rd ch of the beginning ch-5 of round. (There should be 6 ch-2 spaces in this round.)
Rnd 2: ch 1, sc in same stitch as sl st just made at end of previous round, * 5 dc in next ch-2 sp, sc in next dc, **, repeat from * to ** around.

Rnd 3: Ch 1, sl st in base (in the back) of the sc that was just made at end of previous row. (These photos show the back, also called the wrong side, of the piece.)

Note that the sl st is done in the base of the sc, so that the chains that are done next will be lower than the outer edges of the row 2 petals. This is essential, so that when the next round of petals is worked in those chains, these petals will be behind (instead of beside) the first round of petals. This gives the 3-D look.
Rnd 3, continued: * ch 5, sc in base at the back of next sc (between petals) **, repeat from * to ** around. (If the ch-5 loops are in front of the petals, pull on the chain-5 loops so that they are behind the petals, before working the next round.)
This photo shows the chain-5 loops behind the petals (photo shows wrong side of piece):


Rnd 4: ch 1, then work (sc, 7 dc, sc) all in first ch-5 sp * (sc, 7 dc, sc) all in next ch-5 sp **, repeat from * to ** around. End with sl st in beginning sc.
To finish: End off. Weave in ends.

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Photographs of the rose and of the rose-in-progress on this page are by Sandi Marshall and are copyright 2003 by Sandi Marshall, licensed to About.com, Inc. Do not redistribute these photographs, in any form.

Rose pattern is based on an antique pattern from the year 1917 (the original pattern instructions are now old enough to be in the public domain). Originally published in the book Lady Duff-Gordon Book of Irish and Cluny Crochet, Book No. 18, published in the year 1917 by the Richardson Silk Co. Pattern instructions reworked, rewritten by and copyright 2003 by Sandi Marshall, licensed to About.com, Inc. Free for your own personal use only. If others would like to have the pattern, 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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Just FYI - Per copyright laws, a person can't legally claim any copyright of their own for rewriting instructions to another designer's pattern that is currently under copyright protection, since variations of that copyrighted pattern are also protected for the copyright holder. You can read for yourself how copyright law protects variations of a copyrighted work, at the U.S. Government Copyright Office web site - http://www.loc.gov/copyright.
If a pattern (copyright before the year 1923) has fallen into the public domain, then new copyright can be applied to variations of (also called derivitive works of) that public domain pattern.

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