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A Single Red Rose Free Chart

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If making a crocheted background the same size as the chart, starting chain is 26 chains for single crochet or 25 chains for afghan stitch. Crochet 24 rows. I made the sample with worsted weight yarn and a US size H hook for an afghan square that's about 7" x 8 1/2" (includes one finishing round in single crochet around the outside edge).

Substitute any color for the rose. Use any shades of green on the leaves. When doing the cross-stitch on a single crochet or afghan stitch background, work the cross-stitch in the same weight of yarn that you used to crochet the background. Thread the yarn on to a large-eye yarn needle, to do the cross-stitch. If desired, when cross-stitching is finished, use black yarn to do a straight outline stitch around the edges of the color areas (as shown in the example above).

Afghan Idea: How about alternating squares that are cross-stitched in the rose design with squares made in a solid color (of the same color that you used to cross-stitch the rose portion). Join any number of squares to make an afghan as small or as large as you want. Add an edging of your choice. Methods for Joining Crocheted Pieces

Rose chart first published, as a black and white chart for filet crochet, in the year 1919 in Corticelli Lessons in Crochet, Book No. 5 (statutory copyright period has expired, now fallen into the public domain). How Long Copyright Lasts
This rose design recharted in color symbols for cross-stitch by Sandi Marshall. My recharted chart is copyright 2001 Sandi Marshall, licensed to About.com, Inc. Free for your own personal use only. As per copyright law, if others would like to have the chart, do not give them copies or scans, but instead, please give them the URL of this page, so that they may come here for themselves. Thank you. Copyright Myths Explained

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Note: Just FYI - if a person recharts in color another designer's filet crochet pattern that's currently under copyright protection, it could be used for that person's own personal use only - the person who recharted it could not claim any copyright to his/her color rechart of that designer's copyrighted pattern and could not legally redistribute the recharted pattern to others in any manner (even for free) since it would simply be a variation of the filet pattern that is copyright protected. But when an antique (from the year 1923 or earlier) pattern has fallen into the public domain, then new copyright may be applied to variations created of those public domain patterns. U.S. Government Copyright Law Web Site - http://www.loc.gov/copyright

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